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Old 07-05-2016, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I'm a scared.
I have heard it will cause me to wish I was never born, but I did it anyway. How much trouble is it likely to cause a person who is usually happy as can be to dwell in the dark ages of technology?
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:13 PM
 
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I just upgraded both computers yesterday. It took a little longer than I expected, but everything went very smoothly. I have not yet encountered any problems with any of my original files and applications. I'm still getting used to all the new features, but so far I don't hate it. I'm not thrilled with the new email format, but I expect I will get used to it, and it was miles easier to set up email in Windows 10 than with previous versions.


I think a lot of the problems and angst occurred with early upgrades and maybe the bugs and glitches have all been worked out. That was the main reason I waited until now to upgrade. Well, that and a natural proclivity for procrastination.


There's really nothing to be frightened of. There will be some new things to learn, but there's a tutorial, so it shouldn't be too painful.
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:41 PM
 
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I'm a scared.
I have heard it will cause me to wish I was never born, but I did it anyway. How much trouble is it likely to cause a person who is usually happy as can be to dwell in the dark ages of technology?

I'm very interested in knowing why you did it, if you truly feel that way.

I'm not going to "upgrade" to W10 for various reasons, one of which is the way Microsoft has tried to jam it down our throats. I'm not afraid of it -- but, if I were "a scared" that I'd "wish I was never born", I certainly wouldnt consider downloading it.
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I'm very interested in knowing why you did it, if you truly feel that way.

I'm not going to "upgrade" to W10 for various reasons, one of which is the way Microsoft has tried to jam it down our throats. I'm not afraid of it -- but, if I were "a scared" that I'd "wish I was never born", I certainly wouldnt consider downloading it.
LOL, probably because I don't want to be one of those old ladies who is "out of it".
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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It was the best thing I did was installing Win10. You won't have issues it is a great improvement.
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:07 PM
 
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I like Win 10 a lot, way better than primitive Win 7 and dinosaur XP.

But I tried this: https://kat.cr/usearch/destroy%20windows%2010%20spying/
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:43 PM
 
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My new laptop came with W10, and I love it. I think the whole scare scenario comes from those who are upgrading as opposed to buying a new computer with W10 already on it.

But then again, i am one of those weirdos that seems to be born to differ from the majority. I don't mind change. I DID get frustrated the first day, but now it is old hat.

I love the Word on it for academia, which was my primary reason for getting the laptop.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:08 AM
 
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I've upgraded three computers: an ancient asus notebook running with a single core celeron, a year old surface pro 3, and a custom built desktop with some unusual hardware and lots of unusual software.

Results? To my surprise, the ancient asus upgraded over about 2 hours - slow cpu slows things down. Surface Pro took maybe 30 minutes. Desktop took about 30 minutes, with a bonus. Not only did all my software run, including a financial program from 1999 (not broke, don't fix it, or upgrade...), but some hardware limitations, such as not being able to use sleep mode, were fixed by the default drivers.

Other than that, everything runs the same or better. I rarely use the default apps, since my own programs do a better job, although I do like the news app.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:11 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I have a new laptop with WIN1010* and an old computer with Win7. Don't see any critical difference.








*I wonder who's old enough to get that one?
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:53 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I have a new laptop with WIN1010* and an old computer with Win7. Don't see any critical difference.








*I wonder who's old enough to get that one?
1010 wins NY.
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