Windows 10: Use Win10 as main OS ??

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  1. Posts : 8,333
    Windows 10 Professional
       26 Mar 2015 #61

    Build 10041 is the only OS I ever use, lately.
    I just don't enter any sensitive data or conduct any personal business/banking on it.
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  2.    26 Mar 2015 #62

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    It's a TEST system so things won't necessarily work. As for Languages I had to wait ages until Language Interface packs were available for Icelandic in W8.1 - obviously as a US company I would expect initial software offerings to be in English - if you ignore the Chinese market I think most people who work a lot in I.T have a reasonable understanding of English.

    Years ago I did some work on SAP systems - German Software company -- at that time 90% of the software was in German so the language thing -- give it time and it will be fixed.

    As to hardware drivers - obviously it's hard for manufacturers to complete their drivers while Ms is still updating / changing the OS which is why in some cases only the basic functionality will work.

    Video games are another specialized area - the current builds of the OS are rather more geared to DESKTOP users doing "classical workplace" type of stuff who were to say the least singularly unimpressed with W8.

    If the current build is not for you then just put it aside and possibly come back to W10 later when there are some newer builds which might suit you better.

    This is an OS still in the DEVELOPMENT CYCLE -- reading these threads I get a little bit exasperated as people are throwing objections at the OS as if it were the finished Retail version -- that product is still MONTHS away - and it might (probably) won't even be ready this year.

    as for security Windows defender (badly named of course as it confuses people with the rubbish earlier product) is built in to the kernel of the OS and works as well (or as poorly - depening on your viewpoint) as anything else - and 3rd party av software obviously will have a problem while Ms is still changing around the core of the OS. In any case any "Comparative" after the fact AV software report is totally B/S as anything can happen between the date the measurements were compiled and the current date - also people USE their computers in so many different ways that again any sort of AV comparison is next to impossible.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I know it is a test system, but I have been running windows 10 since november without much bumps (not as main OS though), but as written I had to put new HW in my PC and therefore I have to clean install. My question was not if Win10 is a test or not, but if Win10 was "good" and "secure" enough to work as a main OS.
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    10 Pro Preview x64
       26 Mar 2015 #63

    Burgurne said: View Post
    My question was not if Win10 is a test or not, but if Win10 was "good" and "secure" enough to work as a main OS.
    You'll never get a definitive answer. I think yes, others think no. I think they are wrong, they think I'm wrong.

    If you even have to ask though you are probably best staying on 7 or 8 or whatever.
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  4.    26 Mar 2015 #64

    adamf said: View Post
    You'll never get a definitive answer. I think yes, others think no. I think they are wrong, they think I'm wrong.

    If you even have to ask though you are probably best staying on 7 or 8 or whatever.
    Bingo.. it's really up to each person what they want to do and the level of risk they are will to take with Win10. Right now I really like using Win8.1.1 as my primary and then I test/play with WIn10 in VMWare.. When Win10 hits RTM then I'll use that as my primary,
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  5.    26 Mar 2015 #65

    I intend to undertake a clean install with Build 10041 from a memory stick onto my main PC.

    All of my Data, Games, Documents and Email (I use Windows Mail hacked from Vista) are on separate hard drives, so have no fear of loosing anything. I will however also install Windows 8.1 onto a second SSD, I can than always duel boot back into Win 8.1 if required.

    I just need a few hours spare time.
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  6. Posts : 4,338
    Win 10 Pro x64
       26 Mar 2015 #66

    Burgurne said: View Post
    My question was not if Win10 is a test or not, but if Win10 was "good" and "secure" enough to work as a main OS.
    If you browse around on this forum, the short answer will be NO with all those problems and issues posted here.
    You can use it as a main OS installed separately but DON'T REPLACE your existing 7 or 8 with it. Don't save your important data with it unless you have a back up on external drives.
    Security depends on what you do with it. But personally, I don't do banking and online shopping with Win 10.
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  7.    26 Mar 2015 #67

    I have been running as main is on my secondary machine, testing apps, etc. I have daily backups of any important data and can afford to have the system wiped out by a bug, etc. If it were my ONLY machine, I wouldn't dare. I have done online banking and shopping from it, mainly because that is browser based with TLS/SSL and the browser I'm using is not beta. Good rule of thumb, don't use more than you are willing to risk your data.
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  8. Posts : 4,338
    Win 10 Pro x64
       26 Mar 2015 #68

    Compusmurf said: View Post
    I have been running as main is on my secondary machine, testing apps, etc. I have daily backups of any important data and can afford to have the system wiped out by a bug, etc. If it were my ONLY machine, I wouldn't dare. I have done online banking and shopping from it, mainly because that is browser based with TLS/SSL and the browser I'm using is not beta. Good rule of thumb, don't use more than you are willing to risk your data.
    Exactly the same thoughts I have.
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  9. Posts : 1,424
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       26 Mar 2015 #69

    adamf said: View Post
    You'll never get a definitive answer. I think yes, others think no. I think they are wrong, they think I'm wrong.

    If you even have to ask though you are probably best staying on 7 or 8 or whatever.


    Many of us use as a main OS on main machine, some on a spare machine and others in VM's.
    Everyone personal circumstances and computer resources available to them is different.

    I have it as a MAIN OS on my MAIN machine, that choice was based on my usage, where my data is stored etc (i essentially have nothing to lose if anything goes wrong).

    I have many Computers/Laptops and Virtual Machines at my disposal but others don't so may be more reserved when making a decision about if and when to make the switch to 10.

    Ultimately, this is a very opinion based subject, using the opinions of others will help you make an informed decision on whether to use 10 as the main OS or not.

    Personally, if you only have 1 machine, continue using Windows 7/8, although I'm sure there are people here that may only have 1 machine who have made the switch, they are neither right or wrong in doing that.

    -Jamie
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  10.    26 Mar 2015 #70

    JDobbsy1987 said: View Post


    Many of us use as a main OS on main machine, some on a spare machine and others in VM's.
    Everyone personal circumstances and computer resources available to them is different.

    I have it as a MAIN OS on my MAIN machine, that choice was based on my usage, where my data is stored etc (i essentially have nothing to lose if anything goes wrong).

    I have many Computers/Laptops and Virtual Machines at my disposal but others don't so may be more reserved when making a decision about if and when to make the switch to 10.

    Ultimately, this is a very opinion based subject, using the opinions of others will help you make an informed decision on whether to use 10 as the main OS or not.

    Personally, if you only have 1 machine, continue using Windows 7/8, although I'm sure there are people here that may only have 1 machine who have made the switch, they are neither right or wrong in doing that.

    -Jamie
    Yes, it was not a specific answer I was looking for (as I know how different we all are ) but an opinion of what others are doing. If f.i. 90% wrote they have tried and gone again from Win10 as MAIN OS for now, I would not have any doubs, but if 90% wrote they where using it as MAIN OS, I would have to think if I want to continue with the bugs I have, or go back to Windows 8.1.1. As written I have used win10 since november, but for every new build I seem to get another thing that don't work .

    I am now back into Windows 8.1.1 and will end in this thread.

    Thank you all very much for your answers and ideas

    See you again when Windows 10 is RTM. I will buy it as soon as it is for sale in my language.
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