Windows 10 - OUT NOW

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

Are you upgrading to Windows 10?

Poll ended at Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:10 pm

Yes, from Windows 8.
26
36%
Yes, from Windows 7.
31
42%
Yes, from Windows Vista.
0
No votes
Yes, from Windows XP.
0
No votes
Yes, from Windows 2000/ME.
0
No votes
Yes, from Windows 98...I've been in a coma & have only just awoken.
1
1%
Yes, but I'm buying a whole new computer.
1
1%
Yes, but I'm swapping over from a Mac.
0
No votes
No.
14
19%
 
Total votes: 73
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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Albear » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:52 pm

Yep been having Wifi drops on my Surface pro 3 although it's always been a little dodgy.

It had also started to black screen and then refuse to unlock since the update, so I have to keep force shutting it down.

Pretty annoying, especially when you consider this is MS's own HW and they can't get it right. :x

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by False » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:16 pm

On my machine I fixed it by rerunning the driver install and selecting repair. I think the update overwrote some core files, now its all good again.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Lagamorph » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:41 pm

I'll give that a go, might as well check for an updated driver from the manufacturer as well while I'm at it.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by NickSCFC » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:48 pm

Lenovo have unveiled the first OLED laptop

http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/3/107064 ... d-ces-2016

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by KK » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:40 pm

If you have a Sony computer, honestly don't update to Windows 10. I can't stress this enough. So many niggling problems it's driving me nuts. It never ends! I just can't wait to swap over to a Mac at this point. It's not like you get error messages or anything like that, it's just a never ending stream of silly things. Latest being going to maximise Chrome to be greeted with:

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Or yesterday it was the taskbar completely locking up - simply didn't work at all.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by tomvek » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:21 am

Did you just do the upgrade install KK? I had random problems on my Acer but after doing a clean install it worked perfectly.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by KK » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:02 am

I did yes. The thought though of having to do a clean install...

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Death's Head » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:41 am

KK wrote:I did yes. The thought though of having to do a clean install...

:dread:

My wife has an old Sony laptop and that hasn't had any problems, other than the initial install. After updating from Win 7 it didn't like the license it had so I had to generate a new one from my MSDN subscription.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by degoose » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:53 pm

I did a clean install to Windows 10 months ago and it was absolute crap. So many niggly bugs and issues, restarting the PC would never work, some software wouldn't work especially my vpn software and my PC is still pretty good and works fine on Windows 8.1, i ended up reinstalling windows 8.1 from fresh and i'm not sure if i want to risk upgrading to Windows 10 again.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Errkal » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:56 pm

degoose wrote:I did a clean install to Windows 10 months ago and it was absolute crap. So many niggly bugs and issues, restarting the PC would never work, some software wouldn't work especially my vpn software and my PC is still pretty good and works fine on Windows 8.1, i ended up reinstalling windows 8.1 from fresh and i'm not sure if i want to risk upgrading to Windows 10 again.


Since the November 2015 update it has been considered "Enterprise Ready" by Gartner and the likes so it may be worth re-trying it.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by degoose » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:57 pm

Errkal wrote:
degoose wrote:I did a clean install to Windows 10 months ago and it was absolute crap. So many niggly bugs and issues, restarting the PC would never work, some software wouldn't work especially my vpn software and my PC is still pretty good and works fine on Windows 8.1, i ended up reinstalling windows 8.1 from fresh and i'm not sure if i want to risk upgrading to Windows 10 again.


Since the November 2015 update it has been considered "Enterprise Ready" by Gartner and the likes so it may be worth re-trying it.

What does that mean exactly. Was the previous version a bit iffy then.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Errkal » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:02 pm

degoose wrote:
Errkal wrote:
degoose wrote:I did a clean install to Windows 10 months ago and it was absolute crap. So many niggly bugs and issues, restarting the PC would never work, some software wouldn't work especially my vpn software and my PC is still pretty good and works fine on Windows 8.1, i ended up reinstalling windows 8.1 from fresh and i'm not sure if i want to risk upgrading to Windows 10 again.


