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  1.    04 Jun 2015 #1

    List Compelling Reasons to upgrade to Upgrade to Windows 10 for Novice


    I feel that we as experts on this forum should try and persuade any novices who are not sure about upgrading to Windows 10 should help explain why its good for them to upgrade from earlier versions.

    So I'll start off:

    • Latest security
    • Support for latest technology
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  2. Joined : Aug 2014
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    Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
       04 Jun 2015 #2

    We should be proselytizers?

    Just asking.
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  3.    04 Jun 2015 #3

    swarfega said: View Post
    I feel that we as experts on this forum should try and persuade any novices who are not sure about upgrading to Windows 10 should help explain why its good for them to upgrade from earlier versions.

    So I'll start off:

    • Latest security
    • Support for latest technology

    Hi there

    Another good one -- STORAGE SPACES -- this means you can aggregate a number of DIFFERENT SIZED volumes into a larger storage space -- great if you have say a large number of Music / Video files -- most applications will restrict the size to ONE volume -- now you could have say a 4TB video / music folder which is actually made up of a load of smaller capacity HDD's.

    You can also use the storage spaces as RAID - unlike standard RAID this allows different size volumes to be used.

    Better security is another reason - and newer hardware support too.

    In the future newer more resilient file systems will also be developed.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Joined : Sep 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro
       04 Jun 2015 #4

    Well, users should only upgrade if there is a reason for them to do so.

    If all they do is write letters in word, then it doesn't much matter. However, if they plan on doing more.. if they want to use the latest internet technologies, if they want to take advantage of store apps, if they want a Windows Phone and want to use the same apps in both the store and their desktop. If they want the An OS that will be supported longer than their current one. If they want an OS that will get updates on a regular basis and "evolve" as time goes on... getting new features over time.

    Unlike previous versions of Windows, this one has the upgrade in your face so more users will likely do an upgrade of their existing OS just because the OS offers it. But then again, lots of users are probably not up to date either...
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 839
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       04 Jun 2015 #5

    Well ... I'm going to "break from the pack" here and disagree. I don't see our role to persuade folks to upgrade. I've been running Win10TP since the beginning, mostly out of curiosity -- and what I've seen MS do with it has largely been disappointing. Lots of changes for the sake of change. Moving things around simply because they can.

    My biggest disappointment with MS is the disaster they call the Start Menu. Their press releases say it's back, but in reality, it's NOT. It's not a new version of the Win7 start menu, instead, it's a miniature version of the start screen -- complete with live tiles and a metro UI.

    I'm not comfortable being an Evangelist for Win10. Personally, I've seen nothing "compelling" in Win10 to encourage folks to upgrade. If anything, it's more like Win8.2 (with a so-called Start Menu), than it is Win10. The good news is, all my Win8.1 stuff works in it just fine. The bad news is, there's nothing really revolutionary about Win10 (to me) that makes it exciting to use it.

    IMHO, the service we SHOULD be providing to new folks is a list of Win10 "improvements" coupled with realistic assessments of the value of each of them -- and then, let them decide if they want to do the upgrade to Win10.

    But, that's just my 2 cents...
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  6.    04 Jun 2015 #6

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    Well ... I'm going to "break from the pack" here and disagree. I don't see our role to persuade folks to upgrade. I've been running Win10TP since the beginning, mostly out of curiosity -- and what I've seen MS do with it has largely been disappointing. Lots of changes for the sake of change. Moving things around simply because they can.

    My biggest disappointment with MS is the disaster they call the Start Menu. Their press releases say it's back, but in reality, it's NOT. It's not a new version of the Win7 start menu, instead, it's a miniature version of the start screen -- complete with live tiles and a metro UI.

    I'm not comfortable being an Evangelist for Win10. Personally, I've seen nothing "compelling" in Win10 to encourage folks to upgrade. If anything, it's more like Win8.2 (with a so-called Start Menu), than it is Win10. The good news is, all my Win8.1 stuff works in it just fine. The bad news is, there's nothing really revolutionary about Win10 (to me) that makes it exciting to use it.

    IMHO, the service we SHOULD be providing to new folks is a list of Win10 "improvements" coupled with realistic assessments of the value of each of them -- and then, let them decide if they want to do the upgrade to Win10.

    But, that's just my 2 cents...

    Hi there

    What's wrong with it (Start menu).

    You can delete all the tiles etc if you want.
    Now to run ANY program you don't even need the search - just type the program you want to run ON (IN ? Eng) the menu area (anywhere) -- local windows will pick it up

    For example I like the OLD spider solitaire (from W7).

    so I just type spider solitaire on the menu, click my stuff and it finds it. --EASY

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. Joined : Feb 2015
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       04 Jun 2015 #7

    Good point Jimbo. That's how I use Win7's menu. I hate scrolling. of course only for seldom used not pinned stuff.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
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    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       04 Jun 2015 #8

    List Compelling Reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 for Novice


    List Compelling Reasons.....

    That's the title .. if you want to complain about something
    - call the complaint department or start your own thread where people can list reasons not to upgrade.

    It's FREE and free is always a compelling reason to get something.
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  9. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       04 Jun 2015 #9

    First of all I do not believe that there are that many experts in this forum. I can name about 3. As SlartyBart pointed out, many users skilled or not will take it because it is free.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 83
    Win10
       04 Jun 2015 #10

    Maybe MS should have offered W8 for free☺
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