Windows 10: Convince Me

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  1.    25 Mar 2016 #1

    Convince Me


    After Windows 10 had been out about a month I installed it. After about 3-4 weeks I decided I did NOT like it very much and reinstalled Windows 7 which I love.

    Is there anyone that can convince me to try Windows 10 again?
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  2.    25 Mar 2016 #2

    Hi, as I only use it as a desktop, with Classic Shell for start menu, and don't use the universal apps or Cortana, from a functional point of view for most purposes I can't.

    However, ongoing compatibility needs will eventually force people to move on (new PC on which Win 7 + compatible drivers can't be installed e.g.).

    On the other hand, there are some pleasant universal apps coming out, and the slickness of the graphics is way beyond traditional desktop apps.

    I like having in-place repair install with minimal updates subsequently available as a repair technique.

    That's useful as Win 10 breaks readily (although largely stable for me) and needs monitoring in a way I never had to with its predecessors.

    There is a learning curve with the various flyout panels from the Action Centre to Project and the new Settings dialogues.

    Drivers managed by MS, the way default associations are set (and sometimes unset unexpectedly for several different reasons) are also new, as is the management of Windows updates.

    The Win 10 start menu is worse than useless if upgrading from, say, Win 7 if you have an extensive categorised start menu with subfolders.
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  3.    25 Mar 2016 #3

    Its not about convincing you, you have to want to upgrade and see a need for doing so. Something that Windows 10 does that say Windows 7 doesn't like performance gain for instance.

    When was the last time you tried 10? Was it at launch, if so there have been a couple of updates since then.
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  4. Posts : 2,278
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       25 Mar 2016 #4

    huffman said: View Post
    Is there anyone that can convince me to try Windows 10 again?
    If you were 8.1's user, I might have pointed out a few reasons, but as for 7's user, I can not think of anything. Maybe:

    Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Windows Help
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  5.    25 Mar 2016 #5

    If you give the reasons you disliked 10, someone might be able to offer alternatives or ways to change what you didn't like
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  6. Posts : 8,304
    Windows 10 Professional
       25 Mar 2016 #6

    In my opinion, Windows 10 is the most versatile, performance driven Windows OS yet.
    My two cents.
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  7. Posts : 1,967
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       25 Mar 2016 #7

    Edwin said: View Post
    In my opinion, Windows 10 is the most versatile, performance driven Windows OS yet.
    My two cents.
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  8.    25 Mar 2016 #8

    We could give plenty of reasons, such as...it's free, it works very well, it's the primary focus of software and hardware manufacturers now, etc, but in the end, it is your computer. It can be customized quite a bit. Many people also confuse "new and different" with "it doesn't work very well" or "I don't like it".

    Personally, I feel it is what 8/8/1 should have been. It is designed well to function on a touch screen or with a traditional mouse and keyboard. 8/8.1 needed third-party apps to accomplish that.
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  9. Posts : 680
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       25 Mar 2016 #9

    I feel no compulsion to convince you. If you're curious enough, try it again, just make sure you make a system image of your current system beforehand.
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  10. Posts : 443
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32-bit 10586
       25 Mar 2016 #10

    You installed Windows 10 and that means that when Windows 7 goes to end of life in 2020 and not supported anymore you will have not problems installing a fully licenced version of Windows 10 that will be supported to 2025

    That's assuming that in the year 2020 you still have the same computer.
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