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Windows 10 under Magnifier: A comprehensive overview of the new system

Hundreds of millions of users around the world have already gotten the news: upgraded to the new system, 10. Should we upgrade, and what exactly is waiting for us there? We are here to explain

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Long before 10 left the market, we were informed of Microsoft's decision to provide the new system for free for a full year for those who have a license to one of its previous 7 and 8 systems. The reason for this marketing move by Microsoft is clear: to drive as many users as possible to its new operating system.

With the controversial release of 8 into the market, Microsoft has tried to emulate the environment of smartphones and tablets and to upgrade the faces of windows accordingly, through drastic changes, such as permanently removing the start menu and replacing it with tile interface, extensive touch screen support, and converting the rest of the overall system Mobility - possibly the biggest hallmark of 8.

But despite their great fondness for the devices , The users proved that they preferred their PC as it was, and pointed out in mice: 8's market share was only about 3.8%, located under old operating systems or also controversial , Making it the most unprofitable Windows version of all time, despite improved system performance, improved computer hardware utilization and better support for weak and old systems compared to 7. Also, updating the large version, 8.1, where the operating system was improved based on the reviews did not change the situation.

Now, after its profitable and even image damage and its operating system, the company launched a month and a half ago 10, where it not only returns to the sources and returns the initial menu, but also offers great improvements to the interface and is not afraid to give it all for free. This presumptuous approach shows that Microsoft is convinced that it now has the next operating system for the masses, and is confident that its users will continue to choose it as their new operating system.

As mentioned, each of us can now upgrade in just minutes to the new free version for a full year. The generally accepted approach is "are you giving? Take it", but when it comes to upgrading the workspace to which we are accustomed things are slightly changing. Although 10 windows already Recorded an impressive number of upgrades From its launch, many users are still debating: upgrade or not upgrade? So this review is dedicated to you.

The upgrade process

For this review, we upgraded to the new operating system from a valid and stable version of 8.1 Pro, to reflect how to upgrade the smoother way to the average user. In addition, this review will review only the new corners. The 8.1 version used was updated in Hebrew, and 10 was automatically upgraded to the Hebrew-compatible interface. The upgrade process begins immediately after the upgrade process automatically verifies that the computer hardware meets the minimum requirements of 10. From there, the download and upgrade process functions and looks like installing a standard update for everything.

The upgrade itself is then performed when you exit the operating system, and the installation process itself begins. After a period of about half an hour, held on a drive Average, the installation is complete and the process of selecting the initial and familiar settings familiar from previous versions has begun. Like its predecessors, it allows us to choose a quick or manual automatic setting. This process ended very quickly and Windows 10 was fully functional and ready to use, along with the settings and files we left on 8.1.

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The rather impressive work environment, it should be said, directly raises some obvious changes. The first of these is of course the good old start menu that has come back big with some cosmetic changes. Next to it, you can see a search field that also operates Cortena, Microsoft's answer to Sirius' s . Also, for the standard resolution of Full HD, the taskbar was slightly eye-catching. A new pair of removable shortcuts has now been added to the taskbar: The new Edge (which we will discuss later) and the Microsoft application store. In addition, a window allows you to work with multiple desktops at the same time (which we will also discuss later).

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In the system tray, you can see a permanent shortcut leading to a "center of operations" similar to established systems and- Which we will elaborate on below. In addition to the new background, a whole new set of icons, and small neonans such as an underline that symbolizes an open program instead of a rough emphasis like the previous ones. At first glance everything else is identical to previous ones but is presented in a comfortable and elegant way. Also, here you can fully customize the taskbar, remove or attach specific shortcuts, change their location in real time and more.

Comeback of the Start Menu

Naturally, the highlight for this operating system for most users is the Start menu returned from Underworld with a new and improved look. The new menu not only brings back the good old accessibility to our personal folders and files, but also incorporates a live tile menu as it appeared in the 8 windows. In this case, as the 8.1 menu from which the version was updated. They now function as "on the road" gadgets, such as weather forecasts, news, and more. The Microsoft Store can be downloaded Add to the tiles menu.

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You can set the width and length of the Start menu with the mouse, with the tiles adjusting to the specified size. Like 8.1, certain tiles can be grouped into very small or very large sizes. For those who are interested in the traditional start menu, you can of course remove the tiles completely. In their place, or with them, it is also possible to attach unlimited shortcuts to any software and to define them, if we wish, under a certain heading.

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On the right hand side, we'll get the old access to our files in a slightly different way, as well as new shortcuts such as Settings and File Explorer. Through the settings, which we will discuss briefly below, you can choose which folders appear regularly in the Start menu. Above, we can find frequently used programs, recently installed or recently used programs. For the discreet among us, even these lists can be removed, of course.

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The natural transition from the Start menu will be to the second renowned feature, Cortena, which appears in the search bar. In theory, Cortena allows to do the same things that Siri does with instruments Sorted by voice commands, such as "How's the weather tomorrow?" Or random knowledge questions. In practice, we were not allowed to use Cortana, when at the very beginning a message appeared saying that the use of Cortana is not currently supported in the Hebrew version, even if we try to communicate in the English language - which is puzzling to me, but the support for Cortana will probably come eventually.

