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Brandon H    3,361
1 minute ago, Matthew S. said:

That "expert tech" is just afraid of change.  To be honest, I haven't had a need to tweak anything on Windows 10 (that I'm aware of doing) to make it fit my needs, not at home, nor at work.  I use multiple OS's (macOS, Linux, Windows 10) daily, they each have their own quirks but I rather deal with the quirks than leave myself wide open for infection.

Same; I have not felt the need to tweak anything on Windows 10. It just works for me.

 

I can see why some people would like Start10 or similar to restore the Windows 7 style Start Menu but personally I prefer the Windows 10 style Start Menu; I like being able to click the letter to jump down the list as needed; and I like how the pinning of apps is handled on the right.

 

The built in Notification Center is also really nice on Windows 10 when apps make use of it; there's nothing like this on previous versions of Windows.

 

Sure settings could be handled a bit better in the new Settings app but that's minor for an average non techie user and the positive changes far outweigh the negatives IMO

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+Human.Online    8,708
51 minutes ago, Howard Davis said:

Thanks again for your replies.

I contacted the expert tech that installed a solid-state hard drive in my computer last year, which works fine - faster and more reliable than than the hard drive the computer came with. Here is his response:

 

"I still have windows 7 running on my thinkpad laptop. I wouldn’t upgrade to Windows 10 unless it’s absolutely necessary. For one thing, I’m not sure if the upgrade is free...technically you have to buy a Windows 10 upgrade license but I read somewhere that the upgrade may be free. Since you already have avast and malwarebytes, I would just stick to Windows 7 for now."

“Expert tech” talks a lot of crap

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adrynalyne    12,750
14 hours ago, Howard Davis said:

Thanks again for your replies.

I contacted the expert tech that installed a solid-state hard drive in my computer last year, which works fine - faster and more reliable than than the hard drive the computer came with. Here is his response:

 

"I still have windows 7 running on my thinkpad laptop. I wouldn’t upgrade to Windows 10 unless it’s absolutely necessary. For one thing, I’m not sure if the upgrade is free...technically you have to buy a Windows 10 upgrade license but I read somewhere that the upgrade may be free. Since you already have avast and malwarebytes, I would just stick to Windows 7 for now."

As a general rule, those people who refer to themselves as experts are in fact, not. 

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