View Poll Results: Staying with Windows 10 or not?

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  • Yes, I will stay with Windows 10

    128 90.14%
  • No, I will revert to my old OS

    14 9.86%
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  1.    01 Sep 2015 #151
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,153
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Ascaris View Post
    That looks promising.

    When I saw that I could not change anything as far as the colors by normal means, I did some reading, and I saw it in multiple places that much of what used to be defined in .msstyles for the "aero" theme (still called that in the themes directory) can't be changed that way (by editing the .msstyles) anymore, and the only way to go about changing everything was to start with a high-contrast theme and work from there. Perhaps that is the basis of what you have there.

    I did experiment with some high contrast themes, so I guess I did know that you can change the colors by that means... so I do admit I was incorrect in stating that you can't change the white at all. Of course, you can only use one of a handful of predetermined colors if you want to use the preinstalled themes. I also noticed that the tearing that used to annoy me in 7 when I used the GDI-drawn themes (high contrast, basic, or classic) seemed to be back... but I didn't investigate it fully. Is it possible that the HC themes in 10 do not use the desktop compositor? I sure don't want to have all that tearing back...

    If I am wrong then I am pleasantly surprised. Still annoyed that there is no "out of the box" way to change the color from white without using one of the default ugly HC themes, but I can deal with that.
    There will be more ways for sure. Standard user of W10 are stuck for now with v10240 but insider versions are already at 10525 and newest v10532 which have some of those problems solved to a degree. When those and some even newer ones get tested by insiders and get ready for release they'll get to everybody else.
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  2.    01 Sep 2015 #152
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 13
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    When those and some even newer ones get tested by insiders and get ready for release they'll get to everybody else.
    I never really doubted that either. It feels like Win 10 was rushed to RTM status before it was really up to the usual MS standards of polish. I did say I'd consider trying 10 again when there were more options!
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  3.    01 Sep 2015 #153
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 16,954
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Ascaris View Post
    That looks promising.

    When I saw that I could not change anything as far as the colors by normal means, I did some reading, and I saw it in multiple places that much of what used to be defined in .msstyles for the "aero" theme (still called that in the themes directory) can't be changed that way (by editing the .msstyles) anymore, and the only way to go about changing everything was to start with a high-contrast theme and work from there. Perhaps that is the basis of what you have there.

    I did experiment with some high contrast themes, so I guess I did know that you can change the colors by that means... so I do admit I was incorrect in stating that you can't change the white at all. Of course, you can only use one of a handful of predetermined colors if you want to use the preinstalled themes. I also noticed that the tearing that used to annoy me in 7 when I used the GDI-drawn themes (high contrast, basic, or classic) seemed to be back... but I didn't investigate it fully. Is it possible that the HC themes in 10 do not use the desktop compositor? I sure don't want to have all that tearing back...

    If I am wrong then I am pleasantly surprised. Still annoyed that there is no "out of the box" way to change the color from white without using one of the default ugly HC themes, but I can deal with that.
    In this case it was an Evil(not really recommended) UXStyles theme from Deviant Art and using personalization settings in Windows. But the forum members have created some nice high contrast themes in Windows 10 Themes created by Ten Forums members to download.
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  4.    07 Nov 2015 #154
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    Posts : 710
    Windows 10 home 64bit 1511 (OSbuild 10586.63)

    My computer is not even a year old till christmas so now that I upgraded I plan to stay this way. Its really working great so far.
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  5.    07 Nov 2015 #155
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Ireland
    Posts : 7
    Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 10

    And now.......

    I'll stay with windows 10.

    I couldn't wait for the reserved download I went to the MS website and downloaded the iso.

    The installation was buggy as hell, so I heard about the clean install, I done that all turned out great. I like to clean up the mess after an install so I used Ccleaner that was not such a good idea at the time because I think Ccleaner may have corrupted some files.

    So back to the drawing board....clean install again.

    I now only use Ccleaner to clean junk files not the registry because I figured it would be a while yet before third party companies would catch up with the new OP...I found that out the hard way again when Nvidias control panel wouldn't show on my desktop but lucky that was patched up.

    I'm still noticing an issue with Ccleaner, it takes a good few seconds to load up but I'll brush that under the carpet because I know Piriform will fix it up.

    As for W10 so far so good I still wish we could remove programs that we don't need I won't name the ones but I'm sure there are some of us here that don't use everything, yes of course I'm finding ways to rip apart shrink/remove unneeded clutter.

    I was looking forward to how W10 would preform on my PC, Microsoft did kinda make it out that performance would be better....mmm I can't see an difference to be honest, I still use same ram usage, still use same processing usage, the apps do open faster and respond better but then again that could be due to the SSD.

    I did laugh a bit about people begin paranoid about privacy issues with W10...the way I see it is if you have nothing to hide then what's the big deal, I'm pretty sure they'er not after your retirement funds.

    Windows 10 is the way forward.
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  6.    08 Nov 2015 #156
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 16,954
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk eye View Post

    I'm still noticing an issue with Ccleaner, it takes a good few seconds to load up but I'll brush that under the carpet because I know Piriform will fix it up.

    As for W10 so far so good I still wish we could remove programs that we don't need I won't name the ones but I'm sure there are some of us here that don't use everything, yes of course I'm finding ways to rip apart shrink/remove unneeded clutter
    Hello @Hawk eye welcome to 10 Forums
    The issue with Ccleaner loading slowly is a known issue at Piriform. It's been like that the last few versions(no matter what settings you use).

    To remove pre-installed apps see here: Apps - Uninstall in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Note: some apps cannot be uninstalled because they are hooked into the system too deep and are more than just user interfaces.
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  7.    08 Nov 2015 #157
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 36,203
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Hello @Hawk eye welcome to 10 Forums
    The issue with Ccleaner loading slowly is a known issue at Piriform. It's been like that the last few versions(no matter what settings you use).
    That I didn't know about, because my ccleaner only takes a second to load. Its the Pro version thou. But I have no slow down opening it up at all.
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  8.    08 Nov 2015 #158
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 16,954
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    That I didn't know about, because my ccleaner only takes a second to load. Its the Pro version thou. But I have no slow down opening it up at all.
    If you have it set to run at startup and have monitoring on, it will open faster(the time to open is then pushed to startup time and it will already be running in the background),.
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  9.    08 Nov 2015 #159
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Ireland
    Posts : 7
    Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Hello @Hawk eye welcome to 10 Forums
    The issue with Ccleaner loading slowly is a known issue at Piriform. It's been like that the last few versions(no matter what settings you use).

    To remove pre-installed apps see here: Apps - Uninstall in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Note: some apps cannot be uninstalled because they are hooked into the system too deep and are more than just user interfaces.
    Hello Cliff S and thank you for the tips, I have uninstalled a few apps already, as for the built/hooked in apps that's the annoying part, maybe in the near future we might have an option to do so.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    If you have it set to run at startup and have monitoring on, it will open faster(the time to open is then pushed to startup time and it will already be running in the background),.
    Well that done the trick nicely thanks, it only uses 3.8MB-0.3MB of RAM 0% CPU so I think it's worth keeping on.
    Last edited by Hawk eye; 08 Nov 2015 at 07:31.
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  10.    08 Nov 2015 #160
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 36,203
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    If you have it set to run at startup and have monitoring on, it will open faster(the time to open is then pushed to startup time and it will already be running in the background),.
    Nope I turned that feature off months ago Cliff.....and also didn't like it monitoring anyhow.....
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