Therefore, the Cortena interface is used in our case as a standard search interface for everything, centering search results from within the system itself and the network. The search from the web will be done through Microsoft's search engine, Bing. You can turn it off through the settings in the window and enable local search only. In addition, you can shorten the settings in the taskbar to the search field for a tiny icon, or completely hide it. In this mode, you can search normally by typing keyboard characters while the Start menu is open.

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As explained above, 10 gives us a new and interesting feature: Working with a number of virtual desktops. Using the taskbar icon, we get into a situation where we can create as many desktops as we want, and associate each one with the open programs, thus organizing our workspace more effectively. This is welcome for users who need a number of virtual desktops, but there is always room for improvement - as the only change between desktops is the programs that are open to them. Hopefully Microsoft will develop and streamline the idea in future updates.

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What works in the 8 windows as the hotbeds, which can be accessed by a very uncomfortable mouse transition at the edges of the screen, has now become the center of action: a similar but much more elegant line that appears when you click a simple icon in the system tray. In the center of the operations are alerts, updates, tips and shortcuts to the system settings, VPN, wireless network connection, and so on. Also, mobile devices will show additional settings such as , screen brightness, And more.

Alerts in this area are partly based on the state of the system, critical computer software installed such as antivirus and live applications that the user is connected to such as e-mail, messaging software, social networks and more. You can set "Silent Hours" mode, where the system will not display any alerts. You can also find "Tablet Mode", a situation where the Start Menu and the interface itself become tile-based only - and even more, like all Portable.

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Design and settings

The main design lines of 10 goes for the modern concept of no-frame and soft layers - what started as early as 8 but in my personal opinion reached the maximum at 10. Although it goes back to its sources - 10 does not give up the modern show, it is important to clarify. And it looks good. But despite these small design changes, except for the new icons, there is no drastic change in the desktop windows interface, but all the good parts from 8 are there.

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The small changes we can find are in the file explorer, which will now open in the "Quick Access" center. As its name implies, it can be reached very quickly to the places and folders we frequently enter, and even to see the latest files we accessed. Of course we can turn those options off, and even decide what we want to appear in our quick access window. I personally found the above area useful.

If we ask, as in all On any existing platform, to custom design our operating system, we can do that here, too, of course. In fact, from now on, this part, including themes, screensaver and more, belongs to the new settings menu that we will immediately visit. The area where the "Customize" interface opens via the desktop is the area where the background image can be set. With the exception of a redesigned design, there is no change.

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The color scheme can be managed immediately after the menu. After a slight impression - it seems that this is the weakest link at the moment 10: Not only did the Aero interface not return to its full transparency, it was also possible to select one shade from a limited number of 50 shades only, unlike the previous versions where we could choose from any color spectrum. In addition, we will have to choose whether we want to select the above shades for highlight colors, or alternatively for the main color. We will have to play with the option to display color outside of the black hue or allow the operating system to select highlight colors based on the background.

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Dark control is limited to the background colors quite puzzling, but is expected to change in a major update called TH1 that is due out in the coming months. Microsoft promises that the major enhancements to this update relate quite a bit to the system's theme design options - a part that was supposed to come out with the operating system itself but was later postponed for deadline reasons.

The other items you can manage in the Personalization menu are the lock screen, including the background and the appearance, selecting and saving themes and other familiar old areas such as mouse pointers, icons, sounds, and more. Also, at the end of the list, we can customize the Start menu and appear in it as noted earlier.

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Whether we select the desktop in "Display Settings" for resolution and screens or enter the settings page, we will more or less get to the same wizard, which, as mentioned earlier, also contains the customization menu. The new settings menu is a combination of what we saw on 8 and the traditional control panel. It is important to clarify that the traditional control panel still remains in place, and for the more advanced options available through this wizard, the Start menu, the File Explorer and other places. Though, I personally would love to see a noticeable shortcut in the new settings wizard.

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The new settings wizard is divided into categories and subcategories, and is very easy to navigate. For practical reasons, we will not go over the whole, but we will cover the more prominent areas. Let's start from the system category, monitor subcategory - which we will access through the desktop control panel. 10 now makes it easier to increase the interface and menus - to match screens with huge resolutions such as .

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In this category we can more advanced control of the installed software - from full monitoring of their usage and volume, through the alerts and actions they perform behind the scenes to a convenient concentration of the default software for a variety of file formats in the entire system.

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In the category Of the Settings Wizard, we can review in depth how the operating system is running against the network, such as location and cloud detection. Although there is talk that 10 is compromising the privacy of users, this wizard can disable any unwanted setting and actually remain completely anonymous.

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Finally, we will not forget the additional innovation that Microsoft has included with Microsoft 10, which is Microsoft Edge, Explorer. Although Edge is installed and ready to use, Explorer is still installed with the operating system. But of course - we're going to focus our gaze on Edge.

The new browser opens at a higher speed than Explorer, and at first glance it even looks light. Now the browser aligns with And Firefox, and it displays more screen space for the pages themselves. In fact, it is built in a way that resembles the interface of , With the settings and other bars placed in small icons on the left side. When you open a new window or tab, we'll get a homepage made up of top sites and updated news in our language.

