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Forum topic by JoeinGa posted 05-03-2016 08:23 PM 780 views 0 times favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-03-2016 08:23 PM

The wife’s laptop died and we took it to a local (highly recommended) repair shop. While he had it, he updated it to Win 10.
When we noticed it and asked, he said that Windows has finally gotten their “stuff” together and Win 10 is good to go now. He strongly suggested that I go ahead and do the update on my desktop computer also.

Any of you heard that Win 10 has been “fixed” and is good to go?

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#1 posted 05-03-2016 08:30 PM

I’m not sure quite what was “wrong” with it before, but I’ve been enjoying Windows 10 on my main desktop, my wife’s desktop, and a couple of my other computers (don’t ask lol) and haven’t run into any real issues yet. I just turn off a bunch of the stuff that I don’t like, such as Cortana (noooooo thank you), the downloading of updates from other people and/or microsoft servers (I use only from Microsoft Servers), and a few other things to turn off/fiddle with. If you search for things like that they’re all over. Here’s a few of the things I do with a fresh windows 10 install:
http://windows.wonderhowto.com/inspiration/everything-you-need-disable-windows-10-0163552/

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#2 posted 05-03-2016 08:31 PM

Win10 has been solid since day 1. Even Win 8.1 wasn’t that bad – most of the complaints were from people confused by the user interface changes (which, granted, needed a little polish, hence W10).

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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#3 posted 05-03-2016 08:33 PM

Well, my adobe suite runs well on windows 7, not on windows 10.
The audio programs I use in the studio (16 track recording) won’t work on windows 10 at all..
As I’m not financially capable of getting some big “Mac”... I’m staying with Windows 7 for now!

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#4 posted 05-03-2016 08:35 PM

My computah’ has been working fine so far with windows ten.

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#5 posted 05-03-2016 08:39 PM


Well, my adobe suite runs well on windows 7, not on windows 10.
The audio programs I use in the studio (16 track recording) won t work on windows 10 at all..
As I m not financially capable of getting some big “Mac”... I m staying with Windows 7 for now!

- Serradura

Why would it run on W7 but not W10? Almost everything written for 7 is good to go (7,8, and 10 are very similar under the hood). Also, how old is your Adobe Suite? I feel like a schlub rocking old-as-dirt Lightroom3 and CS4, but I have no issues.

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#6 posted 05-03-2016 08:44 PM

I use Photoshop CS6 on 10 with no issues so far, but don’t use anything else (I use Pinnacle Studio for video work, and audio I just use Audacity since I do it infrequently).

That is something to check though. If you have specific hardware that you need to be able to use, be sure to check to see if it’s compatible before you upgrade.

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#7 posted 05-03-2016 08:59 PM

Yeah, but even if you need specific hardware, if there was a driver for 7, it should work in 10. Its gotta be exceptionally rare for that to not be the case. Maybe if you were running a virtual XP machine in W7? Even then, though, W10 has compatibility modes. Very weird.

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#8 posted 05-03-2016 09:12 PM

Ok, wait a minute…. First off, I’m not a computer expert by any means. And I did ask this same question on my facebook page. Someone there had the smarts to ask what browser I’m using and I had to click the “about” button to find out. I didn’t realize that I’m using Internet Explorer 11 !!!

Well DOH! I guess going to IE 10 would be going backwards for me !
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#9 posted 05-03-2016 09:18 PM

I’m no comp expert myself, but as far as I know, Your browser is not your operating system. IE 11 is just your browser. win 10 is your operating system. IDK
Print shop doesn’t work well with win 10

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#10 posted 05-03-2016 09:40 PM

Yeah, I just saw that on FB. Turns out I have WIN 8.1. So now I gotta figure out how to update to WIN 10 with out crashing my computer or losing everything I have on it.

Does this upgrade to WIN 10 take hours and hours of sitting at the computer? Or do I just click on the correct button and walk away for awhile?

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#11 posted 05-03-2016 09:53 PM



Yeah, I just saw that on FB. Turns out I have WIN 8.1. So now I gotta figure out how to update to WIN 10 with out crashing my computer or losing everything I have on it.

Does this upgrade to WIN 10 take hours and hours of sitting at the computer? Or do I just click on the correct button and walk away for awhile?

- JoeinGa


The upgrade I tried last year to Win X, it was pretty quick and easy. Probably the best upgrade I have ever used, however going from win 7 was a painful change for me, so I removed it.

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#12 posted 05-04-2016 12:03 AM

W10 had some niggling problems but most of them have been fixed. There are still some like the clock on my wife’s laptop that wont update until you click on it. I had to buy a video card because mine was not supported, MS says it is, but it isn’t. There are other issues. I would say wait but if you did switch none of the problems are much more than annoying.

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#13 posted 05-04-2016 01:52 AM

I am in the process of moving old files from my Dell with XP Pro to a new HP with Win 10… While some of my old programs won’t work with Win10, overall I’m very satisfied with “10”..

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#14 posted 05-04-2016 01:54 AM

I tried to switch when it first came out. It blew up my Dell laptop and the fix cost $135.
So I’m sticking with Windows 7 until the reimbursement check from Bill Gates clears the bank.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#15 posted 05-04-2016 02:32 AM

I wouldn’t touch Windows 10 with somebody else’s computer

Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

http://bgr.com/2015/07/31/windows-10-upgrade-spying-how-to-opt-out/

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