Did you install Windows 10 and eventually decide to rollback to an older version of Windows?

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Did you install Windows 10 and eventually decide to rollback to an older version of Windows?

  1. Yes, I downgraded to Windows 7.

    5 vote(s)
    7.8%
  2. Yes, I downgraded to Windows 8.1.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. No, I like Windows 10.

    40 vote(s)
    62.5%
  4. I did not upgrade to 10, and will stick with Windows 7.

    18 vote(s)
    28.1%
  5. I did not upgrade to 10, and will stick with Windows 8.1.

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  1. Rigz

    Rigz Registered Member

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    I've noticed a slew of "How to downgrade Windows 10" articles across the Internet. So how many people actually went through with a downgrade?

    I'm not including anything about switching to a variant of Linux, or Mac OS X in the poll because I'm looking for results strictly based on the Windows OS, however your comments are welcome if you have experience with migrating your desktop or laptop to Linux, or Mac as a result of your opinion on Windows 10.
     
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  2. Kerodo

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    I upgraded to 10 and took an image after doing a clean install of 10. I reinstalled 7 and made an image of that also. I also run Linux. So I have images of everything, and use whatever strikes my fancy from time to time....
     
  3. Rigz

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    I'm a little concerned about Microsoft's update policy. I haven't done much research on it, but I'm under the impression that a good deal of W10 updates are forced.

    A few years ago I had an issue where a particular Windows 7 update broke functionality of a mission critical piece of software. Luckily I was able to catch the issue before the update was rolled out. I can't even imagine how huge of a disaster that would've been if the update had been forced on us.
     
  4. Kerodo

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    This is one aspect of Win 10 that a lot of people dislike, and even avoid using 10 because of. ALL updates in 10 are forced. Even in 10 Pro, you can only DELAY them for a month or two or three, after that they are forced. You can uninstall an update later, but they're basically all forced on you.

    The other aspect people dislike is the updates use p2p technology. This means that you get updates from other people's machines by default, and your machine is being used as a server to update other machines around the world. Basically, your machine is no longer your own or under your control. This p2p aspect of 10 can however be disabled.
     
  5. Krusty

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    I can't vote because my two machines were treated differently. One machine is still Win10 and there is no going back but the other I returned to Win7.

    I would vote if I could make two choices. ;)
     
  6. Martin_C

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    Actually you have three choices in Windows 10.

    1. You can have Windows Updates delivered from Microsoft servers only and not provide uploads to anyone else.
    This is how things has always been done.

    2. You can have Windows Updates delivered from Microsoft servers only and deliver updates ONLY to PCs on your local network.
    This is great for those on metered connections, since they only need to download updates once and then automatically have these distributed to the rest of their own equipment.

    3. You can receive Microsoft Updates from both Microsoft servers and other Windows 10 users and participate in distribution to other Windows 10 users.
    This helps bring down server pressure.

    It's a one click decision to pick one of these three options.
     
  7. Umbra

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    No way i go back to win8 or older versions.

    - privacy issues? Well nothing is private once your datas is carried by your ISP since it records everything. not even mentioning gov agencies data mining.

    - forced updates? I have no reasons to delay/avoid them. If something goes wrong, i have my snapshot or backup system ready.

    - P2P updates? I just disable the feature.

    Of course Win10 is still new so incompatibilities/bugs/flaws still exists as with previous versions at their releases. but in an overall point of view, it is a good OS.
     
  8. Minimalist

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    I installed Windows 10 in Virtualbox and also upgraded my netbook to Windows 10. Since I didn't find anything worth upgrading I didn't put it on my main computer. I even switched back from Windows 8.1 to Windows 7. I haven't decided yet what I will do after 2020 when they stop supporting it. Time will tell.
     
  9. roger_m

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    Windows 10 works very well for me on multiple computers, so I have no reason to ever rollback.
     
  10. Yash Khan

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    I like Win 10.
     
  11. Mrkvonic

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    Both. I have two test boxes - one is still with Win10, and one went back to Win8.1.
    Mrk
     
  12. J_L

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    I haven't downgraded any machine, but I haven't upgraded all of them either. So I guess you can say I "like" Windows 10 so far.
     
  13. safeguy

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    I took my time before deciding to upgrade to Win10 (build 1511) and I like it better than Win8.1
     
  14. Infected

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    I installed a few months ago and haven't went back. Works better than any OS before on my laptop. I'm quite happy with W10. Like others have said, there is no privacy...
     
