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Posted 7/29/15
So yay or nay? Kind of want to upgrade but still kind of uncertain. Keep me posted on how it does if you have upgraded!
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Chewnez wrote:

So yay or nay? Kind of want to upgrade but still kind of uncertain. Keep me posted on how it does if you have upgraded!


Ill keep posted... Although the roll-out is coming in "waves", as stated by Microsoft. They'll notify me when my "upgrade is ready".
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I'm always hesitant about upgrading to a new OS on an older computer, so I think I'm just going to stick with 7 until I have to buy a new computer--and that will undoubtedly have 10 (or later) on it.

(As it is, my computer (a laptop) has been getting flaky--due, I think, to minor hardware damage inflicted when I replaced the keyboard, but it works well enough and I don't want to risk making it worse!)
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I think it's better than 8, but I'm sticking with 8. Why?

Because I've dialed in 8 at this point to be identical to 7 in every single way by using a third party start menu replacer and learning all the settings I needed to change (while trying to resist the urge to pull my hair out). So at this point I'm perfectly happy with my current set up, and I really see no point in installing something new just to re-learn all the in's and out's and tweaks I'd have to do again- That actually sounds pretty miserable to be honest.

Also it's worlds easier to reformat your OS on an OEM machine like this when it's the native one that's intalled. I like knowing I have that reinstall partition good to go if get a major virus or something. Replacing the OS will just add extra steps for fixing problems like that which I don't really want to deal with.

I probably won't be seeing Windows 10 until I replace my PC. And that's probably still a couple years out since it's still a pretty decent i5 from last year.
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I have it and everything is working nicely. I did go into it expecting to come across a lot of problems but nothing so far... somewhat disappointing actually.
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It just came up on my comp and said it would of cost 100 quid but now its free so.... im gonna get it xD.
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Posted 7/29/15

Cenric wrote:

I have it and everything is working nicely. I did go into it expecting to come across a lot of problems but nothing so far... somewhat disappointing actually.


You wanted a reason to be justified in throwing your computer trough the window while swearing at it for anger management reasons? :3
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I had to get used to it, but once you get used to it, no problem! Liking it so far.
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Posted 7/29/15

tf2pyros wrote:


Chewnez wrote:

So yay or nay? Kind of want to upgrade but still kind of uncertain. Keep me posted on how it does if you have upgraded!


Ill keep posted... Although the roll-out is coming in "waves", as stated by Microsoft. They'll notify me when my "upgrade is ready".


they never notified me though, I just clicked on the ''get windows 10'' app again and I could upgrade it.
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lorreen wrote:

I'm always hesitant about upgrading to a new OS on an older computer, so I think I'm just going to stick with 7 until I have to buy a new computer--and that will undoubtedly have 10 (or later) on it.

(As it is, my computer (a laptop) has been getting flaky--due, I think, to minor hardware damage inflicted when I replaced the keyboard, but it works well enough and I don't want to risk making it worse!)


Exactly what I am thinking! My laptop does everything I need right now and will continue to do so for ages I expect so I'm not meddling with it. How'd you end up replacing the keyboard out of interest? I bent mine when I took it off to get to the hard drive.
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Will I lose any programs (video games and such) or files like word docs and music, or will it all still be there post upgrade? Want to know before spending 50 bucks for a back up drive.
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For those people that are hesitant to upgrade. This is one reason I advise keeping an old computer that has nothing of importance on it maintained and ready to be used for testing. I know I currently have an older laptop that was acting up a while back running the tech preview and is currently upgrading to the release copy of windows 10. So long as I don't spot serious issues with it I will be work my way up the chain of computers in my house until I get to my main desktop.

P.S. I will be checking each of my computers behaviors both before and after the upgrade as I go through them. So if the tech preview one does not encounter issues over the next few days I will proceed to upgrade one of the other laptops in my house and see how it behaves over the course of a few days before moving on.
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Will I lose any programs (video games and such) or files like word docs and music, or will it all still be there post upgrade? Want to know before spending 50 bucks for a back up drive.


So I don't usually do upgrade, I prefer clean installs, but from what I have heard upgrades usually do a good job of keeping your personal files (My Music/Document/Pictures/etc.) However anything not in those is usually going to disappear, but some might stay I just upgraded a spare laptop that had the windows 10 tech preview on and it kept Google Chrome and Firefox but I did not have any games on it so I can't say if those will be saved. But as I said things in your My Documents/Music/etc. libraries will usually be safe at least from what I have heard and what seems to be the case with the upgrade I just did.
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Posted 7/29/15

UubCS141 wrote:

Will I lose any programs (video games and such) or files like word docs and music, or will it all still be there post upgrade? Want to know before spending 50 bucks for a back up drive.


It kept all of my files for me.
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UubCS141 wrote:

Will I lose any programs (video games and such) or files like word docs and music, or will it all still be there post upgrade? Want to know before spending 50 bucks for a back up drive.


If you are "only" upgrading straight from an existing OS then yes, you will keep your files unless you purposely choose otherwise.
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