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Fast browsing between pages brings a very interesting conclusion: Edge is usually faster than Chrome and Firefox, and of course its successor is Explorer. Controls and techniques such as AJAX work well and quickly, even when the page is loaded with content and the browser itself contains several tabs. We were quite impressed.

In the menus themselves, Microsoft added a pretty nice feature to the new browser, along with previously missing things such as changing the source page in real time: the ability to mark items and draw freely on web pages. After all this, you can save these scribbles to your Microsoft account connected to the browser, or keep it in favorites and access the page at any time with these marks stored on it.

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Windows 10: Conclusions

In the end, Microsoft managed to do it again. In my personal opinion, after the huge fall of 8, we are finally getting the next and right reincarnation of the operating system . True, small parts of it are not yet completely intact, but this is only the beginning, and this is a particularly promising start.

All along, 10 did not disappoint, not really. It also performs better than 7 and is quite identical to 8.1, sometimes even faster. My personal opinion is that Microsoft created a perfect hybrid between everything that was good on 7 and 8, and combined them into one successful, and mostly modern, operating system. And with few shortcomings in design, it gives the user complete control over how they want their operating system - based Traditional, or compatible devices .

The updates for 10 are streaming, with the promise of more new features and improvements from Microsoft. It is important to note that during the use of the previous operating system for this review, I did not encounter any bugs or software that did not work or function correctly as a result of the upgrade. The operating system maintains a stable stability throughout the working hours with it - which is not a matter of doing so, as it is another fairly virgin system.

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Should you upgrade? We think so. If you use any of the latest systems, the practice time that 10 will require is extremely short as the OS brings with it a bit of all the latest versions. Then, based on personal opinion alone, it's going to feel particularly comfortable. And true to those lines - it's free.

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  1. Unfortunately, I do not agree with the writer's opinion. For me, it's a disappointment. I upgraded my yoga 2 pro, a pretty modern computer, from 8 to 10. Leave you with the various bugs I needed to fix, the problem is with what I couldn't fix. First of all, compared to 8, 10 windows go up and down slowly, and the computer has ssd. The second and more annoying problem is that sometimes the computer refuses to wake up from sleep, ie the sign-in screen appears but the mouse does not respond and the computer gives something blue dpc watchdog something. The next thing is that it makes life difficult for me. I searched the internet and no solution helped. I have no desire to do a clean install, or what Microsoft calls reset, this is my work computer right now and it will be a story.
    In short, disappointment.

  2. Sounds to me like technical problems as a result of an upgrade that did not go smoothly, but they do not happen to me. Try a clean installation anyway.

  3. So you think you should upgrade, why? Because of some new icons, Cortana (which is not normally usable in Israel), and a start button that should be present by default, because it is "free"?
    Have you mentioned anything about it having just 30 a day to decide whether it really will be free or not?
    Otherwise, either the user will have to buy Windows 10 or he will no longer be able to return to his previous OS == This is not really called free.
    Did you mention something about the automatic (undeliverable) updates on operating systems that are not PRO?
    Did you specify that the Edge browser is only a little less failed than IE?
    Although there is no obligation to use it, it is still inferior to chrome and FF in every possible way (perhaps except memory management).
    And that's just the tip ...
    My point is different, where is the advantage of Windows 7?
    Apart from supporting certain devices and media editing software + games, this system does not even have any advantage over Ubuntu.

  4. from experience:
    The upgrade in most cases always ends with an unhappy user!
    However,
    When installed from scratch, the user is always satisfied!
    Note:
    For anyone who upgrades and uses chrome and suffers from advertisements (for the reason that extensions are like dead cupping), I suggest completely removing chrome and downloading a new chrome installation file. _ (For those who understand what this is about, please note that this does not happen when installing a WIN file!) _ (Just give an idea of ​​how this upgrade is downgraded and downstream)

  5. So you think you should upgrade, why? Because of some new icons, Cortana (which is not normally usable in Israel), and a start button that should be present by default, because it is "free"? Did you mention anything about having just 30 a day to decide if it really would be free or not? Because otherwise, either the user will have to buy Windows 10 or he will no longer be able to go back to his previous operating system == it is not really called free. 
    
    
    No! No connection, after 30 day you can go back to the previous system or stay with ten and replace as many times as you want as long as you have not replaced a computer.
    
    
    Did you mention something about the automatic (undeliverable) updates on operating systems that are not PRO? 
    
    
    It is possible, but more complicated.
    
    
    Did you specify that the Edge browser is only a little less failed than IE? 
    
    
    and...? They said EDGE is better than IE, say it's not true.
    
    
    Although there is no obligation to use it, it is still inferior to chrome and FF in every way possible (except for memory management). And that's just the tip ...
    
    
     So what? Is faster than them and more economical in memory, for weak computers it is very significant.
    
    
    My point is different, where is the advantage of Windows 7? 
    
    
    In many areas, but I want you to tell me where 7's advantage is on 10.
    
