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Is Windows 10 Good To Upgrade To?

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8

    Is Windows 10 Good To Upgrade To?


    Is Windows 10 good to upgrade to?

    I have been offered the free update to Win10.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    so far, so good... And only getting better with time..
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  3. #3


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by TomBrooklyn View Post
    Is Windows 10 good to upgrade to?

    I have been offered the free update to Win10.
    I would emphatically say NO! At This Time. I would recommend you wait possibly 6 months or so to allow time for more of the major W-10 upgrades to be implemented.

    I had W-10 on one of my PC's for a full 30 days and reverted back to 8.1 and I will be following the advice I give you before I go any further.

    1. Check with your PC manufacturer and/or their product Forums as to compatibility with your specific model and common issues with your brand/model.
    2. Read the W-10 Forums and check out the problems many have experienced. This list is quite extensive and the problems/issues are quite diverse.
    3. Whenever you do decide to upgrade to W-10, you better have a full backup image to fall back on should things go bad unless of course you are not very dependent on your device and are prepared to complete restore to factory state and you should have that capability on hand anyway. If you do not have such backup available I would STOP!
    4. Make sure you fully understand the implications of little or no control of updates in W-10 as well as the increase in MS Data Mining present with W-10 depending on how some defaults are set.
    5. Edge, the new built-in Browser does not yet have all the capabilities present in other Browsers.

    Just because one or even a million users have upgraded without problems does not mean you are assured a trouble free experience as many will attest to. Read the Forums and you must decide but remember, this Free conversion period is still in it's early stages and you have plenty of time.

    In addition, your specs indicate you are still on 8.0 and not 8.1, if this is the case I think you need to be on 8.1 do the upgrade to W-10 but I may be mistaken. If you decide to push forward, hope for the best but plan for the worst.
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    No. It sucks. It has too many issues, just like microsoft. They don't know what they are doing, I barely like windows 8. I like windows 7 and have the disk to upgrade and downgrade to, but the new computers have their product keys inside the computer itself.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1


    As a poster mentioned above, the best thing to do if you're not sure is to do a system backup (I notice that there's a free offer for the paid version of EaseUS ToDo Backup Home on this site in the General Support part that might be of interest, in this regard), then once that's done you can then let it update to Windows 10 and try it out. If it doesn't work out for you, then just install from the backup, and you've lost nothing.
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  6. #6


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,588
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Personally, I'm not big on upgrades. Win 10 is a decent OS but there's nothing in it that is compelling that makes me recommend upgrading. I have machines running Win 7 and Win 8.1 that I won't be upgrading but I also recently bought a new laptop with Win 10 on it. I use all 3 OSes on a daily basis and feel there isn't a lot of difference between them.

    If you're someone that has to have the latest OS on their machine then go ahead and upgrade, otherwise wait until you build or buy a new machine and then go with Win 10.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1


    Had it, for 3 weeks dumped it, and it kept on trying to reinstall it self after I did the so called ez revert - go back to win 8, NOT.... eventually had to reinstall a virgin copy of Win 8... HASSLE,,not worth it,, you have a year for it free I think, Im waiting till the summer... heck for $90 bucks Ill upgrade in a year or two when the bugs are fixed.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 46
    windows8


    Someone said the new start menu, edge browser, apps and Cortana make Windows 10 the best Windows, but i have go back to window 8.1, whatever.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1


    I have a SSD and start for me is 1,2,3... I hated the browser Edge. too limited as for Cortana - just another thing running to slow down your system, its why you have bing or google just another layer between you and the search engine...

    Quote Originally Posted by LPhoeliu View Post
    Someone said the new start menu, edge browser, apps and Cortana make Windows 10 the best Windows, but i have go back to window 8.1, whatever.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8


    Thanks for all the responses. It sounds like waiting is the best idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by gator2013 View Post
    1. Check with your PC manufacturer and/or their product Forums as to compatibility with your specific model and common issues with your brand/model.
    2. Read the W-10 Forums and check out the problems many have experienced. This list is quite extensive and the problems/issues are quite diverse.
    3. Whenever you do decide to upgrade to W-10, you better have a full backup image to fall back on should things go bad unless of course you are not very dependent on your device and are prepared to complete restore to factory state and you should have that capability on hand anyway. If you do not have such backup available I would STOP!
    4. Make sure you fully understand the implications of little or no control of updates in W-10 as well as the increase in MS Data Mining present with W-10 depending on how some defaults are set.
    5. Edge, the new built-in Browser does not yet have all the capabilities present in other Browsers.

    In addition, your specs indicate you are still on 8.0 and not 8.1...
    1. Will check with mfgr

    2. Forums are usually filled with problems. It is usually when someone has a problem that they write a question about it. Does the Win10 forum indicate more problems than with Win 7 or 8?

    3. Full backup. Check.

    4. Win 10 does automatic updates without notice, right?

    5. I rarely use IE now. Does the Edge browser be similarly ignored?

    I think I have 8.1 now; but I don't know how to tell.
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