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  1.    24 Dec 2015 #1
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    win 7

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


    Hi,

    I'm considering upgrading to windows 10, and have scoured the internet about what the real benefits are, but can only find all the promotional marketing crap that they are pushing, such as Cortana, Xbox integration, that new edge browser and such stuff.


    Are there any real technical benefits either for your average business user? or for professional photographers?
    Does it make any speed improvements? Better memory handling? Have they fixed all the annoying problems with file explorer? Can I easily use my own directory structure or am I still pushed to libraries and their cloud?


    Thanks.
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  2.    24 Dec 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 64bit

    One thing is for sure. Its boot up time is really fast even with just HDD.
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  3.    24 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    windows 10 Home threshold2

    If it is for business use, I would suggest you stay with your current operating system.
    This Win 10 is too new. There are still bugs and glitches. You don't need those to interrupt your business.
    My 2 cents.
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  4.    24 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,172
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    If it is for business, there's no reason not to test it. No need to ignore it. I am running it on my work laptop without issue. I also upgraded the three home computers we have to Windows 10, mainly for two reasons. It's free, and it keeps me current.

    Honestly, unless you have a very specific software or hardware incompatibility, there's no reason NOT to go to Windows 10 now.
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  5.    24 Dec 2015 #5
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    win 7
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    If it is for business, there's no reason not to test it.
    It's free, and it keeps me current.
    there's no reason NOT to go to Windows 10 now.
    Sorry I don't wish to seem ungrateful, but this really isn't a helpful answer.

    1. Why should I test it? and waste my time testing it, when I don't even know what advantages it has, which of course was my initial question. Nobody should blindly go forth into anything, especially in business.

    2. Who cares that its current? Or that I am? If its not as productive as my current setup then I'm not changing.

    3. If you think there is no reason, then you need to explain what is so good. Otherwise this feels like a post by a member of the MS marketing team desperate for people to upgrade.

    IamDevlin - that's interesting to know, but I'm already on SDDs and Windows boots in just a few seconds anyway.

    DavidHK - I agree with you, that's why I'm trying to find out if there are any technical advantages. For example as a professional photographer I have literally hundreds of thousands of huge images. Does the OS allow me to browse, organise them faster? Huge images mean huge files. Sometimes my machine lags when I'm working with several, and I have a very high end, very tuned machine with absolutely no bells and whistles on it. Its streamlined for photo editing. I also have a specialist high tablet for the same purpose.

    This is why I want proper technical info about the OS, not marketing.
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  6.    24 Dec 2015 #6
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Windows 10 uses much less resources for the OS itself, leaving them for what ever Professional program you are going to use(I really doubt you'll use the stock App). you will probably need to go to the software developers forums and ask and read if the program is even compatible, and if yes, how well it's working on Win10.
    For resource usage, I have 3 VMs running in the background right now(Win19 insider build 11082, Ubuntu, and CentOS) and this is the usage right now(see my system specs, it's not a high end CPU):
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    This was a Win 8.1 machine, and it is definitely snappier now(same with my low end Win7 laptop).
    About moving large files, hopefully someone else can answer that for you, as I don't pay attention to that, sorry. But I'm sure it will depend on if you're moving from SSD to SSD, or, SSD to HDD or external to a USB HDD(major speed differences regardless the OS).
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  7.    24 Dec 2015 #7
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    Bamberg Germany
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    I just remembered this article, you might want to take a look: Windows 10 vs. Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 7 Performance - TechSpot
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  8.    24 Dec 2015 #8
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    windows 10 Home threshold2

    [QUOTE=riddell;512130]


    I have a very high end, very tuned machine with absolutely no bells and whistles on it. Its streamlined for photo editing.
    QUOTE]

    You use your computer in a very specialized purpose. All the more reason you should stay with what you have.
    Win 10 may eventually be what you will need, but I would wait a bit. The proverbial "dust" has yet to settle.
    If it ain't broke, don't change it.
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  9.    24 Dec 2015 #9
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    Philadelphia
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by riddell View Post
    Sorry I don't wish to seem ungrateful, but this really isn't a helpful answer.

    1. Why should I test it? and waste my time testing it, when I don't even know what advantages it has, which of course was my initial question. Nobody should blindly go forth into anything, especially in business.

    2. Who cares that its current? Or that I am? If its not as productive as my current setup then I'm not changing.

    3. If you think there is no reason, then you need to explain what is so good. Otherwise this feels like a post by a member of the MS marketing team desperate for people to upgrade.
    Why are you assuming it isn't as good? In terms of business, support is a big reason to stay current...not just from Microsoft, but from all the other vendors who provide software and hardware that needs a current OS to run. If you aren't testing new OSes, you aren't doing what's best for your business. Any business that utilizes a computer network should have a testing process for hardware and software.

    If you want my person answer, it is because Windows 10 combines the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 into an OS that's truly useful on a standard or a touch screen. It's performance is as good or better than the previous OSes. Hardware manufacturer's are focusing their efforts on Windows 10 drivers because that is the current platform. New software that is released is tested for and foremost on Windows 10. You state you have a high end machine, so which OS do you think is getting the focus right now, in terms of development and support? Staying current isn't just about feeling current....there are legitimate benefits for doing so.

    My wife is a photographer and there's nothing about Windows 10 that photographers would have any issues with. Her various software and Topaz plug-ins all work fine. Digital photography isn't a rare, specialized use for a high end computer, so again, nothing to fear.
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  10.    24 Dec 2015 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Windows 7

    There seem to be as many reasons to go to 10 as there are to stay on 7. In that case I go by my old principle: " If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
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