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Old 29th April 2015, 09:50
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Windows 10

Just had an advert for Windows 10
Free upgrade from 7 they say.
Anyone any thoughts ?
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Old 29th April 2015, 09:56
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There will be free upgrades, make sure they are from a good source.
Check out the pCadvisor website for w10 info.
Things to look out for, is your machine newish, plenty of ram. I have frequently found after upgrading things tend to run a bit slower.
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Old 29th April 2015, 09:58
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Got a link George? I'm still running W7. Got a W8 and hated it, so dug out the 7 again. 10 would have to be good, even if it's free. I couldn't get on with the Touch Screen. Gimme a mouse every time.
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Old 29th April 2015, 10:27
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Hi,

I will wait a bit before trying Windows10.

The software will have plenty of bugs in it if past programs are anything to go by.

XP was a good program and one of my computers still runs using XP. There are some pieces of equipment that will only run on XP.

I have bypassed Windows8 and gone to 8.1 which so far is pretty good.

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Old 29th April 2015, 10:54
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The official site is here:

www.windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-10/about
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Old 29th April 2015, 12:26
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Like anything to do with windows (Microsoft) ignore it for the first 12 months until they have sorted out the bugs/problems or you be come the Guinea pigs

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Old 29th April 2015, 17:40
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Like anything to do with windows (Microsoft) ignore it for the first 12 months until they have sorted out the bugs/problems or you be come the Guinea pigs

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Sage advice. Remember ME and Vista?

Apparently they are going to offer a free Windows 10 upgrade to all 7 users. In my opinion, they only got XP working properly a couple of years before they discontinued it.
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I installed the Tech Review for Windows 10 on a very old computer that originally had Visa installed when new. At the present time I have Build 10074 installed on it. Since it is a beta build there are some faults. At the present time the new internet browser does not save passwords or allow for toolbars at the present time. Some desktops have a problem with the monitor going black screen on startup a fix is in the works. A work around is to power off and on the monitor until the screen stays on. Overall desktop runs faster. To get Windows 10 if you do not want the odd faults from the beta testing I would wait until the official consumer release then download the new operating system from Microsoft directly.
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Old 30th April 2015, 08:09
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I think that I'll give W10 a miss for now. The quality and service provided by Microsoft , especially with new products, leaves a lot to be desired. Besides, I recently bought an Apple but don't use it because of compatibility issues between the two systems. So it might now be time to dump Windows and swap permanently to Apple.
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Windows 10

Just installed windows 10,no problems so far. Not a lot different from windows 8
that I can see,but I'm not a computer buff.
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I kept Windows 10 on my laptop, while going back to 8.1 on my desktop. Now the laptop, which is fairly new, just will not open. I get the icons but clicking on them does not result in anything.
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I upgraded to Windows 10 (32 bit version) on the first day.
No regrets, it runs very well and has not crashed at all.
I use Office 365 with extensive use of Cloud storage. Windows 10 has increased the performance of this.
I have stopped using any anti virus other than Windows Defender, again no problems and this has removed the downgrade in performance that comes with most anti-virus software.
I still use Firefox, initially this was a bit slow until it upgraded itself to Windows 10 version.
My PC is a fairly aged Acer lap-top that I bought about 7 years ago. It was "top of the range" in its day and it still performs well.
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Old 29th September 2015, 10:11
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Uploaded windows 10, would not close down, had to turn off the power each time.
Went back to windows 7, happy again.
If its not broken dont fix it. When will i ever learn.
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I downloaded Windows 10 when it was first offered and since then I have nothing but praise.
The computer starts up and shuts down much quicker, browsing is also much faster and some of the new features are brilliant.
All in all, very happy so far
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My local 'geek' is very happy with Microsoft as it has given him lots of work putting PC's back to where they were before free 10 downloads! He says we are all being used as guinea pigs...

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Old 29th September 2015, 13:58
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I downloaded Windows 10 when it was first offered and since then I have nothing but praise.
The computer starts up and shuts down much quicker, browsing is also much faster and some of the new features are brilliant.
All in all, very happy so far
We should form a Windows 10 Appreciation Society.
I suspect that our PCs were properly organised before the upgrade.
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Old 29th September 2015, 13:59
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My local 'geek' is very happy with Microsoft as it has given him lots of work putting PC's back to where they were before free 10 downloads! He says we are all being used as guinea pigs...

geoff
Well he would say that wouldn't he.
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Finally got around to doing the upgrade, created a secondary clean install W7 on a secondary internal hard drive and used that, dual booted, for the upgrade so still have the original on the primary drive. Also loaded a copy on to a memory stick for possible future use.
So far - very impressed, it's fast and clean - lot of stuff I still have to find my way around but overall very good. Some of my older peripherals won't run on it but they are still useable on the W7 if I need to use them, printer is a geriatric Epson but that seems to run fine on W10.
Basically, so far - very 'whizzy' - I'm impressed, but being an old sceptic perhaps I await future problems !

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Old 2nd October 2015, 13:35
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I loaded 10 with no problem except I have so far not been able to get anything out of the email other than still working on it or not synced yet. I have tried several times to change as directed to my normal email address and user, but with no luck. What am I doing wrong? Presently access my emails by using ask and going to yahoo. Otherwise I am very satisfied with 10 and have successfully loaded printer, camera and painting programmes with Corel etc. Any advice would be much appreciated. Cheers, Roger
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Old 2nd October 2015, 14:05
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I was told I had to buy a new mailbox from the microsoft store. Instead I got one with my internet provider that I have to log on to, and which takes a serious time to load - so maybe I should have should have been willing to pay a little. Returning to Windows 8.1 did not result in my old mailbox being reinstalled.
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Could someone tell us how you know that your P/C is properly organised. Surely if you were having NO problems before upgrading to Windows 10, your P/C must have been organised.
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Old 2nd October 2015, 19:17
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I had no problems at all on 8.1, I presumed that all would be OK on 10. Sorry to have raised the problem.
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Old 2nd October 2015, 19:35
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Roger, try Mail.com. It's a free mail program and it's very good.
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Old 2nd October 2015, 19:37
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We should form a Windows 10 Appreciation Society.
I suspect that our PCs were properly organised before the upgrade.
Sign me up,it's faster than Win 7.
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Old 7th October 2015, 14:16
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For anyone with problems or the need to understand just what this system can do I would recommend this site:-

http://issuu.com/esc33/docs/windows_...ond_the_manual

You get everything!

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