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Windows 10

BobRR

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Has anyone updated to windows 10 from windows 7 on your PC? If so how do you like it? Thinking about up dating? Bob
 

I like oldstuff

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11/09/2015
Re: windows 10

I'd give it some time until it's proven. Is there a window of opportunity on free upgrade that expires?
 

BobSaunders

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Re: windows 10

The way I read it is the release is this today and will be done by a thumb drive. I do not know more about how to get it. I have windows VISTA but I have not read that it can be upgraded.
Note, the TV news just said it is free for one year for people that have 7 or 8. I wonder what it cost for people that build their own PC?
 

Marv in Minn

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02/05/2020
Re: windows 10

how large of a hard drive would be required for 10?
i have 7 and am already using 95% of my C drive :-(
 

Craig A

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12/20/2015
Re: windows 10

I can't find an answer as to whether 10 is uninstallable.
Since it installs as an ordinary update.......HUGE but update nevertheless I was hoping it could be uninstalled.
At any rate I have reserved the "upgrade" for all 3 of my computers and have friends who are interested in knowing as well so I'll give it a whirl on my laptop first since I don't have many extras installed on it and see what happens.
I don't like change any more than most people but once beyond the "What were they THINKING" interface of WIN8 it really IS a fabulous operating system.
MS REALLY shot themselves in BOTH feet with that release....... :headbang:
That's what happens when you leave things up to egghead developers instead of "real" people....... :uhoh:
 
Re: windows 10

yes you can.

http://www.howtogeek.com/220723/how-to-uninstall-windows-10-and-downgrade-to-windows-7-or-8.1/

I probably stick with my apple for a while, Win 8 interface they just threw out 20 years of procedure ..............namely the start button
Run Wine or like for windows programs was running parallels which installs a windows copy to run programs but now there is Crossover which apparently means i don't need windows at all to run windows based programs
just found out about it need to test it..:salute: yippee
 

Elden DuRand

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12/22/2017
Re: windows 10

Jim:

I've teied several versions of Linux andcould never get my mind around the Unix-like command prompt. Not a very talkative system. If you do something at the prompt, it doesn't tell you if you messed-up the command.

I've also had problems getting the graphical interface to work right. I guess I've been too well brainwashed by Windoze.

The closest I've ever gotten to a successful Windoze replacement was OS-2. IBM developed it until it was very close to "prime time". They even came up with a workaround for the AutoCad DOS Phar Lap memory extender. About that time, the IBM suits pulled the plug on the project, just another Big Corporate bonehead decision.

Because of that, I need a dedicated DOS machine to run my old AutoCad. It's too painful using dual boot with Windoze. And, no. AutoCad release 10 will not work in a Windoze DOS shell. The Phar Lap extender wants total control of memory and Windoze won't allow it.

Why don't I just upgrade my CAD? I'm retired and have invested all I'm going to invest in software that's not critical.
 

Dave Preuhs

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Re: windows 10

Downloaded it yesterday and it went without a hitch on my non important lap top. Seems to be an easy learning curve as I was running Win. 7. Will wait a few months to download on my main desktop, or maybe I will just stick with Win. 7 on that machine????
 

uglyblue66

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11/07/2018
Re: windows 10

Windows 98 worked like a champ and did all the things I needed to do without alot of hassle. I tried a 7 laptop and every time i try to minimize a window to do something else ,it does not go to the bottom of my screen. I cant find it and wind up with 8 or 9 windows open with the same page or whatever because I could not figure out how to get the 1 I just lowered to reappear.

Does this Windows 10 have a familiar look to it or is it yet another wild run into the woods like 7 and 8 was? Nothing like what folks are working with already?


The only reason these changes are "needed" is because it is job security to brainwash the public to think updates are needed.
Thanks to all the techno geeks that force this change I may have to get a high speed connection just to be able to download simple files that would have been simpler 10 years ago and downloaded fine on dialup.With high speed and fast computers,they can cram more into a file,like color and motion and video.A few photos and text would work just fine in most cases.:rant:
 

Brian Lynch

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07/13/2019
Re: windows 10

I downloaded it last night. I've messed with it a bit and it seems to be an improvement over 8 and 8.1 That's not saying much I know but anything has got to be an improvement. I'm going to give it at least 90 days trial before I formulate an opinion.
 

Harvey Teal

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07/22/2019
Re: windows 10

Still running XP and a million dollars worth of CAD software that would cost too much to replace. I finally decided to buy some newer hardware with W7 because it was starting to look like a stable replacement for XP. W8 and 8.1 are scary....bet W10 is too. Like Jim and Elden, I have used LInux/Unix on other machines but generally can't run my pricey apps on those. But you can teach an old dog new tricks......I'm watchin'... and listenin'......
 

oregonfarmboy

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Re: windows 10

I had to get a new computer this week. My old one was running Vista and had several keys that had popped off and put back on several times to the point there was no more "pop" left in them. That said, my new computer automatically updated to 10 when I turned it on. Looks like I will have some stuff to learn with this new format. The update went without a hitch. My 2cw
 

BobRR

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Re: windows 10

I downloaded it last night. I've messed with it a bit and it seems to be an improvement over 8 and 8.1 That's not saying much I know but anything has got to be an improvement. I'm going to give it at least 90 days trial before I formulate an opinion.
I thought you had to reserve it and it would take MS. a period of time before they updated your system? also when they got to you they just automatically updated your system with out you having to down load? I was going to reserve but I don't want it to automatically down load if it turns out not to be any good.Bob
 

DustyBar

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01/14/2020
Re: windows 10

...I need a dedicated DOS machine to run my old AutoCad. It's too painful using dual boot with Windoze...
I've had pretty good luck running an old version of AutoCAD on Windows using Oracle's VirtualBox. Its a free download. I think the key is to stick with 32bit Windows since the old AutoCAD installers are 16bit and won't work with Win 64bit.
 

Craig A

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If you don't like the Windows operating system this thread isn't for you.

Once I verified that 10 can be rolled back I took the plunge on my best computer.
It was seamless and EVERYTHING works including a couple handy old programs carried over from WIN 98....... :brows:

Some things have changed, naturally, but I figured I'll have to change sometime anyway so might as well get it over with.

I had to find my Windows Live Mail, IE 11 and Opera shortcuts to add them to the task bar but that was easy enough.
The old fashioned start menu isn't the old fashioned start menu any more but at least it's there.
I suspect it won't be long before some developer comes out with a new version of StartMenu8 that MIGHT restore the classic Start Menu most of us are used to and IF that happens I'll use it again.
Overall I like Win 10 and I'm sure tweaks will come.

Oops........10 failed to recognize my sound card.
No biggie as my original WIN 7 installation didn't recognize it either....... :shrug:
 
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