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Old 01-17-2019, 11:30 AM
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Should I go to Windows 10?

I am so comfortable with Windows XP on my desktop and Windows 7 on my laptop that I am reluctant to update.

Should I convert everything to Windows 10?
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:31 PM
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If you are comfortable with them I wouldn't change.

I had to go to Windows 10 for my school work, MasterCam, Solidworks, AutoCad, etc. which won't run on 7 or XP. I'm happy with it. It's stable, boots quickly and runs all the new stuff. Been running it for 4 years and never had a crash. THAT is an improvement over 7 and XP.

I do find fault with its frequent updates but that feature can be turned off.

Your XP machine probably won't run it.

I must admit I use Lunux 99% of the time and I only drop into Microshaft when I need to run my CNC and modeling stuff.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:31 PM
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I agree...Windows 10 is the way to go...I've been dealing with it since it first came out, and have yet to deal with the blue screen of death. There's plenty of options out there for security suites to choose from, and like XP, it works, and works very well.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:10 PM
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If you're used to 7 and XP, 10 will annoy you greatly. The forced updates, the hidden settings, the little dings and noises that happen without any sort of message accompanying them. I maintain a fleet of XP, 7, 10, MacOS, and Linux machines and easily find the Windows 10 machines to be the most irritating. If you don't set your internet connection to "Metered", the forced updates will drive you NUTS.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:26 PM
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If you do go to 10 then I advise you to down load and install the "Classic Shell" menu. As a Windows7 user you will feel right at home.


Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:14 PM
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I ABSO-****ING-LUTELY despise windows 10. If you want to plug anything besides a cell phone into the USB don't let 10 get anywhere near your machine. If you look online, you can see Windows sucking their own dick about how great their USB handling is in 10. LIES! ALL OF IT!


I can't tell you how frustrating it is to try for days to interface hardware that simply works when plugged into an XP or 7 machine. Not just a single instance, but every single time I need to connect hardware its a fight. I have a nice machine with 10 factory installed but have to keep an ancient 7 machine alive because 10's USB is beyond worthless.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:31 PM
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I 'effen hate any and all slindows machines. If Apple would only come out with an upgradeable (ram) Mac Mini, we could all live happier, more productive lives. The next stop would be to port Word Perfect over to Mac, then all would be well with the universe.....
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:43 PM
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If Apple would only come out with an upgradeable (ram) Mac Mini, we could all live happier, more productive lives.
Every Mac Mini ever made has upgradeable RAM, from the G4 era right up to the ones built right now today. We run a variety of 2006-present ones at work as workstations, every one of them was bought BOL and had the RAM maxed.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:59 PM
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I haven't had a bit of trouble with Win 10, a pleasant surprise after its immediate predecessors. The updates are now spaced out over sufficiently long intervals. If you don't like the modern interface, there's a third party widget called Start10 by Stardock that makes it look almost exactly like the antiques you're used to. 10 requires more resources in comparison to XP, but it's been a lot of years.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:20 PM
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I wouldn't upgrade if you are staying with the old hardware. Not every old hardware has Window 10 drivers. So Window 10 would fall back to generic drivers which is not optimal. You need to load the old OEM drivers if necessary which could be a royal pain. If you are using new hardware then 10 is the way to go.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:58 PM
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I upgraded when I put together a new computer from the ground up. New hardware was called for, windows 10 was just out, so I configured a machine for it, had to get new peripherals (got a combo scanner/printer), but it was time for all that anyway. I kept a recently purchased monitor, and my old speakers, but that is about it for carry over hardware.

It works, and since I am retired and don’t write VBA applications for my office at work, I have even weaned myself off of Microsoft Office.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:09 PM
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I have an 15 old DELL D630(I have other PC's also) and it is flawless with Win10 for several years. I did upgrade to a SSD and maxed out the RAM. I love it-it is very stable. Windows 10 will update your drivers when you upgrade.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:22 AM
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Very interesting. Thought I would see overwhelming support for Win10. Jury is still out.
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:49 PM
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At least create a local account, not a Microshaft Clown account and turn off all of Microshaft's spyware aka telemetry. Better yet, get a cracked copy of Windows 10 LTSB, which is Windows 10 without all of the telemetry, cloud-nudging, and forced user-interface changes.
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I can't remember how I did it, but I managed to rid myself of Cortana and OneDrive. Basically just by figuring out what processes were triggered at start up and disabling or erasing them.
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