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Windows 10 Status as of July 2016


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#1
So I've asked this before, and I felt compelled to ask it again.

I have Win8, and like many others, we've been asked from my comp. to get Win10. For a long time now, I've said no because I heard of bugs and other things, but that has seem to be fixed now (I hope).

Also, my mom accidentally got Win10 on her laptop (don't ask how it was an accident) and nothing wrong there.

I have 8 days until this "free offer" goes bye-bye (unless thats a lie, but IDK). So as of now, how is Windows 10 and should I get it?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 (4th Generation)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 650
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S232HL
    Hard Drives
    SATA III

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#2
It's up to you. I've upgraded 7 or 8 machines so far and none have had any issues. There's a "1st Year Anniversary" update coming to Win 10 on Aug. 2nd which will be a fairly major update. If you upgrade now you'll be ready for that upgrade.

You have the opportunity to roll back to your previous OS for 30 days after you upgrade so why not do the upgrade, try it out for a few days and if you don't like it, roll back?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built i7-8700K, Toshiba Satellite S55-A Laptop, MS Surface Pro 3, Dell Inspiron 15 5000
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 2.4Ghz Core i7-3630QM, 1.9Ghz Core i5 4300U, 2.8Ghz Core i5 6200U
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, Toshiba, MS, Dell
    Memory
    16G, 12G, 4G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1050, Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2817Q 28", 15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160, 1366x768 (laptop)
    Hard Drives
    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data on Desktop, 512GB ssd for laptop, 128GB SSD tablet, 500GB ssd laptop
    PSU
    Corsair CX 750M
    Case
    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Internet Speed
    120Mbps/6Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    MSE on desktop, Defender on laptop
    Other Info
    Retired after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant.

Cliff S

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#3
It's up to you. I've upgraded 7 or 8 machines so far and none have had any issues. There's a "1st Year Anniversary" update coming to Win 10 on Aug. 2nd which will be a fairly major update. If you upgrade now you'll be ready for that upgrade.

You have the opportunity to roll back to your previous OS for 30 days after you upgrade so why not do the upgrade, try it out for a few days and if you don't like it, roll back?
Or you can just make a system image of your machine now with current OS, upgrade it to get the activation, wait for the Redstone update, then link your digital license to your Microsoft account: Microsoft Account - Link to Digital License on Windows 10 PC - Windows 10 Forums

Then you can reimage back to your original OS and carry on until it isn't supported any more, then reinstall Windows 10 later(or when you feel you are ready for it full time)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Update Pro in Hyper-V/Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Cliff's Black & Blue Wonder
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
    Memory
    32 GB Quad Kit, G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series schwarz, DDR4-3866, 18-19-19-39-2T
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition
    Sound Card
    (1) HD Webcam C270 (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ BL2711U(4K) and a hp 27vx(1080p)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD
    E: & O: Libraries & OneDrive-> Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
    D: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung PM951 Client M.2 512Gb SSD
    G: System Images -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000i High Performance ATX Power Supply 80+ Platinum
    Case
    hanteks Enthoo Pro TG
    Cooling
    Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB TT Premium-Edition 360mm and 3 Corsair blue LED fans
    Keyboard
    Trust GTX THURA
    Mouse
    Trust GTX 148
    Internet Speed
    25+/5+ (+usually faster)
    Browser
    Edge; Chrome; IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender of course & Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit as a
    Other Info
    Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
    Sound system: Philips Soundbar HTL2160 w/subwoofer

Mark Phelps

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#4
Everyone's experience is different ...

I've upgrade 5 machines from Win7 to Win10 and ALL had issues I had to resolve.

Two were so serious they could not be resolved, so I restored Win7 to those PCs.

Two had additional problems that kept reappearing, so at the owners' requests, I restored those to Win7.

The fifth one is still using Win10, but it is an HP laptop, and only a clean-install worked; the Upgrade failed over and over and over.

But, I would STRONGLY agree with imaging off your PC before attempting the Upgrade, that way, if you have problems later, you can get your working machine easily restored.

Good Luck
 

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#5
Seems like alot just to upgrade. My mom isn't having problems. I guess I could scan my computer before doing the upgrade to make sure everything is fine and clean.

Is it really worth it? Nothing wrong with my computer on Windows 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 (4th Generation)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 650
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S232HL
    Hard Drives
    SATA III

Cliff S

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#6
Seems like alot just to upgrade. My mom isn't having problems. I guess I could scan my computer before doing the upgrade to make sure everything is fine and clean.

Is it really worth it? Nothing wrong with my computer on Windows 8.
It's your choice really. The freebie for your current machine ends on the 29th. But The next PC you buy will have 10.
I had a laptop with Win7, and a Desktop with Win8.1(I really really liked 8.1 and will be putting it in a Virtual Machine after the GWX terror ends on the 29th) and upgraded to 10.

