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Windows 10, any good?

Discussion in 'Tech and Info' started by slick, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. slick

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    I keep getting boxes appearing telling me to get the free upgrade before the 29th July.
    I'm on Windows 7 which I like, the wife has windows 8 which looks messy so I'm in two minds whether to upgrade to Win10.

    Anybody using it yet?
  2. Punter

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    Me mum doesn't like it, neither does my youngest. Mickey Paul swears by it though.

    Sorry, swears at it! He swears at it!

    I guess i'll have to have it at some stage, i'm reluctant at present though.
  3. slick

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    lol @ MP
    I've started the download to see what it's like but it's stuck @ 0%, so it looks like it doesn't matter anyhow.
  4. Seen

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    If you're happy with Windows 7, don't change!
  5. slick

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    Too late I've done it, I read somewhere Windoes 7 is going to stop being supported so I took the plunge.
    Wish I fcuking hadn't now:lol
  6. slick

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    Machines now running like a bag of shit, probably all the intrusive shite that comes part and parcel of windows 10, I get up to go for a shit and it asks me do I need to buy more bog roll.
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    :lol
  8. slick

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    You may laff RC but it's not far from the truth.

    I loved Windows 95 and they ruined it with Millenium, I loved Windows XP and they ruined it with Vista, I loved Windows 7 and they ruined it with Windows 8, I was hoping 10 was continuing the flow but it doesn't seem the case.
  9. Seen

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    They don't seem to realise that most people prefer a fast-running no-frills machine to a sluggish piece of crap. Fuck, I go mental if a webpage hasn't opened in 2 seconds.

    You have the option to change back, don't you Slick? If you're bothered about them not supporting Win 7 anymore, revert back then upgrade to 8....you can customise it to look and act like 7 but much faster.

    I can send you a copy of 8 if you need it.
  10. slick

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    I can get a copy of windows 7 from work Seen which I prefer, thanks for the offer mate.

    my full screen (f11) button doesn't work now, in fact none of the fcuking function keys do, I'm trying to get a snippet which is just outside my viewing window and I've spent the last hr trying to snip the cnut without any success.
  11. slick

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    Cunting load of bollocks is win 10

    Having to use my phone

    Bastard Windows 10 has updated itself, no way to stop it , been over an hr now and the cunts only at 35%
  12. slick

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    Unfucking believable, over 2 hrs for one update and no way of stopping or delaying it, I could install the full operating system in a fraction of the time, Win 7 was never like this.

    Windows 10 is the OS that will fcuk MS up, as soon as I get the time I'm switching to linux, none of this controlling, intrusive microsoft shite.
  13. Topdog

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    Their updates take ages.

    I tend to do it in stages
  14. Punter

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    My comp' screen keeps freezing and a message pops up saying 'ATI radeon family stopped responding'

    Is there a fix or is my comp' fucked? I have to restart the bastard thing on average 12 times a night.
  15. slick

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    That's your graphics card, try downloading a new driver from the Radeon site or do a system restore from a time when it was working properly.
  16. slick

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  17. Punter

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    Cheers Slick. I posted this in the wrong thread as i'm still on windows 7. I'm sure they'll be a similar link for it though and i'll have a look later. Updates and System restore are no longer an option.
  18. slick

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    Laptop packed up over the weekend so I bought the same type with a broken screen off ebay to make one good one out of the two.
    Turns out the broken one is a lot higher spec than mine so I've ended up with a pretty much top end lappy for 50 quid lol.

    Going back to windows 10, if you got the free upgrade to 10 from windows 7 you cannot fcuking use it on another machine, even though I'm using the same hard disk in this frankenstein laptop I've now got , windows 10 won't activate because it thinks it's a new machine because the motherboards changed.

    They want £199 to activate a new version the cheeky bastards.

    All's not lost though if you find yourself in the same boat and don't mind doing a complete new install.
    Buy a legitimate windows 10 pro key off ebay for £1.79, they are completely legit taken off scrap machines.
    when they send you the key they also send you a link where to download windows 10 pro, add the key during installation and it works like a dream.

    You can also do the same for any version of office, managed to get office 2016 pro for £2.69, completely legit copy and serial number, works like a dream.

    so for less than a fiver I've saved about £500 in theory.
  19. Seen

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    I could do with a newer version of Office, I'm still using the 2007 version! Send me a link to the eBay seller please mate via PM :thumb
  20. slick

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    Done although the cheeky buggers have now upped their price to £3.99
    Price must change according to demand so I won't post the link here lol.

    I can confirm though it's a legit copy because you have to register with Microsoft before downloading the software.

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