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Posted 7/8/16

Solefyre wrote:


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.

You missed my point, by paying the price of data, I meant your data.
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I'll wait until they release the inevitable "We fucked up" version like they did with Win 8.1.

I'm not installing an OS I can't trust to not try and leech marketing data off me. Add that with how shady their upgrade program has been. I had to strip Win 10 off my mom's computer after it automatically upgraded her computer one night. She just woke up to Win 10 with no idea wtf had happened.

Then when I rolled it back it crippled her Win 7 install out of spite.
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Windows 7 -> XP -> Windows 10 -> Windows 8.
Pretty much all you need to know.
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I've upgraded several PCs from 7 & 8 to 10 . . . No real problems.... IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER AND USE IT, WHEN YOU UP-GRADE TO WINDOWS 10 YOU WILL LOOSE IT!!!
I use Windows Media Center *NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER* I use it for my TV DVR to time-shift shows. I have dual TV tuner cards in three of my PCs . . . not that I really need that many... I get 30+ TV channels over the air where my apartment is in Vancouver, WA.... When I get moved to Seattle/Tacoma I found over 60 channels. I've use the Media Center since Windows Vista. I hate paying for cable. I think you can get WMC for Windows 10 but they want $20 for it.

I've upgraded to W10 in PCs that are nearly 10 years old.... (Core2Duo/Quad)

I did my laptop first. It is a Toshiba Satellite. The only trouble I had was the first big updates didn't want to install. I switched the PC over to a Microsoft Account and that solved the problem.
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I've had about 4 people come to me wanting me to fix their computer after windows 10 make it unusable. Memory usage and idle CPU usage is off the charts. Ended up giving 3/4 of them Linux mint and they've been really happy that its fast and they don't have to paay for an antivirus or firewall.

Everyone else I know of is avoiding it like a leper.
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Windows 8 is even worse than 10 so why even stick with Windows 8
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The good thing about the upgrade was that it didn't add the unnecessary programs like most computers do. I had to reinstall programs but it was easy to figure out. Unfortunately Microsoft office was COMPLETELY removed from my computer, now I use Microsoft online as a substitute which is not a big deal I guess.

I had to do a complete restart which basically wiped out my whole entire computer. My one big issues with windows 10 is privacy.
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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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Posted 7/9/16
Windows 8 was designed for the tablets, not PCs. It's basically Windows 7, but with an extra layer (of relatively pointless software) on top that clutters and slows your PC down considerably. I'm not exaggerating or using figure of speech, by the way, I mean they literally used Windows 7 to create Windows 8. They did the same with Windows Vista contra Windows XP. Windows 7 was a clean new build from Windows XP/Vista, and Windows 10 is a clean new build from Windows 7/8.

So, should you go for the free upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 10? Yes, definitely. Because they're doing you a service.

If you have Windows 7, however, you're only going to get a trial period of Windows 10, after which you have to pay for it. And THAT is not a good idea unless you have an extra hard drive or partition available for reinstallation, and you are willing to waste a lot of time staring at a progress bar.
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If you install windows 10 you have to modify your privacy settings and some other settings too. When you sign into Windows 10 with a Microsoft account some of your data using the default settings, — including your web history, favorites, mobile hotspot, and Wi-Fi network names and passwords — is automatically synced with Microsoft’s servers. check this link from CNet http://www.cnet.com/pictures/8-windows-10-settings-you-should-change-right-away/
and this one http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-change-windows-10-privacy-settings-2015-8
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CrazyTalk wrote:

If you install windows 10 you have to modify your privacy settings and some other settings too. When you sign into Windows 10 with a Microsoft account some of your data using the default settings, — including your web history, favorites, mobile hotspot, and Wi-Fi network names and passwords — is automatically synced with Microsoft’s servers. check this link from CNet http://www.cnet.com/pictures/8-windows-10-settings-you-should-change-right-away/
and this one http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-change-windows-10-privacy-settings-2015-8


Windows 10, where spyware and keyloggers are an everyday norm.

Thank god for Linux mint and its security. https://www.linuxmint.com/
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Posted 7/9/16

FlyinDumpling wrote:


Ravenstein wrote:

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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Windows button -> Settings -> Privacy

There are numerous tabs to customize how much information you share with Microsoft and the rest of the world.
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Posted 7/21/16
Haven't done it. My computer is incompatible. I'd rather wait until all the glitches are fixed.
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Posted 7/21/16
Painless. Very good OS. But the privacy issues are bit bad. But you can tweak them!

No shit is lost.

Moar DirectX pls.

WIN95 MASTER RACE.
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Posted 7/21/16

Radraymond01 wrote:


Solefyre wrote:


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.

You missed my point, by paying the price of data, I meant your data.


Well depends. I just tweaked the settings. And if it sends shit to Micro$oft then i have nothing to hide.
I have tried various GNU/Linux distributions but all of them were painful to work with, i had to do a lot of things from scrach which i didnt bother doing.

I would have taken my time if it was BSD or MIT license though, as i have huge respect for those.

what's going on with the inner workings of their OS
While i indeed do find it bad that people are not interested in the inner workings of those, i do get why people dont find it interesting. Its why some people dont like math. They find it boring.
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