Windows 10: Windows 10 Adoption Already Slowing Down

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  1.    17 Aug 2015 #41

    Change


    I moved from 7 to 10 and not looking back. Technology changes! Just to stay even you have to change with it. Yes 7 like XP was stable and solid. However those of us that's been around know they didn't start off that way. While 10 is not perfect, it does have some nice features and like XP and 7 it has a good base to build from.
    Heck, remember visiting a BBS on a 300 baud modem, then 2400, 9600 and into the internet with speeds that were once unthinkable. Yes I lost some things from 7 to 10. But right now, I'm sticking with 10 and it's potential.
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  2.    17 Aug 2015 #42

    jo 90 said: View Post
    How many have already gone back to windows 7or 8, I know a few people that didn't like it one bit and went back within the first week of having 10.
    This is one stat that you don't hear much on this forum, but it would be interesting to see. Nonetheless, I have no problem believing that Windows 10 will be every bit as popular as Windows 7 was up to a couple of weeks ago. And as Windows 10 matures and morphs into something else, it should be a hit with businesses. Eventually, it will be the only Windows release on the block. 2020 really isn't that far away, and since the end of the line for Windows 7 is in January of that year, businesses will want to migrate sooner than later.
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       17 Aug 2015 #43

    linw said: View Post
    Love the perspective that Antilope's clip gives. Shows human nature and the demand curve doesn't change much over time!

    This exercise shows up three main personality types where change is concerned. There are those who want to jump on board a new product and work like beavers to get it right, there are those who may try it but look for any excuse to justify their original predisposition to stay where they are, and there are those who just won't try anything new unless forced.

    As a long time Insider I must be in the first group!

    But businesses are in a different position from individuals. It is a HUGE scary decision to move from a well running OS to a new one. Mass moves for business uptake will take time. Probably a lot of time, especially as they don't get a freebie in the first year.

    While I am an 'early adopter', I hesitated when a person in a small organisation I do support work for asked about this Win 10 prompt she was getting and whether she should go with it. This organisation only has five computers but, nevertheless, they don't need any work disruption, especially as my aim would be to have win 10 look and work just like their win 7 and 8.

    So, risk versus questionable immediate gain. I am still thinking about this one!

    Cheers, all, and whichever OS we want to use, good luck.
    "there are those who may try it but look for any excuse to justify their original predisposition to stay where they are,"

    Notice the totally missing 4th personality type - those who try it and dogfood it for 9 solid months trying to like it and make it work, submitting feedback to MS and participating in the forums, and find that the benefits just don't outweigh the change.

    The notion that anyone who isn't 100% *woot!* on board 'hates change', or is 'afraid of change' is, I am afraid, rather obnoxious bullsh*T.
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  4.    17 Aug 2015 #44

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    Unfortunately, we're only seeing one side of the Win10 picture in the media -- because they are not reporting the failure/return rate of Win10 users -- those Win7/8/8.1 users who did not stay with Win10 but returned. We probably presume these are small in number because we're not seeing reports in the media, but when I had to go to HP support to rebuild my HP laptop that the Win10 Upgrade trashed, I found hundreds of reports of such problems. And every day, there are scores more. And, that's just HP. Sony has already told their customers NOT to upgrade until October. Wonder how many other Win7 OEM laptop vendors are being swamped with Win10 upgrade problems, as well.

    And yeah, I know that MS and their fans are patting themselves on their collective backs about the HUGE adoption rate of Win10 -- but come on! It's free!! It's not surprising that MILLIONS of folks have switched over.
    Your last line says it all, and I think that was a large part of Microsoft's marketing plan. If you have a s--tload of installations and upgrades, you can legitimately boast a high adoption rate (even if there is a shift back to their original OS). It's no different than when ISPs boast high residential customer numbers in order to attract business customers. That's where the real money is. And Microsoft will need to attract business.

    Now it seems a number of posters on here are a tad too weary of negative Windows 10 press. Why so? There's no need to contradict negative Windows 10 experience stories. Let them stand on their own. Trust me, reading this forum, you'd get the idea that Windows 10 was endorsed by Jesus. It has plusses (seems relatively stable and seems quick even on moderately older hardware) so even though I detest the OS, I am being fair about both sides the way I see it.

