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# 177818 15-Aug-2015 10:46
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quick fire question yes or no , and pros and cons vs win 7

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  # 1366794 15-Aug-2015 10:59
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Yes. No cons.




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  # 1366798 15-Aug-2015 11:02
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Yes from me too

 
 
 
 


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  # 1366799 15-Aug-2015 11:04
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yes from me , 90% of the time i don't even realize i am not using Windows 7 any more.




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  # 1366800 15-Aug-2015 11:05
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Yes, I have updated 8 machines updated so far, no issues and a very significant performance improvement in most cases.

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  # 1366801 15-Aug-2015 11:06
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Yep win10 is great

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  # 1366810 15-Aug-2015 11:23
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Yes, I'm running it on an older Core2Duo laptop and a not so new anymore i7 box.
I've even upgraded a Compute Stick successfully, but its still a bit slow to be really useful. 
I did find that my genealogy software (FTM2012) would constantly go "not responding" but I think I have fixed that by changing the icon to run in Windows7 mode.
 




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  # 1366829 15-Aug-2015 11:24
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My wife's mainstream Dell laptop didn't survive the Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 upgrade process particularly well; it was crashing fairly frequently after the upgrade, and after a couple of days the "start menu" simply stopped working.

Whilst this is (allegedly) a known issue, a fix is still being worked on as far as I'm aware.

We clean-installed Windows 10 (format hard drive and all), and it was still took a couple of days of careful driver updates and obscure tweaking before it regained some measure of sanity.

Obviously, this isn't the case for everyone, but be warned!

(And, actually, the "WAF" for Windows 10 was very high; she didn't want to go back to 8.1 when I suggested it)

 
 
 
 


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  # 1366830 15-Aug-2015 11:33
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Yes, happy with it, no issues 

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  # 1366835 15-Aug-2015 11:50
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I've updated 10 x PCs from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro.
Minor problems only.
Faster than Win 7 (which I loved).
More user-friendly than Win 8 (which I hated).
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  # 1366839 15-Aug-2015 12:07
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if you are a geek and like to tweak everything, people have reported things that are not tweakable aka "bugs". but you would have figured that by now if you are one of those.

if you don't play with stuff and leave things as they are, win 10 will work just fine compared to you windows 7.

you can always go back to windows 7 within 30 days at one click (and wait a while)




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  # 1366844 15-Aug-2015 12:26
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Personally I love Windows 10 and run it on all of my computers but I would have to say that if you are happy with Windows 7 and feel you need to ask a question like this then the answer is No. You have till the end of July next year before the free upgrade off expires and the OS is only going to get better. In fact rumour has it there is a big upgrade coming to it in the next month or two so I would suggest you wait a couple of months. Let us early adopter types iron out the kinks for you and then upgrade to a really good OS :)





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  # 1366845 15-Aug-2015 12:28
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jamesrt: ... (And, actually, the "WAF" for Windows 10 was very high; she didn't want to go back to 8.1 when I suggested it)


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  # 1366854 15-Aug-2015 12:59
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Yes x 1000




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  # 1366858 15-Aug-2015 13:04
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what do you guys mean no cons

1) no windows media center - may or may not be a problem
2) may or may not have driver issues - very rare
3) some programs may not work - very very rare




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  # 1367030 15-Aug-2015 17:13
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I just updated my HP DV-6 to win 10, and could not get any internet connect via wifi or ethernet, have spent half a day trying to get it to work, install latest drivers from web, no go, HP's webb site said to run windows update to update drivers, obviously could not, ironically my old Compaq C700 updated and works fine on win 10.

Will try again in a month or two when I have another rainy day to waste time, dam, never mind.

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