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windows 10 (free upgrade from windows 7) yay or nay?

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unlucky83 Sun 19-Jul-15 21:01:07

So they keep telling me I can have a free update...would you?
Personally I have used Windows 8 on my mums computer and I hated it (better after the upgrade when you could get the classic view). Avoided Vista.
I also didn't like Windows 7 - but have got used to it now....I tolerate it - came from XP which I still prefer for some things - (will admit XP was an improvement on 98, 95 and 3.1)
I hated 'my documents' etc and stopped using them after getting onto a work server replaced and over wrote my account...(I had backups -it still took hours to sort)
But I detest libraries and the fact that you can't (easily in 7 anyway) get rid of them. I have to the best of my ability/patience but still Windows sometimes tries to send things there - no let me tell you where I want this to be!!! angry

I have a personal folder system 'asafedocs' that I love and works - it is on the D partition -safe from overwriting! I do voluntary work for 4 different groups, plus have my personal stuff and children's stuff etc. I want to have all the files etc associated with each group in its own folder - if nothing else so I could just copy it all to a memory stick and pass it it on to someone - not a poster in jpg mixed in with my personal photos! And searching isn't quicker if you have lots of files with similar names covering many years (eg 'group X' Accounts 15-16, Group X accounts 14-15 - a search never pulls up the oldest unless I type the whole thing in -and sometimes you want the list in front of you to go through - or aren't sure exactly what you would have called something but know where you would have put it...sorry rant...I really hate libraries!
I also hate it when Windows tries to guess what you want to do.
Also I ditch MS Office a few years ago -now use Libre/Open Office.

So would you upgrade to 10? ...or am I going to find it infuriating...

goinggrey1978 Thu 30-Jul-15 17:31:03

yes i did mine this morning!

cozietoesie Fri 31-Jul-15 13:04:59

I'm an XP fan from way back but I now have Vista on one old machine which was given to me and 8.1 on the others. (And the Vista would go if I didn't still have Office on it although I'm moving to Libre on the others.)

My concern has always been MS support for their packages I think that all the brain power (?) out there will be concentrated on 10 from now on and the others will gradually drop out of their thinking. (I've seen that with the Vista machine which, I suspect, will not be supported for a whole lot longer in any meaningful way.)

I reserved my upgrade yesterday on one machine.

danceponydance Fri 31-Jul-15 13:18:36

No chance. I installed it yesterday and uninstalled it as soon as I could. It's taken most of today for my laptop to go back to normal. It was slow I and couldn't use web browsers.

goinggrey1978 Fri 31-Jul-15 13:35:15

Unfortunately there has been a problem with the mouse and keys after having to re-install Kaspersky as it disappeared, so currently a shop and thenice tech man has put it back to Windows 7 but it's taking ages, but he had fixed the mouse, keys and cursor problem, so glad I took it back to the shop I got it from!!

unlucky83 Fri 31-Jul-15 23:48:44

Oh no! Guess I'll hold off a bit till initial bugs are sorted ...
Didn't think about that - thought after the problems they had with vista and 8 they would have been more though with testing before release... Seems not....confused

cozietoesie Sat 01-Aug-15 13:12:15

To b fair, I'm talking about upgrading from 8.1 and not from 7 - that latter sounds a bit fraught from what PP are saying.

cozietoesie Fri 07-Aug-15 18:57:57

Well I've been upgrading one of the machines from 8.1 and so far, it's taken nearly 4 hours! If it's a laptop you're upgrading, I suggest you leave it plugged in and not on battery. sad

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