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Hey guys,

So... Is this an O.S worth buying?
I hear that Updates are forced!?
Surely this will cause driver issues etc..

Any thoughts?
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Since it's a free upgrade for the next year I don't see why you wouldn't go ahead with the upgrade...

I've done both my work Lenovo ThinkPad x240 as well as my home laptop which is mainly used for streaming to the TV now, and both went off without a hitch.

I like it so far, very snappy and nice refreshed UI.
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Mike_J.M wrote:Surely this will cause driver issues etc..
I haven't had any with my AMD Radeon 6670 graphics card.
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Not wanting it myself. It is still Windows 8.0/8.1 as far as I'm concerned, only worst as the upgrades are nnow forced on you, and we know the issues that can arise from that system, and it collates information about you and your computer for some suspicious reason.

Just my 2 penneth worth.
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Lost sound card for a couple days but it returned after a Windows update somewhere...
    
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Any one have more recent feedback on whether Win 10 is worth the rather huge download?
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No point really - Windows 7 is going to be usable for at least another 2 years and 10 offers nothing amazingly different

I have upgraded a spare lappy to 10 it is stable and quite responsive, but doesn't to do anything to justify moving my main rig to 10
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It's a free upgrade, so why not? What are you upgrading from, and what do you use your computer for?

Let's look at the downsides:
  • Microsoft is now collecting telemetry on operating system usage like Google and Apple are.
  • I suspect that Fallout 2, released in 1998, still has the same colour palette issues on it's menu that it's had since Win8 - but I haven't tested this yet.
Let's look at the upsides:
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I really like Windows 10, but I had 2 issues with it after I upgraded from Windows 7.

The third time I started the pc it gave a blue screen stating a critical error occured. Much booting into safe mode and turning off of startup items occured. The problem persisted, which meaned lots of googling ensued. The only solution was to do a clean install from the advanced startup menu.

A couple of days after the clean install the pc had a new problem, upon starting the pc the keyboard and mouse would not work. Switching the mouse from wired to wireless mode resulted in the mouse working, keyboard had to be unplugged and plugged in again to work. A web search revealed that it had to do with the drivers for some USB devices not working properly while fast boot is enabled, switching the feature off cleared the problem.

Since then it's been smooth sailing and I'm loving it.

Ps, my installation is activated even though my windows 7 install was a peg leg install.
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Took the step last night. From Win 7. So far everything works.
No way of preventing updates? Bye bye 3G.

And no - I don't want to 'look for an app in the Store'. I REALLY want to open the .csv file with Notepad.
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I'm on what is effectively the "beta" channel on my machine, so I don't know how to turn off automatic updates, sorry.
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If it's a mobile hotspot, connect to the wifi network, start>settings>wifi>advanced options>set as metered connection. Then settings>update & security>windows update>advanced options>check defer upgrades.

This stops apps and windows update making a buffet of your data cap.
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That only stops "new Windows features" from downloading. So-called security updates will still go ahead. Like those little monsters that're always downloaded for Outlook. Which I don't use.

I stopped the service. So far so good.
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Why not just uninstall outlook then? That should prevent the outlook patches from downloading.

Edit: I haven't read it yet but maybe this will help: Netflix, Windows 10 and Metered Network Connections.
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GDI_Lord wrote:Let's look at the downsides:
  • Microsoft is now collecting telemetry on operating system usage like Google and Apple are.
They are collecting more than that. Still less than Google, but more than that
GDI_Lord wrote:Let's look at the upsides:

Point 1 on that list is bit of a strawman argument
Windows 8 isnt very good, even in it's 8.1 incarnation. Also your link is devoid of real info and your personal experience is at best anecdotal.
Most users of modern hardware will notice no difference in speed between 7 and 10 and for the next 1-2 years you don't have to adopt 10 unless you made the mistake of going to 8 - in which case by all means do!

:lol: at improved security...

For updates, stopping the service will work, until you reboot, you can try setting your internet connection to metered - it wont download updates, but will nag you about them incessantly :idea:
You can only truly turn auto updates off in the Enterprise version of 10, so good luck 3rd-worlders with your capped internet or pay-per-mb access
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My pc doesn't nag me about updates.....
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That's because NAG is also no longer published.
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hamin_aus wrote: For updates, stopping the service will work, until you reboot,
Nope. Disabled it - no auto start. Requesting Defender updates manually seems to be working so far.
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doo_much wrote:Disabled it - no auto start. Requesting Defender updates manually seems to be working so far.
It will get turned on again eventually - either by an update you manually install... or wizardry
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Yup, you're probably right. :)
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