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Posted 7/21/15 , edited 7/21/15
The last few builds have been pretty stable for me other than two bugs I have noticed.

1. Activating after setup instead of before caused the activate button in the settings menu to not function. Running slui.exe directly solves this. (I don't know if it is fixed since I don't feel like reinstalling just to test that)

2. Bringing up the audio devices menu was slow, like 10s+ slow (this has been fixed with the latest build it seems)


The rollback from 10130 x64 Home to Windows 7 x64 Home Premium was successful when I tested it. I assume they haven't broken it since that build. Another thing I noticed is that many of the users reporting problems were using older motherboards and processors. This system is a few gens old but I haven't noticed any major issues.

Checking over my event log there was only 1 error that wasn't related to network issues. It seems when I shut down Sunday before departing to my current location it reported a Kernel-Power error. On the surface it looked like a normal and successful shut down to me. Reading the log shows that it tried to update windows at that time (it did update when I arrived and set up here). I'm going to chalk that one up to user error.





JanusCascade wrote:
I read that the Testers are now using the latest Released of Window 10, Which we'll get on July 29th.


Now that you mention it... I don't see the build number on the lower right of my desktop anymore.

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Posted 7/21/15
Come on guys, we all know that Vista is the best Windows.
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Posted 7/21/15
Upgrade only if you wish to be a guinea pig for a year.
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Windows 10 actually won't have too many bugs, they have had a fairly public beta of it for months and many people have been using it for a very long time. I expect the launch will actually be mostly hassle free.

Also for those rightly concerned.... Windows 10 does not use the garbage metro interface of windows 8. It uses most of the "enhancements" of 8 but keeps the UI style of Windows 7. The one problem I know of is it might force a windows account logon which is so wrong I can't even describe it.
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Posted 7/21/15 , edited 7/27/15
I'm not doing it. I'm sticking with Windows 7.
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Posted 7/21/15
So apparently if you upgrade, you can use that Windows 10 as a fresh install because it comes with a downloadable ISO image meaning you can always downgrade back to the previous version and fresh install whenever you feel like it.

And apparently I guess they fixed some of my compatibility issues that I had with some of my software.
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I think I will upgrade to Windows 10 on my Laptop just because I haven't done a fresh install on it in 4 years since owning it. It can be my testing device. I am wary of the auto update clause though. I don't mind if they download and install updates, but I don't want my computer to be restarting every so often just to due an update when I am in the middle of something. For example, Windows 7 allows you to install updates upon restarting or shutting down your computer, I hope that is how the updates are for Windows 10. I don't want to be forced to save what I am doing just because Microsoft decides they want to push an update to me.
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I'll definitely be going to Windows 10 when I get a new computer later this year. I've heard that it's a lot better for gaming than 8 or 8.1 was.
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Posted 7/21/15 , edited 7/21/15
I'm waiting. I want to read the reviews on it first before I make a decision.
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Posted 7/21/15 , edited 7/21/15

Khaltazar wrote:

I think I will upgrade to Windows 10 on my Laptop just because I haven't done a fresh install on it in 4 years since owning it. It can be my testing device. I am wary of the auto update clause though. I don't mind if they download and install updates, but I don't want my computer to be restarting every so often just to due an update when I am in the middle of something. For example, Windows 7 allows you to install updates upon restarting or shutting down your computer, I hope that is how the updates are for Windows 10. I don't want to be forced to save what I am doing just because Microsoft decides they want to push an update to me.




In the advanced options I see the option to defer upgrades for a few months but it says security updates will still be installed. Annoyingly, I forgot to save something a few weeks ago and it updated at the scheduled time anyway. It will update as scheduled or upon a restart/shut down. Perhaps you can perpetually delay the update by rescheduling...

That is a major annoyance as I tend to work on vector graphics at night and go to bed without shutting down. I save habitually though so it's not too much of a problem but making it optional would be nice.



RaineV1 wrote:

I'll definitely be going to Windows 10 when I get a new computer later this year. I've heard that it's a lot better for gaming than 8 or 8.1 was.


The DirectX 12 benchmarks are really nice, I can't wait to see what the APIs can do for actual retail games.
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Rujikin wrote:

I'm staying windows 7. I don't need any metro or touch screen capabilities in my windows. Windows has also hinted at having a subscription service so there might be a monthly fee to use/upgrade windows 10 but they haven't implemented it yet.

I'm looking into using Linux mint as my new OS. It's a linux version that has more of a windows feel than windows 8/10.



I've been using Linux mint for about a year and a half now on an older laptop, its awesome! You should if you haven't already!
Posted 7/21/15 , edited 7/21/15
Window 7 Pro has served me well so I am in no rush. I'll give it 6 to 8 months and give everyone else a chance to fix their drivers and software. Besides security updates don't end until 2020 for Windows 7. Other than DirextX 12 there is really nothing in 10 I consider an actual upgrade, mostly just MS fixing 8.
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Well I'm happy with Windows 7 as it is so I will probably just take one of the pullouts I use for screwing around with and install Windows 10 just to see what it is like. Chances are I will not like it as much and when that happens I can just revert it to 7 with a quick image.
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Posted 7/21/15
I'll upgrade day one.
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Posted 7/26/15

unblockedbridge wrote:


Rujikin wrote:

I'm staying windows 7. I don't need any metro or touch screen capabilities in my windows. Windows has also hinted at having a subscription service so there might be a monthly fee to use/upgrade windows 10 but they haven't implemented it yet.

I'm looking into using Linux mint as my new OS. It's a linux version that has more of a windows feel than windows 8/10.



I've been using Linux mint for about a year and a half now on an older laptop, its awesome! You should if you haven't already!


Thanks for the reply. Been trying to learn more about it and what people think of it. I am upgrading my PC soon so I'm waiting till it gets upgraded to change all the partitions and change OS's.
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