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Last Hussar29 Feb 2016 1:20 p.m. PST

About 6 months ago I went to 10. Next day I rolled back.

The issue was that every 30 secs to 2 minutes it seemed to refresh the task bar, closing any folders I had open, and making my active window – A word document for most of the short period – inactive, meaning I had to click in again.

Anyone suffering from this? I want to be sure before trying again.

Nick Bowler29 Feb 2016 3:18 p.m. PST

Never saw this.

When I first updated to Windows 10, all sorts of stuff didn't work properly. I had to wait a few hours for all of the patches to be downloaded.

I still think Windows 7 is better than 10, but both are miles better than 8. I find windows 10 OK, in a 'its not to bad' sort of way.

45thdiv29 Feb 2016 4:02 p.m. PST

I had windows 8.1 on my new workstation and switched to 10 around December last year. It's ok. If you have windows 7 don't upgrade until you are forced to.

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member29 Feb 2016 4:20 p.m. PST

One problem I had with Windows 10 is a massive memory leak. It's caused by a program called runtime broker which is supposed to manage resources it doesn't, it just collects and keeps them!


Control/Alt/Delete, open Task Manager, scroll to Runtime Broker, press End Task.

If you keep Task Manager minimised you can repeat if needed later but generally doing it once usually works.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member29 Feb 2016 7:22 p.m. PST

It seems to run okay on my wife's laptop. Still has issues with suspend/resume but it had that under win 7 as well.

Any complete OS update has a decent chance of something breaking. Just the nature of the beast. Do a clean install if at all possible.

freewargamesrules Inactive Member01 Mar 2016 7:07 a.m. PST

My son has it on his laptop, can't say I like it. Mind you Mac OS El Capitan is having lots of trouble too, so think I will stick with Linux.

Great War Ace Inactive Member01 Mar 2016 4:11 p.m. PST

If I could have bought my new laptop with Windoze 7 I would have done so. But of course only Windoze 10 is available.

It is okay. Only minor quirks that have mostly sorted themselves out.

Who asked this joker01 Mar 2016 5:20 p.m. PST

I had windows 8.1 on my new workstation and switched to 10 around December last year. It's ok. If you have windows 7 don't upgrade until you are forced to.

Anything is a step up from Windows 8. grin

Zargon Inactive Member02 Mar 2016 7:27 a.m. PST

Welll if Bill Gates is poncing on about some 'magical' fuel source don't hold your breath, I've kept to 7th and am fairly agreeable with its familiarity and its almost stability. Stay away from 10th until they are on to 13th or so.

Sergeant Paper03 Mar 2016 9:10 a.m. PST

It is bearable on my new desktop, the tablet rubbish is minimized automagically. Still a few irritations (I HATE stupid UI designers who just have to change stuff that works for new designs that don't work any better but are NEW)…

Last Hussar03 Mar 2016 6:06 p.m. PST

If you are having this problem you will know because open folders (not programmes, but file folders) close every minute or so, it appears to be down to a programme called IDT Audio. You probably don't realise you have it (I think it may be primarily a lap top thing).

I upgraded again, same problem , but now the MS forums identify this as the problem (posts Dec 15)

I uninstalled it (just disabling it didn't work) and problem solved.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2016 6:52 p.m. PST

There is a reason why it was free.

It Sucks!

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