But you should make a system image of 8 before the upgrade(actually once a month, as a minimum, no matter what OS you have), so even after the 30 day revert period is over, if you decide you don't like it, or there are unforeseen problems, such as driver compatibility, you'll still be able to go back. I deleted my prior OS backups only after six months of using 10 on both computers, because I was 100% sure I didn't want to go back.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Update Pro in Hyper-V/Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Cliff's Black & Blue Wonder
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
    Memory
    32 GB Quad Kit, G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series schwarz, DDR4-3866, 18-19-19-39-2T
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition
    Sound Card
    (1) HD Webcam C270 (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ BL2711U(4K) and a hp 27vx(1080p)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD
    E: & O: Libraries & OneDrive-> Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
    D: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung PM951 Client M.2 512Gb SSD
    G: System Images -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000i High Performance ATX Power Supply 80+ Platinum
    Case
    hanteks Enthoo Pro TG
    Cooling
    Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB TT Premium-Edition 360mm and 3 Corsair blue LED fans
    Keyboard
    Trust GTX THURA
    Mouse
    Trust GTX 148
    Internet Speed
    25+/5+ (+usually faster)
    Browser
    Edge; Chrome; IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender of course & Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit as a
    Other Info
    Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
    Sound system: Philips Soundbar HTL2160 w/subwoofer
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62
#7
I don't know. I just wish this was simple: "should I get it?" a) "Yes, its simple, just click 'install'"" b) "no, not worth it. keep 8."

Really, its just the time clock counting the days. What Windows 10 is and the reaction since its release. I just wish it went away, or wasn't like this at all. Should I stop the "get Windows 10 for free" message that keeps popping up?Maybe that's the problem, being reminded, lol.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 (4th Generation)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 650
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S232HL
    Hard Drives
    SATA III

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#8
It's not that simple because each user has to answer that question for themselves. No one can say for sure that your computer won't have issues after upgrading and no one can say for sure whether you will like Win 10 and want to keep it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built i7-8700K, Toshiba Satellite S55-A Laptop, MS Surface Pro 3, Dell Inspiron 15 5000
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 2.4Ghz Core i7-3630QM, 1.9Ghz Core i5 4300U, 2.8Ghz Core i5 6200U
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, Toshiba, MS, Dell
    Memory
    16G, 12G, 4G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1050, Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2817Q 28", 15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160, 1366x768 (laptop)
    Hard Drives
    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data on Desktop, 512GB ssd for laptop, 128GB SSD tablet, 500GB ssd laptop
    PSU
    Corsair CX 750M
    Case
    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Internet Speed
    120Mbps/6Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    MSE on desktop, Defender on laptop
    Other Info
    Retired after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant.
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#9
I like my Windows 8 as it is now. I like to keep it as is.

But...

I have 1 day and 22 hours left to get Windows 10.

I just want this to go away, so I don't have to think about it, lol.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 (4th Generation)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 650
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S232HL
    Hard Drives
    SATA III
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#10
Time's up. Didn't get it. Just wasn't comfortable.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 (4th Generation)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 650
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S232HL
    Hard Drives
    SATA III

Cliff S

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#11
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Update Pro in Hyper-V/Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Cliff's Black & Blue Wonder
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
    Memory
    32 GB Quad Kit, G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series schwarz, DDR4-3866, 18-19-19-39-2T
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition
    Sound Card
    (1) HD Webcam C270 (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ BL2711U(4K) and a hp 27vx(1080p)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD
    E: & O: Libraries & OneDrive-> Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
    D: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung PM951 Client M.2 512Gb SSD
    G: System Images -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000i High Performance ATX Power Supply 80+ Platinum
    Case
    hanteks Enthoo Pro TG
    Cooling
    Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB TT Premium-Edition 360mm and 3 Corsair blue LED fans
    Keyboard
    Trust GTX THURA
    Mouse
    Trust GTX 148
    Internet Speed
    25+/5+ (+usually faster)
    Browser
    Edge; Chrome; IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender of course & Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit as a
    Other Info
    Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
    Sound system: Philips Soundbar HTL2160 w/subwoofer
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#12
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 (4th Generation)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 650
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S232HL
    Hard Drives
    SATA III

Cliff S

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#13
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:thumb:

