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Ummm, Windows 10 update is staring at me and I dunno if I like it

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posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:00 PM
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So it's finally happened, Windows 10 wants to be with me. I was wondering when it was gonna rear its head so the question is, do I accept or forever ignore it?

Help me, those of you who have it what are your thoughts, concerns, praises, dislikes?




posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:10 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
So it's finally happened, Windows 10 wants to be with me. I was wondering when it was gonna rear its head so the question is, do I accept or forever ignore it?

Help me, those of you who have it what are your thoughts, concerns, praises, dislikes?


Swills, I know your fear. Fear of committment...it's too soon! You may have cheated on windows 7 with Windows 8, maybe on a netbook, in secret, and you will feel the guilt and shame forever.

Or, it is the 'less privacy thing'. Actually, the privacy controls are a little better. Windows 7 was looking into pics on your smartphone everytime she had a chance, but you just didn't know it.

In all seriousness, I now have win 10 on my laptop and my desktop. My housemate reformatted both machines because I had conflicts and some persistent spyware and he put it on both.

The first time was my laptop. "Where is NOTEPAD????????" I whined. "Why is EVERYTHING called an APP????This is NOT a PHONE!!!!" "This reminds me of VISTA!!!"

He nicely put a shortcut to notepad on my desktop lol. After using win 10 on the laptop for 4 months and the PC fpr 2, I actually like it.

Cortana on the laptop is nice for scheduling.

There is a rumor that all the apps will 'run out of time' and not be free after some point...that is not true. I use open source almost everything anyway.

It runs sligjhtly smoother than Win 7. It is more customizeable and after awhile I realized the organization into Apps was better and faster to find things.

You should take the plunge.
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posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:10 PM
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I tried it for a day, it made my computer a pain in the ass to use, im sure they fixed the tons of bugs it came out with, but if i where you id stay with which ever version you have at the moment.

Oh after installing windows 10, there an option to go back to your old version, just in case you want to try it.



posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:19 PM
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a reply to: reldra

I fooled around with Win 8 with a friends computer and I hate it.

I'm definitely not rushing in and installing Win 10 that's for sure. I like Win 7 and I dunno if I wanna upgrade but if it's anything like Win 8 then forget it!

More research required at this point.



posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:19 PM
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a reply to: dukeofjive696969

I can go back eh? That is good news but I'm still gonna put off installing it until I know what I'm getting myself into.



posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:25 PM
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a reply to: Swills

I sense great fear in you, Swillwalker. You have cognitive dissonance. You have Windows 10 . But you don't use them.

Fulfill your Destiny...



posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:35 PM
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a reply to: ShadowChatter

No! You're not my father!!!! Wait, what?

If Win 10 somehow turns my computer into R2D2 then I'm all for it.



posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:35 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: dukeofjive696969

I can go back eh? That is good news but I'm still gonna put off installing it until I know what I'm getting myself into.


Doesn't the time to upgrade free run out at some point? I may be wrong. I may have just accepted it free early.

I don't know about Win 8, never got it.
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posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:42 PM
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a reply to: Swills
Here's a ss. The box on the bottom left pops up when the windows symbol in the bottom left is pressed.



Most used programs, link to Micriosoft Edge (which is not a bad browser), a way to sync to Xbox, weather, cortana, email. All that can be customized.

Right clicking on the windows symbol brings up things like control panel and device manager.

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posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:43 PM
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a reply to: Swills
It keeps popping up for me, too. It started a couple weeks ago. I just try to ignore it.



posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:44 PM
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reply to: reldra
Yeah, the time runs out at a certain point. I don't know if it keeps popping up telling you to upgrade after that though.



posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 11:56 PM
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a reply to: Swills
If Win 10 somehow turns my computer into R2D2 then I'm all for it.


Windows 10 is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.

But you must move quickly. the Updates are relentless. . Do what must be done, Do not hesitate. Show no mercy. Only then will you be strong enough with the Windows 10.


