Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 12:19 pm

we took the plunge and upgraded our PC's to Windows 10.

the install took a while, but i am very happy with it.

the look and feel are a bit different, but not overly so.

it remembered some of my passwords -- others i hadda type back in.

it didn't change the contents of my desktop or task tray.

according to jespah, it is much faster powering on.

so to anyone out there hesitating to do the upgrade -- don't...
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 12:22 pm
@Region Philbis,
thanks for the reminder

started it just a minute or two ago
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 01:32 pm
@Region Philbis,
I will try it tomorrow when I get some time. Thanks for the reminder.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 02:35 pm
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:
according to jespah, it is much faster powering on.

Faster than Windows 8? Or faster than something earlier than Windows 8?


This bit of advice doesn't apply to anyone upgrading an existing computer, but anyone wanting to buy a new Windows 10 computer should wait until the new Intel Skylake CPUs come out in another month or so.
George
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 02:55 pm
I signed up for it, but I've had no further notice from the Empire.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 03:51 pm
@Region Philbis,
Anyone know if you can upgrade an XP machine to the Windows 10 or does it not have adequate hardware for it?
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 03:55 pm
@oralloy,
I upgraded a laptop that had Win 8. MUCH faster to start up.

BFN - http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/how-upgrade-from-windows-xp-windows-10-3616106/
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 04:04 pm
@jespah,
Great article. Thanks. Looks like I should save the upgrade money and put it toward a newer PC that comes with Windows 10. Oh well. I'm not buying anymore PCs. I am saving money for a higher level cell phone I can use as camera, phone and internet device.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 05:20 pm
@Region Philbis,
yup - the install took a while - we took the dog for a walk - had an ice cream - I read part of a book

but pretty zippity zippity now
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 05:21 pm
@George,
I didn't get a notification but when I clicked on the windows 10 icon on the toolbar it got down the business right away.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 05:40 pm
@ehBeth,

I flitched this from another discussion site. It might be worth a looking over.

Quote:
Oh, yes... the reason I popped in this morning... Windows 10 is cool and all, but the info-gathering is on the Federal spy level!!!
you probably want to opt-out of several things like
Microsoft personalised ad preferences

also go to settings - Privacy and opt-out of anything there that seems to be suspicious. Like the program that uses your microphone to listen to everything you say

there is a delightful site that will help you understand the whole thing.
How To Stop Windows 10's Spying Ads | Rock, Paper, Shotgun


ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 05:46 pm
@roger,
handily enough, one of the things windows10 did on set-up was plop the settings icon on the toolbar so it's easy to find and personalize
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 06:02 pm
@ehBeth,
Quote:
windows 10 icon on the toolbar
i never did get the icon on my Windows 7 PC, but was able to download 10 here nonetheless...
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 09:15 pm
https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/s720x720/11425118_1103451653015444_7219640207164697140_o.jpg
maxdancona
 
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Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2015 09:31 pm
@Butrflynet,
I think Bill Gates is counting in base 13.
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jcboy
 
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Reply Sun 2 Aug, 2015 11:46 am
I'm sticking with my Mac and I'm never going back! Cool
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 2 Aug, 2015 12:33 pm
@jcboy,
Me too!
However, in the office I have both and our IT guys said to wait with windows 10 ...so we'll wait!
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vonny
 
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Reply Sun 2 Aug, 2015 02:37 pm
@roger,
Quote:
also go to settings - Privacy and opt-out of anything there that seems to be suspicious. Like the program that uses your microphone to listen to everything you say


Help - I only heard of Windows 10 for the first time last week ( Embarrassed ) - downloaded it immediately and was loving it - until I read the above. Now I'm having doubts ...
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thack45
 
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Reply Sun 2 Aug, 2015 02:44 pm
@Butrflynet,
I've had a MacBook air for a few years now, but I've barely used it over the last 2 or 3 years, preferring the general portability and multi functionality.
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BillRM
 
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Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2015 02:32 am
@jcboy,
Hell the second most popular OS is still windows XP the last time I look with a market share greater then the mac for example.

After changing a register key in order to tell Microsoft that I am a point of sale XP system I am still getting all the new updates.

Have fun with Microsoft 10 guys but I have zero desire to deal with any of the OS Microsoft had been putting out of late.

Hopefully the open source ReactoOS project will be ready for prime time in the next year or so.

Quote:
https://www.reactos.org/
ReactOS
ReactOS® is a free open source operating system based on the best design principles found in the Windows NT® architecture (Windows versions such as ...
 

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