View Poll Results: What are you going to do?

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  • Keep Windows 10

    46 76.67%
  • Keep your current operating system

    13 21.67%
  • Get or use another operating system

    1 1.67%
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  1.    22 Jan 2015 #41
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 19,197
    Windows 10

    Definitely get 10

    Going to keep running it as a VM until release and just testing/looking at the new features, as soon as it available to buy (is that the right word if its free?) I will be upgrading my 8.1
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  2.    22 Jan 2015 #42

    Hi there

    Actually an interesting and AFAIK not illegal way will be to get an update for a W7 VM and then clone the updated VM. I wonder though if one then did a V2P (Virtual to Physical) conversion to a REAL machine would it activate successfully !!!!

    I'll have to try this at the appropriate time.

    I'll certainly update my 8.1 machine(s) -- can't see any reason to keep 8.1 if W10 works OK as it seems to be doing now.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    22 Jan 2015 #43
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,130
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I think you are just polluting your system. Codec packs are terrible.
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    How do you play anything on Windows without them?
    I have not installed a single third party codec pack in years on any of my Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 computers. I have never had an audio or video file which could not be played with VLC Player out of the box without any additional codecs.
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  4.    22 Jan 2015 #44
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Houston
    Posts : 2,447
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Vladimir View Post
    Among other softwares I'm using:

    CorelDRAW X7 x64
    x7 has also been reported as a security flaw make sure you get the patch if and when it's released,
    Corel software vulnerabilities let attackers execute malicious code on - Windows 7 Help Forums

    On another note if I did need a special codec.. I would also use vlc media player,
    Fortunately wmp plays all my files and I don't even need vlc
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  5.    22 Jan 2015 #45
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,571
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)

    Years Ago


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    How do you play anything on Windows without them?
    I have not installed a single third party codec pack in years on any of my Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 computers. I have never had an audio or video file which could not be played with VLC Player out of the box without any additional codecs.
    I can't recall if I ever had playback problems after I started using W7.

    OTOH, VLC updates regularly break other functions/tools in the program itself.
    VLC v2.0.8 was the last version that worked 100% for the purposes I use it for.

    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    On another note if I did need a special codec.. I would also use vlc media player,
    Fortunately wmp plays all my files and I don't even need vlc
    I assume that you don't have any media using MKV or FLAC.
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  6.    22 Jan 2015 #46
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 17,206
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Windows 10, all the way!
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  7.    22 Jan 2015 #47
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    UK
    Posts : 1,077
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86

    imo there needs to be a poll option for "undecided".
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  8.    22 Jan 2015 #48
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Houston
    Posts : 2,447
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64

    Hi,
    None that I know of,
    I do have 1 breaking bad series via iTunes that won't play but I've seen it a hundred times so there's no priority on it,
    Not sure if vlc would play it or not ?
    Cheers.
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  9.    22 Jan 2015 #49
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,571
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)

    VLC


    I just stumbled upon this article:
    Vulnerabilities have been discovered in some versions of the popular VLC media player which may allow a cyberattacker to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.
    ZDNet - Charlie Osborne
    VLC vulnerabilities exposed | ZDNet

    Additional
    The comments on that article seem to indicate that it isn't a VLC issue, but related to some dll (libavcodec_plugin).
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 22 Jan 2015 at 19:08. Reason: Additional
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  10.    22 Jan 2015 #50
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,504
    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    Windows 10, all the way!
    Roger that! It IS the whole reason we're here!
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