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Postby Phantom » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:34 am

Has there been any word on if users will still have to log in with a Windows/Outlook account in order to access the computer? I would prefer the old Windows 7 sign in method to be honest.
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Postby Hugo » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:02 pm

Phantom wrote:Has there been any word on if users will still have to log in with a Windows/Outlook account in order to access the computer? I would prefer the old Windows 7 sign in method to be honest.
I use a pin code, I'm sure you can change that in the settings.
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Postby Graham76man » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:14 am

Only a week to go before Microsoft start sending people Windows 10.
If you haven't got the white windows logo on your screen then you should make certain that you have downloaded ALL the windows updates, plus also some other crucial updates for things like flash etc. It should then appear. If you haven't still got it and your computer should have it, then it might appear at some later stage. This is due to your computer being not ready. Microsoft haven't left you off the list!

By the way even after the big download of Windows 10, that will not be the end of the Windows 10 upgrade. Expect two more major upgrades this year! Most people expect this will take us to Windows 10.1 - all still free for those that qualify.

Windows 7 users should however wait before downloading the first bit. There could be some problems for Windows 7 users, so check out the information that will come from those who will test it first.
Windows 8 users should be OK to download straight away if you have the Windows update logo now. If you don't then wait.
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:22 am

I don't understand, so windows 10 will be installed on to my computer even though I don't want it? :-? :lol:
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Postby Graham76man » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:01 pm

CrazyCrazy wrote:I don't understand, so windows 10 will be installed on to my computer even though I don't want it? :-? :lol:
No of course not. They will tell when you can download it, but you don't have to. If you are a Windows 7 user it's best you don't download it straight away, till the computer nerds have worked out it will work and pass the verdict on it. Plus if it's no good then there will be a lot of egg on Microsoft's faces and the company will be in deep s*** .
But if the nerds love it, which I think they might well, you can try it out also and if you don't like it remove it and revert back to the old system.

There going to be plenty of new features on Windows 10, plus it will actually be smaller in size then Windows 7, so your computer might run better with it. Of course it's a question of personal choice, but you have only a limited time to download it for free and they mean free, after that they will hit you with a bill of over £100.
The only thing that might stop you downloading Windows 10 is that some older programs or specialist ones might not work with it. But if you are on Windows 8 or higher than they should.
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:17 pm

I'll stick with W7, the design of W10 is awful.
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Postby Erotica » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:31 pm

CrazyCrazy wrote:I'll stick with W7, the design of W10 is awful.
Me too
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Postby Graham76man » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:15 pm

The final version of Windows 10 hasn't been released yet. So you are both probably looking at unfinished working versions, used by Microsoft Insiders (ordinary people who test the software). I don't think Microsoft would put this much effort into Windows 10 if they were going to then issue something that doesn't look good. I should reserve judgement on how it looks till the final version is issued.
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Postby Hugo » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:33 am

Why wouldn't you want to update, honestly? I've had W10 for a few months and everything ran smoothly even on early builds. And it looks faaaar better than W8.1, let alone W7.

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Postby Brad » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:27 pm

Hm, looks like I'm going from W7 to a Mac.
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:53 pm

hugo wrote:And it looks faaaar better than W8.1, let alone W7.
That's your opinion and one I do not share, I think it looks horrible.
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Postby Graham76man » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:38 am

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hugo wrote:And it looks faaaar better than W8.1, let alone W7.
That's your opinion and one I do not share, I think it looks horrible.
It's not actually out yet so you can't say it's horrible. None of the video's of it are the final version of it.

Having said that I don't like Windows 7!
XP was much better. For one thing in Windows 7 you can't see the artist's names on MP3 when they have thumbnails and you could in XP. It's little things like that annoy me with Microsoft. I don't give a monkeys if it can have X-Box on it, if the file system is complete pain in the neck then it's crap! As for the new browser, well at the moment they are all rubbish. Explorer doesn't upload on blogger now, Google Chrome has layout issues, and Firefox is playing stupid games with Flash.

My worse fear is that 10 is just 8 with a compromised 7. Probably with the gimmicks that Microsoft is going nuts about, all featured in the video.

Due for release tomorrow by the way, but you might have to wait a while to get your copy. Microsoft don't want people to crash the system downloading free versions.
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Postby Wayne » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:00 pm

I will be upgrading, as I'm British and we generally like free things.

Also, I hate when people get stuck in their ways with things like this - Billy, loveyoumillions but you're coming across as such a sourpuss. :lol:
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:31 pm

How? :P I don't like the look of it so far, will see the final version. I also believe in not having to fix something which is not broken and besides I've never been one to jump on the latest thing just because it's the latest thing.
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Postby stevyy » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:18 pm

if wayne updates, so will i. :lol: :wink:
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Postby Hugo » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:38 pm

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Postby Erotica » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:59 pm

Windows XP really was the best and I am mostly happy with my Windows 7
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Postby Wayne » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:44 pm

Download is in progress!
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:48 pm

My friend said I can revert back to W7 if I don't like it, true or a pack of lies?
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Postby Hugo » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:54 pm

CrazyCrazy wrote:My friend said I can revert back to W7 if I don't like it, true or a pack of lies?
Of course it's true, you have one month to do that after you update.
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Postby Airwrecka » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:57 pm

CrazyCrazy wrote:My friend said I can revert back to W7 if I don't like it, true or a pack of lies?
Bilbo, as someone who upgraded to W8, wrecked havoc with my old PC and ended up going back to W7, my advice is wait. As you're not that excited anyway, let the tech geeks try it thoroughly and give their reviews and then you can decide. It's all the secondary shit that annoys me, like third party software that needs a new driver and all that kind of crap. If you wait a few months, it'll be patched better and your non-Windows software may have a chance to catch up (except last.fm who are still living in Windows 95 I think :lol: ). It says it's free for the first year from release, so it hasn't got to be done today.

Also, I keep hearing about paid updates and subscriptions after the first year. I've gone over to the darkside now (Apple) so I haven't read too closely, but be sure there's not a catch somewhere. I'm not saying there is - just that I'm not convinced by the something for nothing idea just yet.
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:02 pm

Yeah I think I'll just wait and swan in when it's been tested and all that.
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Postby Wayne » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:05 pm

85%!
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:07 pm

Wayne wrote:85%!
Proof!

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Postby toni_pest » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:08 pm

i wanted to use xp forever :(
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