A tail dragging romp through the swamps of the world
I did with no problems.
I heard it was worse than Windows 8..I dumped Windows 8 and returned to Windows 7
Here is a good read...The good and bad of Windows 10...Comments below.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/reviews/Windows-10-one-month-later-The-good-the-bad/articleshow/48742115.cms
Well, if you're asking . . . no, install Linux Mint 17.2 instead.http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
Grant, that ToI article seems to be an almost completely positive review. For example it says 10 is much better than 8 not worse at all. Which would be hard to do considering what a total piece of crap 8 was. I like 7 just fine and might end up reverting to it if it turns out I don't like 10 after all. So far all my reading and research has turned up nothing to be very concerned about other than privacy settings which are apparently easy to change. PLG I ran a couple of different iterations of Linux years ago but didn't much like the apps I could get back then. I understand that's improved a lot since but in the meantime I've become very comfortable and quite proficient with win compatible apps for image manipulation and sound editing and so on and I'm kinda loath to have to change them. Thanks, Mike. Your experience seems to line up with most of the other experiences I've been able to locate elsewhere. I'm probably going to do it. I'll report back.
Dana....I never said 10 was bad, had a couple of not so computer savvy friends say they didn`t like it..And yes, that article is mostly positive in its review of Windows 10..I like Windows 7....As for Apps..I don`t really partake too much in the way of Apps..Dana...I`m waiting for the brain-wave interface, telepathic operating system..Cheers
Dana:Please do report back, I am always leery of OS upgrading until I've seen how well it goes with others. This is one of those areas where I am very conservative by nature, having witnessed far too many OS upgrades over the past 30+ years go horribly wrong for myself and others. These days I only upgrade once an OS has been proven to be stable and worth upgrading for, otherwise I stay with the older stable tried and true versions, less stress that way.
It's nice that it's free for 7 and 8 users. It's not going to be on this old machine though. I'm still running xp on this old box - protected 6 ways from Sunday in multiple ways. I could run 10 on this box actually, it could handle it, but I'm cheap. 10 will be on one of my laptops. I'll be leaving 7 on the other for my wife's ease of use. Altho from the reports I've read online she won't have any problem with 10. But we shall see. There is an easy way to revert to 7 with the free upgrade version. Not so with the purchased OS replacement version.
I have the same decision to make. Considering how MS has been so security conscious with serial numbers, ID keys over the last decade, a 'freebie' has me nervous; what if MS's security systems decide you aren't entitled to that freebie 10? Will it accept the security key for 7 if you re-install? Or is it re-format C: time?So, I'm somewhat paranoid. Now, your OS is pretty important, so, I have decided to save my change buy a legal copy in a few months. Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-Bit sells for around $140.There's no hurry, 7 does everything I need.
I've downloaded twice, first time was a dud because it was loading the upgrade onto my external hard drive as well and it was taking forever.Then I installed it on the computer hard drive and it crashed twice, that was enough for me.If Window 7 isn't broken, why upgrade. Besides, I don't have a Smart Phone or I-phone, what do I need Apps for, eh
Done and done. All is well. One little hiccup with my Comodo Security Suite firewall which repaired itself with one click. Great free security suite BTW. Waiting to see if the advertised fast boot time comes to be but in all fairness there's a lot of stuff to load on this box. Nice clean interface, very easy to set up and adjust privacy settings. Haven't tried the browser yet and am unlikely to really.
I think your paranoia is probably over the top in this case Ed. If your computer doesn't meet the minimum requirements to run 10 it won't matter whether you buy it or DL the free upgrade. As far as IDs and security keys are concerned I just turned them off.
NVG, no crashes here, just the hiccup I mentioned. It's very fast. Faster than 7 is fair to say. I don't have a smart phone either but really there's not a lot of difference between the relevant settings in 10 for that than in 7. Just set up for more ease of use.
Scotian, I'll report more fully for you after I've used it a few days but right now I like it.
So here's a bit of advice for 10 users. Change your DNS settings over to Open DNS. It's free and more secure and will improve the speed of your web connection substantially.
It all depends how much info you liked pumped from your person.I spys Window ten.
Wait to install Windows 10 until November. Service pack 1 for Win10 is due at the end of October.
I used the remove Windows 10 option. Back to Windows 7. But now Windows 7 doesn't work properly and it's beyond my ability to fix. The Lenovo has to go to the clinic. Don't load Windows 10. At least not yet.
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