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Windows 10 - Any War Stories?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Breeze147, Nov 5, 2015.

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  1. Breeze147

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    Now that it has been out a while, what are the pros, cons and screaming shit fits?
     
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    I installed it on my laptop a couple months ago and for some reason it would not get along with my video card. This is probably AMD's fault much more so than Microsoft's, but my video card would crash constantly, with a blue screen and auto-restart. I wound up going back to Windows 8.1 and it's pretty much fine now; I still get the occasional crash with certain games, which isn't particularly shocking, but with Windows 10 it was happening multiple times a day.
     
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    Installed over wondows 7 laptop.

    Right away got black screen at login. Had to use my other computer for a work around. got logged in, screen froze multiple times, would not connect to internet. overall useless it was so slow.

    reverted back to 7.

    figured it might be my comuter so not saying dont install it. lots of people like it but for my machine it was too overwhelming. Will wait until this laptop dies and then get a factory installed version with next machine.
     
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    no issues thusfar; freshly installed on a new home-built desktop and an upgrade for a 5 yr old Sony VAIO
     
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    I'm going to do my work computer tomorrow and my home computer if that goes OK. I'll keep you posted.
     
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    Had a almost 5 y/o laptop with Win7 on it. Wife bought me a new one for my bday a few weeks ago and it came with Win10. So far I am perfectly happy with it. The only issue was wifi dropping but that was my router/modem being a bitch, not the laptop. haven't done anything but watch movies and browse internet on it yet, so no heavy lifting so far, though I may put StarCraft2 on it now that all 3 parts are out.
     
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    I installed it on my HP desk top, my grandson said he tried it & his computer crashed several times, I told him I had no problems! Then with in a week my computer crashed! I had to call HP to get it restarted, HP removed it & reinstalled 8.1 now all is fine, the man at HP said he would wait 3 months or so before he'd install it so maybe down the road it will be all right!
     
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    I installed it on my work laptop upgrading from Windows 8.1. It immediately crashed. I couldn't log in and lost everything. Good thin I back up religiously!
     
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    I was told NOT to install on laptop, ok on desktop.
     
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    So basically the summary is that you can have a lot of different experiences :) But it's ALWAYS a good idea to make a backup of critical data first.

    There are billions of possible configurations of hardware/drivers/software. Some may not work properly. Where there are known issues that would cause problems during the upgrade process, the things will be uninstalled during the upgrade process or you'll get a message during the process that it's blocked (with additional details on what you need to do).

    As far as screaming shit fits, you might want to take a peek at the Windows Forum http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10?tab=Threads&auth=1. As with most technical forums, you're not going to see a ton of positive threads. It's a place where people discuss their problems. Tons of fixes from Microsoft and other partners have been released since it first dropped, and some of those threads reference pre-release versions of the product.

    Good luck!

    Full disclosure: I work on the Windows team @ Microsoft.
     
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    Recently bought a new laptop with it installed.
    No problems whatsoever.
     
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    I currently have it installed on a Dell Desktop (a good 4 or 5 years old), my Surface Pro 2, and a virtual machine on my Macbook Pro. Working well, no issues thus far.
     
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    Thanks for the timely query. I was just getting ready to ask the same question.

    Since I am responsible for 4 computers by three different makers, and two of the machines are laptops, I think I'll wait a few more months. In the meantime, please keep posting, everybody.
     
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    I'd encourage you to go to the support websites for the companies that made those PC's and see what they say about the systems being ready for Windows 10. Toshiba and Dell have definitely posted info, I haven't looked for any others.
     
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    After the replies, it looks like waiting for a new laptop with Windows10 preinstalled is the best bet.
     
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    I have a four year old laptop running windows 7 and I have no intention of upgrading it. I can only imagine the devastation that would create.
     
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    I know this is off subject but last year I installed Linux Mint and am very happy with it. I went from Windows to Linux Mint so for me it was just as user friendly. Linux is more stable than Windows, more secure, and best of all it is free.
     
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    I installed it on my 4+ year old Lenovo Thinkpad laptop about 3 weeks ago. I had no issues with the install, and no issues with any of my apps since. Last week I called it good and went ahead and deleted the old Windows 7 files, to free up some space. Only thing I didn't really care for was the changes to the 'Start' button/menu, so I installed an app that provides you with the 'classic start buttons. Easy peasy for me.
     
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    Support websites...check. One of the laps is a Lenovo, so that's good to hear as well. Thanks to both of you.
     
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    It was a train wreck. Completely screwed up my computer.. WILL NOT go back to it.
     
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