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Old 03-07-2016, 05:36 AM   #141
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Still running Win 7. Thought about upgrading to 10, but truth be told, I'm chicken: If it ain't broke ...... I assume I'll have a new computer within the four years MS offers support, so I'll upgrade then - unless I get some courage.

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That's pretty much where I am on it. Windows 7 works fine, so why upgrade? I'll upgrade when I buy a new computer in 3-4 years.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:19 AM   #142
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Ironically, just this morning, I hear my DGF letting me know (unhappily) that Win 10 is automatically installing on her laptop. I rapidly Google on my PC, and find this happens too often; and that there will be a final 'button' to continue or decline. Fortunately, this 'button' eventually did present itself, and she declined. Win 7 is back on her laptop and all is well in the house.

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Ironically, just this morning, I hear my DGF letting me know (unhappily) that Win 10 is automatically installing on her laptop. I rapidly Google on my PC, and find this happens too often; and that there will be a final 'button' to continue or decline. Fortunately, this 'button' eventually did present itself, and she declined. Win 7 is back on her laptop and all is well in the house.

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It's disconcerting how aggressive most/all online providers are getting with subscriptions/memberships/updates - not just Microsoft, though I certainly include them.

Amazon "upgraded" me to Prime without my direction and charged me $99, though they credited me when I discovered the charge.
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It's disconcerting how aggressive most/all online providers are getting with subscriptions/memberships/updates - not just Microsoft, though I certainly include them.
We consumers are mostly to blame for that trend. There's not enough money to be made selling something once and then supporting for a dozen years. We consumers react so punitively to a high upfront price that the only viable option is the subscription model.
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I'm upgraded from 8.1 to 10 yesterday. Not a lot of difference. I did have to do one extra reboot myself to see my hard drive. There was some message about it that popped up for a few seconds, but I thought it said only to sign out and in. It took a full reboot. Now other than a slightly different look and a few replacement apps, like the MS Edge browser (which I only use for this forum since it's still broken on Firefox for me), it works almost the same. My NetGear Genie app didn't work, but I can manage my router through a browser.
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I updated my desktop today from 7 to 10. For the most part, the upgrade was a non-event without issues.

I did use a program called Windows 10 Wizard to disable all the spying, then installed Classic Shell as I like a more familiar look of the past.
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Since the laptop is less than 2 years old I went with the free upgrade. Pretty much a nonevent. A couple of gyrations and both google chrome and the microsft browser work. However I probably would not install it on my older computer even if chrome will no longer support it's Vista system. After 8 years it's going to crap out anyway/
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I upgraded the desktop a few months back, left the laptop at Win 7 for now. That's the one DW uses most, and I'm her tech support so I'll take a while to see what's changed. I don't buy first year car models and I don't upgrade right when the new version comes out. A year to work the bugs out helps in both situations.
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:17 PM   #149
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Just updated to Windows 10. So far, so good. Limited use has shown less quirkiness than Windows 8.1.


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Updated my laptop today. Took a bit more effort than the desktop as checking for updates didn't even finish overnight (Might be from using wireless instead of network cable). In the morning, installed first from DVD created from media took, then did the updates. This approached seemed cleaner.

Overall, Win 10 seems peppier than Win 7 to me. But each time the login in screen shows up makes me feel like I'm having a near death experience . The screen is a bit depressing, IMO.
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For the last week, my laptop has rebooted just about every day and I have to log in.

Some kind of OS updates presumably.

So annoying, having to log in.
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For the last week, my laptop has rebooted just about every day and I have to log in.

Some kind of OS updates presumably.

So annoying, having to log in.
If you are using Win 10: Open the Start Menu, type "Settings," hit Enter. Click on "Update & Security>Advanced Options>View your update history."

This will give you a list of installed updates. See if the dates line up with the reboots.

I agree, that is too many reboots. Anyway, you (and everyone else) should switch to using a Pin number instead of a Password to log in.
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DW's desktop was surprisingly updated a couple weeks ago. tinkered around a bit, disabled a raft of "connectivity," and installed classic shell. It runs well.

My desktop was old, so I bought a refurbished machine suitable for video editing, which already had 10 installed--and immediately did the triennial Quicken update cycle on a clean system. Cleaned up 10, including shell, and tried to put quicken back the way it was; everything is working fine. Advantage of not being a first mover!
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See they should accumulate several updates and do it once a week, unless they're all critical security updates.

Can't believe there are critical updates virtually every day though.
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See they should accumulate several updates and do it once a week, unless they're all critical security updates.

Can't believe there are critical updates virtually every day though.
Are you sure they are Microsoft Updates? The update function will update other things... like Drivers and some non-MS programs.

I had MS Security/Updates on 3/11, 3/9, 3/1, 2/9, 2/3, etc. In fact, MS only does these update on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (as they have for many years) unless it is something that is urgent (rarely happens).

Again, that is too many reboots.
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I didn't check but Windows 8.1 didn't reboot like this.
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See they should accumulate several updates and do it once a week, unless they're all critical security updates.

Can't believe there are critical updates virtually every day though.
Couple of things you might check. You can change the settings to schedule a reboot for the updates

http://lifehacker.com/prevent-window...-p-1723647582]


If on wifi you can change the setting for "metered connection" and delay updates

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Couple of things you might check. You can change the settings to schedule a reboot for the updates

If on wifi you can change the setting for "metered connection" and delay updates
And you can also, under Advanced Options, "Choose how updates are installed." I have our machines set to "Notify to schedule restart" as opposed to "Automatic (Recommended)" That way it is done on my terms (time table) rather than someone else's.
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Upgraded my laptop today from win 7 and the process went smoothly. Most of my apps worked well including Quicken 2014.

I'll play around with it in the next few weeks before I upgrade my Desktop which I use as my primary PC. So far so good.
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I didn't vote. Windows 8 has already been upgraded to Windows 10 since Windows 8 su*ked. I am keeping Windows 7 as long as I can since it works great and it is much more intuitive than Windows 10.
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