1.    14 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 2
    win 7

    I just dont get it


    In this day and age how Microsoft can build such a bland and plain ugly interface as win 10 is beyond me
    Sorry don't mean to start a flame war i guess some like it some dont
    Anyway i need to know if ill run into any problems with win 10 as i dont have internet all the time i may have it for a week then wont for 3 weeks plus i only have 500 mb per month and thats only IF i can get online sometime i cant use it for a month or 2.
    At the moment im on Win 7 and i have to have windows update compleatly off as it keeps trying to download win 10 about 5 gig or however big it is its just not possible on my connection but if i take it in to a shop and put win 10 on it will my pc still start if it cant access the net for a month or 2 in some cases .
    And just in case your wondering if i can get a better net connection my answer in I WISH
    but i cant im lucky to even have what i got

    thanks for your time

    Solar
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  2.    14 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,616
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Hi Solar and welcome to 10forums.
    W10 can work just fine without or with limited internet connection but a problem could be aggressive MS update pushing and specially upgrades which can go over 4GB each.
    As if it will work on your computer, check first if drivers are available for all of it's parts. Lot's of drivers are included but some require good internet connection to be updated during and right after windows installation.
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  3.    14 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Pretoria South Africa
    Posts : 242
    Win 10 Pro Build 1703 15063.332

    Hi,

    I can sympathize with you as we in South Africa also do not have permanent good connectivity available ALL the time.

    My advice would be to only try the update when you know you have very good connectivity available, and if you start the process , do not disconnect until it has completed. It takes quite few hours for the upgrade to complete and then get all the updates. Then you will need to ensure the PC does not try and update automatically as soons as you connect.

    Fortunately, there are very useful tutorials on this forum to help with this rather steep learning curve.
    If at all possible, rather install the WIN 10 Pro version as this version gives you much more control over your PC than the WIN 10 home version ( ar at least, that is how I perceive it to be).
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  4.    14 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 2
    win 7
    Thread Starter

    Thank you both for the reply's it seems no easy fix guess that's Microsoft for you i think im going to need to wait as i don't think my pc will have drivers for win 10. i already looked into a sound driver and they don't have one for my M/board .
    I also heard that win 10 has to have a connection to the net all the time ? is this true.

    again thank you for the help
    Solar
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  5.    14 Apr 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,616
    W10 Insider + Linux

    You may need for internet for short time just to activate windows at the beginning. After that you can run with local account without internet connection. You can also turn off most almost all of location and reporting services to save on bandwidth. There's also a setting for metered internet connections.
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  6.    14 Apr 2016 #6

    Quote Originally Posted by Solar View Post
    In this day and age how Microsoft can build such a bland and plain ugly interface as win 10 is beyond me
    Sorry don't mean to start a flame war i guess some like it some dont
    Anyway i need to know if ill run into any problems with win 10 as i dont have internet all the time i may have it for a week then wont for 3 weeks plus i only have 500 mb per month and thats only IF i can get online sometime i cant use it for a month or 2.
    At the moment im on Win 7 and i have to have windows update compleatly off as it keeps trying to download win 10 about 5 gig or however big it is its just not possible on my connection but if i take it in to a shop and put win 10 on it will my pc still start if it cant access the net for a month or 2 in some cases .
    And just in case your wondering if i can get a better net connection my answer in I WISH
    but i cant im lucky to even have what i got

    thanks for your time

    Solar
    I am not a fan of Windows 10.
    and you are right, it is ugly and in my opinion doesn't offer anything worthwhile over Windows 7 or 8. I suggest getting GWX Control Panel (google it), and install that. It will remove the Windows 10 nag problem, and remove items that auto download 10. The only real way to get away from the 10 nag problem it to install 7 Ultimate or Windows 8.0 (not 8.1). For whatever reasons MS doesn't include those in the update to 10 category. Perhaps not enough people use it to bother with.

    Lon Seidman (well known youtube previewer) suggests another 10 nag remover (never10 I think is the name). He just released a vid not long ago about it.
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  7.    14 Apr 2016 #7
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Solar View Post
    In this day and age how Microsoft can build such a bland and plain ugly interface as win 10 is beyond me
    It is impossible to build an interface that everyone likes. Not possible when you bare dealing with billions of users and billions of opinions. The interface is easily changed if you don't like it, so it's a minor quibble at best.

    As for the lack of internet, it isn't a problem once the computer is activated. We have computers at work that are denied internet access for security protocols based on the nature of their roles. The connect to a specific network that restricts internet access, and they work fine.
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  8.    14 Apr 2016 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 765
    Windows 10 Home

    Personally i like the look of Windows 10, except for the tiles and Metro so i replaced the W10 startmenu with ClassicShell. I'm sure this is said before, if W7 works for you, don't upgrade.
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  9.    14 Apr 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 555
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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