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Postby Kelly Harris » July 16th, 2015, 6:41 am

I can upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 10 for free, do I want to do this?
PS CS2, CD X4, Acer laptop, Canon 700F scanner, HP laserjet 1600 printer, Epson Stylus 1400 printer, Intuos 4 tablet, Letralite, Summa D610 plotter, 2 cabinets, 2 pressure pots, 60 gallon air compressor, Fuji S8100 DSLR.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Terry W » July 16th, 2015, 10:27 am

I think you can from Win 7 as well. I have yet to find a reason to as most of the updates seem to be geared towards touch screen systems from what I have read.

I am not going that route as the last system I purchased with Win 7 had all kinds of issues trying to load old software (even some only a couple years old) that I had purchased that would not load on the new computer. I had to upgrade several programs and it cost me more than the computer did. :S: Compatibility mode my ass. :ty:

Kelly you may want to just get the disc then you have the option later if you find a good reason to upgrade. JMHO
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Re: Windows 10

Postby BobH » July 16th, 2015, 10:32 am

Windows 10 is really Windows 8.5 and it's called 10 and free to regain confidence from it's customers. From what I have seen most of the changes would not be considered major, although you may find some to be things you have been looking for. The key for all of us in making an operating system upgrade is it's compatibility with our software and equipment. Before upgrading, check with manufacturers of any industry (or other important) software and hardware manufacturers of your products in use.

A good example is a Graphtec Vinyl Cutter I have will not operate on Windows 8. Windows 7 is the last operating system supported. So I have a PC on Win 7 which will stay that way. Just one more thing to make life complicated. (And technology was going to make our lives easier!)

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Charles » July 16th, 2015, 10:36 am

There is a windows 10 out now to try, I understand you can keep it if you are willing to jump thru some hoops for Microsoft.
That said my daughters B/F is a computer guy , he said the same thing, it is like a retro version solid, he is going to and has upgraded most to the trial version then on to the real deal. SO I am looking to o so also.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Kelly Harris » July 25th, 2015, 6:46 am

It's funny how quickly I forgot what a pain it was to switch from Vista to 8, thank you for the reminder! I'm still not able to get my Summa cutter to operate properly so I run it with my old machine, hopefully it doesn't ever go because if it does I'm screwed!

I'm finally getting the hang of Windows 8 and the biggest improvement was installing Classic Shell so I have a start menu again.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Terry W » July 25th, 2015, 7:43 am

Kelly I had a New Win 8 disc I got as a free update on my last pewter. I gave it away due to the issues I had with older software (not all that old). Some was only 3-5 years old and couldn't run on win 7 even in compatibility mode It was just too big a pain trying to get it to run.

Unless you have to have it upgraded for some reason I would stay with what you have that you know is working.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Charles » July 31st, 2015, 5:48 am

Put windows 10 on a laptop, so far so good as far as the software I use here at the business!
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Re: Windows 10

Postby ddamico361 » July 31st, 2015, 7:31 pm

I'm curious as to how much ram Win 10 uses. I am a Mac guy with eight gigs ram and the current OS I am using is noticeably slower than the previous. I also run Win 7 using Parallels on my Mac. It runs wonderfully and interfaces with the Mac OS fine. So I am curious if Win10 is a memory hog.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby jhenryw49 » August 4th, 2015, 3:59 am

I clicked the sure I will do window ten on my desktop. I got will let you know when ready next day certain boxes on the 8.1 desktop showed X now (skype, live calander, etc) I do not use those that are X, but was wondering is this a big problem already.
a few other problems also but handling them.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Terry W » August 5th, 2015, 6:46 am

Kelly and anyone else thinking of upgrading to 10.

I have been reading a bunch of threads and seems allot of folks are having issues with there cutter drivers and cutting software so just make sure you can use all your current equipment before making the plunge.
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