    But many here are asking, "if you post negativity about Windows 10, then why are you posting here?" And I'm sorry but when I come here to read about Windows 10 trends or patterns. I want to hear the whole story. So if someone has tried it and thinks it's a steaming pile, then that should be heard just as much as why you should adopt the OS. See, I run Vista, and there are those that show their ignorance by running it down using the same ol' 2006 arguments that it's slow as molasses. But if they ran it today, they'd know that SP2 and improved hardware fixed most of that. So sure, I know better than the Vista hater, but I don't want to muzzle that person, do I?
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  5.    17 Aug 2015 #45

    sgage said: View Post
    The notion that anyone who isn't 100% *woot!* on board 'hates change', or is 'afraid of change' is, I am afraid, rather obnoxious bullsh*T.
    Well, I don't think it's quite that bad, but I hear ya. My greater worry is that once extended phase support expires on older Windows versions, will I like what Windows 10 has become by that time, enough to move to it? Ultimately, I have until January 2023, so we'll see.
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  6.    17 Aug 2015 #46

    gtspeck said: View Post
    Heck, remember visiting a BBS on a 300 baud modem, then 2400, 9600 and into the internet with speeds that were once unthinkable. Yes I lost some things from 7 to 10. But right now, I'm sticking with 10 and it's potential.
    Yup, I remember my old 300 baud handset modem that you had to physically couple with the handset of a telephone. It was like watching a teletype machine print the lines one character at a time, then 2400 where a whole line or two would come through at a time, then when 9600 came out I called my phone company and they told me that the infrastructure that was in place isn't capable of sending data at 9600 and yet it eventually went to 56k and then DSL on that same infrastructure. I called them because I was building up from a 4 line 2400 baud Wildcat BBS system to a 10 line DLX BBS and wanted to introduce 9600 baud to our growing userbase.

    I only had to pay for about 5 of those lines as at the time, long distance carriers would pick up the whole months bill on each line if I switched them to their carrier, and they did this around once every 2 or so months.

    But I was short sited... The internet came along and I mistakenly thought "it's just a fad, it will die out eventually". Thankfully I did shut down the BBS before it was running at a loss.

    Yeah 10 isn't perfect but unless it starts to do something really nasty like putting out forced updates that brick peoples computers I'll stick with it to see where it heads.
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       17 Aug 2015 #47

    Jody Thornton said: View Post
    Well, I don't think it's quite that bad, but I hear ya. My greater worry is that once extended phase support expires on older Windows versions, will I like what Windows 10 has become by that time, enough to move to it? Ultimately, I have until January 2023, so we'll see.
    January 2023 is an awfully long time off! I expect we'll see a lot of things by then. My goal is to be alive in 2023...
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  8.    17 Aug 2015 #48

    See I think 2023 will be here in a flash. Going back the other way is only 2008, and that went QUICK!
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       17 Aug 2015 #49

    Traijan said: View Post
    Yup, I remember my old 300 baud handset modem that you had to physically couple with the handset of a telephone. It was like watching a teletype machine print the lines one character at a time, then 2400 where a whole line or two would come through at a time, then when 9600 came out I called my phone company and they told me that the infrastructure that was in place isn't capable of sending data at 9600 and yet it eventually went to 56k and then DSL on that same infrastructure. I called them because I was building up from a 10 line 2400 baud Wildcat BBS system to a 100 line DLX BBS and wanted to introduce 9600 baud to our growing userbase.

    I only had to pay for about 50 of those lines as at the time, long distance carriers would pick up the whole months bill on each line if I switched them to their carrier, and they did this around once every 2 or so months.

    But I was short sited... The internet came along and I mistakenly thought "it's just a fad, it will die out eventually". Thankfully I did shut down the BBS before it was running at a loss.

    Yeah 10 isn't perfect but unless it starts to do something really nasty like putting out forced updates that brick peoples computers I'll stick with it to see where it heads.
    Yes, the old BBS days. I was a FidoNet node back in the 80's. I knew the Internet was coming (my older brother was an Arpanet developer back in the day), but was still surprised at how quickly it took off among the general public...
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       17 Aug 2015 #50

    Jody Thornton said: View Post
    See I think 2023 will be here in a flash. Going back the other way is only 2008, and that went QUICK!
    But, bbbut time is accelerating!
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