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czecherychestnut said:

Well I've tried to install it three times and it keeps coming up with this:

Well done MS, you've created the most useless error message in history. Downloading the ISO now onto USB to try and install it that way, hopefully get more luck. 

I don't mean to be cruel, but that's hilarious XDDDDDDD.

OT, I did something very stupid. I upgraded to windows 10, and I was loving it, and then I thought, "let's format my computer!". So I did it, without even thinking that "return to factory" is Windows 8 in my case. Yeah, I know, I'm stupid XDDD. But the OS is great, Windows Edge works fine, it's faster and I like de UI more.



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czecherychestnut said:

Well I've tried to install it three times and it keeps coming up with this:

Well done MS, you've created the most useless error message in history. Downloading the ISO now onto USB to try and install it that way, hopefully get more luck. 

You have my sympathies but that image made me laugh :).



I still prefer Win7 for the practicality but WIn10 is basically what Win8 should have been and therefore i find it quite over-hyped for something it is not because it was just a small step in the direction of where Win7 was heading.



 

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czecherychestnut said:

Well done MS, you've created the most useless error message in history. Downloading the ISO now onto USB to try and install it that way, hopefully get more luck. 

Haha, well they aren't wrong. Something did indeed happen. Good luck in future attemtps.



Hmm, pie.

I've now got it on my laptop and desktop

I first upgraded the laptop when it was available which was dead simple. I then decided I wanted a clean install, which required a download of Windows 10 and then used their too to stick it on a USB stick. Again, pretty easy, I did have some issues with my mouse software, but that's a result of trying to wipe all the Vaio software to get a completely clean Win 10 install

On my desktop, it wouldn't let me "force" the upgrade because it wouldn't accept my Win 8 license key. So that meant I had to wait until yesterday afternoon for the upgrade. After it finished I had a fright where it wasn't recognising my graphics card, which meant I had a low resolution image on one of my displays.... It was luckily fixed by a quick restart


As for the experience, it's really not much better. The switch to 125% zoom has had a bigger impact on my life, I'm not sure if they've improved that system, but the difference between 8 and 10 isn't that great

It still has weird quirks where you have different menus that do the same thing. Some are basically legacy Win 7 and some are Win 8 style.

But basically it works quite nicely!



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The only hiccup I had was with my Nvidia driver. I don't know if it's the issue that I saw being reported the past few days, but I had to open up my task manager and close everything Nvidia related before I could even uninstall the drivers. Once I did all of that, the newest driver from Nvidia that came out yesterday was able to load up and instlal without issue and I've had no problems since, apart from the usual Witcher 3 freezes/crashes of course

Once it was installed, then I had to go back and find any privacy setting I could see and make sure it was set to not send anything back to Microsoft, which goes with my final complaint below.

For Window 8/8.1 I used a hybrid approach of classic shell to get a start menu like Windows 7 and then the start screen to quickly access groups of icons to get into games, etc. I'm going to try and just use the Windows 10 new start menu/screen to get the same results and see what happens.

If there's one thing I'm not liking, it's the continued push for everything serving ads, not 'owning' anything, etc. In the news this morning I saw that you get big full screen ads in Solitaire and they offer you to pay to get rid of ads either one month at a time or for a year. I doubt I will be trying Cortana on my PC for similar reasons.



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Mr_No said:

Something that hooks Explorer in what way? I really don't know what could it be on the system tray. It might have to do that this computer is one of the bloatware HP ones.

If it was a bloatware HP you upgraded from the HP image then it would have a heap of HP tools installed, many of which will be hooking into explorer. By hooking I mean they have registered programs that intercept messages to explorer or start bar or the system tray. They do this to "try" and be smart in how they interact with the system so they can perform actions based on what you do. If one of those tools isn't completely compatible with win 10 or has a bug you will see delays or errors or freezes in explorer, start meny etc.

personally well I get any sort of OEM supplied machine for myself or for someone else the first thing I do is nuke the installed OS from orbit and do a clean install. barring that try removing some of the unneeded HP tools from the control panel add remove programs. you could also try going to HP website and making sure they are all updated.

I do have some bloatware left (I deleted most of it when I had Windows 7) but I think what solved the problem was turning off Cortana and unlink my computer from the Windows account back to a local account. Now the OS works pretty well and the Start menu doesn't lag like before. And the search bar opens everytime I click on it. Also, I'm opening some programs and a game I had before and they work well. So far, so good. I hope the updates fix Cortana, because I was looking forward to use that function. Thank you.



Well it didnt even last 24hrs on my laptop before I went back to 8.1
Incomatible programs, constant crashing of programs, computer running slow and even on a few occassions I needed to restart the computer to get it working. So yeah not the best expirience



Installed it on my pretty weak Lenovo Miix, and it made a pretty good jump performance wise :). The update program didn't cause any problems either so MS seem to have delivered.



Pretty weak since it has a backdoor that sends all your info to the government. Also, doesn't work with StarCraft 2, a game that over 2 million people play.