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# 177297 29-Jul-2015 07:36
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Ok Guys & Gals, can anyone tell me why I would want Win10?

Here it at work I have a Win7 desktop.

At home I'm still using (and liking) XP.

I tried Win8 and thought the UI was dreadful

I can also see I am going to have trouble finding drivers for some of my old hardware ( Nikon Coolscan in particular)

So what, in your opinion, is there so good with the new release that makes it a must have?

Cheers

Jimmy


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  # 1354053 29-Jul-2015 07:54
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I believe Windows 8.1 was the best Microsoft OS ever in terms of performance - all it took was the 30 second installation of a start menu replacement and it was pretty much Windows 7 on steroids.

Windows 10 pretty much improves on that by better blending the touch and non touch capabilities.


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  # 1354054 29-Jul-2015 07:54
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https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/features


 

Get rid of XP, it's no longer supported. 10 is fast, it's always going to be updated. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1354055 29-Jul-2015 07:57
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First thing that comes to mind with Win 10 you will have a modern OS and one that is fully supported




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jim.cox: So what, in your opinion, is there so good with the new release that makes it a must have?


Nothing,

You use windows 7 for work and that is supported until 2020. You can concentrate on your job, not distractions.

If you are still using XP then there is no free upgrade path to 10. Also if you are happy with XP you are not concerned with support or security updates. Your hardware may support it but you would still need to purchase it. ( unless your machine came with a  win7/8/8.1 license and you downgraded to XP )

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  # 1354085 29-Jul-2015 08:20
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My work windows 7 laptop used to take 5 - 6 minutes to start.

My windows 8.1 laptop take 20 seconds to start.

Windows 10 starts up in about the same time.






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  # 1354127 29-Jul-2015 09:23
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I don't think there is an absolute answer to this kind of question. I have put in for the upgrade for my three machines that are eligible just to cover myself but I will start with one and see how that goes. I also still use XP on another machine and I like it that way. XP is definitely better for some things and the only choice for others when compatibility issues arise. I am not bothered by the security updates issue, which is a bit overblown anyway. In any case, there is nothing vital on the XP computer, it is just a matter of convenience. Everyone has their own way of doing things. This works for me.






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  # 1354176 29-Jul-2015 10:07
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jim.cox:


I tried Win8 and thought the UI was dreadful


Then you will not like Win10 either .
Simple as that.



 
 
 
 


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  # 1354182 29-Jul-2015 10:16
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1101:
jim.cox:


I tried Win8 and thought the UI was dreadful


Then you will not like Win10 either .
Simple as that.




this is the complete opposite of what we find in our qualitative and quantitative usability testing of Windows 10

Windows 10 is a familiar but modern OS

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  # 1354196 29-Jul-2015 10:32
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I never understood the dislike for windows 8. I didn't use the start menu much in 7 anyway, so I didn't miss it. And apart from the start menu/screen, it looks exactly the same, except that 8 is so much faster the 7.

Been using windows 8 at work for the last two years and I find it much better then 7.

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# 1354204 29-Jul-2015 10:40
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I actually liked Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 both.   I will upgrade to Windows 10 except for my htpc since Windows 10 has no path available for Windows Media Center.  I use Kodi and Plex and have desktop version of Plex but both I have a tile on start screen which all works perfect with Media center remote. I still use Windows Media Center for TV watching and recording as easy and quick to setup and just works no mucking around.




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  # 1354209 29-Jul-2015 10:43
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jim.cox:
Ok Guys & Gals, can anyone tell me why I would want Win10?

Here it at work I have a Win7 desktop.

At home I'm still using (and liking) XP.

I tried Win8 and thought the UI was dreadful

I can also see I am going to have trouble finding drivers for some of my old hardware ( Nikon Coolscan in particular)

So what, in your opinion, is there so good with the new release that makes it a must have?

Cheers

Jimmy



Check out the UI here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKxkTWa9Hd8


Reviews are starting to hit the Internet en masse, I wanted to share some links hot off the press:
 
Wired:  http://www.wired.com/2015/07/windows-10-review/
Windows 10 represents the obvious future of PC operating systems. It makes Mac OS X feel old-fashioned, stuck in a time where The Desktop was a thing that mattered and the only way to access the Internet was through a browser.
 
Neowin:  http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-10-review-microsoft-goes-back-to-the-future
So the question finally presents itself: should you upgrade your machine to Windows 10? Yes, you should.
 
The Verge:  http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/28/9045331/microsoft-windows-10-review
The best part of Windows 10 is that it ends the cycle of good and bad in favor of something great.
 
Engadget:  http://www.engadget.com/2015/07/28/windows-10-review/
It's nice, for once, to be able to recommend a new version of Windows without any hesitation.
 
Techcrunch:  http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/28/the-windows-10-era-is-now/
If you are on a PC at all, Windows 10 is where you want to go. That it is free — for now — only makes the point simpler.



10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10      

1. Familiarity in Windows 10

2. Do personal things with Cortana on Windows 10

3. Do unexpected things with Microsoft Edge

4. Game Epically on Windows 10

5. Do multiple things at once with Windows 10 

6. Security in Windows 10

7. Say “Hello” to Windows Hello on Windows 10

8. A look at the great built-in apps in Windows 10

9. Continuum on Windows 10

10. Do one-stop shopping with the new Windows Store


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  # 1354210 29-Jul-2015 10:45
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Michaelfjs: I never understood the dislike for windows 8. I didn't use the start menu much in 7 anyway, so I didn't miss it. And apart from the start menu/screen, it looks exactly the same, except that 8 is so much faster the 7.

Been using windows 8 at work for the last two years and I find it much better then 7.


If you can disable that stupid touchscreen optimized interface completely, then i don't mind using windows 8 (not having start menu is not a big deal at all). I bought windows 8 really early and hated it.

I am actually not looking at upgrading to windows 10 at the moment. I prefer my desktop stays with windows 7. I will however upgrade to windows 10 on my samsung laptop.







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  # 1354212 29-Jul-2015 10:45
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ReFS and Storage Spaces - ie data integrity. Modern UI and device support.

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  # 1354233 29-Jul-2015 11:00
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nathan:
10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10      


and reasons not to upgrade?


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  # 1354239 29-Jul-2015 11:03
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surfisup1000:
nathan:
10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10      


and reasons not to upgrade?



11 reasons not to upgrade ;-P ;-P





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