Windows 10: Can someone point me in the direction of the 'real' upgrade benefits

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  1.    10 Feb 2016 #91

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    I'm curious as to why so much emphasis is given to the "why" with so little discussion on the "why not"? Windows 10, at least for me and the systems I've rolled out in my company, has been every bit as stable as Windows 7, and as responsive or more than any previous version of Windows. Hardware support is excellent for all our printers, accessories, and corporate software.
    The "Why" does of course also imply the "Why not". In my case I ask myself why should I upgrade a perfectly working Windows 7 with a stable hardware configuration that is not going to change. It is a different matter if you get brand new hardware that may not be supported by the older operating systems.
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  2.    10 Feb 2016 #92

    I bought two laptops last summer for my wife and I. Both shipped with Windows 8.1 and worked fine as is. Why not was the line of thinking, in terms of taking advantage of the free upgrade offer. The systems were fine and stable...but why not? It's newer, better supported, and you can't be the price. Fearing new things isn't a good enough reason for me to not ask why not. Honestly, I see you justifying the why...but I feel the emphasis should be on the why not instead. If you have a necessary piece of software that doesn't run or incompatible hardware, absolutely stay in place. If not..why not? Staying current is a good thing.
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  3.    10 Feb 2016 #93

    I think we are coming from a different school of thought. I will never try to fix something that works. Why the hassle. And don't forget in this case - quite a few people had problems with Windows 10. I don't have to eat junk just because it is free.
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  4.    10 Feb 2016 #94

    whs said: View Post
    I think we are coming from a different school of thought. I will never try to fix something that works. Why the hassle. And don't forget in this case - quite a few people had problems with Windows 10. I don't have to eat junk just because it is free.
    And many more haven't had those issues with 10 so it's really not junk, is it??
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  5.    10 Feb 2016 #95

    Where it does not work it is junk. Not so where it works.
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  6.    10 Feb 2016 #96

    whs said: View Post
    Where it does not work it is junk. Not so where it works.
    And many of the issues that people have and come here for help do get fixed so in those cases it's not junk.
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  7.    10 Feb 2016 #97

    That shows the fine art of making gold from junk, LOL.

    Btw - I do have Windows 10 systems that run fine. I am not absolutely opposed to Windows 10. I just would not recommend to upgrade perfectly well running systems.
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  •    10 Feb 2016 #98

    whs said: View Post
    That shows the fine art of making gold from junk, LOL.
    You do remember that 7 wasn't perfect right out of the gate either?? Was that junk because of that?
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  •    10 Feb 2016 #99

    You can say that because you had a good experience. I had the opposite experience. I had to throw away a computer system that was running without a hitch and purchase another one because the one I was trying to 'upgrade' became totally unusable (allegedly a motherboard problem in addition to a corrupt hard disk, neither of which I believe was that case. This was the conclusion of the computer manufacturer (Lenovo, i.e., Microsoft or IBM, I forget which) who sold me (i.e., ransomed me) to diagnose the problem on an out-of-warranty product). The entire process took more than two weeks, several hours a day and nearly caused me a nervous breakdown. Meanwhile I spent about $100 for a new hard disk and $50 or so for the 'diagnostic' (i.e., non-diagnostic) software and $400 or so for a replacement computer. That was for my wife's computer. For my computer, I had to use my backup disks when the W10 'upgrade' failed. Then I had to restore the computer to its out-of-the box' condition and run approx. 100 in-arrears updates, which took many hours. Then I could upgrade it to W10 about three months later, when I finally became eligible again for the upgrade.
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  •    10 Feb 2016 #100

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    You do remember that 7 wasn't perfect right out of the gate either?? Was that junk because of that?
    If it does not work as specified, then it is junk. Regardless what it is. A couple of years ago I returned a car because I did not get the specified gas mileage. It was not really a junk car (Mercedes) but not what I had ordered.
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