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Old 5th August 2015, 08:13 AM
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^ I loathe Unix in all its incarnations, including OS-X .

My web site server runs Linux. Interestingly, the main server farm at the backend runs Windows Server ....

Been using Unix since the early/mid 1980s. I still loathe it. Security system straight out of the 1960s ...

When it comes to Office suites, I still prefer Office Pro 2003! IMNSHO, it was the last stable version of Office.
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I went from 7 to 10. Could not get the screen resolution to look anything like it should. My son who is pretty savvy tried but failed. Ended up going back to 7.
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Well there you go. @ least you could go back! In my not too distant memory of a windows you could go forward but not back. At the time (crisis time for a uni student) I was not a happy camper.

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EaseUs parition manager free s/w allows cloning of a hard disk or partition to another one using a bitwise copy method - i.e. it works with bootable HDDs and partitions.

The only constraint is that the target disk/partition must be the same size or larger than the source partition, regardless of free space on the source disk. Resize the source appropriately before the cloning process.

I have used it to swap the HDD in a laptop, and move (actually, copy) Win7 Pro from a HDD onto a SSD.

You can also use the native disk/partition image s/w in Vista and 7 to create a backup OS + programs and data image.

I use both (belts and braces man ... ), but the EaseUs s/w is far more flexible and useful.

Never hurts to repeat: back up all the data you want to see again in at least two places before doing anything like this ...
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Thanks heaps, Lefty.

That says it all, really. Quite disgusting behaviour on Microsoft's part.
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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.
I've beta tested Windows10 from the end of last year without trouble. The only thing it complained about was Webroot a/v software (required it to be uninstalled) but once W10 was installed I could put Webroot back on. The recent non beta version has no complaints about Webroot. I reckon I went through at least 6 evaluation builds in that time.

I ran the betas on a non critical laptop that I used every day for Internet stuff.

I used Multiplan on a CP/M Microbee and later on various MSDOS pcs, mostly not IBM compatibles such as Apricots and ECS.

I tried the IOS 9 beta recently but that was a minor disaster as several apps did not work for me, and when I went back to 8.4 I found that my backup would not restore (long story) but I got most of my stuff back the hard way. I'm retired so I have time to play with such things.
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Been using it for over 6 months without issue.

I see the privacy concerns as a non issue as the majority can be disabled quite easily if it is so desired. Its not like it is any different to any smartphone OS or most other devices and OS software anyway.

It is a solid OS. Will migrate to it as my main OS when I can be bothered backing up mountains of stuff scattered every to do a clean install.
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I went from 7 to 10. Could not get the screen resolution to look anything like it should. My son who is pretty savvy tried but failed. Ended up going back to 7.
My Surface Pro 2 wouldn't output video to my external monitor or adjust the screen brightness until I reinstalled the display driver, switching from 8.1 to 10.
Apart from that it's worked fine, but dare I say I actually preferred some aspects of 8.1 on the Surface... the full tablet interface on 10 and the ability to have multiple desktops is super handy though and I'm keeping it for those reasons. The Start menu is okay, but I personally preferred the 7 version. My family has had computers with every iteration from 95 through 10 (skipping 98, 2000 and Me, which are generally regarded as ****e).

My favourite is probably 10, as it integrates the best features of XP, 7 and 8.1 while adding multiple desktops! For a Surface it's pretty much the ultimate OS> ALthough I wish that when I ran it in 'tablet mode' I could get the old 8.1 Start screen back for easy app booting...
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I've been told that you can no longer specify any Win update choices with Win 10 i.e. all controlled by Microsoft now; is this correct?
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