Windows 10....yea/nay?

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so, windows 7 professional user. I hesitate to accept anything Microsoft is pushing....but is there any advantage to upgrading?
 
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Buggy from the beginning. Several older hardware components were very unstable due to drivers not developed or just not compatible with very little support other than chat groups to figure out fixes. Not impressed.
 
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thanks guys!
 
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I had a box with 8 that I upgraded to 10. 10 is better than 8. My old machine with 7 will never be upgraded. 7 is the new XP.
 
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I had a box with 8 that I upgraded to 10. 10 is better than 8. My old machine with 7 will never be upgraded. 7 is the new XP.


Good point, if you are upgrading from 8 to 10 it is less of a problem than 7. Just do your homework on your hardware and the drivers first.
 
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Being a knob at this key board stuff. I try to never click on or upgrade stuff. Then I have to take a trip to the cleaner store and the guy says I missed un up grade? So ????? As always.
So I have a ? What is this on the BD screen
You are using an out of date browser. It may not display this or other websites correctly.
You should upgrade or use an alternative browser.
 
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I still run XP on most machines. A few with Win7-32 and Win7-64.

Never upgrade unless you are forced too. Microsoft needs to keep pumping out revisions to make money. The rest of the world scrambles to keep up. That's what causes all the problems.

I heard recently that Microsoft will not support anything but Win10 in the very near future. Idiots!
 
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I had 64 bit 7; everything was seamless. Some of my "apps" (I still call them "programs") barely work on 10 (e.g., Paperport), it's buggy, and it seems to freeze a lot. I'm not in love with it, for sure.
 
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One thing ive learned about updates,it usually screws my computer up somehow.I get the Windows 10 update everyday.I pass on it everyday.
 
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I have been hesitating on W10 as well, currently using Wind7.......I checked10 out, it appears to be Applized like W8.......pretty pictures in boxes that tell you nothing. The dumbing down is where we are headed.......like it or not.
 
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If you got W8, get W10. It is a much better system, amazing strides in the way of optimization and computer speed. However, I would not go from W7P to W10. That is a leap backwards in my book. If your PC already runs sluggishly, I would recommend the upgrade as it will help. I don't have the time to restore all of the new things I buy to W7 or I would. It's a pain.
 
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Wow Thanks for the info, , I was ready to upgrade to 10, from 7-64, but thank goodness my graphics card would not support it..and now I read this...

Saved by good info on BD....:)
 
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Amadeus

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    I have a DOS 3.3/WIN98SE box that had its network card yanked. There's no AV or firewall running, so it runs pretty fast for all software that's DOS 3.3/WIN98SE or earlier. Any files or software that needs to go on is via CDROM.

    Have a WIN XP box that has Webroot protection on it. It still has its WIFI card but rarely does it go to the internet. Since Webroot doesn't live on the hard drive nor needs updates, it too runs pretty fast for XP era software.

    Have four laptops that run Linux Mint and two running Neverware OS (Chromebook). These are the workhorse machines that handle the majority of daily computing/surfing.

    To this mix are three Win10 machines.
    1. One was a Win7 Starter netbook that could no longer get Win7 updates. It runs a "free" upgrade of Win10.
    2. Second is a Dell Win10 laptop from BLACK FRIDAY 2015 that's solely for the kid's school-related work that is WIN 7/8/10 based.
    3. Last is the iTX cube I built for less than $280 that's for any WIN 7/8/10 stuff that the netbook would choke on.
    Moral of the story? Spread the risk and cover as many bases as possible. Keep the old WIN machines for what they are good for. Leverage other old machines for daily work with FREE OS's that are less prone to virus attacks. Have some machines to run the WIN7/8/10 stuff that can't run anywhere else.
     
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    MikeeDaGuy

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    All helpful information that is well needed as I have a couple computers offering the upgrade. I run Vista on this one and I believe 7 on 2 and 8 on 1 other. I can only see upgrading the one with 8 on it. . . to bad that one is in PA with my daughter HaHaHa. I been wondering whether or not to do this. . . this ole Vista may just stay like it is even tho Google Chrome is saying no more upgrades for this OS.
    Thanks for starting this thread Mikey! See you at the show this year brother,. . . .
     
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    TopMpg

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    My IT guy says stay away from Win 10 unless you don't care about what sw works and what doesn't. Older printers are one of the problems among others.
     
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    Gil Marlin

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    I'm running Vista 32 bit and am starting to have problems with certain newer programs not running properly. If I was to upgrade, what are my choices?
     
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