    
    Apart from supporting certain devices and media editing software + games, this system does not even have any advantage over Ubuntu.
    I'll sum it up in good luck 
    You're a troll
    .
  6. Unfortunately, I do not agree with the writer's opinion. For me, it's a disappointment. I upgraded my yoga 2 pro, a pretty modern computer, from 8 to 10. Leave you with the various bugs I needed to fix, the problem is with what I couldn't fix. First of all, compared to 8, 10 windows go up and down slowly, and the computer has ssd. The second and more annoying problem is that sometimes the computer refuses to wake up from sleep, ie the sign-in screen appears but the mouse does not respond and the computer gives something blue dpc watchdog something. The next thing is that it makes life difficult for me. I searched the internet and no solution helped. I have no desire to do a clean install, or what Microsoft calls reset, this is my work computer right now and it will be a story. In short, disappointment.

    I have a computer just like yours, I did an upgrade installation (the first day that 10 came out) and everything went smoothly, to date no complaints.
    The system reacts quickly, the entire interface is redesigned (no residue from XP) and there are no glitches.

    If you have problems, just reinstall.
    I do not see any aspect in which 7 is preferable.

  7. Look, when I upgraded very quickly I came across two annoying bugs - the first was that there was no two-finger scroll on the pad, I solved it with a driver upgrade. The other problem was that the computer was crashing in tablet mode, which needed access to BIOS and changed some things. A short search on the Internet will cost you quite a few common problems. Also, the crash after going out of sleep-dpc_watchdog_violation (that's what the blue screen tells me), is not something uncommon, just trying all the solutions I could find online, to no avail. Unfortunately, a clean install is out of the question at the moment, I have two articles to write and the disks (or at least the keys that the computer doesn't have a drive) are about 6000 mile away. A little sucks.
    Although I prefer 8 and even 10 over 7, for me 7 has one advantage - there is one isotonic software that I work with that does not work on 8 and 10 and sadly my desktop also that runs 7 stays 6000 km away.

  8. OR2OOO: It's not clear to me if you came to defame or did you really slap what I said with a worthy reason (or both?).
    "In many areas, but I want you to tell me where 7's advantage over 10 is."
    I'll give you some with regard to what is said here, but also at the same time to Ubuntu in addition.
    "No! No matter, after 30 a day you can go back to the previous system or stay with ten and replace as many times as you want while not replacing a computer."
    Ok, then? And if I do want to change a computer? Why would it limit me? + 1 7 / Ubuntu.
    "Possible, but more complicated."
    Ok, but it's still a drawback. + 1 7 / Ubuntu.
    "And…? They said EDGE is better than Explorer, say that's not true."
    I have never said that it is worse than IE, just from all the other major players in the market.
    "So what? It's faster than them and more economical in memory, for weak computers it's very significant."
    Economical in memory? Maybe, significant? For ancient computers (why not use Ubuntu and that's it?), Fast? Not really….
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWUZDPrfOcI
    Not all EDGE tests lead on everyone, and even when it does, it's not so much at a level that it digs over our shortcomings (eg security / add-ons).
    "You are a troll"
    Actually, I was expecting you more than that, if that's what you think, at least you'll explain why.

  9. URL = "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll#Usage"] in this article [/ URL] before accusing people of derogatory names without a basis.
    Fix me if I'm wrong, but apart from 2 things are pretty minor (relatively) I did not really write something wrong, and certainly I did not complain endlessly (a little too much to say after you've seen me complain for the first time no?).

    I have never claimed that any system is excellent, you just ugly what I wrote earlier, in general I presented the things that bother me the most as they are, for better or worse.
    Moreover, as a reminder, you did not really give me an explanation as to why you should use W10.

    Our network (and especially this forum) is full of controversial opinions, you do not have to love or agree with what I say (and that's fine) and you can even tell me I'm wrong, but that does not mean I'm necessarily a troll.

    Perhaps you are not aware of how this expression is used, I recommend you to freshen up

    In this article

    Before you accuse people of derogatory names without a foundation.

  10. I do not agree that you wrote false claims, or just complained for no good reason.

    I'd love to hear what you think is wrong / unjustified in what I wrote. (Otherwise, what is all this discussion worth?)

  11. And I already responded to her in post #10, I do not understand your point.
    If there is something specific that you need me to elaborate on, then say.

  12. At this moment? Windows 7
    I still do not understand where you're going here instead of directly referring to what I've written.

  13. That's why I wrote "At This Moment".
    If the existing system meets the needs of most people (and in some cases exceeds the use of 10) then there is no real reason to upgrade, if in any case it will be necessary to upgrade the system at the end of the day (if I'm not mistaken support 7 should stop only in 2020 ) So why not wait and see what a day will bring?
    Maybe 10 will just be more stable / flexible than it is now? Maybe another operating system will come out that will qualify for 10?
    My point is not to be rushed "for no reason".

  14. This whole discussion goes back almost dozens of pages every time a new version of Windows comes out.

    There are always those who want to upgrade because they have improved a few things, and in front of those who ask why to upgrade, this is also good for me.

    The only thing that is a little different here is that now the upgrade is free and then it won't be (maybe). This may be an important consideration for a certain part of the population, and it is not a technical consideration.

  15. Of course, I agree with QttP that this issue is rooted in dozens of discussions about the advantages and disadvantages of this system, but at the same time, I wanted to say my opinion on the criticism.

