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Paul Spinks
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 - posted August 07, 2015 06:43 AM      Profile for Paul Spinks   Email Paul Spinks   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have just updated my laptop to Windows 10 from Windows.The installation process was easy and so far I am quite pleased with the results. I had tried Windows 8 in the past and I was not at all impressed so had gone back to Windows 7. Have any of you upgraded and have you found any problems or glitches yet?

Paul.

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Dominique De Bast
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I use Windows 8 (it was on the computer when I bought it) and I don't like it. It was designed for tactile screens (which I have not) so it happens often that when I move the mouse, the page on which I'm working disappear for another screen ! It is better than at the beginning (I guess they made improvments with the updates) but it is still not satisfaying. I hope this problem will be fixed with Windows 10 but as the number of tactile screens is growing I'm a little bit suspicious. I will give Windows some time to improve their new version before I upgrade to it.

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Martin Jones
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I'm no computer expert and I hate Windows 8. Fortunately, my machines have either Windows 7 or XP.
I understand, however, that following millions of complaints Microsoft introduced (in an update)the ability to revert to the Windows 7 type desktop by clicking on the "Windows" icon in the taskbar of Windows 8.
I don't know if it applies to all versions of Windows 8.... but it's worth trying it if you don't like the Win 8 desktop.

There are ways of making this happen if the icon doesn't work...
try Googling: "windows 7 classic view for windows 8" for information.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted August 07, 2015 09:29 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have two Windows computers. 7 and 8.1. For each, I am waiting for my notification that downloads have been made and are ready for installation.

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James Wilson
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 - posted August 07, 2015 11:47 AM      Profile for James Wilson   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have upgraded form 8.1 to win 10.
I prefer it to 8.1 but liked XP more.

Al can say is that if this is the last upgrade (version of windows)
you have no choice. There some large updates coming
so if you have any blips etc lets they get ironed out.

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Steve Klare
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 - posted August 07, 2015 11:57 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
There is an ad. running on the tube which shows a bunch of toddler age children and talks about how lucky they are they will be growing up with Windows 10.

-Oh come on! Before they reach Kindergarten we will be at Windows 12 easily!

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Dominique De Bast
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Is there a reason why they skipped a version numbered 9 ?

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted August 07, 2015 12:48 PM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
8.1 was often referred to as Windows 9.

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Dominique De Bast
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I didn't know that, Maurice. Thanks.

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Paul Spinks
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You are right about XP James, it was my favourite version of Windows.

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Brian Fretwell
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I'm sure Microsoft said there would be no more versions just updates to Windows 10 (ie no change of name). Whether this means third party companies will no longer have to re-write divers for printers etc I don't know.

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Mark Todd
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Mine has the later windows 8 that comes on at start, I then straight away click and go to the old type set up and layout etc.

No apps etc more like windows 7.

Best Mark.

PS I`ve seen that daft advert on TV about windows 10 being the answer to life etc !!! Yee Gods.

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Martin Jones
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No more Versions of Windows? Creating new versions of Windows to replace the previous versions that they "will no longer support" (with updates) is how Microsoft can continue to make money! Without new versions to sell to a gullible public they have lost their main source of income.

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Yanis Tzortzis
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Am happy using XP & WON'T "upgrade" until I have enough convincing indications that 10 is easy & non-problematic....

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Steve Klare
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I liked XP but my job obsoleted it, along with probably about 3,000 PCs and Laptops it was operating on.

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Jim Schrader
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I want to upgrade but am afraid my printer wont work along with my office 2013 and it does a clean update meaning you have to back up all data or lose it I have 8.1 and it has not bothered me, I downloaded classicshell.net it gives you the option to chose the interface you want to go back to, you can go back to xp, vista, or 7. I would let the bugs get worked out before doing it one has roughly a year to download 10. you better make sure all equipment you have had connected to it still works.

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Joe Taffis
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I did the update to Windows 10...After about an hour of being frustrated with it, I did the revert to 8.1 [Roll Eyes]

[ August 08, 2015, 03:52 AM: Message edited by: Joe Taffis ]

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Mark Silvester
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 - posted August 08, 2015 04:32 AM      Profile for Mark Silvester   Email Mark Silvester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi all,

after deliberation AND...consideration - I am staying with 7. It has been stable and does the job.

Mark [Big Grin]

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Paul Spinks
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Happily my printer, security software and my Office 2013 are all working ok. It seems ok once you get your head around the way it works.

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