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What is your opinion on Windows 10 so far?
Exactly what it says. What is your opinion about Windows 10 so far? Do you have it installed? Would you recommend it? Do you think it is better or worse than older Windows versions?
I installed it and it's good.
 
27.3%, 12 votes
I installed it but it isn't worth it.
 
9.1%, 4 votes
I didn't install it, but I would like to someday.
 
6.8%, 3 votes
I don't want to install it.
 
43.2%, 19 votes
I'm not sure I like it or not.
 
4.5%, 2 votes
I don't use Windows.
 
9.1%, 4 votes
Multi-voting is disabled. 44 users have voted.

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Posted on 09-05-15 02:08:07 PM Link | Quote
here's a submission I followed to make Win10 a whole lot better

I even sent it to our CTO hohoho
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Posted on 09-28-15 06:36:54 PM Link | Quote
I've been using Windows 10 at home since mid July and haven't run into any problems. I work from home once a week and our software wasn't compatible for the first 2 weeks after I upgraded. Virtualbox helped with that but then our software was upgraded and now I just have to run Internet Explorer to connect to my work PC. I can't say that I'm a picky PC user since most of my time is spent playing Steam or Blizzard games. So far they run fine. The Blurbuster 120hz software works on Windows 10 so I can still run at higher FPS to match my monitor's refresh rate. I've done a few of the workarounds to disable ads, automatic updates, monitoring, etc. I definitely think Windows 10 has potential and is worth upgrading. They just need to change their position on their privacy issues and automatic downloads/updates and make them truly opt-in instead of on by default.
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Posted on 11-29-15 05:01:48 PM Link | Quote
I'll probably wait to get W10 until it's been out some time. So far it seems like no games I want to play on it have issues running, which is good.

(Plus that Killer Instinct port will only work on 10 and I'm curious about that)
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Posted on 11-29-15 06:13:55 PM (last edited by Gabu at 11-29-15 06:40:36 PM) Link | Quote
Had Windows 10 installed for about a month or two. It's be just fine, even if I hate all these little things, if it weren't for the fact that this version just loves to hard crash every so often at the worst possible times to where it makes me want to burn Microsoft's HQ to the ground.

Utter garbage.

Edit: Apparently a new thing my copy's been doing is randomly shitting out the start menu icon so I can't access anything. Hitting the Windows key does nothing, but apparently Win+R still does things. Oh, and in this particular instance the audio crapped out as well.

Again, utter garbage.
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Posted on 11-29-15 06:57:48 PM Link | Quote
Aaaand that's why I'm probably going to wait for a reasonably good update to it (a Service Pack 1, I guess).
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Posted on 11-29-15 07:11:23 PM Link | Quote
weird, cuz my Win10 installations (two laptops and a desktop) have all been running swimmingly. I had an issue with audio on the desktop at first, but installing some Realtek audio drivers did the trick.

I've also got Classic Shell running, which gives me the option of using a Win7-arranged start menu--on top of the standard start menu. Neither has stopped working on me.
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Posted on 11-30-15 09:58:22 PM Link | Quote
I'm still not going to get it yet, but Microsoft's update tool for promoting it is starting to get annoying now. The little unblockable "Get Windows 10" pop-up in the corner was tolerable, but now it gives me a big window asking whether I want to "download now" or "download later" and no other obvious options. It turns out that clicking "Download Later" actually starts downloading it right away as a system update. It turns out the correct solution is to close the window with the corner X button.

I was able to prevent it on my computer, but I wonder how many people have inadvertently downloaded Windows 10 because of this?
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Posted on 12-01-15 02:24:31 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Peardian
It turns out the correct solution is to close the window with the corner X button.

Hah. That's kind of cheap, but it's a common tactic you get to learn after a while. "Is there no cancel option? Look further, there's always a way to close it." It's still cheap how they'll do anything to get people to download Windows 10.

Originally posted by Peardian
I was able to prevent it on my computer, but I wonder how many people have inadvertently downloaded Windows 10 because of this?

In the end, that's what they want, right? It's a free update, so accidentally or not, it'll get them more Windows 10 users. It's not really fair, but in the end, unless a user's installation goes wrong, it's not likely they'll get any complaints, much less people going through the trouble of reverting back to Windows 7 or 8.1.

