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Windows 7: Do you think you will upgrade to Windows 10?

View Poll Results: Are you going to upgrade to Windows 10?
Yes 14 35.00%
No 7 17.50%
Maybe 19 47.50%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

03 Oct 2014   #31
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Upgrade to it? Not hardly. I have it running in a VM (DL'd it and had it running the 1st morning it was offered) on several machines but have no intention of upgrading any of my physical machines.

I've used the new OS quite a bit now and like what I see but doubt I would run it as the main OS on any machine until after it ships and I build/buy a new machine with it on there from the get go.
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03 Oct 2014   #32
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Windows 10 lacks fun on VM Softwares because of poor performance. I'd rather go dual boot it with Windows 7!
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03 Oct 2014   #33
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

One day on the Win10 preview and only a few minor issues. Quite impressive for an alpha release.

Most of the issues are Hyper-V and my lack of experience with it. MS is trying to appease the desktop users while developing software to run well on new technology - it's always a tricky task to provide backward compatibility.

Win10 is smaller and faster than it's predecessors. It is what Win8 should have been, but MS has it's release schedule - every three years.

I still have machines with Win98, WinXP, Win Vista. Since I learned about System images here on Seven Forums, I have a machine that was originally Win7 - upgraded to Win8 that can be either.

The upgrade to Win8 allows me to run native Virtual Machines using Windows Server technology Hyper-V. I'm in the process of figuring out how to load the Win7 System Image into a VM.

I will run the previews in a VM and will most likely get new hardware after Win10 is released.

Upgrade?
Definitely ... with upgraded hardware as well, this laptop wasn't meant to do all of the things I'm doing.

Bill
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03 Oct 2014   #34
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Windows 10 lacks fun on VM Softwares because of poor performance. I'd rather go dual boot it with Windows 7!
I'm not experiencing poor performance on my Win 10 VM. I haven't bothered with dual booting for many years, too much of a PITA. I prefer the versatility of a VM.
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03 Oct 2014   #35
Arelem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I wasn't sure if the thread starter meant now or when its officially released.

The tech preview and subsequent updates - No, I'll dual boot it.

Officially released - Yes, barring any major issues cropping up
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03 Oct 2014   #36
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is interesting but Build 9841 has nothing new that I need. They promised a lot more functional updates, so we'll see. My excitement does not resemble that of the Windows 7 Beta.

Pros up to now: It has a very small footprint and seems to be fast (I can't really tell because I run it virtual with only 2GB of RAM)

Cons up to now: I already stumbeled on 6 bugs (the worst is that my 150% DPI is not applied throughout the system) and the difference to 8.1 is not apparent. The start menu does not make my day. I had no problems with the 8.1 start menu. There were other things that bothered me.
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03 Oct 2014   #37
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

haha. I am at a total of 26 bugs so far that I have found and reported. But for an alpha I do agree it takes low mem usage and is very fast and stable for the most part. Sometimes the feedback app crashes explorer on shutting down the pc or logging off.
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04 Oct 2014   #38
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It is interesting but Build 9841 has nothing new that I need. They promised a lot more functional updates, so we'll see. My excitement does not resemble that of the Windows 7 Beta.

Pros up to now: It has a very small footprint and seems to be fast (I can't really tell because I run it virtual with only 2GB of RAM)

Cons up to now: I already stumbled on 6 bugs (the worst is that my 150% DPI is not applied throughout the system) and the difference to 8.1 is not apparent. The start menu does not make my day. I had no problems with the 8.1 start menu. There were other things that bothered me.
I agree - there's not a whole lot of new stuff and we shall see what comes next.

I turned off the start menu in favor of the start screen
Taskbar properties - Start menu - Untick Use the Start menu instead of the Start screen

Side note: I solved the wireless network adapter issue I had in Hyper-V by creating a Network Bridge (properties - tick Wifi, untick Ethernet) between the physical adapter and the virtual adapter.

Trying to setup Win7 Hyper-V - playing with a System Image backup - no luck yet, I might have to bite the bullet and install fresh on the VM instead of trying to fool with the System Image.
Win7 needs a legacy network adapter and Generation 1 of Hyper-V.
The same Network Bridge works for both Hyper-V machines.

Kari seems to be on top of Hyper-V - he has some good posts on TenForums.

Bill
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04 Oct 2014   #39
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You could try to convert the image VHD to an iso. There are several ways proposed on the net but I do not know how well that works. Matter of trying.
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05 Oct 2014   #40
Antilope

Windows 8.1 OEM 64-bit
 
 

I will upgrade to Windows 10 if the price is right. Less than about $40 to upgrade, then yes. More than that, probably no. Just bought a new laptop with Windows 8.1 in August 2014, coming from Windows 7. I used Windows 7 from 2009.
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