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Will Windows 10 make it

  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    IT WILL make it so long as people who want to use their desktop / laptop systems in a professional workplace as a "Classic Computer" can turn off / hide all the tiles and other "metro" stuff.
    Cheers
    jimbo
    Amen to that

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  2. #22


    Posts : 120
    Windows 8.1 + StartIsBack + AeroGlass


    I installed the latest build and had a look at the new Calendar and Calculator... Microsoft is still trying a touch-first, one size fits all approach with Windows 10. It's actually going to be much harder to get away from all the Metro crap this time around that it was on Windows 8.
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  3. #23


    Yellow Belly
    Posts : 178
    Windows 8.1 with Bing x64


    Non-touchscreen people will go a long way to getting comfortable with the new user/OS interface if they learnt how to use a touchpad, which W8.1 (and likely W10) is very user-friendly towards and I find it quite intuitive once you know the gestures to perform for common actions. If your PC doesn't have a touchpad you can buy USB ones

    Tutorial: Precision touchpad - Windows Help

    This is a random Dell wireless one I found that can be added if you don't have precision-touchpad fitted device:


    Dell Wireless USB Touchpad
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    IT WILL make it so long as people who want to use their desktop / laptop systems in a professional workplace as a "Classic Computer" can turn off / hide all the tiles and other "metro" stuff.

    Metro apps which work as normal windowed applications are fine provided they can be launched from a classic type of start menu.

    For touch / tablets/ convertibles W10 is beginning to shape up.

    I know it's a WIP - but so far so good.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I'll give that an Amen too Jimbo
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  5. #25


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    And they are not doing a good job with the modern UI. I use High definition themes and many parts of the modern UI are not integrated with the high def themes. The end result is that you cannot work with those pages and have to always switch back to a normal theme. That is completely unacceptable and a showstopper for me.

    Picture 1 shows my high def as it should be. Picture 2 shows e.g. the update page in high def where some of the hig def appears but the background is white. And since the writing in high def is white and the hyperlinks are yellow, you cannot really read anything.

    Click image for larger version


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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by stringjunky View Post
    Non-touchscreen people will go a long way to getting comfortable with the new user/OS interface if they learnt how to use a touchpad, which W8.1 (and likely W10) is very user-friendly towards and I find it quite intuitive once you know the gestures to perform for common actions. If your PC doesn't have a touchpad you can buy USB ones

    Tutorial: Precision touchpad - Windows Help

    This is a random Dell wireless one I found that can be added if you don't have precision-touchpad fitted device:


    Dell Wireless USB Touchpad
    And what would you suggest for CAD work. Can you get a pen for detailed work???
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  7. #27


    Posts : 94
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by mcnulty View Post
    I installed the latest build and had a look at the new Calendar and Calculator... Microsoft is still trying a touch-first, one size fits all approach with Windows 10. It's actually going to be much harder to get away from all the Metro crap this time around that it was on Windows 8.
    Will stick to 8.1 as long as I can. But you know MS, soon as 7 expires, so will 8.1 effectively. Just look at Vista, soon as XP expired, it was effectively "dead" as in newer stuff like IE11 won't install on Vista, even though extended support continues and under the hood, there is little difference from 7...
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  8. #28


    In my experience with Microsoft all the versions of windows have made it. In fact even thought it maybe dead some companies are still using windows xp and ive kept vista for 6 years. my first computer I ever actually had bought myself had lasted me about 10 years.
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  9. #29



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Interesting find(notice the date):

    Attachment 57280
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  10. #30


    Penn's Forest
    Posts : 216
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    [QUOTE=Cliff S;472234]Interesting find(notice the date):

    Yep, 9926 expires October 1, 2015

    Click image for larger version

    I have the Insider Pro edition installed - clearly identified as Pro, but no expire date.

    Looks like you have the TechNet Enterprise edition (clue: evaluation copy)
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