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Old April 3rd, 2016, 01:02 AM   #106
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Re: Windows 10 free?

Noa:

I have downloaded and installed many thime on my Wndows 7 box, to see if if the problem I was having with Vegas in that particular box might have been resolved. Each time I used the on board capability of returning to Window 7 and have done so without loss of any on board programs. My issue has to be a driver problem somewhere in the box, and I haven't been able to solve it. But I would suggest trying to load the Windows 10 and see how everything runs. It will take about an hour or two, and returning the box to Windows 7 is very fast. Maybe, half an hour at most.
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 03:24 AM   #107
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I have a older program I need for my bookkeeping that won't run on windows 10, that's one of the reasons I am not upgrading, I just don't see any benefit right now to upgrade to 10, eventhough I recently have purchased a new pc. Everything I need and use for my editing runs stable on win 7 pro.
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 04:09 AM   #108
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I agree wholeheartedly about the interface. It's probably the intention to have it so simple that kids can pick it up almost straight away. On the other hand, I prefer Win 7 for when you just want to get work done.

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Old April 29th, 2016, 04:44 AM   #109
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Old April 29th, 2016, 08:20 PM   #110
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I saw this last night also! I think this perfectly highlights just how pervasive these non-stop Windows update requests are.

Ironically, I had one pop up as soon as I clicked on this thread.
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Old April 29th, 2016, 10:01 PM   #111
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I highly recommend "GWX Control Panel" (here at Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads) for enabling the user to put an end to this nagware pestilence.

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Old May 5th, 2016, 08:03 AM   #112
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Here's another..

https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...gaming-streams

And also.....

Windows 10's built-in search now supports Bing and Microsoft's Edge exclusively | ZDNet

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Old May 5th, 2016, 08:08 AM   #113
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Old May 5th, 2016, 10:51 AM   #114
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One step better than GWX...

https://www.grc.com/never10.htm
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Old May 6th, 2016, 05:03 AM   #115
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Thanks - yes, I was aware of Never10, but I'd held off on using it, or GWX-CP, as I'm always a bit wary of tools that make registry changes. Plus I was (reasonably) confident that I had passively evaded Win10 upgrade "implants" by not installing those optional updates known to harbor the upgrade widget and the last two "important" cumulative IE11 updates - and browsing only with Firefox or in Linux.

Trying Never10 just now however, it reports that "Windows 10 OS Upgrade is ENABLED on this system". Well I never! With that knowledge (after a full system disc back-up) I've installed the cumulative IE11 updates and set Never10 to "Disable Win10 Upgrade". I'll see how it goes.
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Old May 6th, 2016, 05:16 AM   #116
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Thanks - yes, I was aware of Never10, but I'd held off on using it, or GWX-CP, as I'm always a bit wary of tools that make registry changes. Plus I was (reasonably) confident that I had passively evaded Win10 upgrade "implants" by not installing those optional updates known to harbor the upgrade widget and the last two "important" cumulative IE11 updates - and browsing only with Firefox or in Linux.

Trying Never10 just now however, I find that "Windows 10 OS Upgrade is ENABLED on this system". Well I never! With that knowledge (after a full system disc back-up) I've installed the cumulative IE11 updates and set Never10 to "Disable Win10 Upgrade". I'll see how it goes.
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Old June 5th, 2016, 12:53 PM   #117
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Even in remotest Africa, Windows 10 nagware ruins your day: Update burns satellite link cash ? The Register

They just don't care do they !
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Old June 18th, 2016, 12:24 AM   #118
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I just cloned my win 7 pro drive to a separate drive and upgraded to win10pro on my main drive for free while the offer still lasted, I can still go back to my win7 pro installation because it's configured to not receive or install updates and it's not going to be updated at all anymore, I have it like this for the last years and it has worked out fine for my editing purposes.

I just wanted to testdrive win10pro to see if it's worth my time, there will come a time where we won't have any other choice to upgrade and while it's offered free I thought now was the best time to try out.

I did a upgrade instead of a clean install so I didn't waste any time reinstalling all my programs and drivers and so far all seems to be working fine, one thing that was extremely annoying is the windows update part as they don't allow you anymore to select what updates you want/don't want installed. Edius 8 requires a specific driver to make quicksync work and windows update kept overwriting that driver with the latest one, it took me a while to find out what changes I needed to make and to finally found a tool from Microsoft that allows you to hide certain driver updates so windows leaves them alone.

Now it's time to try it out :)
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Old June 19th, 2016, 08:14 AM   #119
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All three computer that i have are now Win 10, had a few small probs initially but they've been stable now for a few months. One or two programs didn't like it but i was able to run them in compatibility mode so all good.
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Old June 19th, 2016, 08:29 AM   #120
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I have a vista64 dell laptop wich I'd like to load win10 but can't find the free version of upgrade
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