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Windows 10 isn't "free", you pay the price of you data when you "upgrade". I find it disgusting that people are mislead or forcefully "upgraded" to an operating system that doesn't obey your will. It also isn't free as in freedom(as in the freedom to freely modify your OS)., creating a black box where people do not know what's going on with the inner workings of their OS. Overall, it's disgusting.
Posted 7/8/16 , edited 7/8/16
Me I upgraded my windows 8.1 computer and it worked flawlessly and in my opinion is a bit faster and more responsive then windows 8 plus I like the new start menu better then windows 8.1.

Also you can upgrade and revert back to the previous windows as long as you choose to go back within 3 days I believe.

Now Radraymond01 is right they do take your data but most of it can be turned off through settings. Also another reason why they collect your computer's data is because of the fact that they store your computers info like system specs and whatnot on their servers.

So if you ever need to do a clean install for any reason. The servers will match what information they have and if it all matches to what's on the servers windows will activate by itself as soon as you connect online. So you don't even need a key/license as long as your computer matches to what they have on the servers.

So perfectly harmless in my opinion. Plus with the new anniversary update coming out for windows 10 you can put the key/license onto your Microsoft account. So then once this feature comes out all you would have to do is sign into your Microsoft account and windows 10 will activate.

Edit 1: Also another thing Radraymond01 said was that there's basically no customization options and he is right about that. You really can't customize windows 10 to your liking. Like you could in the previous versions. Your stuck with the default customization's like wallpaper and mouse pointers but that's it though.

Well only thing I can think of for customization options is well rainmeter skins, rocketdock, and a program called classic shell that will give you a classic start menu.

Then Another thing he mentioned was about programs there's been reports of windows 10 deleting uninstalling some programs. I have never had it happen personally but there's a lot of reports about it. So it might be true in all honesty but 50/50 on the idea.

Edit 2: Also if you really like windows 8.1 and have no problem with it there's really no need to upgrade windows 8.1 will be supported till 2022 or 2023 I believe while. Windows 10 will be supported till 2025. So in all honesty no need to change. Unless you get a new computer with windows 10 pre-installed any time soon.
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am I the only one that never has a driver issues when upgrading or installing a new os from Microsoft maybe I just built my pc right the first time
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Radraymond01 wrote:

Windows 10 isn't "free", you pay the price of you data when you "upgrade". I find it disgusting that people are mislead or forcefully "upgraded" to an operating system that doesn't obey your will. It also isn't free as in freedom(as in the freedom to freely modify your OS)., creating a black box where people do not know what's going on with the inner workings of their OS. Overall, it's disgusting.


Pay the price of data? Unless you are upgrading you OS from a tethered connection to your phone the data doesn't cost you anything more than you already pay each month for the regular internet connection.

As for the privacy issues, you just turn off all the tracking options in the settings and create a local profile instead of signing into a windows live account profile for your login.

Its not really that hard to set the computer up with the same level of privacy you had it 7.
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I'm keeping 7. I Don't like 8 or 10. When they stop supporting 7 I will go Linux. I Really don't like the direction Windows has taken.
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It is recommended to install the upgrades from WIndows 8.1 and update the drivers for WIndows before you upgrade to Windows 10 so your upgrade will be more successful and fluently your choice to try that. If the internet connection doesnt work then if you have to install the driver for your network card afterwards it shouldnt be too much of a problem i also recommend to use Driver Booster 3.4 it updates all driver for your hardware and recognizes most of it including Network cards.


Im thinking of upgrading it this week or next but i like Windows 8.1 didnt have much trouble with it like most people say they hate Windows 8.1.
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I didn't have any issues upgrading to Windows 10 but as with any major upgrade or change to your system making a backup is a good idea. The privacy issues are easily solved through your settings.

I'm not crazy about Windows 10, but nor was I crazy about Windows 8.1 which is what I was using. Both get the job done.
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Ocale wrote:

I upgraded my grandmother's laptop from 8.1. Her laptop is cheap and horrible so it was kind of painfully slow, but nothing was lost other than her privacy.


When you're installing all the privacy questions are there. Although you can't use Cortana without sharing your information.
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I upgraded to 10 from 8.1 and would do so again 10 is way better without being completely diffrent.
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I'm sticking to Windows 8.1 on this particular machine. I'm dual booting my next desktop machine with Arch Linux & Windows 10. I run Windows on one of my laptops and it's alright but yes there's a free upgrade until July 29th.
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shinryou wrote:

No, you don't need to reinstall anything when you upgrade from 8.1. It's completely painless and nothing is lost. Do it while you have the chance.


You didn't lose Windows Media Player when you upgraded? I did. To get it back it would cost what $5.99? Instead I just installed the free VLC.
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Khaltazar wrote:


shinryou wrote:

No, you don't need to reinstall anything when you upgrade from 8.1. It's completely painless and nothing is lost. Do it while you have the chance.


You didn't lose Windows Media Player when you upgraded? I did. To get it back it would cost what $5.99? Instead I just installed the free VLC.


I've not used windows media player in more than 10 years. Not something I'd check for.
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shinryou wrote:


Khaltazar wrote:


shinryou wrote:

No, you don't need to reinstall anything when you upgrade from 8.1. It's completely painless and nothing is lost. Do it while you have the chance.


You didn't lose Windows Media Player when you upgraded? I did. To get it back it would cost what $5.99? Instead I just installed the free VLC.


I've not used windows media player in more than 10 years. Not something I'd check for.


You just told the OP that he/she won't lose Windows Media Player if they upgrade. You shouldn't post if you aren't sure especially if they specifically ask if that is one of the programs that they would lose or not.
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You can always restore your old OS if you don't like windows 10
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1. Nope. All programs you have will stay installed unless you choose clean install. Only thing that's removed is Windows Media Center but only certain Windows OS versions have it.

2. Nope. See 1.

3. Again see 1 but swap programs with documents.

Upgraded from 7 Pro to 10 Pro at first release but I had to use the Media Creation Tool since my Insider status failed me but after that and some settings changes everything's fine. 10 is basically the familiarity of 7 with OS improvements of 8/8.1 but your choice. Oh and even though MS is trying to get you to use a Microsoft account for everything, you can still use Local accounts but you won't get any of the features MS is showing off. I should note that when the Anniversary Update is out Aug 2, using a MS account will make re-activating Win10 easier after hardware changes and everything.


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Wont update. Afraid of driver issues.



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