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Offline matherton

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« on: August 06, 2015, 09:44:31 AM »
Anyone switch yet? 

I've done my stand-by tech laptop, and so far everything works.  Boots about the same as windows 7, but the old start button is different now.  (you can get the old one back for 10$ from stardock, i think its called start 10 - I bought it for win 8 and it works great for that)
All my old software works in it still, I didnt have to license it (i guess they figured out how to check my windows 7 license key), office boots faster, tho tigerpaw boots a little slower.  Everything else so far is pretty transparent, printing, samsung OSDM, Installation tool, all seem to be the same.  Expect about 2 hours of install / upgrade time. 

Havent upgraded anything else yet, kind of wanted to do one and see how that went on a non-production machine.  So far so good.  Machine I installed it on is an old Panasonic Toughbook model 19 (which came with vista but I upgraded it to windows 7 with some driver difficulty).  Touch screen magic all still works as well.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 10:48:37 AM »
I would assume your Windows 7 was a 64 bit version. Did you purchase an upgrade CD or do a download?  How much memory are you running?
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 10:54:12 AM »
We actually just bought some additional laptops with 7 Pro 64 just to have before we couldn't get them anymore.  We won't go near 10 for a long time.  :011:
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2015, 11:35:49 AM »
We won't go near 10 for a long time.

This is what I'm thinking as well!   :066:
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." - George Washington

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2015, 04:30:58 PM »
I won't go near it until more data is out. Nor will I upgrade on my office desk top as I have an old accounting software that runs only in Win7 XP mode which is not supported on Win10.
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2015, 07:45:54 PM »
You have to wait until the first service pack is released before going near it. Even at that point wait until the service pack is out for a while!   :066:
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2015, 07:07:58 AM »
If CON is the opposite of PRO
then what is the opposite of Progress?

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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2015, 07:18:14 AM »
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The update to Windows 10, the report said, “automatically made [a man's] porn collection into a slideshow and used it as a screensaver. And to make matters worse, the malfunction was discovered by his wife, who was greeted by the explicit images first thing in the morning.”

Is it wrong of me to find this kind of funny?  Goodness knows what would show up in some of our slideshows!  :005:
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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2015, 01:19:18 PM »
Update - I've done the whole format C: and gone back to windows 7 at work.  I only did the one machine at work as an experiment. 

I was getting too many "teal screen of unhappiness".  The blue screen of death is now teal, and the error code includes a large (2 inches tall) unhappy emoticon :( that says "something went wrong, we are working to restore your system". 

It would recover several un-commanded reboots later, but all my changes were lost as expected.  It looked like a driver issue to do with 2 monitors, and I got tired of waiting for a driver update.

That being said, my partner at home loves windows 10, tho I find I'm using headphones A LOT so I don't have to hear the endless verbal command repeats with rising tone of frustration on trying to get Cortana to open a web browser. (eyes rolling - while facing away)

BTW, if you downgrade from windows 10 back to your previous version WITH IN 30 days, its EASY.  I waited longer than that so a format C: was required.  I'm still using windows 7 at home too.
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