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Old July 17th, 2015, 07:19 AM   #1
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Sony Vegas and Windows 10

For PC users that are running one or more versions of Vegas on their computers with Win 7 or 8 I see that Win 10 is being offered by Microsoft as a free upgrade when it's released this month.

Does anyone know how this will affect current software? I really don't want to have to wipe my drive clean and have to re-install everything for a new operating system .. Is this just an "upgrade" that will replace the current Win 7 or 8 system with the new Win 10 system??? We all love freebies BUT I don't want to have to start from scratch!!!
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Old July 17th, 2015, 07:32 AM   #2
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interesting question....

all my pc's are eligible for 10, not that i'd even dream of upgrading my nle till i've read how it goes for others (no intention of bleeding to death on the cutting edge), but i thought i might do an old laptop i use for general office work. however, forget even that if it requires a clean install. i have better things to do with my time ;-)
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Old July 17th, 2015, 09:26 AM   #3
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Thanks Leslie

I think I'll wait too and see how many bugs they left in!! I cannot afford to have my main machine down due to an OS fault ... Let others try it first

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Old July 17th, 2015, 12:08 PM   #4
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Iím mostly concerned with device drivers. MS tends to change their device driver interface in various versions of Windows. For example my Canon Selphy (a photo printer) does not work with Windows 8 and I have to turn on a broken Vista machine to print photos because Canon has never released Windows 8 compatible drivers for it.

If I switched my computers to Windows 10, how many of the devices I use would be instantly turned into paper weights?
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Old July 17th, 2015, 03:36 PM   #5
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Hi Chris, you could image your current C drive before Windows 10 goes on. That way, you only need to put the image back on if you don't like 10.
That's what I'd do. I use Ghost and still use a floppy drive to do that. Wouldn't be without it.
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Old July 17th, 2015, 07:22 PM   #6
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Thanks Chris ... I think I'll stay Leslie's route and let others be the guinea pigs with the upgrade ...On all our machines the upgrade icon has been on the desktop for a while now but the official launch down under is supposed to be 29th July 2015

Are you still planning a trip to Australia???
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Old July 17th, 2015, 07:52 PM   #7
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Certainly am, Chris, I have a wedding booking for late September in King's Park and Two Rocks although I'm still in the UK right now. The flight is the killer though.
Looking forward to catching up for a chat if that's ok?
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Old July 17th, 2015, 09:27 PM   #8
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Hey Chris

Brilliant ! Nothing like booking weddings from the other side of the world! Let me know when you are leaving and I'll PM you my contact details and mobile/home phone number so we can catch up!
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Old July 18th, 2015, 09:30 AM   #9
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How disappointing.
Some 3 weeks ago I bought myself an new pc with Win 8.1, Sony Vegas Pro 13 and DVDA ver 6.
Now I also knew, that MS was feasting us on a free Win 10 and I thought, let others do the experiment and then I will decide to switch.
So I looked on here every day, as I found the highest amount of experts here, who certainly would be so serviceable to do the experiment.
Mwha . . .
OK, I will give you guys another 2 weeks after MS releases Win10.
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Old July 18th, 2015, 07:15 PM   #10
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i would prefer at least 2 months of vegas users using it before i'd even consider installing it as an os for my nle system.

that said, i might stick it on an old laptop as i've said just out of curiosity
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Old July 18th, 2015, 08:09 PM   #11
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Well in 2 months time I'm right in the thick of the wedding season and there is no way I will have my main edit machine failing in my busiest time so if I do it its gonna be a long longer than 2 months!!
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Old July 18th, 2015, 08:36 PM   #12
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in your situation i would keep going with what you know works. to be honest i don't think (let alone know) whether 10 is going to do anything under the bonnet that's going to make a VAST difference anyway, AND there's always the possibility that it might well work in adverse ways, especially with peripheral drivers, etc.,

as i wrote, it'll be a while till i'm willing to try it on my editing rig - yeah, i know i can image, etc., but i'm too old to be wasting my time playing (or perhaps beta testing) an unknown os. i did the same for vista and never once regretted not installing it ANYWHERE. same holds partially true for 8 and 8.1 - put them on both my office and wife's laptops. it lasted about a month on my laptop, my wife adapted to it a lot more easily since she's been using tablets since they first came out. however, she's often said she prefers working on her desktop with 7 rather than the laptop. if it had a touch screen it might be another story ;-)

as i've often written - the problem with being on the cutting edge is you can easily bleed to death....
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Old July 19th, 2015, 04:43 AM   #13
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Will do, Chris.
Regarding Windows versions, I was disappointed to be forced to leave XP 64 as it was so stable. Win 7 is not bad in classic mode but Vista was a nightmare by all accounts. I never installed it and feel the same about Win 8. My wife has 8.1 on her laptop and it wants to control everything. Some people seem to like all the bells and whistles. I don't even have internet, anti virus or anything unecessary on my edit pc or let stuff run in the background that doesn't need to.
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Will do, Chris.
Regarding Windows versions, I was disappointed to be forced to leave XP 64 as it was so stable. Win 7 is not bad in classic mode but Vista was a nightmare by all accounts. I never installed it and feel the same about Win 8. My wife has 8.1 on her laptop and it wants to control everything. Some people seem to like all the bells and whistles. I don't even have internet, anti virus or anything unecessary on my edit pc or let stuff run in the background that doesn't need to.
Vista was terrible. Windows 8.1 is fine in terms of stability and being solid; and you can ignore the "bells and whistles" (which I do). This is based on my own extensive experience with Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 on multiple computers. I don't get how you can comment on it given you "never installed it."
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Old July 19th, 2015, 03:42 PM   #15
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A couple thoughts...

W10 will be free for "at least" the first year after release, you've got time...

Drivers are ALWAYS an issue - old hardware that becomes "unsupported" is the same as old software that is updated or replaced, or just dies from natural causes... sometimes you just have to upgrade your peripherals.

No doubt there will be plenty of people jumping on 10 when it's officially released, so you should get plenty of "samples" not long thereafter. No harm in waiting.

I'll probably pick a lesser used machine to start with (and yep, running a backup image on a spare HDD is not a big thing, so that will happen too), and eventually upgrade the "fleet" of computers, testing functionality as I go - and no doubt there will be software updates coming out for some of the programs and such, that's just life with computers of any sort...
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