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Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2016 9:59 a.m. PST

My PC keeps threatening to upgrade me automatically from 8.1 to 10.

After all the horror stories I have heard here, I don't want it.

How do I stop this evil takeover of my computer kingdom?

zippyfusenet Inactive Member11 Mar 2016 10:40 a.m. PST

Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2016 11:09 a.m. PST

Geeze, you'd at least think they'd toss 38 of Double D to soften the blow a bit! frown

Parzival11 Mar 2016 12:34 p.m. PST

Get a Mac? evil grin

Terry L11 Mar 2016 1:52 p.m. PST

Do it. Eventually Microsoft will stop supporting Win 8.1. There's little difference visually between the two anyway.

tkdguy11 Mar 2016 1:52 p.m. PST

I changed my settings so that my computer does not automatically download updates. Microsoft has labelled some nagware "important," and these pop up from time to time. Also get a list of nagware and check it before you download any updates. You can hide those so that they don't get installed. You can uninstall them once you know what to look for.

Here are a few links for you:




Be especially wary of KB3035583 and KB2976978.

Henrix Inactive Member11 Mar 2016 2:03 p.m. PST

I upgraded to win 10 and am now happily running linux.

Tacitus11 Mar 2016 2:17 p.m. PST

I upgraded to Win 10 and am weighing my new Mac options…

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2016 4:18 p.m. PST

I did NOT upgrade to W10 and am happily living if not the
dream, certainly not the nightmare…

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian11 Mar 2016 4:49 p.m. PST

I've had no issues with Windows 10.

45thdiv11 Mar 2016 5:43 p.m. PST

It was better than Windows 8.1. If you have windows 7 I think you should not upgrade. But windows 10 is better than windows 8.1

abelp0111 Mar 2016 5:51 p.m. PST

Excellent O/S, works great on all my machines including my 8 year old laptop!

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2016 7:44 p.m. PST

We run Win 7 on all business and personal machines. Love it, no problems.


Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2016 9:53 p.m. PST

Using W7 on my net machine, W7 on the backup but still
using XP on the gaming machine.

Sergeant Paper11 Mar 2016 10:29 p.m. PST

10 is not nearly as bad as 8. I'm not finding anything wrong with it yet, after a month…

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2016 11:14 p.m. PST

I quite like 10 for me it was a great improvement on 8.1. I don't think it's any better or worse than 7 but different.


Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2016 3:03 a.m. PST

Two Windows 10 machines in my house in the last three months and no problems. Now that XP has been abandoned for awhile I'm running into more support issues with that than the newer systems.

abelp0112 Mar 2016 7:36 a.m. PST

been using 10 since it came out and it's better any of the previous O/Ses. You do have to have a working knowledge of setting up your visual settings, cause out of the box it is UGLY! It's more stable than the O/S mentioned above.

Great War Ace Inactive Member12 Mar 2016 9:13 a.m. PST

Windoze 10. No real problems on my new laptop. I'd have purchased Windoze 7 if there had been a choice. But 10 it is. So far, only the expected little annoyances of acclimating.

Oh, and very recently (though not so far this morning), the sidebar alert "popup" (more like a "slide in") that tells me that Windows Defender and Webroot SecureAnywhere are not turned on; and if I tap this message I will be able to read alert messages and respond. But, when I open the message app it says that no problems have been detected. And the message history shows nothing at all; i.e. in the c. month that I've had this machine, no messages/alerts have been sent. So, what am I to make of this "message" that is not a message? It really is annoying when it's happening. For instance, yesterday morning, it would pop in c. every half hour….

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2016 9:53 a.m. PST

Win 10 user here, works ok so far.

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2016 1:49 p.m. PST

Okay, youse guise convinced me, I will comply.

(But, wasn't there a hue and cry not too long ago here about Win10 pretty much crashing and burning people's pc's?

MHoxie Inactive Member12 Mar 2016 4:51 p.m. PST



Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2016 12:45 a.m. PST

AP – From what my IT colleagues tell me, the problems with W10 usually stem from upgrading a machine from a previous OS. I'm told if you format the drive and do a fresh install the chances of issues go way down. That's what I did on one of my systems and have had no issues. The other system was new with W10 already on it.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2016 7:58 a.m. PST

Did it Sunday morning. My windows 8 box just kept asking since I bought it last fall. I believe they pushed the install to match back to school.

I didn't want to do in until they worked the bugs out on the install process.

Worked like a charm with no issues after. I'm happy with the changes.

Mad Mecha Guy Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Mar 2016 8:48 a.m. PST

Interesting discussion on Reddit about Win10 being installed without permission.


Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2016 1:26 p.m. PST

Seems like we go through this cycle every few years with Microsoft. Why must all computer companies be so arrogant?

My wife shamed me into loading Windows 10. Could be grounds for a divorce.

Martin Rapier15 Mar 2016 8:53 a.m. PST

If you are suffering through Windows 8.1, Windows 10 is a big improvement.

Two Win 10 boxes here, one fresh install, one upgraded, both fine although I had a problem with printer drivers on one of them. (thank you HP, not).

Pertti Inactive Member16 Mar 2016 3:05 a.m. PST

I like Win 10. I also like that once you have it installed on the computer, you have it 'forever' on that machine. That is, you don't need the original discs or a serial number anymore, you can download it on a usb stick and install it as many times as you wish. It recognizes the hardware and knows you have a legit copy.

I like that once I upgraded from 7, it kept all documents and most programs. A few of them weren't compatible.

What I didn't like:
- sometimes the Start button doesn't work. I solve it by restarting, I know there are some fixes on internet
- my laptop's CD/DVD drive didn't work. It appeared as 'unknown' on Device manager. It was something to do with the old AMD chipset (?). I finally found a fix on some forum, but it took some googling – most suggested solutions didn't work for my computer.

I have to say, I prefer Win10 to Win7. Who would have said?!

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