Windows 10: You've upgraded to Windows 10!! And now?

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.    29 Aug 2015 #31

    lopedoggie said: View Post
    It probably is best to have a fairly new computer with a quad core processor above 3Ghz, some high speed ram in higher Gb numbers 8 -16 maybe and a quality graphics suite for the Win 10 to function at full design capability. IMO it is the most robust with fewest problems OS yet. I have been through XP (2001 Launch) and every OS since as soon as the system is released to market. I run massive game program over 45Gb with no rendering issues whatsoever. In fact the video quality for all applications is significantly improved on Win 10 pro 64bit. The initial upgrade was a bust but a clean install fixed everything. This was the case too with all other MS OSs back to XP. So, was actually expecting that and I would recommend during a clean install to everyone after the initial upgrade. Hope your experience with Win 10 becomes a good one.
    In my experience, for compatibility, it's best to have a run of the mill computer made with popular components , fairly new but not a bleeding edge. That way, drivers that are most essential part of OS are practically assured and so is smooth OS installation and maximum functionality.
    Brand name manufacturers of ready made computers, almost always tend to put something "special" in their machines that requires their own drivers and programs but almost invariably lack at updating same drivers and programs if at all.
    That's for desktop computers of course. Starting with laptops, where customizing is very limited and going on to tablets and further, there's no much choice and compatibility is in question if more than one generation older. They better stay with original OS or be prepared for a fight.
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  2. Posts : 40
    Windows 10 Professional
       29 Aug 2015 #32

    I will stay with Windows 10. It was difficult installing it. However, the problem was not with this OS; it was with the incompatibilities carried over from Windows 7.

    Although I will not use all of the features offered by W10, there are many new ones that appear to be quite good.

    The speed of functions and especially startup and power down are excellent. I also like the menu design.

    All in all, I am pleased to have upgraded to W10.
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  3.    29 Aug 2015 #33

    Lots of positive posts here and it is great to read.

    However, I downloaded 10 onto my HP laptop...a 2 1/2 hour download (plus all the software and driver updates) but kept 8.1 on my My Dell XPS One 2720 touchscreen. All went okay for a few days and then things started to go adrift. Things like logging in on my laptop and Settings changing on both machines of their own accord. I was spending hours each day trying to resolve these issues and then I took the decision to re-install 8.1 on my laptop.

    One thing I have learned from this 'bad experience' is now thanks to the adverse situations and the great advise from members of this Forum, I now have a better understanding of Settings and how to resolve issues.

    Will I return to 10? Probably yes, but not until the 'teething' issues have been resolved and I can get a disc Installation copy of 10 free of charge. The cost of Mobile Broadband downloads is extortionate to the point of it being almost as cheap, easier, faster and more reliable to install by Disc.
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  4.    29 Aug 2015 #34

    What settings changed? The OneDrive Sync function can cause some things to change across multiple PC's.
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  5.    29 Aug 2015 #35

    I have upgrade my Surface 3 to 10 Home and my main PC from Vista to 10 Pro (via 7). I have experienced pros and cons on both computers and some minor glitches, but no show stoppers. I have worked through most of the issues on the main PC except for the Metro menus/text in Start and Cortana becoming corrupt after a few hours. I restart explorer.exe and all is good for another few hours. I have had no compatibility issues with programs or apps and I find some of them are working better. However I *think* my USB 3.0 stuff is running a bit slower but I have no concrete proof.

    So far I'm going to stick with 10 and going to ride out the minor issues.
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  6.    29 Aug 2015 #36

    lopedoggie said: View Post
    Win 10 pro 64 bit here.
    It probably is best to have a fairly new computer with a quad core processor above 3Ghz, some high speed ram in higher Gb numbers 8 -16 maybe and a quality graphics suite for the Win 10 to function at full design capability. IMO it is the most robust with fewest problems MS OS yet. I have been through XP (2001 Launch) and every OS since as soon as the system is released to market. All of those systems have had stability issues of huge proportions and took several months and multiple clean installs to eventually stabilize the system. On win10 I run a massive game program over 45Gb with no video rendering issues or overheating whatsoever. I can run multiple instances of Adobe image processing programs and game at the same time with no degradation in performance. The load on the system is extremely light. The initial upgrade was a bust, more my fault than MSs I would bet, but, a clean install fixed everything. This was the case too with all other MS OSs back to XP. So, was actually expecting that and I would recommend during a clean install to everyone after the initial upgrade to win 10. Currently, I am about 3 weeks into the clean install with no known problems with the system. SFC /SCANNOW run everyday and has found no defects every time. Hope your experience with Win 10 becomes a good one too.
    I think your system recommendations are a little too heavy for most users. I have a "big" system by your definition, but I also have a 2007 vintage laptop with a Core 2 duo and Windows 10 is pretty nimble on it. The vintage of the hardware is a factor but not drastically so for me. I wouldn't worry overmuch about the computer's resources. A user has what he has and running out for new hardware is not usually a comfortable option, except for classic desktop users.

    Windows 10 Pro runs well even in a vm with only 2GB of ram. I do agree that a clean install can really perk up a system that has accumulated 200 or 300GB of "stuff" but my experience has been that performance isn't all that bad with such a system as long as I had been doing regular maintenance with previous OS.

    I used Reset this PC on one "old timer" and a clean install on another. Old habit.
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  7. Posts : 103
    32-bit Windows 10 Pro - Build 1607/14393.51
       29 Aug 2015 #37

    Cbarnhorst said: View Post
    I think you are a little too heavy for most users. I have a "big" system by your definition, but I also have a 2007 vintage laptop with a Core 2 duo and Windows 10 is pretty nimble on it. I wouldn't worry overmuch about the computer's resources. It runs well even in a vm with 2GB of ram. I do agree that a clean install can really perk up a system that has accumulated 200 or 300GB of "stuff" but my experience was that performance wasn't all that bad with such a system as long as I had been doing regular maintenance with Windows 7. I used Reset this PC on one "old timer" and a clean install on another anyway. Old habit.
    I have nearly the exact same experience with my laptop, 2 GB RAM, Core 2 Duo processor.

    You don't need scads of RAM and a high-powered processor to benefit from W10.
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  8.    29 Aug 2015 #38

    Cbarnhorst said: View Post
    I think you are a little too heavy for most users. I have a "big" system by your definition, but I also have a 2007 vintage laptop with a Core 2 duo and Windows 10 is pretty nimble on it. I wouldn't worry overmuch about the computer's resources. It runs well even in a vm with 2GB of ram. I do agree that a clean install can really perk up a system that has accumulated 200 or 300GB of "stuff" but my experience was that performance wasn't all that bad with such a system as long as I had been doing regular maintenance with Windows 7. I used Reset this PC on one "old timer" and a clean install on another anyway. Old habit.
    Reply removed.
    Last edited by digitalcurisity; 29 Aug 2015 at 17:54.
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  9.    29 Aug 2015 #39

    digitalcurisity said: View Post
    Windows10 can be installed on a five year old fairly under powered laptop,and run very well. You don't need a full blown powerful game playing system.
    Agreed. My twin 7 years old run as fast as the wind blows, with ssd hard drives. What more can I ask for.
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  10. Posts : 1,546
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       29 Aug 2015 #40

    For now it is Windows 7, 10 and Xubuntu. I don't know which I use the most. I am still testing others distros to see if I like any others better.
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