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Why would I want to switch to Windows 10?

  1. #31


    What happens if we don't want 10 right away when it comes? is it going to going to update automatically? I have computer set to auto update.

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  2. #32



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic77 View Post
    What happens if we don't want 10 right away when it comes? is it going to going to update automatically? I have computer set to auto update.
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    2. No, it will probably come as an optional(unticked) and optional don't update without user interaction. Only recommended can be set to auto update with the important

    I'm not sure if it'll be required to get Win10. but I also have Give updates for other Microsoft products ticked.

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  3. #33


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic77 View Post
    What happens if we don't want 10 right away when it comes? is it going to going to update automatically? I have computer set to auto update.
    We had discussed this scenario before. There is no conceivable way that MS can install Win10 on your system without your agreement. The least you will have to agree to is the EULA.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    There is no conceivable way that MS can install Win10 on your system without your agreement.
    that's why they give it away for free...
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  5. #35


    Posts : 28
    windows 8.1


    It took long enough getting windows 8 to function like windows 7, like it should on a desktop. Not switching and dealing with another OS that wasn't designed for computers.
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  6. #36


    i have not tried w10 but i have high hopes for it to be what 8.1 should have been. using 8.1 on my surface pro 3 has been (is) a most confusing and frustrating experience, much more so than when i started using android on my phone and nexus tablet. all those bewildering gestures and swipes that seem to just have been added with no logical (to me) thought behind. for instance, in ie you move back by swiping left toright (but dont start swiping from too far left!), while in other apps you press the little arrow in the upper left. and the email client... no wonder people do not take w8 apps seriously, when even microsoft themselves dont. and spell checking and correctio... come on, look at android how it works there! after a full stop the keyboard should automatically shift... and so on... if w10 doesnt fix most of the oddities and present a logical and coherent ui, im afraid im leaving windows, being with it since 3.11...
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  7. #37


    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by theridon View Post
    It took long enough getting windows 8 to function like windows 7, like it should on a desktop. Not switching and dealing with another OS that wasn't designed for computers.
    It took all of a minute or two to install something like Classic Shell or StartIsBack. I've been using Windows 8.1 exclusively across three computers, and it works perfectly on all. One is a tower, one is a standard ultrabook, and one is a Surface Pro 3. So only one touch screen, but I've come to enjoy using it, even without adding a start menu. Problem is, people are afraid of change, and instantly decide change is bad, rather than understand why those changes are being made.

    As for Windows 10, I'd suggest actually trying it out. It implements the very things you are complaining about Windows 8.1 not having. The Start Menu works very well on a touch or non-touch device. It sounds like you haven't given it a shot or read much about it (remember, instantly deciding change is bad). If so, you'll see that you have a normal Start Menu again. No Start Screen.
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  8. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by theridon View Post
    It took long enough getting windows 8 to function like windows 7, like it should on a desktop. Not switching and dealing with another OS that wasn't designed for computers.
    Well, it was not designed for wood stows, was it ? It's actually more for desktops than anything else. Besides, there was W7 for phones too. Never heard anybody calling W7 'Phone Os'.
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  9. #39


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theridon View Post
    It took long enough getting windows 8 to function like windows 7, like it should on a desktop. Not switching and dealing with another OS that wasn't designed for computers.
    Well, it was not designed for wood stows, was it ? It's actually more for desktops than anything else. Besides, there was W7 for phones too. Never heard anybody calling W7 'Phone Os'.
    How do you figure that?? W10 is a pure touch OS. Nothing has been done to improve the operational characteristics of classic desktops with keyboard and mouse. Make the test - define a high contrast theme in 8.1 and then in 10 and tell me which is easier.
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  10. #40


    I'm getting along with it just fine on desktops, don't have any touch screen devices save for an android phone. Didn't try any high contrast themes, can't see much on them. I usually roll my own.
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