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

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  1. Posts : 34,882
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #31

    With Win 10 you can certainly have more fun wondering why x suddenly doesn't work, and then unpicking the settings that you changed in all innocence that both don't and didn't seem to have any correlation with x and how it works but is actually the cause.

    (I'm trying to put that in a positive light since it's Christmas ).

    E.g. changing language settings can stop you from being able to search Settings, and getting 'search results aren't quite ready yet' = 'and they won't be...'

    Changing the default search Index locations for search can stop Settings search working quickly (= indexed) and run slowly (non-indexed). It's not obvious there's any correlation between the Index locations and this search.

    Tampering with some Privacy settings can have unexpected consequences.
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  2. whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7
       #32

    From what I have observed I would say that Windows 10 is "work in progress". So if you have no special need for it I would recommend to stay away - at least for the time being.
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  3. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #33

    whs said:
    From what I have observed I would say that Windows 10 is "work in progress". So if you have no special need for it I would recommend to stay away - at least for the time being.
    Keep in mind that with 10 it's always going to be in that status with the new rolling update/upgrade process. So, how long would suggest someone wait??
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  4. whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7
       #34

    I would wait until no more serious problems are being reported. What is the rush to W10 anyhow. If you have a well working W7, why change.
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  5. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #35

    whs said:
    I would wait until no more serious problems are being reported. What is the rush to W10 anyhow. If you have a well working W7, why change.
    But why not? 10 is as stable right now as 7 was back in the day. Given a user doesn't have issues with drivers, blue-tooth, networks there really is no reason not to upgrade. People are always going to have issues with each build regardless how long 10 has been out.

    In my way of thinking there's no reason not to upgrade and doing it now while it's still free will give people time to fix problems and roll back to their previous OS and go back to 10.

    Just my 2c
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  6. Posts : 1,366
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #36

    I have it on three, soon to be 5 computers in a home and business setting. I can't say I've encountered any serious issues. I realize that's a small sample size, but I'm just not seeing any mention of such serious issues that make people thing the OS is in beta or should be avoided.
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  7. whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7
       #37

    In my way of thinking there's no reason not to upgrade and doing it now while it's still free will give people time to fix problems and roll back to their previous OS and go back to 10.
    That makes sense if you make an image of your current system and then benifit from the free upgrade. Then you have both options.
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  8. Posts : 19,208
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #38

    whs said:
    That makes sense if you make an image of your current system and then benifit from the free upgrade. Then you have both options.
    Options are good !!
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  9. Posts : 1,557
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #39

    A few things windows 10 that bugs me. I can't seem to get a clarification of what passwords does Microsoft record or what keystrokes maybe recorded (That could also happen with windows 7 & 8.1 with certain updates installed).

    I got to thinking about the password issue, the so called key logger, browsing history, voice recording, video recording,text recording, and email history

    For example the passwords they record if you use the mail app or twitter app or any app from the store that requires a password. The browsing history is only related what you visit using Internet Explorer or Edge. The Voice/Video is most likely related to the Skype app, the text recording is related to twitter. The email history or email you send is related to Mail app. Otherwise, the apps wouldn't work. They had to be generic do to legal reason and the app name could change in the future or have a different app that does the same thing.

    As far as the keystrokes, I think that what you put in the Cortana search box is the only keystrokes it records, so it can work correctly. If Cortana is disabled, I don't think it records keystrokes.

    Also, the other password it remembered is if you associate windows 10 with a Microsoft account. Somethings won't work without an Microsoft account.


    If that what 10 really does, then I don't see a problem.
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  10. Posts : 34,882
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #40

    My motivation was simple.. if I buy a new laptop, it'll probably come with Win 10. So I wanted to a. move to 64 bits and b. initially discover what it was like and c. have a base from which I could use e.g. Easeus ToDo PCTrans to transfer what I had installed to a new PC.

    Trying to install an older OS on a new laptop might not be possible given the potential driver issues.

    So it's a kind of enforced path, unless one considers more radical options.
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