I personally saw two different installations of Windows 10, one that went right and the other that went horribly wrong. Thankfully, they managed to fix the corrupted installation, but still. Windows 10 has gotten better but it's still not quite there. I recommend waiting just a little longer, we have until June 2016 after all.
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Posted on 12-01-15 12:19:24 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Peardian
I'm still not going to get it yet, but Microsoft's update tool for promoting it is starting to get annoying now. The little unblockable "Get Windows 10" pop-up in the corner was tolerable, but now it gives me a big window asking whether I want to "download now" or "download later" and no other obvious options. It turns out that clicking "Download Later" actually starts downloading it right away as a system update. It turns out the correct solution is to close the window with the corner X button.

I was able to prevent it on my computer, but I wonder how many people have inadvertently downloaded Windows 10 because of this?


yeahhhh this happened to me a week ago.. if I just don't restart my laptop, i'm never asked again P:
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Posted on 12-01-15 01:03:54 PM Link | Quote
Honestly the correct solution to avoid the problems would be disabling Windows Update completely. As long as you've got a good front door and backups you should be good to go (and even then the reason I've disabled them here is that they'd always fail to install anyway ).

Between Spyware updates for 7/8/8.1 and this mess you can't trust anything now.
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Posted on 12-02-15 12:41:53 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Zeether
Aaaand that's why I'm probably going to wait for a reasonably good update to it (a Service Pack 1, I guess).

AFAIK, Windows 10 does away with the concept of service packs, since it's updated so frequently now. It's meant to be a constantly-evolving OS, for better or for worse.
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Posted on 12-02-15 12:44:34 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by BMF54123
Originally posted by Zeether
Aaaand that's why I'm probably going to wait for a reasonably good update to it (a Service Pack 1, I guess).

AFAIK, Windows 10 does away with the concept of service packs, since it's updated so frequently now. It's meant to be a constantly-evolving OS, for better or for worse.


The fact that you can't defer updates is a nightmare on my incredibly slow internet connection. I'm avoiding it until some solution to that mess is available. (I typically used to let Windows updates run overnight depending on the quantity/size. Service packs usually had to be done over two days or something sometimes).
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Posted on 12-02-15 02:04:29 AM Link | Quote
While I still like Win10, I'm beginning to wish that the programs I use were on Linux, so I could use that as a main OS and just use Windows for gaming and testing. Microsoft's pulling a lot of dumb shit and taking away control from the user, which is just flat out wrong. If they keep their usual garbage up, they're going to get left behind, especially considering that it seems more people are beginning to focus on Linux alongside Windows for stuff like games and other software.
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Posted on 12-05-15 05:19:19 PM (last edited by divingkataetheweirdo at 12-05-15 05:20:11 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by Zero One
While I still like Win10, I'm beginning to wish that the programs I use were on Linux, so I could use that as a main OS and just use Windows for gaming and testing. Microsoft's pulling a lot of dumb shit and taking away control from the user, which is just flat out wrong. If they keep their usual garbage up, they're going to get left behind, especially considering that it seems more people are beginning to focus on Linux alongside Windows for stuff like games and other software.


I agree that more stuff could be on Linux (and I also wish there were more compiled shit for Linux). I am not a big fan of the terminal though, so...yeah. I was thinking about going to Ubuntu, but I also considered Debian, Red Hat

As for the DRM/User control, a lot of major OSes are doing that too. Mac OS X has a lot more available compared to ten years ago, but it is also a walled-up garden compared to ten years ago. (*cough* Apple Store certificates *cough*)

It's not surprising they're walling stuff up, as MS and a bunch of other parties wants OSes secure from viruses. But yeah, SecureBoot is beyond stupid and something that is going to ruin other OSes (or at least effectively force you to use VirtualBox or VMWare Player).

Windows 7 has always been constantly updating since after Service Pack 1, which means that there can be patches issued quickly, but there's also no convenient package to store updates after X amount of time. As someone who had to reinstall Windows 7 SP1 recently, having to get 1,000+ updates downloaded and reinstalled is a tad bit more annoying than having to just install a service pack.
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Posted on 12-05-15 07:34:13 PM (last edited by BMF54123 at 12-05-15 07:36:11 PM) Link | Quote
To disable the GWX (Get Windows 10) icon permanently, I suggest using this nifty tool.
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Posted on 12-11-15 07:26:08 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by BMF54123
To disable the GWX (Get Windows 10) icon permanently, I suggest using this nifty tool.

