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  1. John Pombrio's Avatar
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       #50

    Me, I digitized every freaking photograph and slide in the house. That included a dozen photo albums, scrap books, high school photos, wedding photos, the works. then I clean them up, crop and unscratched them, brightened them, whatever. It took weeks. I have them on DVDs, a computer drive, a cloned drive, the cloud, and on one of my sisters computers. No way would I ever want to do that again.
    My friend has all of his and his dead wife's photos on his computer. He is getting older and has no kids or real family to bequeath them to. Those photos are going to the grave with him. I wish there was a site where old photos could live on, royalty free.
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  2. Posts : 276
    Windows 10 Insider Program, Linux Mint 19, Arcolinux, MX-17
       #51

    John Pombrio said:
    I wish there was a site where old photos could live on, royalty free.
    Please John, no disrespect, but the immediate but temporary solution is with you.

    Rich
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  3. A Guy's Avatar
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       #52

    It always seems we forget we are not normal users, that's why we frequent these forums. The article was talking about the average Joe, who has no backups, and really shouldn't be trusting an Alpha OS with all their data. Of course one has to wonder, how many average Joe's even know 10TP exists

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  4. lehnerus2000's Avatar
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #53

    My friend was saying that some people at his workplace think that W10 (Final) has been released. :)
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  5. Lensman's Avatar
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    Windows 10 TP x64
       #54

    A Guy said:
    It always seems we forget we are not normal users, that's why we frequent these forums. The article was talking about the average Joe, who has no backups, and really shouldn't be trusting an Alpha OS with all their data. Of course one has to wonder, how many average Joe's even know 10TP exists

    A Guy
    I think that this point is well taken. I have backups to DVD, archival BluRay and separate HDDs. All my time with computers has given me a fair take on installing an OS, including Linux to MS.

    I make a lot of mistakes, but I learn from them and carry on. As for testing, Win10 is installed and tested like I would use a fully developed OS. If I find any bugs or annoyances, I report them, otherwise I enjoy using Win10 as a day to day OS.
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  6. waltc's Avatar
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       #55

    LittleJay said:
    I'm referring to people who wipe their old OS and use the new one as a Primary OS without any sensible means of "going back" without doing a complete re-install of the old OS - and there are even on these boards people who still after being warned "Ad Nauseam" STILL DON'T TAKE PROPER BACKUPS. !!!!!
    Yes....but the Forums would be soooo boring, if everyone did the sensible thing!
    Ah, at last a sane person...

    I had two boxes at home running 8.1 desktops--I did an in-place upgrade on one of them to the original 10TP build, then successfully updated that to the 9860 build. No problems detectable. People think Win10TP is some sort of "ground-up new" Windows code base or something--it's not. Foundationally, it is very much Win8.2--it's sort of funny as well as revealing that Microsoft tells you right on the TP sign-up "Insider" page to use the 8.1 Upgrade Adviser to determine application compatibility and that if "it ran OK under 8.1" there should be no problem running it under 10TP. I ran the Upgrade Adviser and it said: "You are already running 8.1" and refused to go further--except that I am running Win10TP--so immediately Microsoft says not to expect many if any compatibility differences between 8.1 and 10TP.

    What Microsoft is doing is much-needed desktop GUI resuscitation and tacking on features to 8.1, basically. Some of the newer features, of course, will be buggy for a time, maybe. But I can see little reason for anyone with a *desktop* to be afraid of jumping into the TP at this point.
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  7. Posts : 1,520
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       #56

    waltc said:
    But I can see little reason for anyone with a *desktop* to be afraid of jumping into the TP at this point.
    One thing which caught some people out with one of the earlier previews (was it 8.1?) was that when the final released version came out, you couldn't upgrade from the 8.1 Preview to the released 8.1 version without losing applications (and perhaps other settings?).

    So people had to reinstall their software/ apps, even if they hadn't needed to do that when they installed the Preview itself.

    I've not spotted so far whether MS have published what happens when you go from 10TP to the released 10, but I wouldn't assume it will be seamless.
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  8. dencal's Avatar
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    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       #57

    Surprisingly no posts concerning security, the fact remains that W10 previews are "Active".
    If you are running your computer with multiple drives or O/S,s..then your computer can be accessed by anyone on the internet as my a/v keeps advising.
    Last edited by dencal; 27 Oct 2014 at 10:33.
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  9. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 17,125
    Windows 10
       #58

    Speaking of Security, what the h*ll kind of User account is this on my copy of WTP:

    Windows 10 Preview stats: Two-thirds of testers live dange-19.png

    Anybody got any insight on this?
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  10. blackroseMD1's Avatar
    Posts : 2,079
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       #59

    Edwin said:
    Speaking of Security, what the h*ll kind of User account is this on my copy of WTP:

    Windows 10 Preview stats: Two-thirds of testers live dange-19.png

    Anybody got any insight on this?
    No idea, but it's on mine too.
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