How many made the move to Win 10 ?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi @Jarmo P may i know which are these update for w7 related to high cpu usage? or are you talking about installing and checking for new update under w7 does cause high cpu usage?

    about w10 , i use mostly w10 ,but on a desktop i have dual boot w10 and 7 on separate ssd

    i like w10 but i'm always worried about updates , instead i haven't installed KB4013418 & KB4015217 , my winver is still @ 14393.693

    does someone stopped the w10 updates?
     
  2. clubhouse1

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    Tried 10 but went back to 7, just felt more comfortable with 7 and having more control on its "spying"
     
  3. Abdallah

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    I am sticking with W.7 for now, installed W.10 on some computers (not mine) and I am still not ready to make the upgrade!
     
  4. EASTER

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    Well Windows 8.1 is been and continues to be an absolute real workhorse in this camp.

    Transitioned straight from XP to 8 then 8.1

    It is kind of odd that I skipped Windows 7 completely, but I have sort of moved on and been ever so slowly now meandering about with Windows 10 and trying to get a feel for it.

    So let's see, I skipped Windows 7 while Microsoft skipped Windows 9.

    All things being equal something tells me it won't be long before a Windows 11 rumor gets bandied around.

    Windows 10 will have to grow on me enough before turning away from Windows 8.1 which could happen but not for awhile I think.
     
  5. roger_m

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    Based on my experience, Creators Update works just as well as Windows 8.1. With previous builds of Windows 10, sometimes Windows 8.1 would be noticably faster on older CPUs. But this is no longer the case with Creators Update.
     
  6. Minimalist

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    At the moment I don't find compelling reason to move to 10. windows 7 is still supported for two and a half years, and after that Windows 8.1 for additional three. Who knows what will happen in 5 years. Since I'm not in a hurry I can wait.
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    This thread reminded me to buy a Win 8.1 copy on DVD! I see I can buy the OEM version, is this trustworthy you think? And yes, I refuse to switch to Win 10 because of the privacy issues and it offers less control over certain things.
     
  8. guest

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    dont buy those cheap OEM versions on those famous online sites , they are usually volume licenses and may eventually be blacklisted (unless they are so cheap that you won't care the loss)
     
  9. Rasheed187

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    Thanks, but what do you mean with blacklisted, aren't they legit versions?
     
  10. guest

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    legit license, in fact they buy volume licenses, but resell each separately. which isn't very legal.
     
  11. Rasheed187

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    Well, will need to think about it. I can buy one for 70 euro, not that expensive. And hopefully by the time I buy a new machine, the problems with Win 10 will be solved. For now I'm going to make a recovery USB drive for Win 8.1, but this will only work on the current machine, I assume.
     
  12. itman

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    I have always bought an OEM license from Newegg and have had zip issues with them. The only problem with an OEM license is it is PC specific and cannot be transferred to another PC. That also includes replacing your motherboard since greedy MS has always considered that a PC license transfer. Ditto for replacing to many individual PC components such as HDD, CD/DVD, etc. with a certain time interval; that can also null the license.

    My question is in regard to the Win 10 upgrade license. I upgraded from an OEM Home Premium Win 7 license. As best as I can tell, the Win 10 license is not OEM. Past OEM licenses I owned have always had "OEM" somewhere imbedded in the license key. I am presently assuming the Win 10 Home licenses are never OEM?
     
  13. guest

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    my guess is that they are not really OEM, they are normal licenses bound to the hardware they were shipped with and stored in MS servers to remove the need of keeping/losing the key and avoid transfer to other hardwares.
     
  14. guest

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    if it is 70e , it may be a fully legit one. the cheap one i talked about are around 8-10e for Pro versions...
     
  15. NormanF

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    On eBay, they sell volume licenses for a pittance.

    All perfectly legal. Under EU law too, you can also sell used licenses from scrap computers if they've never been activated.

    When it comes to Windows 10, all Microsoft cares is people move onto it.
     
  16. Rasheed187

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    OK thanks, then I think I will buy one. When I buy a new machine I will probably remove Win 10 and install Win 8.1, I suppose you can install it on both real and virtual machines?
     
  17. roger_m

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    It is essentially an OEM license as it is tied to the hardware it is installed on. You aren't given a product key, and you can install Wndows 10 again on the same hardware without entering a product key, and it will automatically be activated. If you were to take your hard drive/SSD and put it into another computer, if the computer has previously been upgraded to Windows 10, it will automatically be activated on the new computer. If it hasen't, you will need to buy a license for Windows 10.
     
  18. EASTER

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    Thanks for the encouragement on that because Win 10 CU has GOT to show performance either equal to or surpassing Windows 8.1 for me to gather enough umphh to switch and then spend more hours on it.

    I get hammered every single time by them. Why?

    Because of excessive time and efforts spent customizing the UI and adding then fine tuning various registry tweaks to Context Menu etc. only to have to erase the whole lot and start over from scratch again.

    One thing I did discover which is pretty cool. I use WINDOWS 98/XP compatible Madotate 3-D for throwing minimized windows around the screen so they're much easier to set aside (angled with transparency) and quickly bring back to focus without resorting to always running through that age old tedious repetition and routine of working from the taskbar.

    Well on Windows 10 the Video player if minimized to tray auto-suspends what you're playing while docked to taskbar.

    With Madotate the thing keeps running. Oh Yeah! Some old abandoned tools/apps live on in the new age Windows too!
     
  19. NormanF

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    My version supports only classic apps. I've installed VLC Player and Macgo free Media Player.

    Microsoft's $15 DVD player replacement is a modern app, useless on Enterprise LTSB. I don't have a Windows Store installed. ;)
     
  20. guest

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    on Virtual Box , yes, it doesn't care of the license; i heard on VMware it is different.
     
  21. NormanF

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    I installed Windows 10 once on VB - it complained and crashed.

    I promptly deleted it.
     
  22. guest

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    I have CU on VB , works well.
     
  23. Minimalist

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    I'm using LTSB version in VB with no issues also.
     
  24. blacknight

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    I tried last year and I had issues with CIS and with Incredimail ( ok, no flame on it: I like and I use it ;) ), it freezes and Edge didn't work. I can say, but I suspect that at that time 10 worked badly with SSD. Now I'm wondering if to do all the work to try it again. I hoped in areal new and attractive GUI, but Microsoft doesn't care these things.
     
  25. NormanF

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    If its scrap, it was never activated. You can legally resell a license as long as it wasn't activated. If its installed on a running computer,
    the license when activated, becomes bound to that machine. It actually isn't a product key in the usual sense, since it never shows up in the System applet.
     
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