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Upgraded to Windows 10 last Saturday...
« on: May 10, 2016, 02:42:10 pm »
Was on 8.1 Professional...   Got pissed at the W10 messages and finally said  :censored: k it and told it to go ahead.  No problems with the process but afterwards I lost sound and a few applications were crying the blues.  Looked at update and it said it needed to do it.  After that, sound came back and the applications stopped complaining.  Added Stardock Start10 to give me that ole familiar W7 feel ($4.99) and everything appears to be working fine so far.
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Re: Upgraded to Windows 10 last Saturday...
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2016, 03:17:05 pm »
Any benefits other than getting rid of the spam request to update to 10?
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Re: Upgraded to Windows 10 last Saturday...
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2016, 04:28:28 pm »
Any benefits other than getting rid of the spam request to update to 10?

- Windows 10 is a free upgrade.
- Windows 7, 8.1 will not be supported forever.
- Windows 10 is solid and well made. After you upgrade, you can reinstall Windows 10 fresh including a format if you choose to.
- If you do not upgrade for free in time, you will be required to pay for it later this year.
- Windows 10 has a better UI than Windows 7, so remove your UI interface because it will simply slow your computer down, even if it is just a little.
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Re: Upgraded to Windows 10 last Saturday...
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2016, 04:43:48 pm »
Not sure anything on your list is actually a benefit to me. Rather than just meekly submitting to MS blackmail and bulllying I think I'll wait.
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Re: Upgraded to Windows 10 last Saturday...
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2016, 04:47:36 pm »
MS Blackmail does not mean it isn't worth upgrading.
An outdated IE, Chrome and Windows OS will become very annoying in time.
But yes you are right, there aren't really any glaring benefits to upgrading unless an app comes along you want which is not supported on Windows 7. Hopefully it won't be too late.

Technically I believe you could upgrade, then roll back to windows 7 if you know what you're doing, then technically that PC is now on the list to allow a reinstall of Windows 10. Pretty sure they have no way to prevent this.
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Re: Upgraded to Windows 10 last Saturday...
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2016, 04:48:48 pm »
Not sure anything on your list is actually a benefit to me. Rather than just meekly submitting to MS blackmail and bulllying I think I'll wait.

I continue to use Linux.  No nags, no cost, no blackmail, no spyware, no registration, [essentially] no malware, lots of freedom and choice.  Can be a little tricky sometimes, though.   Everything in life is a compromise.
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Re: Upgraded to Windows 10 last Saturday...
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2016, 04:49:43 pm »
Who invited you to this thread. Sheesh.  ;D
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Re: Upgraded to Windows 10 last Saturday...
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2016, 04:52:06 pm »
Who invited you to this thread. Sheesh.  ;D

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Re: Upgraded to Windows 10 last Saturday...
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2016, 04:58:07 pm »
Brent, I'm not that technically advanced to be able to manipulate the upgrade as you mentioned. Thanks for the info. As far as using Linus I wasn't aware Charlie Brown and the gang had any thing to do with computers.
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Re: Upgraded to Windows 10 last Saturday...
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2016, 08:28:18 am »
95% of my work is on Linux but I do have a Lenovo Yoga with win 8 and Start7 to make it look and feel like win 7. I have never been bugged to upgrade. I must have accidentally set the right switches.

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Re: Upgraded to Windows 10 last Saturday...
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2016, 11:40:31 am »
I fell into getting the 10 upgrade. Now I can't get Outlook to sync back up with my Yahoo email address and show me my old emails. For that reason, so far it's just another MS POC in my mind.
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Re: Upgraded to Windows 10 last Saturday...
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2016, 12:07:56 pm »
You know, I had an issue with that but I don't remember if it was just before or after the upgrade.  What happened with me was I checked the box (on Yahoo) for two step authentication (sends a text).  My Outlook couldn't handle that obviously and it stopped syncing.  I went back to Yahoo and changed it back to the way it was and I'm working again.
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Re: Upgraded to Windows 10 last Saturday...
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2016, 05:32:59 pm »
95% of my work is on Linux but I do have a Lenovo Yoga

I had the Yoga option back when it first came out, but bought a loaded Twist instead, since it had much better performance.  Has been rock solid running Fedora and generally very happy with it (battery life isn't great, though).

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Re: Upgraded to Windows 10 last Saturday...
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2016, 11:03:21 am »
I had the Yoga option back when it first came out, but bought a loaded Twist instead, since it had much better performance.  Has been rock solid running Fedora and generally very happy with it (battery life isn't great, though).

Run Mageia on my home desktop, mostly CentOS/RHEL/Fedora at work.

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Re: Upgraded to Windows 10 last Saturday...
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2016, 03:36:12 pm »
Shoodaben (was Guhl) Mountain Runner ECU flash, Canyon Cages front/rear, Helibars risers, Phil's wedges, Grip Puppies, Sargent World seat-low & heated & pod, Muzzy lowering links, Soupy's stand, Nautilus air horn, Admore lightbar, Ronnie's highway pegs, front running lights, all LED, helmet locks, RAM Xgrip, Sena SMH10, Throttle Tamer, MRA X-Creen, BearingUp Shifter, PR4-GT, Scorpion EXO-T1200,etc