Re: Windows 10 or not? (possibly OT)

Subject: Re: Windows 10 or not? (possibly OT)
From: Daniel Friedman <daniel -dot- friedman42 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: John Pearson <john -dot- pearson -at- caliburn -dot- ca>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 09:24:01 -0400

I've been running Windows 10 on my home desktop since August last year. Did
an upgrade (not clean install) from 8.1 and haven't had any real issues.
Mostly use the machine for gaming and web browsing, so I can't speak to
compatibility with authoring tools.

Have done a couple more machines as clean installs since then. Everything
worked great and ends up being much faster. All that said, there aren't a
ton of new features that are really "worth it" for people who are reluctant
to change anything on production machines. The start menu is an improvement
over 8.1, but not really much of an improvement from 7. The lock screen
allowing for PIN and more advanced options like face unlock is an
improvement, since you can share home computers without giving out the
password to your microsoft account. Cortana is basically useless, IMO. It
never understands even basic commands (like setting timers and reminders).
I had to turn off the voice recognition recently due to it triggering
during Skype calls (even though Skype is also a Microsoft product....).

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 10:28 PM, John Pearson <john -dot- pearson -at- caliburn -dot- ca>
wrote:

> I agree with Gene. Clean install is the best approach. I have been running
> Win 10 since early beta and am still part of the Insider Preview group. I
> have had few issues with either the betas or the release candidate. Running
> on a Core i5, 8 GB ram, Office 2016. Works like a charm.
>
> John Pearson
>
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> My experience has been that Windows 10 is actually a bit faster than either
> 7 or 8, but ONLY when you do a clean install rather than an upgrade that
> keeps all the baggage from the previous OS.
>
> Since 10 is by default an upgrade unless it comes on a new system, what you
> have to do is upgrade, activate 10, download the installer file and burn a
> DVD, then wipe the hard drive and then do a clean install.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
>
> On 3/22/2016 4:12 PM, Will Husa wrote:
> > I had Windows 10 for three weeks. It was a conversion from Windows 7
> > PC with an i5-4670K CPU, 64bit OS, and 8 GB of RAM.
> > Windows 10 slowed down my computer so much that I had trouble loading
> > WORD 2010.
> > After three weeks of this molasses, I went to the Microsoft website
> > looking for a solution. It asked me if I wanted to revert to Windows
> > 7. Heck Yes I said. Now that I'm back on Windows 7, my PC is the
> > fireball that it used to be.
>
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Windows 10 or not? (possibly OT): From: Michael Wyland
RE: Windows 10 or not? (possibly OT): From: Will Husa
Re: Windows 10 or not? (possibly OT): From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Windows 10 or not? (possibly OT): From: John Pearson

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