  15. Yash Khan

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    I installed on the release of Win 10 (2 Win 7 systems) & never reverted back.
     
  16. funkydude

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    Regarding Windows 10, I wouldn't necessarily say I "like" it, but it gets the job done.
     
  17. MisterB

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    I generally set things up so I can multiboot both Windows 7 and 10. In all cases, Windows 7 has remained the preferred system. The drivers and driver support have been much better with the original OEM Windows 7. The worst issues I've had have been Lenovo Power Manager and Virtualbox compatibility. The Virtualbox issue was sorted out by the Virtualbox updates that came out in January but the 1511 Power Manager issue remains and the Lenovo Power Manager is much much better than the one Microsoft supplies.

    In actually using Windows 10, I've mostly done it in a VM. Then I don't have to deal with driver issues. I do install it in any laptop I have that is eligible for the free upgrade because it helps with its resale value and saleability even I don't use it myself.
     
  18. Robin A.

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    Could you explain what is the issue with Power Manager? I unistalled it because it´s too heavy on resource use and in actual use it´s mainly an interface to the Windows power options. Power management is one of the weak points of Windows 10.
     
  19. Phant0m

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    Windows 10 on Windows 7 machine. I have first done simply a upgrade, to see how good it'll run. However I never installed Windows 7 via UEFI booting so I decided to do a true clean-install of Windows 10 and take advantage of faster boot and better security ..etc

    I always do customized installs, able to toggle the various privacy settings and such. Like having Windows 10 p2p only under your local network. Which is good feature if you have multiple Windows 10 machines, and for other reasons already stated on this topic.


    I known before upgrading that Windows 10 force updates, and yes it was upsetting. Like others, I like options. However such options have proven to be many people's downfalls. Lot of issues could have been avoided if the machines were with the latest updates.

    So far the only serious problem that came from Windows 10 force updates... Was a little while ago with Microsoft releasing Adobe flash update that broke Incredimail. It actually kept causing Incredimail to crash upon start-up. It required to uninstall the update and use Windows 10 Show or Hide updates utility to block. Adobe released an update to Microsoft not that long afterwards which corrects.

    That was the only issue experienced by people with Windows 10 forced updates.

    If that is the only issue as a result of Windows 10 forced updates, that's fine with me.
     
  20. MisterB

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    The Lenovo power manager does a much better job at cpu throttling and other power control functions. It comes with a better driver. It also has a nice power meter that displays power usage realtime. On a system like the W520 that can use between 15 and 150 watts, this is important. I measured actual power consumption of Windows 7, 10, and Ubuntu 14.04 with an external meter. Windows 7 was the best and would last longest on a battery. On idle, it would use between 15 and 25 watts. Ubuntu was second and Windows 10 the worst by far. It has a CPU spike every few seconds that was reflected in the power draw and caused the average wattage consumed to go up quite a bit. I have another test install of Windows 10 on an X220 with another workaround to get Powermanger installed in the 1511 build to test. On the W520, I have completely disabled Windows update since last year on Windows 10 and plan on playing around with stripping Windows 10 down as much as possible on it. In no case do I yet have a Windows 10 system that I'm will to trust and work with on a regular basis. The other issue I've had is excessive background network bandwidth use which led me to first disable BITS and then Windows update which uses way too much CPU. Unfortunately, Autopatcher doesn't support Windows 10 yet but I'm going to test the Windows mini update tool on this system sometime. For me the status of Windows 10 is that it will be in test mode for the foreseeable future and I won't be willing to use it until I know enough to completely disable anything I don't want in it whether it is telemetry, forced updates or whatever is causing the CPU spikes that I haven't traced yet. I want to own the system, not have the system own me and for anyone who feels that way, Windows 10 is not going to be a good option.
     
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  21. ArchiveX

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    I like Windows 10 more than Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 :cool:
     
  22. new2security

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    At work we use W10. At home I refuse W10.
    When there are no more security patches for W7 I will migrate to Linux or BSD.
     
  23. jynx

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    have been using windows 10 for a few month, and planning to stay because i quite like it, although there are some problems
     
  24. Infected

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    Are you trying to start a riot? lol
     
  25. TairikuOkami

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    I miss the option: "I use 10, but I do not like it." I only use it, because it a necessary update for security reasons, drivers and software, not optional.
     
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