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  1.    28 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Windows 7

    Should I upgrade to Windows 10?


    I currently run Windows 7 and have been thinking about upgrading to Windows 10, however I have heard that Windows 10 has privacy issues which is really putting me off upgrading. Also when I upgrade, will all my application work with Windows 10 like they do in Windows 7?

    Thanks,

    Ender Gamer

    P.S Sorry if I put this on the wrong forum. I'm new to this stuff XD
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  2.    28 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 170
    Windows 10 Home

    If you do a custom install you can turn off all the MS privacy and security setting
    on install. There is a tutorial guide here in the forum.

    I would also suggest skipping the MSN user setup also and go with your own
    user name.
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  3.    28 Mar 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 6,108
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Just what privacy issues are you worried about?
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  4.    28 Mar 2016 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    There are no privacy issues in Windows 10, unless you are discussing something that Homeland Security would be interested in. People are often confusing privacy issues with security issues. These are the same kind of people who believe organic, GMO-free, etc is worth the extra money despite what legitimate science tells them. I may considering dumping my 401K in stock of tin foil providers, as the amount of tin foil hats people are wearing should ensure my long-term retirement goals are met.
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  5.    28 Mar 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    PA, USA
    Posts : 476
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint

    Ooooh, Deacon posted just before me. Basically said about the same things in terms of privacy vs security, so I was able to redact most of my post.

    For Apps, most will work just fine coming from 7. I won't make that a 100% guarantee, because I don't know everything you are running.
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  6.    28 Mar 2016 #6
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,647
    Win 10 X64 Pro 15063

    To take the contrary view:

    I don't recommend upgrading from Windows 7 to 10.

    It's a better upgrade from Windows 8. The integration of the Windows desktop and the interface once known as Metro was (IMHO) really lousy in 8. It's much better in 10.
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  7.    29 Mar 2016 #7
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Actually.. I would perform a clean install with 10 and just use the 7 key. Nothing like starting off with a
    clean instillation.

    Jeff
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  8.    29 Mar 2016 #8

    FWIW, I agree with BunnyJ: I've done the upgrade and the clean install somewhere from dozens to hundreds of times (I've lost count: I write about this stuff for a living, so I do it all the time), and I've invariably obtained better results from a clean install than an upgrade. I'm talking in terms of system stability, disk layout and integrity, file corruption issues (as detected by SFC and/or DISM), and so forth. It's up to you what to do with your system(s), so take this input for what it's worth.
    Best of luck, whatever path to Win10 you follow.
    --Ed--
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  9.    29 Mar 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Posts : 387
    Win10 x64 Pro -2 desktops, 1 laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    There are no privacy issues in Windows 10, unless you are discussing something that Homeland Security would be interested in. People are often confusing privacy issues with security issues. These are the same kind of people who believe organic, GMO-free, etc is worth the extra money despite what legitimate science tells them. I may considering dumping my 401K in stock of tin foil providers, as the amount of tin foil hats people are wearing should ensure my long-term retirement goals are met.
    In spite of snide comments like this, many people do have a concern. By default Windows 10 collects data on usage and user behavior. If you see this as a privacy issue you can disable much of it.

    I don't understand the comment about security issues.
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  10.    29 Mar 2016 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 40,256
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    I've upgraded 2 home computers from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro, without ANY problems. Both run Windows 10 Pro just fine.
    I cleaned installed this one from Windows 8.1 Home, to Windows 10 Pro (retail license) Guess it depends on how you want to install Windows 10.
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