    As a reviewer, the review looks good, professional but still not detailed enough.
    As a non-viewer, this review seems to me like net marketing while ignoring key facts.

    I've had an HP laptop for four years now, and after about a year I set it up as a paperweight because it's slow and cumbersome, it couldn't work properly and it didn't serve me as I expected it to serve me in school. Just mention that it came from the factory with Windows 7 and HP software.
    I tried desperately to format it and remove the HP software but the computer lost some of its functionality with its external buttons and went crazy and so I had to return the HP software. Of course, my attempts to install Linux on this computer failed because HP locked the drive.
    When Windows 10 came out I decided to test it on my laptop and hop! After a long setup of about two hours, I got my computer back! There is no HP software but there is a stable laptop that works fast and for usable change!
    So I can boast to Microsoft that this is a good and stable operating system that I have literally brought back to life, I will never deny that my paperweight has returned to being a computer.

    What but?
    Criticism is no reminder of the fact that this is a system that Microsoft is allowed to do at their head with the information in the system, they can pull any information they want and use it as information for advertisements and pass on some information to stakeholders. That is, any sensitive information I put on my computer may become accessible to interested parties who want to know about me.
    This is unacceptable.
    And what about the updates? I have no ability to control what I want to install. Of course there are solutions on how not to install automatically, but there is no way to find out what to install and what not to install.
    What Microsoft sends is what I will eventually install and it doesn't give me a sense of security.
    And before they jump on me, I know very well that Google and Facebook collect a lot of information on me, and I know that every site I browse is recorded and documented for me,
    But here I am talking about information I write on my computer and my privacy. Sometimes there is information that I do not want to go out and that is information that is locked in the file and only I keep his copy.

    All in all, I do think this is a good system, I just oppose the whole privacy issue in this system. I do think I deserve some basic privacy.

  16. I] better [/ I], I just mentioned that it has several cases (aspects) where it exceeds 10.
    I'll put aside the issue of adapting to the new look for a moment, because it's more a personal matter than an exact science, and with each one it can be expressed differently, so let's just not go in there.
    So for 7 vs. 10:
    1. 10 windows [URL = "http://www.gameburnworld.com/protectedgameslist.shtml"] will not support
    Again things are put into my mouth.
    I never claimed that 7

    better
    , I just mentioned that it has several cases (aspects) where it exceeds 10. I'll leave aside the matter of adapting to the new look for a moment, because it's more of a personal matter than an exact science and for anyone it can be expressed differently, so let's just not get in there. So for the 7 vs. 10: 1. Windows 10 
    You will not support games (usually pretty old) that have been distributed
     With SafeDisc and Securom. And in general, it's not clear how much the games from GOG will work there (I personally haven't tried to find out, so I won't go into it too much). In my opinion, this is not a minor issue at all, although I agree with Microsoft's general claim, it does not mean that it gives them the right to "abandon" these gamers without a proper solution. 2. I already mentioned you 
    The security issue
    ? And that's just what they've found lately, you'll know what's else for the hood, even though you can say that about any operating system that's not open source. 3. Lots of drivers still (and maybe never) exist for this system. For example, if you have enough old hardware (I'm sorry I can't remember verbally what is on my parent's computer) then it just won't work. That is why the myth that it is more efficient for older computers is also broken, but it is still fulfilled. 4. 7 is a system that has been on the market for a long time, and it has a lot of troubleshooting advantages, in my opinion it will take a long time for the entire population to produce enough information about 10, but that's just my opinion. 5. If you are upgrading from 8 or 7 to 10 and while you are switching hardware on your computer, you lose the validity of your license, without going into too much detail, it is a complete ceremony to restart 10 windows from a clean install if you do not want to buy it again. I can go on if you want (I guess but you don't). With a quick reference to what QttP said: It may be a matter of course, but a few other aspects such as contempt on a personal level have come up, and I was quite surprised by that. And regarding the change you noted, I have a problem with the overuse of the word "free" mentioned several times in the review. Like I said in my first response, this one 

    Absolutely not the definition of free, it's just a short (relatively) trial period and nothing more.
    It is a bit irritating that Microsoft has invested in a grandiose advertising campaign in this term and has been based on the fact that people do not read / are aware of the small print.

  17. I don't want to go into the whole 7 vs. 10 thing, but I just want to address one thing:
    Like I said in my first comment, it's not really the definition of free, it's just a short (relatively) trial period and nothing more.
    This is not a trial period.
    You have a year's time since the system's release to get a license for it completely free. Not for any trial period after which the system stops working, but forever, or for as long as you want to stay on 10 and for free.
    But (of course there is always a cach) the license is only valid for the specific computer you collected it on.
    The one you decided to do a clean install (and didn't get the license) doesn't mean it's not free - it means you didn't do what you were told to do to be eligible for a free license (upgrade, no clean installation)

  18. 1. Windows 10 
    You will not support games (usually pretty old) that have been distributed
     With SafeDisc and Securom. And in general, it's not clear how much the games from GOG will work there (I personally haven't tried to find out, so I won't go into it too much).
    As far as I know, the whole idea of ​​the GOG is that it is completely DRM free, so it should not have any effect. This is also the case with outdated DRM in most games or downloaded later, or there are informal patches. By the way, I'm not at all sure it's related to SecuROM, in my opinion only to SafeDisc. In a big way - I don't think it's a serious issue.
    
