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 Post subject: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 13:06 
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I took the plunge and installed Windows 10 this morning. It's pretty neat, very similar to OSX Yosemite.

Has any one else 'upgraded' yet? I only really did it for DX12.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 13:31 
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Apparently, it has some fairly annoying bugs, so I'll wait a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 13:32 
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It does indeed. If I open a new tab in Firefox and go to type in the address bar it crashes Firefox..

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 13:34 
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Not jumping on early doors, I'll wait and see if DX12 delivers any 'must haves' but otherwise I'll stick with Windows 7 for a while.

Common sense says give it a few months for the first few waves of bugs and glitches to be ironed out too.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 13:42 
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Hearthly wrote:
Not jumping on early doors, I'll wait and see if DX12 delivers any 'must haves' but otherwise I'll stick with Windows 7 for a while.

Common sense says give it a few months for the first few waves of bugs and glitches to be ironed out too.


So the thought that it will see and actually use your processor properly doesn't tempt you in the slightest?

8.1 was really good. This is basically 8.1 with a better face on and Cortana and a few others. It's a bit tarty though I will give you that much.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 13:49 
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There are 4 PCs in my house (my laptop, and my kids 3 computers) with either windows 7 or 8 on them.

I'll do mine, and if it's OK, then I will do the kid's PCs too.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
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I'll just leave hyper-threading turned off for now :)

Most of the time my PC isn't doing anything more demanding than running web browsers and Hearthstone anyway :D

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 13:58 
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Malc wrote:
There are 4 PCs in my house (my laptop, and my kids 3 computers) with either windows 7 or 8 on them.

I'll do mine, and if it's OK, then I will do the kid's PCs too.


Yeah I did mine first using the tool. I picked update as I'm running a brand new install of 8.1 any way so it wouldn't have been too taxing to go back. After that I used the same tool to build a USB stick, but the option is there for doing a DVD too.

I'm very happy with the overall look and feel. It's very slick. Not sure about the names though.. I won't be browsing on "The Edge" and "Groove" just looks like a cack handed Itunes. And I hated Itunes.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 15:03 
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In typical style the article itself is pretty hysterical but it's probably worth holding off on Win10 if you've got an nVidia gfx card:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/28 ... _conflict/


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 15:40 
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I'm still waiting for it to pop up and say the update is available for me.....


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 15:43 
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I am still waiting.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 16:24 
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http://m.windowscentral.com/windows-10- ... ger-update

This might help!


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 16:26 
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They're doing it in groups worldwide starting with 'Windows Insiders' so we could actually be waiting quite a while for it to arrive.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 16:29 
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Bamba wrote:
They're doing it in groups worldwide starting with 'Windows Insiders' so we could actually be waiting quite a while for it to arrive.

I think it might be more to do with how quickly you "Reserved" your copy - I've got a few people on Skype (Not Insiders) who reserved it pretty much as soon as you could, and they've already got it installed - whereas thanks to my amazingness at keeping things updated, it took me about a week before I had the update installed.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 16:32 
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I've not got the notification yet but a check on my C: drive show a large 5GB folder that looks suspiciously like Windows 10.

I'm probably going to lay off upgrading for a few months until things have settled down and curiosity over takes me. Or if I come home extremely drunk one night and think it'd be fine to do it in that state.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 17:02 
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TheVision wrote:
http://m.windowscentral.com/windows-10-upgrade-not-showing-yet-heres-how-manually-trigger-update

This might help!


Didn't show anything, but my PC appears to be downloading something in the background, and a "Windows 10 Installer" has appeared in the Windows Update downloads folder, so I'm going to assume it's working. Thanks. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 17:05 
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Downloading it now.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 18:06 
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Downloading now, having used the hack. Having had an extraordinarily shit day today, may as well fuck my computer up too.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 18:10 
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I see absolutely ZERO REASON to dive straight in with this.

There are already many reports of bugs and glitches and doubtless they'll continue to mount.

At the very least just wait a month or two until the real clangers have been sorted out.

Just because something's free doesn't mean it's a good idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
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I'm a Jimmy Anderson Day 1 kinda guy.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 19:06 
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Upgrade is usual bug ridden MS shite, at least they know this and have built in a decent wind back

First attempt the app told me all was good and to press install to start, after a couple of reboots the install froze so I rebooted, froze again so rebooted, this time it went back to Windows 7

Now the Windows 10 App tells me the update hasn't downloaded yet (so what is was doing the first time?) 10 mins later its downloaded and we try again. Same thing happens so I'm staying on Windows 7 for now


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 20:54 
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I have it. The hack thing didn't work, so i found an install thing on the Microsoft website that worked fine (https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/softwar ... /windows10)
It's alright. Some things I'm finding a bit annoying, but it's not bad.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 20:59 
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Yeah the hack is flaky. Similarly gone through the installer eventually.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 21:11 
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I went through the installer too and I'm currently typing this on Edge! Amazing.

Everything seems ok so far apart from the fact it hasn't recognised my wireless Xbox pad receiver. This was a dodgy one from China though so I'm not surprised.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 21:13 
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TheVision wrote:
I went through the installer too and I'm currently typing this on Edge! Amazing.

Everything seems ok so far apart from the fact it hasn't recognised my wireless Xbox pad receiver. This was a dodgy one from China though so I'm not surprised.

Spartan was better. They really should have kept that name.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 21:28 
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Hearthly wrote:
I see absolutely ZERO REASON to dive straight in with this.

There are already many reports of bugs and glitches and doubtless they'll continue to mount.

At the very least just wait a month or two until the real clangers have been sorted out.

Just because something's free doesn't mean it's a good idea.


LOL you said that same stuff when I went to Windows 8. Doing so gained me a good 10-15% performance in games that support more than two threads so I don't regret it. Windows 7 now to me feels like XP. It's all well and good not liking change dude but sometimes you just gotta go with it because it's for the best. There's no way I would operate a PC with more than 4 cores or HT on Windows 7 now it's fucking donkey's years old.

I even liked the way 8 is/was and 8.1 was good too. Some people actually like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 21:59 
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So, it was all going well - now I've discovered Windows won't activate, and the Store won't download anything. (I'm going to assume these are linked, though.)


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 22:02 
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Cookie197 wrote:
So, it was all going well - now I've discovered Windows won't activate, and the Store won't download anything. (I'm going to assume these are linked, though.)


happened to me. Are you on wireless? disconnect and reconnect, then try again.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 22:09 
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JohnCoffey wrote:
Cookie197 wrote:
So, it was all going well - now I've discovered Windows won't activate, and the Store won't download anything. (I'm going to assume these are linked, though.)


happened to me. Are you on wireless? disconnect and reconnect, then try again.

I've tried that, and I've restarted it - no joy.
Reading online, a few people have had the same error code as me and it's just randomly worked at some point during the day - I guess I might as well wait a while before doing anything, just to see if it'll start working.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
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