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Old 27th July 2015, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default Windows 10

So, its arriving in a couple of days, although beta tests have been running for a while.

Anyone tried it?

I'll be downloading once W10 is available. See you on the other side!

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Old 27th July 2015, 03:13 PM   #2
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I am really dragging my feet on this as I am still running xp and was in the process of changing over to 7. I did download the beta version and gave it a casual glance and it seemed ok. But just taking a quick glance it looks like it takes a lot more hard drive space. As I have a couple of spare hard drives I am going to make 2 clones of my windows 7 drive just in case I want to go back to it. I think I read once you install it you can't just uninstall it which is why I am going to keep a couple of clones of my drive first.
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Old 27th July 2015, 03:18 PM   #3
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A little googling shows that you can expect problems if you use Nvidia graphic cards and two monitors.
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Old 27th July 2015, 08:31 PM   #4
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Chris - precisely what functionality that 10 offers are you presently suffering the lack of?

we have 8 PCs in a local work group, and 7 has proven pretty darn reliable
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Old 27th July 2015, 08:43 PM   #5
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Just Fit a Fresh Drive for the New Win to install on, preferably an SSD type.
I did and it was Simple enough. I can revert to Xp simply by unplugging the New Win C drive before boot up Bios recognises the previous C drive and boots up Fine.
Albeit, being XP it takes minutes to boot /shut down as opposed to less than 5 secs each way with the New one.
That said I revert to the XP increasingly rarely. Likely never again in a month or 2.
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Old 27th July 2015, 09:28 PM   #6
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I found my new motherboard and processor wont run XP.
It wont install just crashes out with errors.
I was horrified as I have a couple of old 16 bit programs I use a lot.
I found out in the end Windows 8.1 32 bit will also run my old 16 bit programs so panic over. So I run W8 32 bit on one drive and W8 64 bit on another drive.

I will give it a few weeks before installing Windows 10 to make sure most of the bugs are out of it.
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Old 27th July 2015, 09:40 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by chrisb View Post
...7 has proven pretty darn reliable
I agree. I currently run Windows 7 Ultimate edition on 4 machines and have no complaints.
On June 29th a white icon popped up in the system tray offering a free upgrade to Windows 10. Free? Really? How much will this free upgrade cost me? I declined and a follow-up message said that I could still take advantage of the free offer for the first year after the official release date.
I have been developing software for Microsoft Windows professionally since version 2.11 and, using previous versions as reference, I strongly suggest those interested in Windows 10 to wait until Service Pack 1 is available. Unless, of course, you are the adventurous type and want to help Microsoft debug it.
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Old 27th July 2015, 09:52 PM   #8
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Until recently, I used Win 7-64 Ultimate and tried the Beta of 10 as a developer. Had a few issues with externals; Nvideo graphics, no support from Symantec as yet and printer drivers. Windows, in Win10 will make their money on perriferral software and hardware as all users MUST pay $119 for each new build across the board and there will be no running pirated software without Microsoft knowing you are!
I cured all these problems by running OS X Yosomite on my new iMac. Why I put up with Windows sh1t for so long, I will never know. Now all updates are free of charge and most new software is free!
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Old 27th July 2015, 09:58 PM   #9
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Yet Another Reason to Avoid Windows 10 | FOSS Force

I won't try it until there's a way to block/hack this.
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Old 27th July 2015, 09:59 PM   #10
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I have used Windows 8 since it came out, now on 8.1
I have had to reinstall it a few times when things have gone wrong.
It did seem to settle down after a while.
Recently it started playing up again but a restore fixed it.
Now it has started having a big delay between starting and the desktop icons appearing.
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