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Great War Ace Inactive Member29 Jul 2015 6:19 a.m. PST

I started my day reading about Windows 10. link
That felt weird enough, since I actually dislike (on a good day) and loathe "computer world".

I've had that Windows 10 icon in my taskbar, relegated finally (it seems) to the hidden icons tray. I have turned off notifications for the free offer to "upgrade" (spelled, "switch over"). I "like" Windows 7 just fine, thankyou.

Turns out, according to the review, that 10 is just a marriage of 7 and 8, with an emphasis on 7 for appearance and accessibility.

I'm likely to switch over, but not anytime soon. I'll wait and hear from all you all first, how it goes, and how it is received, etc….

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2015 6:34 a.m. PST

I have it loaded now. Looks OK so far much better for me than 8 was. It seems a little faster in things I use than 7 was and so far does everything I commonly use just as well.

I'm happy with it, more to be rid of 8 which annoyed me a lot than an improvement on 7 and my dyslexia stuff seems to run well.


Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member29 Jul 2015 6:50 a.m. PST

At first glance it looks good to me, but I'll leave it for a month or two before upgrading – let the early adopters discover all the bugs and glitches first…. ;-)

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2015 9:11 a.m. PST

I got a pop up that my chipset won't support it when I tried loading it.

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member29 Jul 2015 10:13 a.m. PST

Id wait for service pack 1.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2015 11:38 a.m. PST

Most people suggest waiting for the service pack somewhere around October

Mad Mecha Guy Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Jul 2015 2:48 p.m. PST

If you think Windows 10 is great, you will want to ready this article on the privacy issues & need to change your setting.


Great War Ace Inactive Member30 Jul 2015 6:44 p.m. PST

Well, how much of that "collection and disclosure" stuff has already been going on for years? Just because it doesn't show up in an "agreement" doesn't mean that our most intimate information hasn't already been accessed and collected, many, many times, and is ongoing.

Anyone who truly believes that privacy exists in today's computerized world is truly naive….

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2015 7:43 p.m. PST

It's hard to avoid because we've made it so you cannot do much without giving up and giving your info over to some company or other.

EJNashIII25 Oct 2015 2:41 p.m. PST

I have 2 near identical, reasonably high end custom PCs. Loaded one with 10 and the other is still soldiering on with 7 professional.

I prefer 7 for it's desktop graphics. I don't like the flatter, more primary color windows look of 10. I'm sure it is fine on phones, but I have rather expensive graphic cards and would like to see what they can do.

The windows 10 start menu seems to be a step back. Less efficient than 7.

Cortana seemed like a selling point to 10 until I realized it was just a scam to get me to give up data access. So, she stays off.

The web and windows search feature of 10 is more efficient than 7.

I definitely don't like that the default settings on Windows 10 is to share your data with some mystery cloud company.

Computer start up time on the 10 machine is a noticeably few seconds faster.

Overall, I think that if you have 7, stay with it. If you have 8, then maybe you should upgrade. I definitely wouldn't pay to upgrade to 10.

Last Hussar19 Nov 2015 5:34 p.m. PST

I upgraded, and rolled back the next day. It wasn't because I hated 10 – I have Office 13, so was really going for the unified look.

Its just that regularly (30sec – 2 mins I think) the task bar refreshed, closing any open folders – not programmes, but my OneCloud and Google Drive. While it did this the Word document I was working in would freeze, then become inactive, meaning I needed to click back into it.

Edge needs some presentation work on it – you can't go Icon only on the favourites bar- and many had the star rather than the icon – you have to edit the name but that has to be at least one letter in it. Also arranging the favourites is a pain in the bum – Google has adopted the Windows method, but Edge doesn't.

Mad Mecha Guy Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Nov 2015 6:52 a.m. PST

After the recent pulled update that deleted your privacy settings.

Yor might want to read this article:


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