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posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 12:19 AM
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You guys almost have me talked into it. I've been on Win 7 for years, I'm very comfortable operating within it. But windows ten looks pretty slick and accessible. Also, I've got an XBox One, and all XBox Ones now use windows 10 as their OS. There's supposed2 be some cool stuff you can do with both machines networked.

But I have a few concerns: hypothetically, let's say I may have a program or two that aren't exactly legit and properly registered, or I may download the occasional torrent. How would Windows 10 feel about this? Will Cortana judge me??

Anybody have any idea about privacy in regards to things like that? Thanks friends.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 12:49 AM
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a reply to: M4nWithNoN4me

I download torrents every day, have plenty of pirated programmes.
Windows 10 doesn't care.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 03:31 AM
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a reply to: M4nWithNoN4me

windows 10 looks pretty slick and accessible


Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Windows 10 .... I thought not.

It's not a story that Cortana would tell you... It's a Microsoft legend...

Windows 10 is so powerful and so intrusive, it can use the Terms & Conditions to influence the midi-chlorians to covertly...stream your webcam. Windows 10 has such a knowledge of your Private Side, it can even clandestinely create Pop-Up Ads...from your whereabouts.

Windows 10 is so powerful, the only thing it is afraid of losing is its power...which, eventually of course, it will.
Unfortunately, it will teach its apprentice (Windows 11) everything it knows. Then its apprentice will automatically update, in your sleep.

Ironic.., Windows 10 could secretively observe others... but not itself.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 04:04 AM
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blog.emsisoft.com... (An article about Windows )

I guess it's a matter of do you trust

simplicitylinux.org... (An article about Linux)
edit on 19-12-2015 by ApparentlyStupid because: More details


Hmm... I'm unsure if my Linux link is "Ok" to post here. If it isn't, then my apologies just delete this post.
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posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:38 AM
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a reply to: ApparentlyStupid

I guess it's a matter of do you trust


Yes, but Windows 10's strength flows from the automatic update. Yet beware of the Cyber Side. Twitter, Facebook, Google+ - the Cyber Side of the Windows 10, are they. Easily they flow, click and you join. If once you start down that path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you, it will, as it did Obi-Wan's apprentice...



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 06:06 AM
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If you're unsure then get an external drive and use macrium reflect free version and imagine your drive to the external one and then unplug it and put it safely away and let the upgrade go ahead, make sure it authenticates the license against the machine and then if at some later time you fancy windows 10 the machine will be licensed with the freebie upgrade license stored on the MS server.

and if you don't like it you can just use reflect to restore your machine to exactly how it was before you started.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 06:38 AM
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no no no no, hell fkin no.... I just threw down 2k on a new tower a month ago, Ive got the fastest processor, motherboard, GPU, ect... I went tier one across the board, the only catch was I wanted to get all this while I could still get windows 7 professional. I'm set for the next 5 or 6 years at least.

I bought a new laptop with windows 8 about a year ago... broke it out of rage 2 months later after it blue screened while I was in the middle of about 6 hours worth of spreadsheets.

Windows 10 is nothing but Windows 8.5 ...which are nothing but an windows 7 build with a convoluted tile interface overlaying the desktop taking up processing power.
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posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: Swills
Things you should know:
Windows 7 still has 3-5 years of support left.
Windows 10 does fix issues windows 7 and 8 both had.
Windows 10 privacy issues are overblown. It's no worse than your smartphone, and in some ways better, since 10 allows you to disable those features.
I have been running 10 since the preview release. I have had few, if any, problems with it. However, the latest big update has caused some major issues with networking and internet connectivity. Not for me, but for thousands of others.
Important: If you plan on going to Windows 10, DON"T do the in place upgrade. Save your data. Make sure you have re-install disks for your programs, and do a clean(save nothing) install of 10. For every person who has had success with an in place upgrade. There are many more for whom it didn't go so well. A clean install with UEFI is the way to go.
Lastly. For all the hate Windows 8 has received, including from me, it is a stable OS. If you hated 8, you may not like 10 much better. It still needs lots of polish. Windows is still trying to combine old with new, and it's not working the best in terms of user interface.



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