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W10 peek-a-boo for Junes update

What's new in the next update sequence... ? https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/22/1...eatures-review

As W7 nears it's demise I, like some others are possibly being left with no other option but to upgrade. Found this W10 May 2019 article and some of my dislikes are seemingly being brought on-line... reducing unwanted crapperoony.

Can only hope the trend continues.
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Good news, I will now be able to get rid of the slow, bloated Groove Music, Photos and Movies & TV apps, the latter two of which crash one of my PCs as soon as they're launched due to a video driver that AMD can't be bothered to update. I'll stick with Windows Photo Viewer and Media Player, thanks .
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Yawn. I hate Win 10
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Yawn. I hate Win 10
Unfortunately, if you want Windows, there's no choice.

I love, and have been very happy with Win7, but I have to change to Win10, no doubt and no question, it has to be done. unfortunately.
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Yawn. I hate Win 10
I second that sentiment.

However, when the time comes and W10 is your only option... and as the free update offer passed its sell-by-date 2 years ago, this link can help.

https://www.howtogeek.com/272201/all...s-10-for-free/
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Unfortunately, if you want Windows, there's no choice.

I love, and have been very happy with Win7, but I have to change to Win10, no doubt and no question, it has to be done. unfortunately.
Windows 10 has eventually evolved into the most stable operating system ever provided by Microsoft.

Install it, keep an open mind, turn off everything you don't want or need, give it a fair chance and enjoy. Most importantly, don't be influenced by those who would complain about and knock the system no matter how it performed. Unfortunately, those sad individuals will always be with us. Complaining is a way of life for them.

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I was very reluctant to install W10 and put it off for a long as I could but I actually like it.

I have other machines running W7, W8.1 and Windows 2016 and find W10 works just fine. There are a few features that I miss from earlier versions such as the picture preview and 'Recent Places' (in Explorer), but it is very fast and stable.

Windows 10 is actually very similar to Windows 2016 (and Windows 2019 I believe) which is extremely stable, if up for months at a time.

The only downside is the lack of drivers for W10 which is a particular problem with older film scanners.
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W10 is quite good these days , certainly much better than it was when first launched. I wouldn’t go back to 7 now. I still have an XP partition on one of my PCs to run some old software and it feels antediluvian now! Ignore the W10 apps and clean up the start menu and it’s fine. The new update sounds as if it should make it more like the traditional Windows interface. We shall see ...
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I remember similar scare stories about Window 2000 and Xp. Windows 2000 was one of my favourite OS's in its day, and was very stable. Xp was slated at launch but now, nearly twenty years later, Microsoft still cannot wean users away from it!

I love steam locomotives but I don't know if I would want to travel in a train hauled by one every day to work.
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My experience with Win 10 on a Windows Surface Book 2 is appalling. Stability is poor and there are glitches in everything from the keyboard to the power management. Junk. And to top it all, the UI is as ugly as sin. I'm not a fan of Apple's closed ecosystem, but my wife's Macbook Pro is the paradigm of beauty, simplicity and stability.
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My experience with Win 10 on a Windows Surface Book 2 is appalling. Stability is poor and there are glitches in everything from the keyboard to the power management. Junk. And to top it all, the UI is as ugly as sin. I'm not a fan of Apple's closed ecosystem, but my wife's Macbook Pro is the paradigm of beauty, simplicity and stability.
Maybe the problem is more with the hardware than the Win10 operating system. Windows Surface Books have never been well received. You have a simple solution though, put the Surface Book on Ebay and invest in a Mac.

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There are a few features that I miss from earlier versions such as the picture preview and 'Recent Places' (in Explorer), but it is very fast and stable.

Windows 10 is actually very similar to Windows 2016 (and Windows 2019 I believe) which is extremely stable, if up for months at a time.

The only downside is the lack of drivers for W10 which is a particular problem with older film scanners.
Recent files etc still exist in Explorer, maybe you need to enable them. The menu system in Explorer (And other Microsoft software) is pretty terrible, itís one of Windows worst features. Whatís Windows 2016? Mustíve missed that one! I havenít found W10 to be any faster but it is certainly pretty stable. Other than the driver issues I mentioned before I havenít had any blue screens. I got my old Nikon film scanner working under W10, search for the solution. If you canít find it Iíll point you at it next time Iím on my desktop rather than this iPad 🙂.
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Unfortunately, the Surface Book does one thing that the Mac does not - pen input. I find it extremely useful so I put up with the Windoze issues.
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Every cloud has a silver lining.... so they say

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Unfortunately, the Surface Book does one thing that the Mac does not - pen input. I find it extremely useful so I put up with the Windoze issues.
And that is the Joy of Windows. Ultimately you can do whatever you want with it. Windows isn't a walled garden and there are no control freaks lurking to stop you from doing whatever it is you want or need to do. You can also install Windows on any suitable hardware, including a Mac, and it will work! Try that with the Apple OS.

I have an iPad that I like, but I cannot use a mouse with it, nor a pen. Why not?

MacBooks are OK but are very heavy and battery life is not as good as claimed. They no longer have USB or Ethernet sockets and there is no option for mobile internet - in a laptop? Apparently Tim Cook (and Steve Jobs before him) want you to buy an expensive iPhone or iPad to provide internet connectivity. The Apple Acolytes suck it all up and do what they are told
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