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W10. Hold my beer
« on: July 29, 2015, 04:44:19 PM »
I'm going in.

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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2015, 05:03:29 PM »
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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2015, 06:08:08 PM »
Camera set to video. Go.

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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2015, 06:34:20 PM »
Hell ya, you first.

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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2015, 07:57:09 PM »
Did a custom install, turned almost everything off.  Chrome seemed slow, so I went to the Start/Windows icon in the taskbar and found the active app section called "Life at a glance" and killed almost everthing, most of it MS bloatware. For the few I kept, I killed the live tile feature.  Speed seems OK now, maybe a tad slow.

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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2015, 08:05:10 PM »
There is now some sort of MS map program in the default apps for offline map viewing. I dug around and turned off automatic updates.

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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2015, 09:52:53 PM »
What hardware you running it on?

Would also love to know of anyone doing upgrade path with a heavy setup.

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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2015, 10:13:35 PM »
Cortana is baked in.  You can't uninstall but you can turn it off. Done.  Looking at OneDrive next.

>hardware

Nothing special, but very light on peripheral devices -just 3; usb monitor, keyboard, & trackball.
Lenovo media server.  Celeron 1.6ghz, 4g ram

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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2015, 10:41:15 PM »
Settings > Personalization > Start will allow you to enable or disable a few key features. I nuked “Show most used apps” and “Show recently added apps”. It also allows you to add folders you want to directly access, I added Documents and Photos.

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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2015, 01:32:01 AM »
Slower to cold boot than W8.1 and waaaay slower to shut down

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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2015, 10:05:05 AM »
Got my installer. Going to try it on a Dell Inspiron 9300 notebook first, which has just had its 10th birthday, and is still in use.

I figure I can't stay on Windows 7 forever.

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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2015, 12:38:15 PM »
Yeah I have w win7 notebook for a first victim, too. Just need to take the time.

Read some reports about audio problems, and some apps being removed on upgrade.

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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2015, 01:00:27 PM »
Didn't MS cut cpu use way back on W7-8 to counter complaints about Vista being a hog?  It feels like they are trying to slip back into something heavier now.  Just a feeling, no real data to back it up, but some of these old machines might groan under the load.

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Re: W10. Hold my beer
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2015, 01:05:55 PM »
The operating system has been described by Microsoft's chief executive, Satya Nadella as a "Windows as a service" with improvements to be rolled out as they become available, rather than working towards a specific upgrade at a future date.

We asked you to give Windows 10 a mark out of 10 (10 being the best). Here are some of your marks.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33705500?ocid=socialflow_facebook
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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2015, 01:24:30 PM »
>marks

The average user will install it and love it ...for a few days. You can't trust those dumbasses. So far, I'd rate it a 7-8, but look how much I've gutted it.  I was fine with a filleted 8.1, too.


>service

What's that we say here?  "The power is in the defaults."  I fully expect MS to try some of the xbox subscription service type stuff. That's why this upgrade is free.
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