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8th
10-03-2014, 09:36 AM
I hope it's better than windows 8 --- I don't think I'll preview it this time but for those thinking about it http://www.howtogeek.com/197503/microsoft-announces-windows-9-but-names-it-windows-10/This is not for inexperienced users

8th
10-03-2014, 01:28 PM
http://i57.tinypic.com/9tn4ms.jpg

8th
01-21-2015, 03:40 PM
http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-to-deliver-free-windows-10-upgrades/

8th
06-11-2015, 08:32 PM
anybody got an old cell kicking around----- http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-cooks-up-way-to-run-windows-10-on-android-devices

KDawg
06-28-2015, 06:37 PM
I'm happy with my Android smartphone, so Microsoft need not apply.

Although, Windows 10 looks like a major improvement over Windows 8 so that's a no-brainer, but I plan on sticking with my Windows 7 OS.

Anyone else?

Hans
06-28-2015, 07:22 PM
Same here. If they give the pro version away for free I might use it as a second OS. If I have to pay for it than no.

axalon2003
08-01-2015, 07:12 PM
I did the upgrade yesterday. So far I am not turned off by it. There was the usual configuring to be done, but so far not too bad. I've been playing around with it most of the day, and find it a bit more responsive than windows 7 that I upgraded from

Hans
08-01-2015, 07:59 PM
Did you notice how they do fonts when you open windows? The very first second or so it is out of focus. I think that is why it feels faster, because you barely notice it under normal conditions.

8th
08-02-2015, 10:24 AM
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/07/30/windows-10-privacy-settings/

BFLPE
08-03-2015, 04:48 PM
Not sure why Edge is getting so much hype but I miss being able to 'swipe' back to previous web page.

Hans
08-03-2015, 07:09 PM
Going to stick with windows 7, again.

KDawg
08-06-2015, 12:14 AM
Here's an article about Windows 10 security settings and how to turn them off... I too am sticking with Windows 7.

http://www.wired.com/2015/08/windows-10-security-settings-need-know/

J B
08-06-2015, 12:11 PM
I like it, just turned off a pile of crap to do with privacy.
It's fast.

axalon2003
08-06-2015, 12:16 PM
So far I'm ok with Windows 10. I turned off the security settings but otherwise haven't had to make any other tweaks. It does seem faster. It's running all my programs quite well. I wasn't too impressed with Edge. I found it too bloated and slow, so I just switched to IE. Not a big deal as I mostly use Chrome anyway.

J B
08-07-2015, 12:51 PM
It beats Win 8.1 all to hell! :)

8th
08-08-2015, 01:53 PM
It beats Win 8.1 all to hell! :) :thumbs_up:

Hans
08-10-2015, 08:40 PM
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/cortana-is-watching,29791.html

I don't see this going over well in a corporate environment.

8th
08-10-2015, 09:51 PM
http://privacycast.com/siri-privacy-and-data-collection-retention/

riggs
09-08-2015, 02:43 PM
It beats Win 8.1 all to hell! :)

Agreed....but that's not a huge challenge.

Installed it about a month ago and haven't had any problems with it so far.

Hans
09-08-2015, 07:58 PM
I took advantage of the free upgrade. The process is rather annoying, let me explain.

You qualify for a free upgrade, however you can reinstall and reactivate on the same hardware should you require "a wipe". I am not sure if that is unlimited or not.
The free upgrade does not give you a new serial. Instead it activates based on your old serial, and then ties it to your online account so you can wipe and reinstall.

So in order to get a clean install I had to use the following time consuming process:

- Install windows 8.1 pro and activate.
- Upgrade for free to Windows 10 pro form within windows 8.1.
- Download windows 10 pro iso image from Microsoft for free.
- Wipe drive clean, reinstall using windows 10 pro iso.
- Log in to same account I used to install upgrade to 10, and it automatically activated.

It would have been a lot easier to allow me to install fresh using a valid windows 8.1 serial...

Upper Decker
09-08-2015, 11:54 PM
Still better than paying 100$+ for a new OS.

You didnt have 7/8/8.1 installed already? If so, your first point is moot. Given you have damn good connection, and even on that old Vertex 4 the upgrade process couldnt have taken more than 15 min if that. Re-install same thing. 30-40 min of work to save money on a damn good OS. And besides its being deployed as an "upgrade" (presumably to get your hardware config and such) with an option for a fresh install.

On another note - have you run into any issues recently regarding GPU drivers failing for no damn good reason? My primary rig had that issue for a while, ended up having to reinstall. Although that install was a 5 year old windows 7 install migrated to about 15 diff configurations and then upgraded to the first pub release of 10, and subsequent builds until RTM hit.

Hans
09-09-2015, 07:16 AM
No, I did not have 8.1 installed already. Annoying you have to do that first.
I still prefer my 7 over 10.

When i upgraded the clean install of windows 8.1 pro to windows 10 pro, I had issues with windows not opening, and unable to access the display settings when right clicking on the desktop.
I had to do a fresh install to get that to work properly.

Bluesky
10-18-2015, 07:54 AM
My Ms Office was working fine. I upgraded to Win 10. Now I get an error message saying goes, Microsoft Word has not been in stalled for the current user please run setup to install the application. This happens so now with all your ms office apps.

No I don't have the original disks.

Hans
10-23-2015, 08:41 PM
I have not upgraded any of my installations that have office installed to windows 10, so I cannot say for sure what exactly the issue is.

I found these on the internet:

I would first run the office diagnostics to see if it finds and repairs any errors: https://www.raymond.cc/blog/automatically-diagnose-and-repair-office-2007-problems/
The procedure will be different pending on your version of office.

Secondly I would try the following fix, which will also be dependent on your office version: https://www.raymond.cc/blog/fix-microsoft-office-word-has-not-been-installed-for-the-current-user-error/
This link also has the option to download the dll file in questions should you not have access to your original disks.

There is also a Microsoft bulletin that deals with that error: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/898512

There is a video explaining this in more detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ0q7U61dIo
However, I would recommend downloading the file from the location I provided above rather than the mediafire location.

As always, be careful when downloading files from anywhere besides Microsoft or other trustworthy sources.