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  1.    30 Nov 2015 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    That doesn't actually make it like Windows 8.1. It will make the Start Screen full screen, but you still have a Start Menu instead of the All Apps Screen. You actually have two different Menu's depending on whether you click the bottom File Icon or the top hamburger button. I'd rather have the full screen All Apps screen that 8.1 has than the Windows 7 like Start Meneu.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 30 Nov 2015 at 06:25.
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  2.    30 Nov 2015 #12
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    When these stats are gathered, I wonder how the raw data is analysed and updated over time. A few considerations: if their source data shows a W7 or W8 upgrade to W10 - from a stats gathering point of view, that is a minus for the previous OS and a plus for the new, but what if the user rolls back to the previous OS, do the stats get updated (if that is even possible)? What if the user dual boots - do the stats still show a minus for the previous OS ? If an OS is not internet connected, e.g. running XP under Linux, is that an XP minus even though the OS is still being used? What about pirated copies - are they counted in these numbers or not? As W10 is a multi-platform OS (phone, tablet, PC, other), whereas W7 and W8 are not - are the stats a fair representation of user preference of one OS over another? When are manufacturer copies of an OS counted, e.g., pre-installed and available for sale or when sold? I am not questioning the validity of the stats, but the anomalies that happen in real world computing may not (or can not) be accurately reflected in hard numbers such the example given.
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  3.    30 Nov 2015 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doverboy View Post
    While I never used either of them (XP through September for me), I'm surprised that Vista continues to have a larger share than W8. I suppose it confirms how much people disliked W8!
    That people dislike W8 is more because they didn't give W8 a chance.
    For some it isn't easy to get used to how W8 works, for others it is, but both just don't give it a shot.
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  4.    30 Nov 2015 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    That people dislike W8 is more because they didn't give W8 a chance.
    For some it isn't easy to get used to how W8 works, for others it is, but both just don't give it a shot.
    My tablet is still running on W8.1 and frankly I see no point yet in switching to W10. W8.1 is a pretty good system for a tablet once you have gotten used to it.
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  5.    30 Nov 2015 #15
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    At 64.2%, Windows 7 is still installed on more devices than all the others (35.8%) put together!!
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  6.    30 Nov 2015 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by seemebreakthis View Post
    My tablet is still running on W8.1 and frankly I see no point yet in switching to W10. W8.1 is a pretty good system for a tablet once you have gotten used to it.
    8.1 isn't bad on a desktop either. Once I got it beaten into the shape I wanted, it became my all-time favorite version of Windows. Although I've committed to 10 now, it's not 100% there yet.
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  7.    30 Nov 2015 #17
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Going strictly by these forums, there is a lot of activity on sevenforums and much less on eightforums.
    Some of that is because updating from 7 to 10 has more problems than updating from 8/8.1 to 10 does but I also interpret that to mean there are less 8/8.1 users left so the posts have dropped off.
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  8.    30 Nov 2015 #18
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    Hi,

    I still feel that Win7 was MS's best desktop only OS ever.
    Ironically W10 2015 Enterprise N LTSB is pretty much the same thing in W10 dress. Damn fast too.

    Cheers,
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  9.    30 Nov 2015 #19

    Quote Originally Posted by Trust_No1 View Post
    Pretty much agree, other than Windows 10, I doubt I will ever use it, or by the time I try it will no longer be Windows 10.

    I still believe if Windows 8, would have kept the Windows 7 style menu, Windows 10 would never have happened. Unfortunate, as I much prefer the Windows 8 metro interface over 10's.
    A lot of people do actually.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drybonz View Post
    My mom called me up today and told me she was on Windows 10 now and wanted to know if that was ok... lol

    These numbers aren't really surprising when MS is forcing the upgrades... nor do they reflect, sometimes, that people even wanted the upgrade. In my mom's case she didn't even know what was going on.

    Bingo , when you are relentless on pushing a product and are giving it away in the first place i think it's extremely obvious as to why the #'s are what they are .

    I'm actually surprised Win 10's percentage isn't much much higher , it should be as enough time has passed.
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  10.    01 Dec 2015 #20
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    macOS Sierra, Windows 10 Pro

    W7 still at 64% is not good news for MS.
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