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Windows 10, who's upgraded? #216527
12/28/15 01:32 AM
12/28/15 01:32 AM
Trumpy  Offline
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Hi folks,
Call me a neanderthal or what you like, I'm still using Windows 7 on my desktop.
But it keeps nagging me to upgrade to Windows 10.
Are you guys using this on a desktop and if so, what do you think of it?
Unless I can get some real-world thoughts on this OS, I'll be sticking with Windows 7.

Your thoughts?

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Re: Windows 10, who's upgraded? [Re: Trumpy] #216538
12/28/15 10:28 AM
12/28/15 10:28 AM
HotLine1  Offline

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Posts: 6,916
Brick, NJ USA
Trumpy:
I have not upgraded as of yet
Maybe after a while, depending on what I hear
I'm with you on #7


John
Re: Windows 10, who's upgraded? [Re: Trumpy] #216539
12/28/15 11:17 AM
12/28/15 11:17 AM
renosteinke  Offline
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Posts: 5,316
Blue Collar Country
Yes- and Hell No!

I upgraded my previous computer. For about two days it seemed fine - but then the glow began to dim.

My first kvetch was what did NOT come with it, what I had lost. For example, even the smallest vestige of "office" was gone .... to write and print a simple shopping list required me to add software. No word pad, no spreadsheets, nothing. I found that even simple games, like solitaire, were gone. Other programs, such as my photo editing program, did not run.

Within a week, the browser ("Edge") stopped working - in the middle of a session. It never came back. Thank heaven I had already downloaded another browser ... or I would have been unable to get on the internet at all.

Plus, there were NO resources available ... no "Dummies" book, etc.

So, when my computer died (screen failure), I made it a point to get a computer with 8.1 on it. It wasn't easy. Every new computer was either a stripped-down "Chromebook," or Windows 10. Eventually, I found one buried in the stock bin.

Games? Well, being cut off from Microsoft led me to discover other sources, such as Yahoo Games.

Most interesting, the various IT pros who had encouraged me to make the switch later denied ever saying such a thing. Oh, they won't 'bad mouth' Windows 10, claim it runs fine for them ... but also are now very careful in what they say. "You should get it" is one of the things they are NOT saying.

The new computer keeps urging me to upgrade. Not in this life!


Re: Windows 10, who's upgraded? [Re: Trumpy] #216563
12/29/15 02:56 AM
12/29/15 02:56 AM
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JoeTestingEngr  Offline
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Posts: 791
Chicago, Il.
What does that make me? I'm still using XP with Chrome. You can disable the annoying notifications. I followed TechSavy1's advise and they stopped.
http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/disabling-windows-10-upgrade-notification
I guess I should've mentioned that I also have a laptop with Win8 that I disabled the notifications on.
Joe

Last edited by JoeTestingEngr; 12/29/15 02:58 AM.
Re: Windows 10, who's upgraded? [Re: Trumpy] #216571
12/29/15 01:03 PM
12/29/15 01:03 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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NY, USA
I went from 7 to 8.1 on my Desktop machine and lost the use of some important programs. I'm not ready to lose any more right now.

Laptop still has XP and that's OK by me.

Bill smile

Re: Windows 10, who's upgraded? [Re: Trumpy] #216596
01/02/16 08:51 AM
01/02/16 08:51 AM
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shortcircuit  Offline
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Posts: 608
massachusetts
Trumpy...to get rid of the annoying upsell from Microsoft for windows 10 you need to go to your updates and uninstall update KB3114409

That removed the constant badgering upsell bubble that comes on everytime you log in...

Re: Windows 10, who's upgraded? [Re: Trumpy] #216607
01/04/16 05:05 PM
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wa2ise  Offline
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Posts: 785
Oradell NJ USA
There's a program for getting rid of the windows 10 nag.
GWX control panel
It's said to be safe. But do a google search on GWX.
I've used it, haven't had any problems. your mileage may vary...

Re: Windows 10, who's upgraded? [Re: Trumpy] #216634
01/07/16 04:48 PM
01/07/16 04:48 PM
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sabrown  Offline
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Posts: 302
Ogden, Utah, USA
I upgraded one to 10 to see if I liked it. It has not been a bad experience as I did not loose any programs nor functionality. Usability suffers a bit, but it is acceptable. If I had to do that computer all over again, I probably would.

Yet that being said, I like windows 7 better and am sticking with it on another computer. I still don't like my computer with Vista (no upgrade there) and I still have two with XP not connected to the internet and they have their purposes.

Re: Windows 10, who's upgraded? [Re: Bill Addiss] #216641
01/10/16 07:29 PM
01/10/16 07:29 PM
Trumpy  Offline
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Exactly Bill,
I still have an ancient Dell laptop that runs XP, the only reason I'm still using it is because I can't migrate all of the music files off of the HDD to another computer because all of the DRM licences, I tried this some time ago and it nearly ended in tears.
One other reason I've stuck with this computer is that it still runs Windows Media Player 10, that let you edit media titles and what-not.
The Windows 7 desktop that I have runs WMP 12 and it has this really annoying volume compression feature that I've never been able to fully disable, it makes listening to music really painful.

Re: Windows 10, who's upgraded? [Re: Trumpy] #216644
01/11/16 03:08 AM
01/11/16 03:08 AM
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gfretwell  Offline

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Posts: 9,166
Estero,Fl,usa
What format are these in that you can't move them?
Can you resample them and load in MP3?
I guess I am happy that I only use MP3s


Greg Fretwell
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