    
    2. I already mentioned you 
    The security issue
    ? And that's just what they found recently, you know what else exists for the "bonnet", even though it can be said on any operating system that is not open source.
    Just a small fix - this is not security, but privacy.
    
    
     3. Lots of drivers still (and maybe never) exist for this system. For example, if you have enough old hardware (I'm sorry I can't remember verbally what is on my parent's computer) then it just won't work. That is why the myth that it is more efficient for older computers is also broken, but it is still fulfilled. 4. 7 is a system that has been on the market for a long time, and it has a lot of advantages in terms of troubleshooting, in my opinion it will take a long time for the entire population to produce enough information about 10, but that's just my opinion.
    These arguments are always true for any operating system upgrade. This is not something unique to Win10.
    
    
    The subject may have been grounded, but there were a few other aspects of the discussion, such as contempt for the personal level, which I was surprised.
    This, too, need not be surprised. Disagreement on a personal level is integral to almost every discussion in the "warm-up" forum, and be sure that every discussion about Windows version upgrading is accompanied by such. Feel free to come back to 2006 and look for discussions about upgrading to Vista. :)
    
    
    The system is free for your current computer. When you replace enough hardware, you will need to buy a new license. For that matter, on a laptop the license is for the lifetime of the computer, on a stationary computer, until the motherboard is replaced.
    This is exactly what makes this free meaning meaningless. If you do not want / do not need the Win10 on your current computer now, the chance that you will suddenly need it later on on the same computer is nil. When you buy a new computer, you will need a new license anyway.
    
    
    I want to know what the benefits of 7 over 10 are?
    I want to know what the benefits of 10 on 7.
  19. I'm not upgrading or moving to 10. Unable to undo the cumbersome Aero interface and return to the classic 9x windows interface as in 7. The Edge Browser interface is horrible without a menu bar. The Windows Explorer interface is the same as Office 2007 and above. Windows Update cannot be controlled.

  20. As far as I know, the whole idea of ​​the GOG is that it is completely DRM free, so it should not have any effect. This is also the case with outdated DRM in most games or downloaded later, or there are informal patches. By the way, I'm not at all sure it's related to SecuROM, in my opinion only to SafeDisc. In a big way - I don't think it's a serious issue. 

    It's hard for me to know, maybe I'm just validating shooting in the air and finding a solution for it, either way, in my opinion that shouldn't have happened.
    Just a small fix - this is not security, but privacy.
    Is that supposed to be less disturbing? : embarrassed:

    This, too, need not be surprised. Disagreement on a personal level is an integral part of almost every discussion in a "warm-up" forum, and be sure that every discussion about Windows version upgrading is accompanied by this. Feel free to go back to 2006 and look for discussions on Vista upgrade. :)
    But it is still disappointing .: undecided: Especially old forum members.
    This is exactly what makes this free meaning meaningless. If you do not want / do not need the Win10 on your current computer now, the chance that you will suddenly need it later on on the same computer is nil. When you buy a new computer, you will need a new license anyway.
    Do not agree with the claim, and what if you want to sell it? Leave it to a family member / friend who is not interested in this operating system?
    It's kind of chains if you ask me.

  21. As for others (including me by the way), as I said: Those who do not want it now, probably will not want it later, at least not on the same computer he did not want it now.

    After all, it's not that your computer will suddenly start to work poorly with your existing operating system. And for Microsoft, there is another 4 + years of support for Win7.

  22. What you say is certainly true in theory. In practical terms, I argue that the chances of this happening are extremely low. It has been a very long time since a new operating system is released until there are actually software that does not support a previous operating system (especially one that is still alive and updated). During such a time, even those who are slowly updating will often want to replace a computer (or get one in addition).

  23. For games, there will be quite a bit of time between porting games that support DX12 and those that only support DX12. Regarding mainstream software, given that most of what is available today also supports Vista and even XP, I also think there is nothing to worry about in the coming years.

    No doubt all the processes you describe will happen. My experience only shows that in practice it is much longer before they happen than people tend to think.

  24. So you think you should upgrade, why? Because of some new icons, Cortana (which is not normally usable in Israel), and a start button that should be present by default, because it is "free"? Did you mention anything about having just 30 a day to decide if it really would be free or not? Because otherwise, either the user will have to buy Windows 10 or he will no longer be able to go back to his previous operating system == it is not really called free. Have you mentioned anything about the automatic (non-undo) updates in non-PRO operating systems? Did you mention that the Edge browser is just a little less failing than IE? Although there is no obligation to use it, it is still inferior to chrome and FF in every way possible (except for memory management). And this is just the tip ... My point is otherwise, where is the advantage over Windows 7? Aside from the support of certain devices and software for editing media + games, this system has no advantage over Ubuntu.
    Where's the advantage over WIN7? Let me give you an example: WIN7 comes on SSD in 10-15 seconds. WIN10 exceeds normal HDD in 10 seconds.
  25. 20-30 Saving Giga for your SSD.
    

