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Old 5th August 2015, 01:58 AM
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So I updated my laptop to windows 10!

Very quick system with a lot of bloated services removed and it's rather impression for a first release of the OS. So far very stable and the user interface is familiar yet still has all the power user options available, tad hard to find at first but once you've started looking they are there.

I'm in Aus so we don't get cortana yet, which also means that a lot of the settings people are worrying about i have can turn off (most are settings for direct marketing, and targeted advertising). When cortana is released I'll probably check it out, but it's also not as bad as people are making out, you can choose very specifically what information you share with the microsoft servers, and if you don't have a win10/tablet/phone/pc/laptop or combination of multiple, there isn't really a reason to share information across an account on multiple devices.

I haven't run into any software compatibility issues yet, 7 native programs work without a problem, as well as all the vb programs I wrote in xp for audio production suits and use in rewire.

So if you've got a laptop I'd say give it a go, its a quick snappy OS, boots quick, runs with less overhead and has alot of built in features supported that used to need thridparty or manufacturer specific software (keyboard backlight support, ambient light sensors media keys etc). If your using a desktop (not upgrading mine just yet might wait a couple years) that needs to be formatted regularly or has a lot of hardware upgrades probably hold off a while, since it's not clear yet how microsoft is validating installations, partly it is based on your hardware profile, so change the gpu and it voids and you'll need to contact customer service to reactivate.

we'll need to wait and see what happens with this last bit of information.

Tested on an i7, 4gb Asus zenbook.
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Did you update from Win 7 or 8?
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Old 5th August 2015, 06:11 AM
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7, I didn't intend to skip 8 just haven't purchased a pc in the last 3 years, didn't intend to skip vista either just went from xp to 7
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You were very forunate that you 'accidentally' missed out on Vista, Id ....
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^ Agree! I'm 7 on home PC and 8.1 on notebook and at work
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^ my good mate (the one who kept me company on the last couple of Gippsland drives) is running Vista Enterprise. I look after his computer ... it's ugly ... and tragically slow ... and tragic running Photoshop ... .
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The word from Windows Secrets suggests waiting a few months before giving it a run.
I will be hanging off for about 8 - 9 mths unless a more positive report comes out before then.

http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/...ed-experience/
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^ ALWAYS, always (seriously, always ... ) wait until after the release of service pack 1.

The initial release is usually a giant beta test version.

Trust me. I've used Windows since DOS v. 2.0 , and Excel since it was Multiplan v. 1.2 ...

Seriously, I have been in this business since computers were electro-mechanical (early 1970s).

Don't ask me about Apple and OS-X ....
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Bloody Vista......
All I can say.
I took the quantum leap from W98 to Vista.
What a culture and computer shock!!!!
Now Vista to 8.1.
Hate it all....
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Ive used enough Linux distributions over the years to not be turned off by comparability issues. The rolling release is helping, there has been quite a few updates slipped into the install process.

It is stable in my experience so far on one machine, as I said my desktop is going to keep running 7 pro. My only real annoyance is the removal of Windows media centre which I use on my htpc and the houses media server. Tried so many multi TV tuner programme yet media centre would happily run 4 HD tuners and record no problem.s, even worked on wake timers

Seems like they want you to purchase these sort of things now, the silly windows all store.
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