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#1020343 - 06/26/15 02:45 PM Windows 10
robert gray Offline
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like many people, i have been offered a free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 from Microsoft. this sounds very tempting but i can't see Microsoft giving anything for free. what are the caveats? robert.

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#1020348 - 06/26/15 03:56 PM Re: Windows 10 [Re: robert gray]
Jenny100 Offline
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Be prepared to lose backward compatibility with older adventure games,
some of which currently work with Windows 7 and XP.

We do not have a "Windows 10 and Adventure Games" thread (yet).
But if you want to be one of the testers, please report your results.

If you have a computer that is only used for Office applications and email, those will probably be supported.

Not everyone likes the "look" of Windows 10, which is closer to Windows 8.1 than to 7 with those flat, colored, space-consuming blocks hanging off the side of the Start Search
http://betanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/win-10-9926.jpg
instead of Windows 7's menu.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bd/Windows_7.png

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#1020349 - 06/26/15 04:19 PM Re: Windows 10 [Re: robert gray]
InlandAZ Offline
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The offer to upgrade for free expires 1 year after GA (July 29th). If you decide to upgrade after that, you'll have to purchase it. If you take the upgrade offering, there is a period of time allowed to restore the original OS if you don't like it.

While it's not a horrible OS, I still prefer Windows 7, and as Jenny stated, there is no guarantee of backwards compatibility.



Edited by InlandAZ (06/26/15 04:22 PM)

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#1020370 - 06/26/15 05:35 PM Re: Windows 10 [Re: robert gray]
Draclvr Offline
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I'm getting it and will start testing games ASAP.
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#1020372 - 06/26/15 05:38 PM Re: Windows 10 [Re: Draclvr]
Marian Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Draclvr
I'm getting it and will start testing games ASAP.


That will be much appreciated!

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#1020444 - 06/27/15 12:35 AM Re: Windows 10 [Re: robert gray]
oldbroad Offline
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Originally Posted By: Marian
Originally Posted By: Draclvr

I'm getting it and will start testing games ASAP.


That will be much appreciated!




Yes, it will. Thanks Draclvr! Looking forward to the results.

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#1020490 - 06/27/15 11:04 AM Re: Windows 10 [Re: Draclvr]
robert gray Offline
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thanks to all! after reading your replies, i have now decided i had better hold off for now but unfortunately, i have already accepted their offer. how do i now tell them i have changed my mind? robert.

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#1020503 - 06/27/15 12:03 PM Re: Windows 10 [Re: robert gray]
Upsydaisy Offline
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Just open the Window 10 upgrade thingy-click the hamburger menu (3 little lines on top left) click view confirmation-cancel reservation. Me I'm going for it. wave

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#1020532 - 06/27/15 02:04 PM Re: Windows 10 [Re: Upsydaisy]
robert gray Offline
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thanks very much, Upsydaisy. robert.

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#1020758 - 06/29/15 10:29 AM Re: Windows 10 [Re: robert gray]
flutist Offline
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is it necessary to cancel the upgrade if you don't want it?
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#1020767 - 06/29/15 11:07 AM Re: Windows 10 [Re: robert gray]
Draclvr Offline
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This one is being treated as an automatic update. So you will need to cancel it or make sure you have selected the "download, but allow me to install" option in Updates.
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#1020785 - 06/29/15 01:04 PM Re: Windows 10 [Re: robert gray]
Haroula Offline
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Registered: 06/02/10
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What about those who have 8.1windows?like me,
upgrade or not?

smile


Edited by Haroula (06/29/15 01:27 PM)
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#1020790 - 06/29/15 01:09 PM Re: Windows 10 [Re: robert gray]
Jenny100 Offline
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Actually I would not trust "download, but allow me to install."
I've heard of people who had that option enabled, but still had updates pushed to them without their permission.
I've also seen it happen in classroom environments -- students in the middle of taking an online test and their computer throws up a message asking to reboot because it surreptitiously installed an update in the background, despite having "download but allow me to install" selected.

I always turn off automatic updates and run Windows Update manually.
However if you turn off updates, you do have to remember to check using Windows Update.
Usually Microsoft updates are released on "Patch Tuesday," the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
But occasionally Microsoft has "out of cycle" patches if they think they're especially important.
So if you turn off automatic update, you have to run Windows Update regularly.
Which certainly beats an unwanted "surprise" IMO, but YMMV.

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#1020803 - 06/29/15 01:16 PM Re: Windows 10 [Re: Jenny100]
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Your approach, Jenny, is the same as mine.

Haroula, I would be interested in hearing whether or not there are any advantages to be gained by upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1.

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#1020844 - 06/29/15 07:11 PM Re: Windows 10 [Re: robert gray]
Draclvr Offline
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Probably not a bad idea - especially in this case.
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