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Windows 10 Status as of July 2016

  1. #11



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,277
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by BinkerNate View Post
    Time's up. Didn't get it. Just wasn't comfortable.
    That's ok, after the time was up, I installed Windows 8.1 in a Virtual Machine.
    Now just to get everything set up, and find my way back around.
    I loved 8 before the upgrade to 10, but the inability to adjust app sizes on the desktop, does bug me now
    I can always minimize though.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 53
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BinkerNate View Post
    Time's up. Didn't get it. Just wasn't comfortable.
    That's ok, after the time was up, I installed Windows 8.1 in a Virtual Machine.
    Now just to get everything set up, and find my way back around.
    I loved 8 before the upgrade to 10, but the inability to adjust app sizes on the desktop, does bug me now
    I can always minimize though.
    I have 8.1 already. Sure 10 looked good, but there are things from 8 and 8.1 that aren't in 10, such as the Windows menu. If it ain't broke, don't fix it; when upgrading, make it good. 10 didn't give me that so I decided not to get it.

    Though now I wonder if something will happen that'll make me regret it. So far, nothing yet. I like to keep it that way.
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  3. #13



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,277
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by BinkerNate View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BinkerNate View Post
    Time's up. Didn't get it. Just wasn't comfortable.
    That's ok, after the time was up, I installed Windows 8.1 in a Virtual Machine.
    Now just to get everything set up, and find my way back around.
    I loved 8 before the upgrade to 10, but the inability to adjust app sizes on the desktop, does bug me now
    I can always minimize though.
    I have 8.1 already. Sure 10 looked good, but there are things from 8 and 8.1 that aren't in 10, such as the Windows menu. If it ain't broke, don't fix it; when upgrading, make it good. 10 didn't give me that so I decided not to get it.

    Though now I wonder if something will happen that'll make me regret it. So far, nothing yet. I like to keep it that way.
    I doubt it
    Eight, which was the OEM install when I bought my desktop, only gave me problems with updating, and that, because at the time I was on a metered connection using Vodafone USB mobile broadband. Otherwise I NEVER had a problem with the operating system or using 3rd party apps, and it was solid as granite

    I'm an "OS whore" and like to try out, or use, as many operating systems(Windows & different Linux distributions) I can
    I just like 10 the best, myself.

    On the next PC you buy 10 will be installed, so you'll get it sometime.
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  4. #14


    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 568
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    Something to be careful with if running windows 8 is that due to the way that updates/upgrades/service packs are handled Windows 8 may be out of support unless/ until the windows 8,1 update is applied.

    It's very confusing as the rule was set in place when Service Packs were the major update route, Microsoft would support systems with or without the service pack for a set period after the release of the Service Pack, (2 or 3 Years).

    I have heard that the 8.1 update /upgrade was being treated as a Service pack to Windows 8 rather than and update / upgrade to a New Windows Version and that the support for Windows 8 has ended, (apart from some security updates), ( this caused issues for some users where their hardware would not meet the 8.1 requirements which meant they could not update to 10 as at the time 8 was not a valid upgrade path to Windows 10
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  5. #15


    Posts : 53
    Windows 8


    I have Windows 8.1
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  6. #16


    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 568
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    Great, I just saw a lot of reference to Win8 and just the one to 8.1 so was unsure which you were actually running
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  7. #17


    Belgium
    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 64 bit (updt)


    I did the free upgrade from 8.1 to 10 ; played with it for a week; went back to 8.1.
    Happy & content!
    (10 is not for me ~ I like my Classic Shell 8.1)
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  8. #18


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8


    Hi, i did the free upgrade from windows 8.1 to 10 as well. I still have windows 10 and i want to know which settings should i turn off to avoid privacy issues with windows 10.

    Any help will be appreciated.
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  9. #19


    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 568
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    There are no privacy issue as far as I am concerned just some useful telemetry that will help improve the OS.

    There we a lot of websites making all sorts of things up to sell advertising but when they were asked to prove what they were saying they could not
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  10. #20



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,277
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    There are no privacy issue as far as I am concerned just some useful telemetry that will help improve the OS.

    There we a lot of websites making all sorts of things up to sell advertising but when they were asked to prove what they were saying they could not
    I have one thing to add to Nigel's post.
    Here is a link to Microsoft's TechNet site, the page is for Enterprise version, but it has a good description of what Microsoft means by Telemetry, and also describes what Telemetry is NOT: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...or=-2147217396
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