    It's not clear to me how you got these numbers, for me 7 weighs between the 10-14 gigabytes after a clean install (after all the updates).
    But I admit I have not checked in depth how much 10 weighs in that aspect.

  26. Dx12 has advantages, even if a game can work on dx11 this may be a good enough reason to upgrade. Why do you insist that those who do not want today will not want in the future? Only a donkey doesn't change his mind. :)

    Knows what? I get what you say. And who usually knows his habits. :) Anyone who for some reason today does not want Win10, but thinks (or fears) that he might want to in the future, and currently has a legal license entitled to a free upgrade, and it is important not to miss the free upgrade option That there is at the moment, the possibility I would suggest is as follows

    * Duplicate the existing installation to another partition (or another drive) on the same computer
    * Upgrade one, to "lock" the license to Win10
    * Return to use the original operating system

    Is there anything in the upgrade process that prevents the above option?

  27. Qttp Suppose you did just that. Then (for any other reason) you want to reformat and reinstall Windows 8. Will he be activated, or will his license die from the moment you activated 10?

  28. Does that mean you can run it and the 10 on different 2 computers (in terms of - that activation will work, not legally)? O_o

  29. If you bought a retail system to the best of your understanding you can transfer it to a new computer. Think that after I pick up the 10, you start using 8 on another computer

  30. Do not see any logical reason to upgrade even from 7
    The 10 consumes more processor time compared to 7 and therefore slower
    (I have an e-mail bot for 7 and 10 upgraded from the same 7, so it's easy to compare)
    The history of the commands in RUN undergoes serious dilution on its own when it wishes
    The search bar finds almost nothing and stops working correctly
    Software that is appended to START also goes through a strange dilution as in Run
    Except for the half "new" interface for me there is no line in 10

  31. You've convinced me.
    Remains with 7.

    Besides, my approach is that if it works, and works well, why switch?
    I guess over time I "will" have to move to 10.
    Until then, many bugs will be fixed.

  32. Don't see any logical reason to upgrade even from 7 10 consumes more CPU time compared to 7 and therefore slower
    

    You've fallen into a clocker setup, the new system is really far from what you're describing.
    Not only does Windows 7 consume more RAM than 10, it's also heavier.

  33. The good news is that ever since I installed the cumulative update some last lie of a half-gigabyte psychic size, the crashes have stopped and my brain imagines that the system is going up and down a bit faster with a faster jump of the start menu.

  34. I want a fatter system that goes into BD Also Microsoft did not support these BD in HD DVDs and it also did a dating list called WIN7.
    I really like all the things that have dropped down as beautiful themes that contain not only these 1 pointers, countless pointers, background images, screensavers and a number of designs per icon (desktop, cycle bin, my documents ...). What's not in the new systems.
    I personally have not used neither in WIN10 nor in Vista.
    I no longer want a system that works on Pentium 4. I want a system that will require a computer at my level, that you know how to use my computer's resources and do it on the best side: even in designing that will require a video card more than those of Jentel, also strong and educational games that were wine-billed in the system, even more effective antivirus that could exploit System resources for better protection…

  35. There will not be another system, at least according to Microsoft.

    And do you believe them?
    It's not that this statement requires them in any way. They can change their minds at any given moment because of a change in market forces, or just a turnover of people in key positions.
    And this has happened before.

    They said there was no browser left after IE6, and after competitors bypassed them in the round, they wanted to develop IE7 with a tail between their legs.
    They also said XBOXONE would require a permanent connection to the network, and changed it after public criticism. And there are plenty of examples of style.

    In general, they may not really mean any word of what they say, and saying "this is the last system to come out" is simply part of the marketing effort of the system, so people will say exactly what you say: if this is the last system, and we have to go through it anyway, So why wait? Especially now that it's free (and it's not like you can punish them after the fact if it turns out they actually intend to spend another system).

  36. Only to me it seems unreal that people get their operating system is not a product but a service?

  37. If their business model turns the operating system from product to service (much like Office 365) then yes, I believe that for at least a few years to come, this is the latest system. By the way, it is similar to Apple's model, which annually releases a free update to their "new" system for existing system owners. (Minus the free section of course)

    I don't see the similarity. The services you gave as an example are services that someone may need for a period, then quit, which is why you are paid monthly or yearly to use instead of paying full price (which is what makes them a "service" instead of a "product"). You need an operating system for the entire life of your computer or it is useless, so such a model makes no sense. And it doesn't exist either - I couldn't find anywhere to mention that you have to pay periodically on windows 10, but you pay once and that's it, your system. So where is the imagination?
    And because you do not have a periodic payment, once everyone moves on to 10 there will no longer be a profit model, and they may well want to release a new system that people will buy again.

    And Apple's example is not at all similar, because their business is hardware, and the software is just a companion product, so it comes free with the hardware in the first place, so what's the wonder that the upgrade is free? In the case of Windows, the operating system is the product, the comparison will be more similar to the fact that you get IE free with the system and its free upgrade.
    Apart from the fact that Apple is actually releasing new operating systems (even if they are free), then where is the comparison point at all?

  38. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_as_a_service

    Software as a service is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. It is sometimes referred to as "on-demand software".

