Windows 10 ?

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by von Poop, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Just did the deed from 7 to 10 - hesitated as 7 has served so well, but you've gotta jump sometime.

    Half an hour to upgrade.
    Seems to have fired up fine, Drivers intact and settings saved.
    Only 5 minutes in, so we shall see.


    Everyone who's taken the plunge getting on OK with it?
     
  2. ClankyPencil

    ClankyPencil Senior Member

    I used XP for years and stuck with it as long as i could due to never having any real problems with it, and also the mess they seemed to of made of Vista etc

    I only moved to 7 late last year and had no problems at all and like it a lot

    I've started to consider moving onto 10, but i think i've haven't done myself any favours. The more i look into it, the more i keep coming across articles regarding all sorts of potential privacy issues and built in 'backdoors' etc with Windows 10

    http://imgur.com/gallery/I8u2G

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-02/surveillance-state-goes-mainstream-windows-10-watching-logging-everything

    http://www.gnu.org/proprietary/malware-microsoft.en.html

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/11/microsoft-nsa-collaboration-user-data

    Main problem i'm having is i don't know enough techy-wise to discern if its just scaremongering or there is a genuine concern.

    I know a few people who have made the switch to 10 and nearly all seem happy with it. A few though have had problems mainly regarding driver issues but they've been quickly resolved.

    Likely i'll stick with 7 for the time being and see what develops.

    Be interesting to see what everyone else thinks of it and how they get along
     
  3. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Overall I'm happy with Win 10. Have been using it for a couple of weeks, had a couple of minor issues at first all driver related.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    That's why I waited a while. 7 was good to me, and thought a while for driver shakeouts might be wise.
    Does seem fine so far. genuinely surprised at how well it's gone.
    I've possibly got a driver update glitch with my GPU, but nothing that's stopping it working.

    I like the 'Task View', and a mate immediately told me how to shrink that awful search bar to an icon, which was nice.
    Search is great - not sure I'll have the patience to check out Windows Edge for a while though.


    Feels 'lighter'. Startup improved and everything a little quicker. (Was on a clean install of 7 from last week, so am comparing like with like.)
     
  5. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    I plan to wait until most of the kinks are ironed out before I jump to Win10. January?
     
  6. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    I plan to wait until most of the kinks are ironed out before I jump to Win10. January?
     
  7. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Been using/testing different versions of it at work for several months. Much better implementation than that horrendous Win 8.0.

    Daughters have installed it over 7 and 8.1 but I have not since my neither my laptop or desktop have the right BIOS to support it.

    Microsoft has to get it right after the Win 8 fiasco, plus phone sales are lagging.
     
  8. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    The Tech guy at work says no way will he change our work computers from 7, it simply works too well.

    As for personal hardware, he suggested waiting till about Jan/Feb to see what, if any bugs appear, and what glitches MS find and sort in that time before making a decision.

    Early reports do not seem too bad.
     
  9. CTNana

    CTNana Member Patron

    I absolutely loathed Windows 8 so was quite prepared to take my chances with 10. Overall I much prefer it although I do get frustrated at the time that it takes me to find some stuff. My biggest problem with 8 was automatic updates (known problem with Toshiba meant fiddling with mouse commands each time you booted up) and fared much better when I dictated when I processed them but I cannot find where 10 allows me to do this.

    My techie knowledge was exhausted long before most of you were born, so now as a novice I would recommend taking the plunge particularly if you are using Windows 8.
     
  10. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    Upgraded last Thursday, so far so good. Upgrade simple only took a couple of hours. More time this weekend to explore.

    David
     
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    That's the truth of it, and why I jumped reasonably confidently. 8 was so awful you couldn't quite believe it'd happened - if ten isn't good, then that might well be it for MS, it has to work.

    It's the Google/Apple experience they should have done several years ago. Interesting finally seeing a Microsoft 'ecosystem' with an app store hoping to make the consumer cash required.

    I could never imagine many businesses switching to 8, but I can see it with 10. Well... Most will have to eventually if it really is the last iteration of Windows.
     
  12. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Sony are recommending Vaio owners don't upgrade yet.
     
  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    There does appear a to be a fair few laptop users having touchpad driver issues.
    I hate touchpads though, and can always use a mouse... He said while looking sideways at the W7 laptop.
     
  14. DianeE

    DianeE Member

    I am using Windows 10 and have had a few issues. All my Microsoft Office files became "read only", Outlook wouldn't work. I managed to sort those problems out.

    Start up and shut down are quicker.

    I was having problems with Google Chrome and find Edge is much better.

    I'm keeping fingers crossed that there are no more glitches though I am pretty sure there may be some I have yet to find

    My main gripe with Microsoft is that anything from them take ages to download. Windows 10 took about 5 hours. . :unsure:
     
  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I still haven't hit an issue yet.
    Something must be deeply wrong... somewhere.
     
  16. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    Changed from 7 Pro to 10
    Most things OK as I get in to it
    Windows 10 appears to be sending me random downloads though.
    I did not have DVD player initially ,now the Windows DVD Player App has appeared but is still not responding.
    I was disappointed with Photo's first off as it only showed pictures with no tools,
    Now a complete set of editing tools have appeared which definitely were not there before.
    .I check upgrades daily ​,this is when the changes appear.



     
  17. gaspirator

    gaspirator Member

    I upgraded from Windows 8 about 10 days ago without a hitch. It took about 90 mins and went without any problems whatsoever, which, for a Windows system install is a first for me.

    Since then I've no problems, which is why I'm still waiting nervously for the second shoe to fall...

    Otherwise, the biggest selling point of Windows 10 is that it is NOT Windows 8!

    - Pete
     
    von Poop likes this.
  18. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Upgraded to 10 a week or so ago - only problems so far is image library not seeing images and photo gallery not wanting to work
     
  19. Nijmegen

    Nijmegen Member

    It never sees to amaze me that so many people are so driven to upgrade Windows operating systems. It will NEVER prevent security incursions, because users will always be the weakest link, not the software driving the hardware.

    I am perfectly happy with XP.

    Says somebody who in 1994 was downloading multiple files via the Internet, to view (at the end of the day, after combining them labouriously into just one file) just one satellite picure.

    I know the ins and outs of XP, can solve ALL problems when they occur. And, that is a nice feeeling.

    :)
     
  20. CTNana

    CTNana Member Patron

    I liked XP too. Like most who upgraded from that I deeply regretted doing so. However I then had to carry on upgrading in the vain hope that there would be some improvement on the current shoddy replacement. Windows 8 was definitely the worst I think I have used. If I could just suss out how to stop automatic updates I could live with trying to find out where the things I'm looking for are hidden!
     

Share This Page