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Will You Upgrade to Windows 10?  

12 members have voted

  1. 1. Will You Upgrade to Windows 10 or Not?

    • I already have and I like it
      5
    • I already have and I hate it
      0
    • I'm currently undecided
      1
    • No way - I love my current OS
      3
    • I've had it with Windows, I'm making the move to a Mac!
      0
    • After careful research, I'm looking forward to upgrading
      3


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That was the option I was looking for ..

I've registered for the update too but that doesn't mean I'm going to install it.  Thought I would leave it there until I got more feedback, that was the purpose of this poll to see whether I would want to go through with the registered update - that's why it's not listed as an option.

 

If I could edit the poll (which if I can, I haven't figured out how yet), I would add Musky's suggestion of "After careful research, I'm looking forward to upgrading".

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I've registered for the update too but that doesn't mean I'm going to install it.  Thought I would leave it there until I got more feedback, that was the purpose of this poll to see whether I would want to go through with the registered update - that's why it's not listed as an option.

 

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I know a guy who's a computer expert, wizard, guru, or whatever the word is. He knows everything about computers! He's the one who guided me towards buying my present computer. So I'll trust his advice on Windows 10: Register for the upgrade, but don't install it as soon as it becomes available. Wait till a few bugs (which they'll find afterward) are worked out.

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10162 build was put up Thursday - 3rd build this week.

I don't know if thats a good thing or a bad thing! Either a lot of people are upgrading and finding all the bugs or it's going to be a heavily patched OS! I'm definitely going to give it a few more months.

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I don't know if thats a good thing or a bad thing! Either a lot of people are upgrading and finding all the bugs or it's going to be a heavily patched OS! I'm definitely going to give it a few more months.

 

Most people don't have it yet, it is still basically in the testing stage. Only a relatively few people like Peter who signed up for it early and agreed to test the builds as they come out have it on their computers, To the general public it is not yet available. These build releases are Microsoft's way of getting the operating system ready for release. Some problems are expected and are being dealt with as the release date draws closer, more builds will come out. Each one a hoped improvement over the last. 

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Most people don't have it yet, it is still basically in the testing stage. Only a relatively few people like Peter who signed up for it early and agreed to test the builds as they come out have it on their computers, To the general public it is not yet available. These build releases are Microsoft's way of getting the operating system ready for release. Some problems are expected and are being dealt with as the release date draws closer, more builds will come out. Each one a hoped improvement over the last. 

 

And we are all counting on Peter. No pressure... :)

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In that case we"ll wait for you to give us the go ahead!

 

I don't know if thats a good thing or a bad thing! Either a lot of people are upgrading and finding all the bugs or it's going to be a heavily patched OS! I'm definitely going to give it a few more months.

 

Brigette: I talked to the guy I know again today who's a computer expert-wizard-guru. He said wait for about a month after it's released to the general public, about the end of August. That way it won't be just Peter and a couple of other chosen ones checking it out for bugs, but the entire population who uses it. Anyway, he suggested looking for reviews on the Net about it, from a variety of different "geek" sites to get a balanced view of it. See what everyone thinks.

 

However, he also said: If you're happy with your present operating system, or if you have any doubts about whether or not it will be of any benefit to you, or if you think it might mess up your mind too much, then don't bother installing it. That leaves a lot of room for personal opinion.

 

Personally, I intend to at least try it out. But first I'm going to back up all my personal files on some USB keys. After giving it a chance, if I find that Windows 10 and I don't get along too well, then I'm going to get nasty and restore my original operating system that came with my computer and then restore my personal files.

 

We'll see... :)

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When my main desktop and primary laptop went down at the same time, I was forced to use a backup laptop which had Windows 10 installed on it. (In 2008 this came with Vista, so this isn't the ideal machine to give an opinion on.) This machine gave me nothing but trouble until it was updated to the latest release at the time (10130?). Even then it ran slower than it did with Vista, 7 and 8. This machine runs 8.1 like a champ, but with this build even opening up the control panel takes time. All that said, it got the job done and the only blue screen I had was because of my unsupported wifi card. I am hopeful and inclined to believe that it will run Windows 10 fine on this machine in the future.

 

Since the XP days I've never upgraded my main machine until after the first service pack and I believe I will continue that trend with Windows 10. The only feature Windows 10 has that I want and don't have with 8.1 is the ability to run Windows Store apps in windowed mode instead of full/half-screen. The only app I use is Settings anyway.

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