Windows 10: Can someone point me in the direction of the 'real' upgrade benefits
Looks like I'm using that stuff completely opposite way although for similar tasks.
Windows Explorer was always worst file managing ever invented, Total Commander instead.
Libraries are not "forced" never used them.
Started using One Drive only when I got Windows Phone, had it turned off until than.
" Having CP links in explorer" ??? Why ?, There's settings though.
'save as' was always left to applications to administer.
DON'T CHANGE !!!! I'm the fourms newest member, typing on my lap top, BECAUSE I updated a perfectly good Win 8 machine yesterday ! OVER 5 hours wasted & I have no idea how to fix or use my desktop now !!
'No idea how' is always biggest problem !!!!
Have win 7 and win 10
After using both Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, I prefer Windows 7. I know this OS very well and though it might be a few micro-seconds slower it won't make any difference to me and I don't see any other advantages in Win 10 and I can live without the eye candy. The thing I hate most about Win 10 is the sneaky ads. They're all over the place and most linked to MS. Little popups appear from the right side of the screen. As for apps, I bought a $10 one to use with my Windows 8.1 Surface RT for watching MKV files on my server and it didn't work. I complained to the author who said there was a bug and finally corrected it a few months later. I converted my Lenovo W540 i7 laptop to Win 10 because it was loaded with terrible Lenovo software but I find I don't use it much now. I converted another computer to Windows 10 but used a new cloned SSD so I can use switch to Win 7 when ever I want just by moving the connections.
To be honest, I just don't trust MS as there are no free lunches and I'm not sure the whole story is available. They seem to want more and more control over how my computer functions. I don't leave my computers on all the time so MS updates often take over control until fully installed and I have no control over what is installed. If and when they drop support for Windows 7, I'll probably take my Win 7 machines off line and continue using them. That's my 2 cents and probably there are some that will not agree and that's okay. I've been using Windows since before Version 3.1 and just turned 80 years old so Windows 7 will surely out live me.
Last edited by eosnead; 04 Jan 2016 at 11:43.
Reason: change KVN to MKV
[QUOTE=CountMike;522799]'No idea how' is always biggest problem !!!![/QUOTE
PLEASE read my post " Can I go back ??" any constructive comments would be greatly appreated.
Sure you can, in worst case scenario you can reinstall whichever windows you upgraded from. Just because you upgraded doesn't mean you lost license for underlying one. If you still have windows.old folder you won't have to do clean installation.
THANKs Mike, But, I'm asking you to read my post " Can I go back" is new & just a few from here. Any ideas would be great.
Oh THAT post, I answered there.
I also had a working system using Windows 7 Pro which I did decide to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro via a clean install. I use the PC for photography and as an audio workstation (DAW) . Like you I have many files (photographs and audio) across my own disks and directory structure.
My system has 3 monitors all calibrated and profiled and a 26 in 26 out audio interface.
My reason for upgrading was to ensure ongoing compatability with the latest DAW software and drivers which are constantly updated. I do not use many of the "novelties" that came with W10.
However - after a short learning curve to set things up the way I like them:
I have no problems using my old familiar disk and directory structure for data files - libraries and cloud are not "forced" on me.
I actually came to like the tiled startup arrangement to the extent that I cleared my old desktop shortcuts.
The set up of the SSD drive was simple and handled correctly by W10 and there has been no issue with my spinning drives.
I have set up Windows to advise me of updates - that way I choose when it is convenient to do so (same as I did in W7)
Whilst the above are not compelling reasons to upgrade - hopefully they may take away some of the fears of doing so if you decide to go ahead.
I agree with Dave that once you learn how to customize Win10 to your liking it can easily replace Win7 while having everything remain very familiar. As I don't have a touch screen I use StartIsBack to get my Start menu back, I applied the various Registry tweaks posted on numerous websites to restore the old familiar clock and volume interface, made IE my default browser, used 'Spybot Anti-Beacon' to easily disable Cortana and all the telemetry stuff. If someone sees my desktop and how I work with this computer they would really think it was Windows 7.
I set my updates to 'Notify but do not download' so I can do them when it suits me, though I never wait too long. Apparently folks who are running the 'Home' version of Win10 can only get automatic updates so the more expensive versions do have that added feature.
So, while I'm not rushing to update my other 3 computers from Win7Pro to Win10, I at least now know that it's not such a big deal and I what I'll end up with can look and behave very much as I'm used to. At the same time I will have access to whatever improvements Wn10 has to offer.
When I manually try and make a restore point using the windows program it ends with a property page error.
It still does the restore point ok and seems to work all right if I need to use that point to restore
no error notifications pop up...
If I Posted this previously, I don't think I did, I apologize.
That old age thing.
Concerning Restore Points on W10.
My understanding is that these are created "automatically".
Or, you can do it "Manually".
After I clean installed Win 10, and then installed many programs that I normally use. And when the computer worked just the way I wanted - I decided to set the Restore Point right then.
Then I started (doing foolish things)...
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