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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
One was a Win7 Starter netbook that could no longer get Win7 updates. It runs a "free" upgrade of Win10.
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.
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.
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,. . . .