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milchap
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I have been offered a free upgrade to Windows 10;

I am looking for Milepointers who are now using Windows 10.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Disclosure: I am technologically challenged, 😀

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Posted : August 4, 2015 9:15 am
chrislacey
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I upgraded last night and I've been pleased so far. The upgrade was totally painless, and took maybe an hour or so (although it will definitely depend on your internet speed as it could be a lot longer on a slow connection). The interface will look familiar regardless of which previous version you were using (7 or 8). I was running 8.1 and I'm semi-happy with the new start menu (lower left). It is more Windows 7 like, but I still need to customize it to remove those obnoxious tiles on the right hand side (they take up too much space).

By default, there was a huge "search the web or windows" box on the taskbar across the bottom of the screen. You can right click on that and change it to just be an icon so it doesn't monopolize so much space.

All around the look is a lot "flatter" - similar to the changes Apple made on more recent versions of iPhone software. Also, gone is Internet Explorer (although the icon is still pretty much the same). Now it is called Microsoft Edge. I use Google Chrome, but will play around with that at some point when I'm bored.

So far so good, but I haven't had a ton of time to tinker yet. All my software works just fine! Bloggers and IT journalists have been surprisingly positive about Windows 10.

currently enjoying: charleston, sc (chs)

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Posted : August 4, 2015 8:55 pm
milchap
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Thank you @ chrislacey !

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Posted : August 5, 2015 9:41 am
DenverBrian
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I have Windows 10 now on both a ThinkPad T440s and a ThinkPad Tablet 2. Both working fine, although I had some trouble on my T440s getting it to go - I had to essentially reinstall Windows 8 first, then the upgrade took.

This is Microsoft's best product so far at retaining all your settings and programs during an upgrade - probably because, although they call this Windows 10, it's really Windows 8.2 in terms of outright changes.

The biggest difference so far is the Start Menu, which is now a nice hybrid of Windows 7 and the Windows 8 tiles, and quite customizable.

Two things lost: Far fewer background colors to choose from, and while you can designate a folder with many pictures in it to use as your wallpaper and randomly change them every so often - the mechanism to do this is dumbed down from Windows 7/8.

TOBB is reporting some problems if you have a non-standard setup - for instance, lots of partitions on your hard disk; virtual machines running; oddball programs; or other-than-mainstream hardware and/or software configurations. I estimate this is affecting perhaps 0.1% of all installs, but because they're all yelling about it, they're getting a disproportionate share of attention.

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Posted : August 13, 2015 1:38 am
YULtide
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Just watch out for the endless loop of failed updates bug reported today.

Insert signature here

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Posted : August 13, 2015 3:02 am
chrislacey
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I've been lucky so far and haven't had any failed updates. The one thing I would add is that I continue to have a graphics card driver crash every time I use Photoshop (but no other Adobe CS suite programs). Quite annoying. I've updated Photoshop, installed the most recent display drivers, and I still get the message.

currently enjoying: charleston, sc (chs)

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Posted : August 17, 2015 4:53 pm
icurhere2
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Windows 10 has been pretty seamless so far (bought a computer with Windows 8 and immediately upgraded). I do like the ability to sync the phone and desktop.

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Posted : August 19, 2015 8:15 am
milchap
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I ran a couple of versions of the preview Tech builds and although I didn't like it at first (buggy apps and no anti-virus that would run properly on it), it grew on me. Right now waiting for MS to send our Enterprise license keys to start messing around with virtual machines inside our company before rolling it out. For personal use I don't mind it, but for company use it will take me some time to get my head around the group policies.

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Posted : August 21, 2015 6:28 am
mrhasterrr
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Never ever again.

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Posted : August 30, 2015 9:56 pm
milchap
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mrhasterrr, post: 2653576, member: 181434 wrote: Never ever again.

What do you mean ?

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Posted : September 4, 2015 12:20 am
mevlannen
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Still old-school here, running Windows 7 with all the security settings locked-down. The concept of 'the cloud' leaves me feeling uncomfortable. I suppose it's the sense of vulnerability that arises from having one's information stored on a third-party computer.

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Posted : September 7, 2015 2:16 pm
ACMM
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Our corporate is not yet doing windows 10 and by time they do I hope to be retired with a MacBook Pro 🙂

ACMM at your service! I am an Elite and Million Mile member and [B">HH Diamond[/B">

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Posted : September 7, 2015 2:18 pm
superangrypenguin
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milchap, post: 2648858, member: 444 wrote: Windows 10 and privacy issues.

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/operating-systems/the-windows-10-privacy-settings-you-need-to-change-right-now-1301257

Do you use Gmail?

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Posted : January 20, 2016 2:54 pm
satman40
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I have one more machine to do at home.

The wife's IT Dept is still on Windows 7,

No problems to report.

Mac Pro is fine also...on IOS 9.2.1 for the IPhone..updated today

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Posted : January 20, 2016 5:24 pm
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