Just used that because Windows was bugging me about it in updates, thanks.
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Posted on 12-28-15 05:21:08 PM Link | Quote
So we have computers at home that run Windows 10, been watching that for a while and here are my feelings:


* mom always badgering me about how retro I am everytime this is brought up, as if I was using Windows 3.1. I'm not switching to 10, accept it and shut up, thank you.


* half the time, those computers are getting updates that take ages to download and install. And it's mandatory now. As if Windows Update wasn't annoying enough.


* "all your files are exactly where you left them", "we are preparing your computer", etc... Windows 10 is creepy. It feels like Microsoft is here, right in your computer, watching you and trying to communicate with you.


* It takes the decision to delete your shit without asking you. No thanks. It's like if your bank took the decision to give some of your money to random people behind your back. Also further reinforcing the feeling that you're sharing a computer with Microsoft and not really owning anything.


* the windows are ugly, hell, even Windows 3.1 looks nicer (and is more customizable and trustable). But I guess that doesn't matter, eventually your computer is meant to become a giant smartphone. Although it'd be silly to name it Windows if it doesn't have windows anymore... right? Might as well rename it to Skynet or something.


* "please wait while we are setting up shit" "oh and check this out in the meantime"... yeah, and what happened to progress bars? Or showing the user what is actually happening? Microsoft goes further in pretending the average user is a moron. (even if many are actually morons, maybe educating them is better than turning PCs into baby toys?)


* Does Windows 10 have anything actually new? Doesn't seem like it. I mean... Windows 7 already does everything I want and more. So why bother switching? Hell, even ye olde XP already does everything I want.
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Posted on 12-28-15 09:30:03 PM (last edited by Cuber456 at 12-30-15 12:42:54 AM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by StapleButter
But I guess that doesn't matter, eventually your computer is meant to become a giant smartphone.

Or showing the user what is actually happening? Microsoft goes further in pretending the average user is a moron. (even if many are actually morons, maybe educating them is better than turning PCs into baby toys?)


Does Windows 10 have anything actually new? Doesn't seem like it. I mean... Windows 7 already does everything I want and more. So why bother switching? Hell, even ye olde XP already does everything I want.

To be fair, I do think your average user is a moron. There are a lot more people who would be fine having stuff automated for them vs them taking the time to learn how to do something. We live in a world where people don't understand how easy it is to just go and google something up to acquire the info needed.

Follow the money trail. Microsoft doesn't make money if you keep using Windows XP or 7 despite how well it suites your needs (although they aren't making money from 10 if you directly upgrade from 7, 8 or 8.1 atm). There is more profit to be had by announcing a new OS every few years. The very name Windows 10 reeks of marketing bullshit anyway. Whatever happened to Windows 9? 10 is a psychologically more satisfying number than 9 is so they skipped it for that reason. It's all about trying make something look shiny and new to entice you to buy it which the 10 tries to help do. I shouldn't just hit Microsoft for this, Apple lives by this trend by announcing some new iOS device every year.

I will say, all of this makes me interested to look into Linux. I don't game on PC. If I code, I'm using Java (love it or hate it) so any projects I have should port easy (in theory). Most of the time I'm browsing the web anyway. I'm more interested in having an OS that boots quick and shuts down easily vs bloat. I need to look into it one of these days.
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Posted on 12-29-15 05:14:10 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by BMF54123
To disable the GWX (Get Windows 10) icon permanently, I suggest using this nifty tool.

"This will delete the Windows 10 folders. Are you sure?" *clicks no* *proceeds to delete them anyway* Thanks!

To be fair, I was going to delete them anyway, I just wanted to change a few things before it deleted them.

It has been a while, I've saw Windows 10 running in a few computers, I must admit, I am not happy with how it is. It's mostly the auto updates, that basically prevents me from ever switching to 10. I thought that maybe it wasn't so bad, but it is. Also, the stupid Metro apps. I know what they're doing, they're providing news apps for people to use and trick others into thinking "oh wait, the legacy one is still there so it's fine" until they can simply delete the legacy program and leave no other option except the Metro apps. Is it any wonder why Windows Media Player isn't getting any new versions? *sigh*

I'll be sticking with Windows 7 for the time being and maybe switching to Linux. I don't see myself using Windows 10. I hated W8, and in some aspects, 10 isn't much better. I was hoping they would fix more stuff, but they didn't.
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Posted on 12-29-15 02:29:15 PM Link | Quote
I think I might know why they skipped W9. They're just afraid of the mighty Apple, that's all. Apple's at ios 9, why not be at W10! That means we are better than them, though they actually are not.
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