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  1. Posts : 7,032
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       15 Jan 2018 #11

    hiphopper said: View Post
    One thing you might just try. Run Windows 10 as is without extra cruft like classic shell. I know the knee jerk reaction is to make it more like Windows 7, but until you've tried the OTB experience how do you know you won't like it?

    I speak from experience because I installed all that stuff since Windows 8, and eventually got tired of having to install those things with each upgrade. I now live pretty happily with Windows as inTENded. New to windows 10


    When my XP box died the only new machines available were Windows 8. Rather than go through that steep learning curve I bought a used Windows 7 laptop. Then, after a year or so, I took the free upgrade to 10 at launch in in 2015. It took me no more than two weeks to find my way round and feel completely at home.

    IME a lot of the questions we get asked here about failed upgrades and the like can be traced to well-intentioned 'tweaks' to make 10 more like 7, either third-party tools or registry hacks. My machine has taken all the upgrades in its stride and is now happily running 1709. I put that down in part to 'leaving well alone' and embracing the new features 10 has to offer.
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       15 Jan 2018 #12

    Bree said: View Post


    When my XP box died the only new machines available were Windows 8. Rather than go through that steep learning curve I bought a used Windows 7 laptop. Then, after a year or so, I took the free upgrade to 10 at launch in in 2015. It took me no more than two weeks to find my way round and feel completely at home.

    IME a lot of the questions we get asked here about failed upgrades and the like can be traced to well-intentioned 'tweaks' to make 10 more like 7, either third-party tools or registry hacks. My machine has taken all the upgrades in its stride and is now happily running 1709. I put that down in part to 'leaving well alone' and embracing the new features 10 has to offer.
    Well stated, Bree.
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  3. Posts : 7,032
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       15 Jan 2018 #13

    Tony K said: View Post
    Well stated, Bree.
    Thank you.
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       15 Jan 2018 #14

    Bree said: View Post
    Thank you.
    You're welcome. Couldn't agree more. Learned back in W98 to leave well enough alone. Ended up I was spending more time fixing the system more than using it because of using 3rd party tweaks, etc.

    I liked 8.1, so it took me awhile to warm up to 10. Going the opposite direction in personalization, 10 in tablet mode is much like 8.1. Like I said, 10 is a very customizable OS. Kind of a happy medium between 7 and 8.1.
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  5.    16 Jan 2018 #15

    hiphopper said: View Post
    One thing you might just try. Run Windows 10 as is without extra cruft like classic shell. I know the knee jerk reaction is to make it more like Windows 7, but until you've tried the OTB experience how do you know you won't like it?I speak from experience because I installed all that stuff since Windows 8, and eventually got tired of having to install those things with each upgrade. I now live pretty happily with Windows as inTENded. New to windows 10
    Classic Shell is hardly extra cruft. It returns usability and features that they destroyed in the 7 to 10 migration. To the Start Menu. To Explorer as well. A smart option would be to use Windows 8.1 with Classic Shell and enjoy a more modern OS than Windows 7 without the updating annoyances of Windows 10. :)
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  6. Posts : 1,704
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       16 Jan 2018 #16

    monster212 said: View Post
    well i am trying 10 with out classic shell and must say i am getting used to it, also win 10 is not as bad as everyone seems to make it out to be, i can do everything i could on windows seven, yes some things are a bit different but so far good and 10 seems to run faster and smoother... i am gonna be reading up on the forum this week.. and see what i can learn..
    Just wait until Windows Update starts working you over, you may change your mind.
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  7. Posts : 986
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       16 Jan 2018 #17

    I installed Windows 10 Pro/64 on Dec 6/2017. Clean Install from a Microsoft DVD. Using help from members and the forums tutorials most things are working as I want them to.
    A few bugs I haven't figured out yet. I expect such things on a new operating system with a new user. (Me)

    I remember when I went from "XP" to Windows 7, the first thing I had to do is remove the "XP" hat and put on the Windows 7 hat.

    I just forgot about "XP" and spent my time learning the new Windows 7 operating system. The old days and operating system are gone.
    The new operating system is here. Like all operating systems, their will be bugs or things one doesn't like. No operating system is perfect for everybody.

    Everything in computing is a constant learning project. Nothing in computing stays the same for long.

    Think about the changes in the last 10 years with cell phones.
    Windows operating system that work great for 10 or more years is wonderful, but the day comes when on must move on.

    Just my opinion.

    Jack
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  •    16 Jan 2018 #18

    Hi there.

    If you don't like a load of those silly tiles on W10 you can get rid of them easily enough. Personally the LESS like a mobile phone my computer looks like the better.

    W10 works just fine and doesn't have as many annoyances as Windows 7 which always seems to be asking for updates!!.
    My main gripe and it's been a bugbear of Windows ever since people started using it for business --years and years ago with Windows 3.1 for workgroups -- is that Networking is often a hit and miss affair.

    If you don't do networking then W10 works just fine - especially when run from an SSD. If you don't have OFFICE or equivalent and you want to do email then you'll have to find an email client you like - or use some sort of webmail which I (and loads of others just hate).

    Good luck with it and on this Forum most problems can get resolved.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  • Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter
       16 Jan 2018 #19

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Just wait until Windows Update starts working you over, you may change your mind.
    well time will tell and see if it does or does not.. but that is one major compliant i see people have with 10...
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  • Posts : 7,032
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       16 Jan 2018 #20

    monster212 said: View Post
    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Just wait until Windows Update starts working you over, you may change your mind.
    well time will tell and see if it does or does not.. but that is one major compliant i see people have with 10...
    Like I said, never been a problem for me these past 2+ years since launch, but then for customization I stick to those changes allowed for in the design of Win10. As Tony K says, there's a lot you can do to change the look and feel without needing 3rd-party help.
    Tony K said: View Post
    ...Like I said, 10 is a very customizable OS. Kind of a happy medium between 7 and 8.1.
    Unlike Tony K, I could never get my head round the radical changes in 8, but I do (now) appreciate the features of 8 that have carried over into 10. My pinned apps on Start are entirely my own, hardly a single MS default tile is left there now :)

    Group App Tiles on Start in Windows 10
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