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Windows 7: Part 2: Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10

18 Apr 2015   #151
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The GUI has to be right. That is the first thing people see and if it turns them off, the OS goes nowhere. Improvements under the hood are welcome but will be unnoticeable for many people. New function can be important for those segments of the market that need them. But the average user is rarely looking for the kind of new function they offer. Who has a 3D printer.


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18 Apr 2015   #152
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Excuse me I have to look to see if FF is up to v. 50.x yet(I have autoupdates disabled.)
Not quite.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
In Windows 8 and 10 there is faster start up. About a third of the time faster.
I didn't try Hybrid boot when I used the W8 previews (I used VHDs).
Its standard boot was about ~10 seconds faster than W7 on my PC.

The performance improvements seemed to be highly variable.
Some users claimed big improvements and others claimed their PCs were slower.
It didn't seems slower, but I don't think it was obviously faster on my PC

My W10TP VMs seemed to boot fairly quickly (~20s).
However they slowed down considerably once I installed a few programs (>50s).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Windows 10 has virtual desktops, which could be a practical tool.
IMO, they still aren't as handy as the Linux Distro virtual desktops, but at least MS has improved them since b9841.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Who has a 3D printer.
My friend bought one.
He uses Arch Linux though.
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18 Apr 2015   #153
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Something else I have alway wondered; Windows 8 and Windows 10 touch screen. How do you right tick.
Right tick opens a world of things we work with all the time.

So far all I know what one gains with Windows 10.

1. It will talk to you.
2. It's easy to sync everything including your coffee pot.
3. You can have the joy of a lot of colored squares.
4. If you have enough money you can make the side of your house a holograph screen if you buy special head gear.
5. Every time you type something Bing jumps up with a lot of websites.
6. You no longer have the bothersome and terrible Control Panel or all those ugly icons.
7. If you hold your mouth just right a panel will pop out of the right side of the screen.
8. The big thing you gain is you now can have just about everything in a Cloud and then have prayer session to insure the internet doesn't go down when you want to do something.

***Feel free to add to my list of things we gain with Windows 10.***
I have no idea on the touchscreen part.

1. What is Cortana MS is keeping up

2. OneDrive, you do not have to use it. You can use it in W7 too. I don't have a "smart coffee pot"

3. You can use a desktop and customize things

4. Personally I thing the new HOLO technology is cool

5. You can limit Bing intergration

6. Control panel is still there

7. Charming

8. This is where technology is going. You do not have to use the cloud, it is an option

I like Windows 10. I like windows 8.1, Window 7, and I liked Windows vista. I liked xp, 98, and 95.

What is sums up to is I like rolling with the changes. My whole point is people get set in their ways and don't want change. That works for a while, but eventually you have to change. Rather than complain, I learn to adapt.

Just my two cents
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18 Apr 2015   #154
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
In Windows 8 and 10 there is faster start up. About a third of the time faster.
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I did not see anything faster than win-7 installed on a ssd,
I actually saw win-10 slower at startup if you get rid of the lock screen via group policy.

The fast startup features are what killed my hdd
I would prefer an os to completely shut down as I shut down and not pretend to just be a Instant go or some new hibernate state awaiting to startup where you left off.

I'd also prefer 10 not to reset setting simply having to reboot which 10 reset boot to -0- seconds after major updates
That's not very helpful especially if a booting problem occurs for whatever reason -0- seconds makes getting to bios irritatingly difficult
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18 Apr 2015   #155
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

W10 is slower than W8.1 on my system. They are both in VMware Player and maybe that distorts reality.
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19 Apr 2015   #156
astroroxy10

 

I think the updates did something as my Windows 8.1 tablet showed a notification on the top right screen that read "Windows 10 is ready"! But when I clicked it, it opened Windows Update with 2 updates available which wasn't anything to do with Windows 10! How strange! I would show a pic but it won't let me add a picture of the notification.
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19 Apr 2015   #157
eatup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
W10 is slower than W8.1 on my system. They are both in VMware Player and maybe that distorts reality.
why vmware? you could native boot w10 in a vhd[x] file container. It has the same effect as being in an isolated vm, but runs at native speed. I ain't never gonna install w8+ on a real partition again thanks to this feature.
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19 Apr 2015   #158
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by astroroxy10 View Post
I would show a pic but it won't let me add a picture of the notification.
Hello astroroxy10 and welcome to Seven Forums.
Here is a tutorial by Brink showing how to attach a screen print in SF posts:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

If you can't attach a screen print,
As a new SF member maybe you can't attach a screen print "yet", not enough SF posts/time etc. ?
The SF admins would need to confirm if that is the problem ...
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19 Apr 2015   #159
astroroxy10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by astroroxy10 View Post
I would show a pic but it won't let me add a picture of the notification.
Hello astroroxy10 and welcome to Seven Forums.
Here is a tutorial by Brink showing how to attach a screen print in SF posts:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

If you can't attach a screen print,
As a new SF member maybe you can't attach a screen print "yet", not enough SF posts/time etc. ?
The SF admins would need to confirm if that is the problem ...
Well I have an app on my phone to view this forum and I have the screenshot on my phone. Every time I try to attach something it says it's disabled by an admin. I have been signed up for this website for months. The app I have is called Tapatalk and it made this account for me.
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19 Apr 2015   #160
z3r010

 

Try now.
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