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

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

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Update Pro in Hyper-V/Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Cliff's Black & Blue Wonder
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
    Memory
    32 GB Quad Kit, G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series schwarz, DDR4-3866, 18-19-19-39-2T
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition
    Sound Card
    (1) HD Webcam C270 (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ BL2711U(4K) and a hp 27vx(1080p)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD
    E: & O: Libraries & OneDrive-> Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
    D: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung PM951 Client M.2 512Gb SSD
    G: System Images -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000i High Performance ATX Power Supply 80+ Platinum
    Case
    hanteks Enthoo Pro TG
    Cooling
    Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB TT Premium-Edition 360mm and 3 Corsair blue LED fans
    Keyboard
    Trust GTX THURA
    Mouse
    Trust GTX 148
    Internet Speed
    25+/5+ (+usually faster)
    Browser
    Edge; Chrome; IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender of course & Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit as a
    Other Info
    Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
    Sound system: Philips Soundbar HTL2160 w/subwoofer

Barman58

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#14
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Real World Computing
    CPU
    AMD FX8350 8 Core @4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A78L-M USB3
    Memory
    32GB [4x8GB] DDR3 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus nVidia GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 (2GB DDR5)
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xoner DG + SPDIF to 5.1 System + HDMI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G276HL 27", (DVi) + Samsung 39" HDTV (HDMI)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 @60Hz + 1920 x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Internal
    Crucial 256GB SSD,
    WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 3TB,
    Toshiba HDWD130 3TB
    Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH1 2TB,

    External (USB3)
    Seagate Backup+ Hub BK SCSI Disk 8TB
    2.5/3.5 Hot Swap Cradle, USB3 + eSata (client HDDs)

    NAS
    Seagate ST4000DM000
    PSU
    Aerocool Templarius Imperator 750W 80+ Silver
    Case
    AeroCool X-Warrior Devil Red Tower
    Cooling
    Stock CPU, Rear 120mm, Front 2x120mm, Side 2x120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K710 & K270
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless M710 M185 & M570 Trackball
    Internet Speed
    37Mb/s Down - 9.5Mb/s Up
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2017
    Other Info
    Also run...

    Desktop - 6Core 8GB - Windows 10 Enterprise x64,
    Laptop - Quad 8GB - Windows 10 Pro x64
    Netbook - Ubuntu
    2 x Nexus 7 Android tablets
    Samsung 10.2" tablet
    Sony Z3 Android Smartphone
    HTC One Android Smartphone
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62
#15
I have Windows 8.1
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 (4th Generation)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 650
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S232HL
    Hard Drives
    SATA III

Barman58

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Super Moderators
#16
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Real World Computing
    CPU
    AMD FX8350 8 Core @4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A78L-M USB3
    Memory
    32GB [4x8GB] DDR3 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus nVidia GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 (2GB DDR5)
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xoner DG + SPDIF to 5.1 System + HDMI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G276HL 27", (DVi) + Samsung 39" HDTV (HDMI)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 @60Hz + 1920 x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Internal
    Crucial 256GB SSD,
    WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 3TB,
    Toshiba HDWD130 3TB
    Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH1 2TB,

    External (USB3)
    Seagate Backup+ Hub BK SCSI Disk 8TB
    2.5/3.5 Hot Swap Cradle, USB3 + eSata (client HDDs)

    NAS
    Seagate ST4000DM000
    PSU
    Aerocool Templarius Imperator 750W 80+ Silver
    Case
    AeroCool X-Warrior Devil Red Tower
    Cooling
    Stock CPU, Rear 120mm, Front 2x120mm, Side 2x120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K710 & K270
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless M710 M185 & M570 Trackball
    Internet Speed
    37Mb/s Down - 9.5Mb/s Up
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2017
    Other Info
    Also run...

    Desktop - 6Core 8GB - Windows 10 Enterprise x64,
    Laptop - Quad 8GB - Windows 10 Pro x64
    Netbook - Ubuntu
    2 x Nexus 7 Android tablets
    Samsung 10.2" tablet
    Sony Z3 Android Smartphone
    HTC One Android Smartphone

Xyberbat

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Belgium

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25
#17
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)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit (updt)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung NP355E7C
    CPU
    AMD A6
    Browser
    PaleMoon
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14
#18
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

Barman58

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#19
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 ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Real World Computing
    CPU
    AMD FX8350 8 Core @4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A78L-M USB3
    Memory
    32GB [4x8GB] DDR3 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus nVidia GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 (2GB DDR5)
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xoner DG + SPDIF to 5.1 System + HDMI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G276HL 27", (DVi) + Samsung 39" HDTV (HDMI)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 @60Hz + 1920 x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Internal
    Crucial 256GB SSD,
    WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 3TB,
    Toshiba HDWD130 3TB
    Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH1 2TB,

    External (USB3)
    Seagate Backup+ Hub BK SCSI Disk 8TB
    2.5/3.5 Hot Swap Cradle, USB3 + eSata (client HDDs)

    NAS
    Seagate ST4000DM000
    PSU
    Aerocool Templarius Imperator 750W 80+ Silver
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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...your-organization?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
 

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