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Why would I want to switch to Windows 10?

  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    They put back the Start button though so they do learn.
    All they did is give you a shrunk start page with the apps in the left pane. I think the 8.1 solution was better regarding the Apps.
    As it stands now, if I do install Windows 10 when released, I will also install Stardocks Start10, just like I installed Start8 when I first got Windows 8 and have kept it.

    I don't much like the hybred Start button in Win 10. It's useable but not as good as Classic Shell or Start10 for a Desktop user.

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  2. #22


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    How do or will they know (detect) when you upgraded or put on version of 8.1 on PC ?

    Great news! We will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified new or existing Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year!
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    To the OP. The Charms thingy is my least favorite aspect of Windows 8, what do you like about it?
    Well, like I said I am using Windows 8 on touch enabled devices. I do have it on one Dell
    laptop that is not touch but on that device I just live in my desktop all the time.

    For the touch device it gives you access to so many things without having to get a mouse
    or try to tap on tiny icons. Swipe it, hit the icon you want, get your menu and go. What's
    not to like about it? Again, it's geared towards touch devices. Not standard desktops. Microsoft
    SHOULD have always allowed a legacy setting for standard desktop users to have the old-style
    start menu instead of the tiles menu if they chose to. That was one of their BIG mistakes
    with Windows 8 IMO.
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  4. #24



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I like the charms bar on my desktop. I don't have to "leave" it to do some things like power off or turn my internet connection off. That said, I would have preferred a button to click(maybe in system tray?) than the swipe action(mind I'm talking about using a Desktop or laptop PC), but still, in 10 I miss the charms, but I have already adjusted.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 146
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    How do or will they know (detect) when you upgraded or put on version of 8.1 on PC ?

    Great news! We will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified new or existing Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year!
    Microsoft have sent out e-mails warning users that the upgrade is not possible on W8.
    To check whether you qualify for the freebie see if you have KB3035583 in your updates.
    This is M$,s way of only updating genuine copies.

    As for an opinion W8.1 has been a big improvement on W8, and I feel very comfortable working with it.

    Having been on all W10 iterations since last Oct and taking into account it is still a work in progress I must admit that enormous advances have been made on simplifying everyday operations, just one example, Cortana with its sidebar, the things you can do on it are mind boggling.

    For those that want to take advantage of all the extras that W10 bring there is of course a learning process but anyone with an enquiring mind will no doubt find real satisfaction in so doing.

    Those just needing to browse the internet and e-mails will not have any problems.
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by orlandotek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    To the OP. The Charms thingy is my least favorite aspect of Windows 8, what do you like about it?
    Well, like I said I am using Windows 8 on touch enabled devices. I do have it on one Dell
    laptop that is not touch but on that device I just live in my desktop all the time.

    For the touch device it gives you access to so many things without having to get a mouse
    or try to tap on tiny icons. Swipe it, hit the icon you want, get your menu and go. What's
    not to like about it? Again, it's geared towards touch devices. Not standard desktops. Microsoft
    SHOULD have always allowed a legacy setting for standard desktop users to have the old-style
    start menu instead of the tiles menu if they chose to. That was one of their BIG mistakes
    with Windows 8 IMO.
    I still don't get on a desktop touch screen how it is productive to remove your fingers from your keyboard and mouse. I understand on a tablet or phone your not really trying to produce work and likely only running one app. Where as a Desktop you probably have at least 3 window open
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  7. #27


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by orlandotek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    To the OP. The Charms thingy is my least favorite aspect of Windows 8, what do you like about it?
    Well, like I said I am using Windows 8 on touch enabled devices. I do have it on one Dell
    laptop that is not touch but on that device I just live in my desktop all the time.

    For the touch device it gives you access to so many things without having to get a mouse
    or try to tap on tiny icons. Swipe it, hit the icon you want, get your menu and go. What's
    not to like about it? Again, it's geared towards touch devices. Not standard desktops. Microsoft
    SHOULD have always allowed a legacy setting for standard desktop users to have the old-style
    start menu instead of the tiles menu if they chose to. That was one of their BIG mistakes
    with Windows 8 IMO.
    I still don't get on a desktop touch screen how it is productive to remove your fingers from your keyboard and mouse. I understand on a tablet or phone your not really trying to produce work and likely only running one app. Where as a Desktop you probably have at least 3 window open
    That's the good thing on 8, use can use any of the options

    Just using your example though, I am typing this now using 2 hands, why is it easier to move my hand onto the mouse instead of just taping the post reply button?, both are just as easy to reach, I do use the mouse for this but its just as easy to touch the screen
    I don't sit with one hand on the mouse and one on the keyboard, I use the method that is easiest at the given moment
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  8. #28


    Posts : 101
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by hannelius View Post
    Thank you for choosing to participate in a pre-release program for our next version of Windows!

    Data We Collect

    Microsoft collects many kinds of information in a variety of ways to operate effectively and provide you the best products, services and experiences. We may combine this data with information that is linked to your user ID, such as information associated with your Microsoft account.

    When you acquire, install and use the Program software and services, Microsoft collects information about your use of the software and services as well as about the devices and networks on which they operate. Examples of data we may collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; location, browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; voice, text and writing input; and application usage.

    For example, when you:


    • install or use Program software and services, we may collect information about your device and applications and use it for purposes such as determining or improving compatibility...
    • when you use voice input features like speech-to-text, we may collect voice information and use it for purposes such as improving speech processing (e.g., to help the service better translate speech into text),
    • when you open a file, we may collect information about the file, the application used to open the file, and how long it takes to use it...
    • when you input text, handwrite notes, or ink comments, we may collect samples of your input to improve these input features...

    i think i'll wait...
    I hope this is just for the "pre-release"
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  9. #29



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Koukol View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hannelius View Post
    Thank you for choosing to participate in a pre-release program for our next version of Windows!

    Data We Collect

    Microsoft collects many kinds of information in a variety of ways to operate effectively and provide you the best products, services and experiences. We may combine this data with information that is linked to your user ID, such as information associated with your Microsoft account.

    When you acquire, install and use the Program software and services, Microsoft collects information about your use of the software and services as well as about the devices and networks on which they operate. Examples of data we may collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; location, browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; voice, text and writing input; and application usage.

    For example, when you:


    • install or use Program software and services, we may collect information about your device and applications and use it for purposes such as determining or improving compatibility...
    • when you use voice input features like speech-to-text, we may collect voice information and use it for purposes such as improving speech processing (e.g., to help the service better translate speech into text),
    • when you open a file, we may collect information about the file, the application used to open the file, and how long it takes to use it...
    • when you input text, handwrite notes, or ink comments, we may collect samples of your input to improve these input features...

    i think i'll wait...
    I hope this is just for the "pre-release"
    And probably if one stays in the insider program after its released to the public. There keeping the insider program open for those who want cutting edge new update/upgrades to further test before it´s released through the normal channels.
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  10. #30


    Well, my Nokia Lumia 2520 is Windows RT 8.1 and so it will not be getting Windows 10 anyway. Which right at this moment is fine by me.

    If anything I will install Windows 10 after it is released on my Dell laptop and just see how well I like it.
    My other tablet is an IRULU Walknbook (10" full Windows 8.1) and other than my gaming desktop
    (which is now dead..need to find out what happened..I think the power supply gave up) my IRULU is
    the most powerful computer in our house. I will be reluctant to put Windows 10 on it.
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