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BinLadenSucks 06-10-2015 11:46 PM

Windows 10?
Any thought on upcoming Windows 10 for desktop?
Today I reserved a free copy invite. I'm currently on Windows 7 and haven't heard much of Windows 8. Would hate to get involved with another Vista trap.

aphex1973 06-11-2015 02:22 AM

Windows 8 was Micorsoft's first real attempt at developing a cross-platform operating system. You know, something akin to Google Chrome and Apple OS/iOS ecosystems. So, Windows 8 was more like Vista. From what I understand and from what I've seen, Windows 10 should be pretty stable and user friendly. I certainly hope so.

I'm actually not going to update my PC to the new operating system. I've had my PC for about 3 years now and it's getting a bit long in the tooth, so I'm probably going to reformat it to Peppermint OS6 (Linux). I'll just get Windows 10 preloaded on a PC designed to run it.

Best of luck when the update pushes through. Every system needs it first adopters, I just don't want to be one of them. :)

johnbear 06-11-2015 03:00 AM

reserved my free upgrade age's ago not very often you get a deal like this
no strings attached.

BinLadenSucks 06-11-2015 03:03 AM

Thanks Aphex,
I basically fell out of the loop when XP went to Vista. Had a friend who got W7 via the same route offer that I got with W10. I was leary of W7 so I missed out on a free W7 O/S. Got W7 with my new comp and found that I somewhat like it.
During Vista's trial...Folks found it impossible to revert back to XP.
I'd hate to get stuck in that rut. I'm sure they'd offer the capability of reverting back....But I'm sure you know that song and dance as well.
Guessing that's why it's a free offer.
I hate these decisions. :(

Hear's a link that states that you can reserve a free copy for those how might be interestd. I think you have to click "yes" on the very first pop up. I didn't and got nowhere...Anyhow...

9876543210 06-11-2015 03:04 AM


Interesting timing. I've been BETA testing it for the last day and it seems pretty good so far. It seems faster but that could be because I installed it on a new SSD. So that could be the reason as the SSD I have Win 7 on isn't all that good.

Have only had a few minor problems of no consequence so far. The picture viewer is a bit weird but need to play with it a bit more. Seems a bit overly complicated and could be simplified. Haven't played with the new Mail app much but, so far, can't say as I like it much. Too simplistic but I need to play more with it.

Install wasn't much of a problem. Had to go out and get a 32 Gb thumb drive but it was only about $15! Making it bootable was no big deal. Install was a bit confusing as it reinstalled at the first reboot and wanted to on the third. But, being the suspicious sort, I shut down, pulled the thumb drive and restarted. Seemed to work fine.

Only one app (Zone Alarm) would not install. Win 10 said it was incompatible. So I installed Comodo but not sure how well its working so far. Malwarebytes went in just fine.

So far, it seems pretty good. If you decide to try it the only real suggestion I would make is to go out and get a new SSD and stick it on that. That way, if you don't like it, you can easily go back to your previous OS. If anything of interest shows up I'll let you know.

Doodlebugged 06-11-2015 03:12 AM

No bothered about Windows 10 in the slightest.

XP was good Vista was erm... well er... Anyway moving on to Windows 7 that works pretty well for what I use a pc for which is pretty much a smart word processor, but not much else apart from connecting to the internet, so my internet connection is more important for me and I can store things to disc to save space on the hard drive.

I've never used Windows 8.

So I guess it depends on what you use your pc for at the end of the day, but if your operating system is working fine I wouldn't worry about an upgrade until my old computer wasn't working.

BinLadenSucks 06-11-2015 03:36 AM

Thanks for the input 987...
Getting first hand is much more than I expected, so that really helps. Did you happen to notice if it had the option for dual O/S install like XP once did? When Vista came out...The option was no longer available as far as I know.

Thanks Doodle....Just simple stuff on this comp. Some old games and of course...Too much porn. ;)
But you did make me remember about all my old XP directory rewrites that I had to do when going to W7...Game versions and expansion packs. If possible to do on W10 (Which I think it will be) is gonna take a few days....But I'm willing.

Thanks guys.

highwayman274 06-11-2015 03:38 AM

I have Windows 7 on my Dell Vostro laptop, and Windows 8.1 on my Dell XPS 28.

Windows 8 was a disaster as it assumed everyone would want to use touch screen technology, and it totally frustrated those of us that still like to "mouse" on the standard Windows desktop.

Windows 8.1 is great so far; both for those in my family that like the touch screen, and for old school types like me who use the desktop view.

I will wait 6 months to see what happens with Windows 10. Everything I have read suggests that Microsoft is taking great care to ensure that it does not have a repeat of the Vista and 8.0 experience.

9876543210 06-11-2015 04:18 AM



Originally Posted by BinLadenSucks (Post 3303512)
Did you happen to notice if it had the option for dual O/S install like XP once did? When Vista came out...The option was no longer available as far as I know.

I've BETA tested going back to Vista (and maybe earlier) and am pretty sure you've been able to dual boot with all of them. But I think the last time I did that was with XP and Linux or Vista (can't remember). I really wouldn't do it today for several reasons with a beta. First, SSDs are really pretty darn inexpensive today. I put Win 10 on a 120 Gb SSD which I payed around $60 for. Pretty hard to beat that.

Also, I wouldn't dual boot with a BETA. I learned that a while ago when something went wrong with the BETA and it trashed the file system. Had to reinstall both OS's. Pretty simple nowadays on my Dell laptop to just swap out the hard drives. One with 7 and the other with 10. Maybe sometime down the road I'd dual boot but not this early in the process.

DTravel 06-11-2015 04:37 AM

I thought the rule for Windows was "Only use the odd numbered releases"? :confused:

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