Windows 10. Anybody Try it Yet?

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Re: Windows 10. Anybody Try it Yet?

Post by guitar fan » Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:20 pm

And... how long does it take?
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Re: Windows 10. Anybody Try it Yet?

Post by AlexeiY » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:57 pm

My son did it because the new Win10 install slowed down his laptop, as noted in this thread. The reinstall took only about an hour, possibly less as I recall.
edit....You should Google the uninstall procedure before proceeding. My son's uninstall (or reinstall of Win7) went smoothly and his laptop ran at full speed again. I suspect that part of the slowdown with Win10 is that it was not installed onto the SSD portion of his hybrid HD.
My other son upgraded to Win10 smoothly (no hybrid SSD) and we had only a few problems getting the Canon scanner and printer to communicate properly.
My laptop with dual HD's would not upgrade fully, so I'm still using Win7 which is fine with me, especially as CuBase was initially having problems with Win10 and I use Cubase 7.5 a lot. I tried upgrading tfrom Win7 twice, but to no avail and each time the system smoothly reverted to Win7.
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Re: Windows 10. Anybody Try it Yet?

Post by guitar fan » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:44 am

Thanks a lot Alex.

Done.It took 15 minutes.
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Re: Windows 10. Anybody Try it Yet?

Post by AlexeiY » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:50 am

You're welcome Guy...glad it worked! Thanks for the time info as well, much appreciated.
I've tried Win10 on my son's desktop computer and it seemed ok, save the hassles of getting our printer and scanner to communicate. There are the usual problems of finding the various control panel apps, but my son (17 yrs old) likes the new system. He thinks that the wireless connectivity is more robust.
Me, I'm happy with Win7 and will only upgrade when I get a new computer.
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Re: Windows 10. Anybody Try it Yet?

Post by The Cracks » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:13 pm

I think Microsoft's days are numbered. The future has left them behind it seems to me.
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Re: Windows 10. Anybody Try it Yet?

Post by greenA2 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:03 pm

I've finally moved to 10, the OS itself is an improvement compared to windows 8 but cubase is asking for the license details again, giving it the code doesn't seem to be working. I barely used cubase that came with H5 but I thought it was good to have, hopefully I can fix this soon. Ableton live survived the transition unharmed, as did all the other software on the computer.
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Re: Windows 10. Anybody Try it Yet?

Post by minerman » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:19 pm

I had the chance to upgrade about 2 weeks ago, since my old, trusty AMD quad core finally bit the dust (power supply failed & took out the motherboard AFAIK....replaced the power supply, but no luck...thankfully both my hdd's were ok...)...I bought a new pc, basically the one I wanted 6 years ago, but couldn't afford at the time...

Myself, I'm skeptical of Windows 10 (I've read good & bad things about it), & will avoid it until I absolutely have no other choice. Windows 7 just works for me, & I see no reason to fix something that ain't broke...
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Re: Windows 10. Anybody Try it Yet?

Post by AlexeiY » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:06 am

My laptop just died - I believe that the motherboard is toast, so I upgraded to a desktop running Windows 10. I was using Windows 7 on my laptop. I had no trouble reinstalling CuBase 7.5 and IKM, Voxengo and Eventide plugins with their licencing requirements, fortunately.
Early days, but I like Win10. I'm still getting used to the new layout, but I find it robust. I particularly like it's File Backup utility.
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Re: Windows 10. Anybody Try it Yet?

Post by Rocles » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:19 am

To completely stop Win 10 downloading and / or Upgrading, run the excellent GWX Control Panel. It removes the downloaded upgrade files and blocks any further messages or attempts to force the upgrade. Get it here http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/
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Re: Windows 10. Anybody Try it Yet?

Post by surfercook » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:16 pm

I avoided the upgrade from 8.1 to 10 for as long as I could, clicking the later link on a daily basis. Finally gave in on both my laptop and desktop pcs a few months ago. It's def a more modern OS and I think Microsoft might have lost some of the charm they had w/7 and even 8.1. 10 seems so sterile and cold. It took a while to get my Line 6 X2 up and running but after a few tries on the driver install it was gtg.
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Re: Windows 10. Anybody Try it Yet?

Post by Sungodv » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:00 am

Not sure what Microsoft has been thinking since Windows 7. Dumb it down and more clicks for those of us who tinker.
8, 9 (8.1) and 10 show they still don't get it. Win 7 is the best selling OS since XP.
Oh well, maybe 11? I kinda doubt it.
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