Since the November 2015 update it has been considered "Enterprise Ready" by Gartner and the likes so it may be worth re-trying it.

What does that mean exactly. Was the previous version a bit iffy then.


It means that there was a lot of bug and reliabitly fixes as before it wasn't considered stable enough for an enterprise to use, now however it is.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by degoose » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:06 pm

Errkal wrote:
degoose wrote:
Errkal wrote:
degoose wrote:I did a clean install to Windows 10 months ago and it was absolute crap. So many niggly bugs and issues, restarting the PC would never work, some software wouldn't work especially my vpn software and my PC is still pretty good and works fine on Windows 8.1, i ended up reinstalling windows 8.1 from fresh and i'm not sure if i want to risk upgrading to Windows 10 again.


Since the November 2015 update it has been considered "Enterprise Ready" by Gartner and the likes so it may be worth re-trying it.

What does that mean exactly. Was the previous version a bit iffy then.


It means that there was a lot of bug and reliabitly fixes as before it wasn't considered stable enough for an enterprise to use, now however it is.

Alright Errkal i'm trusting you here , on your head it is ;)

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Errkal » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:38 pm

degoose wrote:
Errkal wrote:
degoose wrote:
Errkal wrote:
degoose wrote:I did a clean install to Windows 10 months ago and it was absolute crap. So many niggly bugs and issues, restarting the PC would never work, some software wouldn't work especially my vpn software and my PC is still pretty good and works fine on Windows 8.1, i ended up reinstalling windows 8.1 from fresh and i'm not sure if i want to risk upgrading to Windows 10 again.


Since the November 2015 update it has been considered "Enterprise Ready" by Gartner and the likes so it may be worth re-trying it.

What does that mean exactly. Was the previous version a bit iffy then.


It means that there was a lot of bug and reliabitly fixes as before it wasn't considered stable enough for an enterprise to use, now however it is.

Alright Errkal i'm trusting you here , on your head it is ;)

hahah I'm a bit worried now :D

I would point out that the recommendation for an enterprise is clean installs not upgrades so yeah. I only have an upgrade licence so I had to clean install 8.1 then upgrade but I didn't have anything installed at that point so it was pretty clean.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by degoose » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:55 pm

Errkal wrote:
degoose wrote:
Errkal wrote:
degoose wrote:
Errkal wrote:
degoose wrote:I did a clean install to Windows 10 months ago and it was absolute crap. So many niggly bugs and issues, restarting the PC would never work, some software wouldn't work especially my vpn software and my PC is still pretty good and works fine on Windows 8.1, i ended up reinstalling windows 8.1 from fresh and i'm not sure if i want to risk upgrading to Windows 10 again.


Since the November 2015 update it has been considered "Enterprise Ready" by Gartner and the likes so it may be worth re-trying it.

What does that mean exactly. Was the previous version a bit iffy then.


It means that there was a lot of bug and reliabitly fixes as before it wasn't considered stable enough for an enterprise to use, now however it is.

Alright Errkal i'm trusting you here , on your head it is ;)

hahah I'm a bit worried now :D

I would point out that the recommendation for an enterprise is clean installs not upgrades so yeah. I only have an upgrade licence so I had to clean install 8.1 then upgrade but I didn't have anything installed at that point so it was pretty clean.

:mrgreen: we'll see, i had loads of problems last time and that was an install from 8.1 to 10 where as my friend didn't have one problem at all. I'll probably give it a go this weekend.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by degoose » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:58 pm

degoose wrote:
Errkal wrote:
degoose wrote:
Errkal wrote:
degoose wrote:
Errkal wrote:
degoose wrote:I did a clean install to Windows 10 months ago and it was absolute crap. So many niggly bugs and issues, restarting the PC would never work, some software wouldn't work especially my vpn software and my PC is still pretty good and works fine on Windows 8.1, i ended up reinstalling windows 8.1 from fresh and i'm not sure if i want to risk upgrading to Windows 10 again.


