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Windows 10 could prompt upgrades of 600M aging PCs

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    Windows 10 could prompt upgrades of 600M aging PCs


    Microsoft's Windows 10 is still in testing, but hardware makers can't wait for the day the OS replaces the controversial Windows 8.

    Millions of PCs are aging, and those who have resisted Windows 8 will likely upgrade to computers with Windows 10. The initial reception to a test version of Windows 10 has been positive, as it resolves many usability issues affecting Windows 8.

    There are about 600 million PCs that are four years or older, and those systems are ripe for upgrades, said Renee James, president at Intel, at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference on Tuesday.
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    If you use a start menu alternative and avoid using Metro crApps, Windows 10 = Windows 8. Don't see what all the fuss is about.
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    If Microsoft can overcome all the problems that arise from upgrading to Windows 8.1. I am talking about the various error codes that appear practically from "nowhere" when upgrading from Windows 8.0 to Windows 8.1. If they don't resolve this errors many people will be stuck at Windows 8.
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    I have a copy of the Win 10 Beta installed. I'm not impressed with it as its Win 8/8.1 without the metro but there are still metro apps in the start menu, which is crap. Unless the final version is much different it will go down like Win 8.
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    I was not impressed either with 10.. Same old song and dance as before, nothing new.. You still need to buy office, server and all the other MS software.. Sales are slow and MS needs to generate revenue, by out dating PC hardware. XP gone, Vista very soon to be gone, 7 is next.. 8 was gone as soon as 8.1 came out. 10 is 7 and 8 combined, with a few more mobile settings and tweaks. 10 is designed for business, to keep the look of prior windows versions and prevent re-training the OS to employees.. Although 10 tweak the metro apps, because nobody needs a full screen calculator.. But then again I use desktop mode and seldom use the metro apps, because the metro apps do not close properly.. They hold the last command even after clicking X to close.. Use the camera app, camera light stays on.. Use the reader, close it, can't delete the read file as the app has not released it. go to a porn site in IE app, two days later, your kid clicks on the app and wala there is the porn site in his face..
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    My rear end... Unless you consider an Ivy Bridge an aged machine, I plan on running XP on that machine till it goes kapput...
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    I wish they would add the windowed apps feature as 10 has, to Windows 8.1, then 8.1 would be perfect (with Start8 menu included)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RBS View Post
    I wish they would add the windowed apps feature as 10 has, to Windows 8.1, then 8.1 would be perfect (with Start8 menu included)
    as long as its made an option
    windowed apps is one of the things I dislike in 10 so far
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    Quote Originally Posted by werty View Post
    If Microsoft can overcome all the problems that arise from upgrading to Windows 8.1. I am talking about the various error codes that appear practically from "nowhere" when upgrading from Windows 8.0 to Windows 8.1. If they don't resolve this errors many people will be stuck at Windows 8.
    No one will be stuck at 8. You can get an 8.1 U1 ISO and do a clean install from there with a generic install key. After that, you can use the upgrade key to activate, if you went the upgrade route. No need to have 8.0 pre-installed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RBS View Post
    I wish they would add the windowed apps feature as 10 has, to Windows 8.1, then 8.1 would be perfect (with Start8 menu included)
    Stardock made this available on Win8 with their ModernMix app. You can get that from them cheap, or subscribe to Object Desktop and get a host of other apps, like WindowBlinds, which returns sophisticated themes to Windows.
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