It sounds like a lot of hype to me but Microsoft keeps touting the wonders of Windows 10. I currently have Windows 8 and (no surprise) it’s caused a few headaches and wasted time. I finally have the 8 working reasonably well so I’m a bit reluctant to ‘upgrade’ to 10. I do have the free upgrade reserved but would like some input from real users (especially HSN arcade users) before taking that plunge. Have any of you tried it yet and if so what do you think about it? Thumbs up or thumbs down? Your input will really help me decide!
I have a 5 year old laptop. Was debating whether or not to go to 10. I heard that 7 will not be supported soon. I upgraded at a MS store. Honestly, I say that it is so so. The one thing that is a big bummer is that they messed with Windows Media Player, which means that it will not read any dvd movies that I can put into my dvd driver. So you have to either pay $15 for Microsoft’s app so that you can play dvds or install a free version. That is my complaint about it.
So far the workaround worked, and prevented an update from downloading. If you set your WiFi setting to metered connection on, you’re notified of what needs to be downloaded first. This picture is from the first download notification after I made that change. I’m probably going to change it back though.
Am still using windows 7,and internet 11… Since i had heard from others relating to window 8 in the past… Decided to stay with windows 7.
Afaid to up grade to 10 since,since i never up graded beyond…
May come a time in the future i will up-grade..
Be aware that there are many scam links out there for a "free" Windows 10 download. Download only from the Microsoft website and NOT any ad or pop-up that asks you to "click here" for free update.
I haven’t "upgraded" to 10 yet. I’ve worked in the tech field for over 25 years, and almost all of my tech coworkers agree–wait until at least Microsoft releases the first service pack (and they will).
The one good thing is since you have 8, everyone I’ve talked to that tried 10 had no problems going back to 8 (or 8.1 or 7). They may have had to reinstall some programs, but Windows itself reinstalled ok.
I upgraded my HP laptop and Dell desktop this week. I like it better than 8.1, and I never used Metro. The only thing I don’t like is the forced automatic update setting.
I updated to Windows 10 on Sunday. I’ve been able to get it to work pretty much the way 7 was working although there was a learning curve. I did Google searches to figure out some of the stuff, and some I figured out by trial and error. I have a friend that had the Beta version for quite some time and he liked it. The only negative I’ve found so far was that I had to reinstall Drop Box (although I’m not certain that it wasn’t having a problem before I downloaded Windows 10). It also erased some of the customization I had done to IE, so I had to redo those.
I do have one friend who had a problem because so many of her programs were very old versions. She had to buy a new version of Office because the one she had wouldn’t work with Windows 10. I have Office 2010 and Quickbooks 2011, 2014 and 2015 and they all seem to be working fine. I did have to Google in order to find Internet Explorer. (It was hidden in the Windows Accessories file.) I’m not currently using Edge because it doesn’t accept extensions (yet), and Norton Internet Security uses extensions. Norton and several online sites all say they expect that Edge will accept extensions soon.
Had I not known someone who had been working with Windows 10 for quite a while before it was released, I probably would not have downloaded it so soon. I, too, have had bad experiences with newly released programs. The nice thing is you can revert back if you’re having too many problems.
I switched to Windows 10 about a week ago. None of the apps worked. I searched for fixes…tried several…none of them worked.
Today I went back to 8.1…even though I hate the Metro view…at least everything works.
Rainie, try the Windows 8.1 first, it ironed out some problems with Windows 8. I personally hated Windows 8 but the 8.1 version is best.
I would not try Windows 10 for some time yet, too soon to know if there are security issues, program issues yet. Let others have the headaches before you try it.
I did post in another thread that from my sources, this MAY be the last Windows version, Windows 10. Should this be, they will continue to update and support all mentioned in this post.
Hi Rainie321, thanks for posting this. I haven’t taken the plunge either. 1 reason is when the offer was made a scan was done on my pc and it gave me so many updates I needed to down load prior to installing and I am a little hesitant to do all of these down loads. So I am waiting for replies to your question too.
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09.15.15 7:50 PM