Since the November 2015 update it has been considered "Enterprise Ready" by Gartner and the likes so it may be worth re-trying it.

What does that mean exactly. Was the previous version a bit iffy then.


It means that there was a lot of bug and reliabitly fixes as before it wasn't considered stable enough for an enterprise to use, now however it is.

Alright Errkal i'm trusting you here , on your head it is ;)

hahah I'm a bit worried now :D

I would point out that the recommendation for an enterprise is clean installs not upgrades so yeah. I only have an upgrade licence so I had to clean install 8.1 then upgrade but I didn't have anything installed at that point so it was pretty clean.

:mrgreen: we'll see, i had loads of problems last time and that was an install from 8.1 to 10 where as my friend didn't have one problem at all. I'll probably give it a go this weekend.

Right, Windows 10 installed again. So far so good but we shall see, hopefully no strawberry float ups this time and all my software works.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by The Watching Artist » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:09 pm

I've upgraded to Windows 10. Only not through choice.

Last night I was sat watching Pedz streaming the Division. Laughing at him dying a lot. Then the video stopped, flash crashed, and the browser went with it. No big deal. I'll just open up the browser again. Oh wait what? My PC is shutting down! "Preparing Windows 10 upgrade." Whaaaaaaaaaat.

I then had to wait as my PC did the update. My computer was out of action for a couple of hours. Good job I wasn't working on something really. Now, I've had the Windows 10 update sitting on my PC for some time now. I downloaded it when it was free but to be honest I was content with Windows 7. So didnt really feel the need to do anything. I am however utterly livid that the upgrade can happen without any prompt, completely at random and without my permission.

So I'm ranting here.

strawberry float YOU update.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by TigaSefi » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:45 pm

Hah

Microsoft has explained that it will provide updates in two distinct methods for its two distinct types of clients.

First are the home users who will not have the option to defer upgrades. The updates will download and install even if they are working on something, making the computer slow in some cases. The PC however would restart only if you are not doing anything or it would restart at the scheduled time, if you have et one. Where a reboot would be required, the user might have to save his or her work and then reboot before going back to the work he or she was doing. Of course, Windows 10 will let you defer restart, but that is not enough because a download in background might slow down your browsing in some cases.

The other ring of users are the enterprise users who will have the option to delay updates, so that they can hold it to the time when they are free. Microsoft said it will push updates to such users less frequently, so that they are faced with a minimum down time. These are the corporates and real-time users such as hospitals and ATMs etc.

Coming back to Home users and Professional users, there is not even the option to delay the updates. They will be downloaded as soon as they are available. Availability of Windows Updates for normal users means that the updates have already been tested by Windows Insiders. If you are a Windows Insider, running Windows 10 Home or Pro, you will be in first priority to receive updates. After few days of you testing the updates and if it doesn’t pose any problems, it will be released to the normal ring of users.

Thus, you are stuck. Windows 10 will keep on downloading updates as soon as they are available and will occupy your computer resources, when you may not want it too. Some of us will want to keep the automatic downloads to be stopped so that we can install the updates manually when free – when we are not working on something urgent. That is to say, some users would want the liberty and option to download and install updates when they want and not when Microsoft provides it.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by KK » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:43 am

What the strawberry float is this ENORMOUS update to Windows 10 this morning actually all about? A warning of 'this may take a whole hour' would have been nice.

I hate Windows 10. Legit hatred of it. Ironic that I've had more problems with this OS than I ever did with the much maligned Millennium or Vista editions.

Not the mood I wanted to start the day off on that's for sure.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by KK » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:47 am

"Hi. We've updated your PC"

Yeah, no strawberry floating gooseberry fool!

"We've got some new features to get excited about...don't turn off your PC" (presumably because they're just so strawberry floating exciting...)

*goes on to list absolutely no new features whatsoever*

Unbelievable.

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