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Old 07-06-2016, 05:16 PM   #11
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For me, it's not the OS, it's the fact that very expensive software will only go through three OS upgrades then it quits being compatible. Hence so many pieces of technology. Mac users aren't immune to the compatibility issues.
Absolutely true. Version compatibility concerns are part of the reality of software, under any operating system.
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:18 PM   #12
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I am using Windows 10 on both my desktop and laptop, and am enjoying doing so. I have not had a single issue, other than getting used to a few things. To me it seems more intuitive to the way I work. I do lots of work including estimating, CAD drawings, photo editing and a lot more.

Since I got my first computer with Windows 3.1, and still had to do lots of stuff in DOS. I have heard lots of complaints as new versions are put out. I think the issue is more that one must learn a few new things, more than the new versions don't perform well. Pretty glad to see we are not still at Win 3.1, not sure it would handle touch screens very well.
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:21 PM   #13
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There is another catch to Windows 10. The free offer expires at the end of this month, that not so bad but . . . If you have any need for your original Windows 10 disks, they do not exist, it was done as a download. If you have a catastrophic drive failure (I did) after July 29th you will need to purchase Windows 10 at $110. You may also need your original Windows 7, 8, or 8.2 disks that you started with.

Several observations from my experience: You must create a recovery disk. This can be done using two methods: Writing to a USB flash drive 1 GB or greater or writhing to an optical drive which would be a DVD disk. There are steps readily available on the internet. This disk does more than helps recover from a drive failure, it is used for a number of other repair operations. It is imperative that you do this, no one will do it for you.

My recommendation would be to have some method of backup, one of the easiest is purchase an external USB hard drive. Do not use what some experts recommend, the file history method of backup, rather a system image is the preferred method.

These recommendations come to you as an owner, for 26 years, of an IT training and support company. And I do like Windows 10.
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:36 PM   #14
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I am using Windows 10 on both my desktop and laptop, and am enjoying doing so. I have not had a single issue, other than getting used to a few things. To me it seems more intuitive to the way I work. I do lots of work including estimating, CAD drawings, photo editing and a lot more.

Since I got my first computer with Windows 3.1, and still had to do lots of stuff in DOS. I have heard lots of complaints as new versions are put out. I think the issue is more that one must learn a few new things, more than the new versions don't perform well. Pretty glad to see we are not still at Win 3.1, not sure it would handle touch screens very well.
Touch screens... don't eat potato chips! My ex and I spent more money on our first "home computer" than half of what it cost for our first four bedroom home (which came with a 30 year mortgage!)

Am I the only one that remembers green screens and green bar paper . The power of a current iPad or iPhone or Android is FAR beyond those HDs and 5-1/4" floppies (who else measures 6"?) hahahahahahahahhaha I still have a computer with that size drive and it WORKS.
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Am I the only one that remembers green screens and green bar paper . The power of a current iPad or iPhone or Android is FAR beyond those HDs and 5-1/4" floppies (who else measures 6"?) hahahahahahahahhaha I still have a computer with that size drive and it WORKS.
Yes, green screens, IBM 3270 format. 8" one-sided single-density floppys. I think I remember.
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Several observations from my experience: You must create a recovery disk. This can be done using two methods: Writing to a USB flash drive 1 GB or greater or writhing to an optical drive which would be a DVD disk. There are steps readily available on the internet. This disk does more than helps recover from a drive failure, it is used for a number of other repair operations. It is imperative that you do this, no one will do it for you.

My recommendation would be to have some method of backup, one of the easiest is purchase an external USB hard drive. Do not use what some experts recommend, the file history method of backup, rather a system image is the preferred method.
Excellent suggestion and reminder.
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It's a case of fixing something that wasn't broken imho. By the way, you can roll it back in most cases. Microsoft pushed it out because Windows 7 is EOL. No more patches or support.Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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moving on to Apple OS...just an opinion but microshaft doomed windows and the PC market after 7.
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BSOD!!!! Ackkkkk............. I have seen more than a few of those in the past.
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I downloaded Windows 10 after several compatibility problems with an online gift card I have. I can now get to the gift card but 10 hates every browser I use, Firefox, IE, Chrome and even Edge the browser that comes with it. Scripting errors everywhere (including on this forum). Freeze ups that require restarts and the most messed up thing is that it resets my proxy server to an old router/DSL that I don't even have anymore. Frustrating is the best that I can really say for it. Worse was having to replace a laptop and of course all you can get is 10.
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I loved Windows XP. But what can I say, I also loved my hair before it turned gray . PAY ATTENTION. You do NOT want to fall into the technology abyss. Get really, really good at the technology you NEED to use... let that old crap you thought was important fall aside. No one wants to know how great you were and how much you knew using WordPerfect
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