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So how do you like Windows 10, so far?

Discussion in 'Coffee Break and Community Discussion Forum' started by Claes Gefvenberg, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Claes Gefvenberg

    Claes Gefvenberg Moderator Staff Member

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    Personally, I took the plunge right away, when it was released 29th July. I usually wait a bit, letting others be the guinea pigs, but I had proper backup, and was not too pleased with the performance of win 8.1 setup I was using.

    So, I went through the motions, waited a while and guess what? When I fired it up, it performed flawlessly straight from the first boot, and let me tell you: that is definitely a first as far as I am concerned. I then spent a day or so rummaging through the settings and getting things set up my way, rather than the Mickysoft way, and now I am quite happy with it. The user interface is vastly improved, and it is a good deal faster and smoother than its predecessor.

    I could not envisage 8.1 becoming the preferred choice in workplaces. I think Win 10 will be.
    My only objection thus far is that it wanted to share my WiFi settings... A default, no less.
    Now I would like your opinions. :)
     
  2. Atul Khandekar

    Atul Khandekar Administrator Staff Member

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    I had reserved my copy. Installation was seamless. Not one question, not one dialog box asking you to make a decision with Yes, No, Maybe, Cancel buttons. No broken device drivers. Overall look has changed but looks good. Startup and shutdown are really fast. I haven't played with any settings yet !

    I found MS Edge browser does not support Google Analytics interface. IE11 does.
    I also found that Google Analytics thinks Edge is Chrome because it does not recognize Edge's HTTP User-Agent string!!

    I also received a complaint from one of my customer that when he upgraded to Win10, he lost my software license file. Now I need to investigate this.
     
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    Andy Nichols Moderator Staff Member

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    I went Mac - I'm not going back...
     
  4. Jennifer Kirley

    Jennifer Kirley Moderator Staff Member

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  5. Jennifer Kirley

    Jennifer Kirley Moderator Staff Member

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    I've also had the Free Conversion messages but I have to confess I'm holding Windows 10 at arms length until I need to or until I feel more comfortable with switching over.
     
  6. David Bradley

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    The biggest issue I have is with their replacement for IE. Very poor layout and as in normal MS fashion, all the features I liked and used are gone (or at least I have not found them yet). I did find out that I can open pages with the old IE, so my favorites are still accessible. I have still not found a platform I like as much as XP. I still run that on my old machine.
     
  7. Claes Gefvenberg

    Claes Gefvenberg Moderator Staff Member

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    Personally I never touched IE at home (at work I am forced to use it), and after a look at its replacement I feel no great urge to use that either. :rolleyes:
     
  8. PaulJSmith

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    Like Jennifer, I'm holding off, too. I don't care much for 8.1, but MS and their new OS release history doesn't give me the warm fuzzies.
    As for the questions about the new IE, I only use Firefox anyway.

    I miss XP. Best system since 98 (in my humble opinion).
     
  9. David Bradley

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    I play a couple games with my kids and Firefox and Chrome keeps crashing Shockwave. IE seems to handle Shockwave the best, and Firefox will crash once every other hour or so. Nothing worse than having Shockwave crash in the midst of a major battle.:eek:
     
  10. Eric Twiname

    Eric Twiname Well-Known Member

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    Finally got used to Windows 7...fled from Win8 when I first saw it and kept 7.
    Got the "Free upgrade" message for 10...made me wonder how bad 9 was that it never got out...but am pretty nervous about moving to 10 so I'm staying put with 7.

    Glad to hear others are Ok with it. We have warnings from our firewall and spam services to wait on 10 since they haven't kitted out and cannot provide the same security on 10 that they can on 7&8.

    The only real issue I've had with 7 is that IE on 7 cannot run some of the reports I usually run...So I use Chrome and Firefox instead and all works fine.

    Remember the old days when computers meant work was easier and faster?
    I feel like I spend 1/4 of my professional life waiting for computers now.

    ***Yeah, I've been running into the Chrome/Shockwave issue too...annoying as anything.
     
  11. Claes Gefvenberg

    Claes Gefvenberg Moderator Staff Member

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    It never ceases to amaze me how differently we perceive the same software, but I suppose it should not, really: Machine specs differ wildly and so does the way we use our different setups.

    As a wise man said: One size does not fit all.
     
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    Perfectly happy with my XP. It is modded so I still get the security updates and it has performed flawlessly, more than I can say for the Windows 8 machines at work. I had to install 3rd party software just to do a file search, pathetic. Trying to 'swipe' the screen with a mouse will make you throw the mouse at it. No intention of even thinking about 10.
     
  13. Eric Twiname

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    OH, and the most important thing....

    Heroes of Might and Magic 2, 3 and 4 (PC Games) don't run right on Win7, and doesn't run on Win8 at all....
    I keep an XP machine just to make sure I don't lose the important things...:rolleyes:
     
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    Agreed with that - it was definitely a very capable and stable OS.
     
  15. Claes Gefvenberg

    Claes Gefvenberg Moderator Staff Member

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    As for old Windows versions, I have to say that I was most at ease with Win 7, but I actually think Win 10 will be a winner too, given time.
     
  16. Jennifer Kirley

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    My husband installed it and it seems okay, but he has to use web-based Outlook for his work email and Windows 10 browser only seems to let it run on "light" - that means the calendar feature won't let the user see an entire month's worth of events, only day by day. That alone is enough to make me wait until my people update the Windows Server software in corporate offices, which might help.
     
  17. Howard Atkins

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    I loaded it up mainly influenced by Claes. (no comeback)
    I have no problems yet, I had 8.1 .
    Lets see what happens
     
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    I keep my personal laptop on the latest versions of a variety of software, including the OS, in order to support all those whom are not Electrical Engineers but have computers. I had several issues, none of them major:
    Update to Windows 10 went smoothly.
    AMD Quickstream Technology needed to be updated to the latest version to avoid a licensing error.
    Paid $3.99 to update my Start8 installation to Start10 (Stardock Windows 7-like Start Menu)
    Right clicked on the stupid search box that was covering items pinned to my task bar (Really, Microsoft?) and not only changed to Search Icon but turned off Cortana and all her intrusive requests to send Microsoft everything.
    Pinned the Settings App to my Taskbar since searching for Microsoft Update no longer gets you there.

    Finis
     
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  19. Claes Gefvenberg

    Claes Gefvenberg Moderator Staff Member

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    I have not even been offered Cortana yet, but I usually chuck stuff like that out asap. This brings back not so fond memories of the tremendously annoying paper clip. :rolleyes:

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    Ahhh, the paper clip...

    Have not heard if we will be pushing from version 7 to 10 at work or not. I like 7, but it's hard not to miss 3.1. We still run the 2 main lab instruments on XP boxes, because mgt will not pay $$$ for the instrument software upgrades necessary to go above XP.
    I have 8 on my laptop at home, and thoroughly despise it. Next clear weekend I get, I will be upgrading to 10.
     
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