Windows 10: What are your thoughts on Windows10?

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  1.    31 Jul 2015 #81

    I was expecting to have to go back to 8.1 on at least one PC, maybe two? But issues I had with the preview builds are gone now.
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #82

    Well after a pretty good experience with the preview, I updated my Windows 7 system (after backing it up of course). What a mess. On my first attempt I got page in non page pool, system thread exception in netio.sys, system service exception, and dpc watchdog crashes.

    I restored from backup and tried again. This time wasn't so messed up but my last straw was when I went into the task scheduler. I got endless complaints about tasks that didn't exist that the upgrade has removed. I even had folders in the scheduler that showed empty, but when I tried to open the folder I would get these errors. Also, sfc showed unfixable (it was clean on windows).. And I had system freezes. This was not a clean upgrade at all, and a big mess was left behind.

    So I decided to do a fresh install, which is major a pain because of all the licensed software I had to reinstall. But this really worked well, the system appears to be really stable, sfc is clean, etc. - I am happy now but it was a lot of work.

    I just wonder how this is going with computer non-savvy folks who don't maintain their computers very well. I bet it is a mess.
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  3.    31 Jul 2015 #83

    It's progress over 8/8.1. Buggy but it has potential. Still, there's too much of Windows 8 is in it, don't see a need to upgrade my work desktop (7 Pro) or home desktop (Ubuntu 14.04). I have a Dell tablet from work that was running 8.1 and I upgraded that immediately with no regrets after two days. I'm on a spare laptop right now that I upgraded from 7 Pro that I'm using as my primary test machine.

    Outside of the normal bugs I still strongly dislike the separate "Settings" app from the Control Panel, I'd go as far as calling it moronic. Leave all that stuff in one place, I hate that "two OS's in one" nonsense that Win 8 debuted. The built in apps like Mail and Calendar seem improved over 8 (once I get them to actually work) but are still inferior to Gmail's web interface or OWA so I see no point in ever using them outside of trying to get more use out of the Action Center's notifications.

    Little search tricks/shortcuts that worked in Windows 7 & 8 don't work in 10, for example if you'd type 'tcpip' in the search box and hit Enter in 7 it'd take you right to the network adapter screen. I'll miss stuff like that, being in IT I'd use small shortcuts like that many times per day.


    • I still greatly prefer File Explorer in Windows 7 compared to 8/10.
    • I'll never use Cortana since it sends every ounce of information back to MS.
    • The Start menu is back but you still don't have the customization depth of 7 (creating folders, etc).
    • The "Life at a glance" side of the Start menu is a complete waste to a user like me.


    For now, IMO, if you're on 8 then you use upgrade to 10. If you're on 7 you should stay put. To each their own though.
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       31 Jul 2015 #84

    The very first build I used in the insiders program convinced me that Windows 10 is the way to go. I have found that gaming in Win 10 is great, far better than in 7. I missed 7 for about oh 2 hours or so.
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  5.    01 Aug 2015 #85

    Rocky said: View Post
    Actually we're beyond build 10240, we are on RTM now.
    I got a fresh .iso using the Media Creation Tool. Winver shows Build 10240. Try it and see.
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  6.    01 Aug 2015 #86

    not really happy and I have a debate with myself whether move back to windows 7 or stay with windows 10

    1. have to use the microsoft account in order to access to all functions in windows (like windows store, cortana,xbox etc)
    2. consumes more VRAM (roughly 60MB+ VRAM)
    3. so many junk software that can't be disabled
    4. feel so exotic ,don't feel like it's home, I remember when I saw windows xp first, I immediately fell in love with it but I don't feel like about windows 10
    5. so many bugs ,my event viewer is full of error messages because of time zone issue (it affects to so many people in South Asian region)
    6. there is no big performance improvement in games, I tested unigine heaven and it didn't show big improvement, maybe 1,2 fps?
    7. don't like the metro style much, it looks so dull , the aero style was so perfect and attractive.
    8. the metro style has another settings ,as an example go to start and then settings ,it's almost same as what shows in the classical control panel, why two things for same purpose? and it's not just that, you have to move from metro to classical desktop from time to time in certain options, it's so messy. so this windows 10 isn't just for us ,it's also for tablets. why microsoft can't release a separate version just for tablets? microsoft could at least include an option for tablet mode before installing ,so the user can select, the targeted platform and then the OS will adapt according to that.
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  7.    01 Aug 2015 #87

    you know what I decided to stay with Windows 10, because it has superior memory management.
    I just opened nearly 50+ of tabs in chrome (chrome is known for memory hogging) , edge, photoshop, aida, notepad+, 7z, and a password manager, youtube converter, chat programs, watched a couple of videos in youtube, notepad, and I did everything just with 4GB, I didn't close any program and I moved from program to program to test their response time and how long it takes to draw their windows in screen and I also tested how long it takes to minimize and maximize when the memory is used heavily . the memory goes like 3.9GB but never the system hangs or slows down, the system is still super fast and smooth. in windows 7 if I opened 20+tabs in chrome, it starts slowing down when moving to another tab, specially after watching a youtube video and I can never do like this in windows 7 even with latest updates. I think windows 10 is impressive in resource handling and quite suitable for old pcs too. so I recommend windows 10.
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  8.    01 Aug 2015 #88

    I tried Win10 but after 2 days I was forced to go back to Win7. Problem was that Win10 would disable my home network every time the computer would go into sleep mode and then wake up. Everytime I would go to use my computer I'd have zero network connectivity, go into the network screen and everything is unenabled. Other than that I liked it but I can't deal with that crap constantly. If I hear of a fix for that problem I wouldn't mind trying it again.
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  9.    01 Aug 2015 #89

    Windows 10 is really tremendous, I like it
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       01 Aug 2015 #90

    hapiper said: View Post
    I tried Win10 but after 2 days I was forced to go back to Win7. Problem was that Win10 would disable my home network every time the computer would go into sleep mode and then wake up. Everytime I would go to use my computer I'd have zero network connectivity, go into the network screen and everything is unenabled. Other than that I liked it but I can't deal with that crap constantly. If I hear of a fix for that problem I wouldn't mind trying it again.
    i have been using win10 for months now and never had any issues with networking ,,, likely an issue with something in your network setup
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