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Old 08-12-2015, 10:39 AM   #1
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Switching to Windows 10?

Our free copies of Windows 10 probably will not be free for long according to this article (link).

I plan to let the dust settle before considering switching.
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:46 AM   #2
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Windows 10? Heck, my home PC is still running Vista.
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:54 AM   #3
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I put it on one of the computers here at home 5 days later switched back to win 8.1


Be careful it controls updates and the first update has caused problems causing it to keep rebooting Read the attached link


Windows 10 update triggers reboot glitch for some users - CNET
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:12 AM   #4
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I only know 1 person that likes Windows 10.. but only uses the PC for email and surfing the Internet (Amazon purchases)... nothing else, so no issues, YET!

I still have the HomeControl computer running XP (7 & 8 do not like power shell programs, or DOS bats, or scheduled runs)
My main box is Vista
DW's laptop - Windows 8.1
My main laptop - Vista
Programming laptop - XP (For micro-controllers)

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No interest in Windows 10

Will probably switch to LINUX (not DW) as these pc's/laptops die off.

I keep telling everyone to keep their old pc/laptops with the older operating system on them and if they don't like Windows 10, move the older operating system to the new machine (if it came with w10)
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:13 AM   #5
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I am a computer technician. I have done well over 100 Windows 10 installs with maybe problem on 3. 10 is fantastic OS. Many great security and GUI updates that are great.
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The virtual desktops and 4 corner snap are great tools and the new multi finger track pad gestures make navigation a breeze.
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I upgraded a PC and a laptop to Windows 10 last week. So far I like 10 and all of my programs (including some for programming ham radios) seem to work. I plan to buy a new laptop but there is no way I'd put an old OS on a new PC since Microsoft stop supporting those OS's....you will not get security patches.
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Our free copies of Windows 10 probably will not be free for long according to this article (link).

I plan to let the dust settle before considering switching.
This article is pure speculation. There is nothing in it that points to any specifics. Just made up stuff to cause anger and disruption. Will they charge for it at some point? Maybe on preinstalled OSes for new machines, but MS has not indicated they will do anything to those who install the free upgrade.

As a Systems Administrator, Tech Republic is at the bottom of my list of "go to" places for accurate and reliable information. IMO, it's the National Enquirer of the tech world.
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Upgraded my laptop and plan to do the same with the desktop. I'm one of those guys that didn't hate Win 8.1 so I'm OK with moving on. The one thing I didn't like was the fully automatic updates. I always chose when to install my updates so as not to use up my Verizon monthly data if I was on the road. I found a way to circumvent the forced updates on Win 10 using the Group Policy Editor. I'll know before long if the workaround worked.

Personally I think CNET is the only place to go to get the real skinny on tech stuff.
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I have upgraded my personal PC and my daughters laptop. I personally like Windows 10. Neither I nor my daughter have had any issues since we upgraded.

However Microsoft Edge still needs some compatibility issues with Symantec/Norton to be worked out.
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