    I can't understand how exactly everything you described makes the operating system a "service". The fact that this is the latest system (even if it is correct) does not make it a service, nor does it force you to update it. It does not at all fit into the well-known definitions of "software as a service".

    So what is it? Microsoft have stated that they are turning Windus into a "service" but did not explain what they mean by that. So journalists and tech people tried to understand and explain what it meant, and it really made all the publications in the beginning that the system would be periodically paid. Since they realized it wasn't true, but didn't really understand what it was - even the articles you linked to were just trying to guess and explain what they thought Microsoft meant when they talked about service. And between us, they don't say anything new. The business model is basically the same for all Windows versions, and the only difference is the forced updates. And no, that's certainly not a sufficient reason to call the entire operating system "service."

  39. ונניח שלא ההגדרה של ויקיפדיה, אז מה כן? תן לי הגדרה ברורה שמצדיקה את המילה "שירות" ומייחדת את מערכת ההפעלה הזו מקודמותיה. זה לא יכול להיות נושא העדכונים, כי גם קודם היו עדכונים אוטומטיים מוגדרים לרוב הלקוחות הביתיים, ובגרסאות העסקיות גם עכשיו אפשר לבטל. אז ההבדל ששניים וחצי לקוחות ביתיים שרוצים לבטל עדכונים אוטומטיים היום ולא יכולים – זה לא נחשב שינוי משמעותי מספיק כדי שמערכת ההפעלה כולה תיחשב פתאום לשירות ולא למוצר. חוץ מזה שטענת ש"זה אותו דבר כמו אפל", ושם הרי לא מכריחים אותך לשדרג. היית יכול אולי לטעון שמעכשיו יהיו עדכונים יותר משמעותיים, כתחליף למערכות הפעלה חדשות – אבל אף אחד לא הבטיח לך את זה. כל מה שאמרו זה שלא יהיו עוד מערכות הפעלה, ושעדכונים יהיו מנדטוריים. זהו. כל השאר זה הנחות שלך על בסיס הנ"ל. הרי כמו הדוגמה של OSX שהבאת, שם הם כן קוראים לזה גרסאות חדשות ובכל זאת לטענתך כמעט ואין שינויים, אז למה פה כשלא קוראים לזה גרסאות חדשות אתה מצפה ליותר? וחוץ מזה, גם בעבר היו עדכונים ששינו משמעותית ממשק או פונקציונליות של מערכת הפעלה: האם XP SP2 הופכת את XP לשירות? 8.1 והעדכונים שלו גם שינו ממשק ופונקציונליות באופן משמעותי, האם 8/8.1 היא שירות? זה גם לא העובדה ש"זו מערכת ההפעלה האחרונה", כי מה הקשר? מה, כל תוכנה שמפסיקות לצאת לה גרסאות חדשות הופכת לשירות? אם כבר, ניתן לומר להיפך: הרי מה ההבדל בין שירות למוצר? מוצר זה משהו שאתה משלם פעם אחת, ויכול להשתמש בו כמה שבא לך (כל עוד הוא שמיש) – למשל אם קנית כיסא וכדומה, אתה משתמש בו עד שהוא נשבר, כי הוא שלך. שירות זה משהו שאתה משלם פעם אחת, ומקבל פעם אחת. רוצה עוד פעם, תשלם עוד פעם. לדוגמה: קראת לאינסטלטור, אתה משלם לו על ביקור, תקרא לו שוב, תשלם לו שוב (למרות שזה אותו אינסטלטור). אז מה היה לנו? כל עוד היית צריך לשלם כל שנתיים על מערכת הפעלה חדשה, קראת לזה מוצר. ועכשיו כשאתה משלם פעם אחת על מערכת ותוכל לטענתך להשתמש בה כל החיים, פתאום אתה קורא לזה שירות? לא נראה לך קצת הפוך? וזה שהמערכת הזו תהיה האחרונה מבוסס בסך הכל על אמירה של מיקרוסופט, הם לא התחייבו על זה בשום צורה. זה בסך הכל אומר שכרגע הם לא מפתחים מערכת חדשה, ושלדעת מי שאחראי שם כרגע זה גם לא יקרה. אבל אין להם שום סיבה להתחייב על זה, ולהיפך – בדיוק כשם שהם שינו את דעתם עכשיו והחליטו שלא כדאי להוציא מערכות חדשות (למרות שבעבר חשבו להיפך), כך יכול להיות שמחר יחליטו שכן כדאי להם, וזה לא חייב להיות בגלל שקרה משהו, אלא אפילו סתם בגלל שהתחלפו אנשים בתפקידים מסויימים (וזה יכול לקרות בכל רגע נתון) והם חושבים להיפך. בשום נקודה לא טענתי שכל הנ"ל אומר שלא כדאי לשדרג. אין קשר בין הדברים, ההחלטה על שדרוג מערכת הפעלה תלויה אך ורק בשימושיות שלה עבורך, ולא רק בעובדה שהיא בחינם (אחרת כבר מזמן היית עובר ללינוקס). לצורך העניין אחרי שניסיתי את 8 בעבודה ידעתי שגם אם יציעו אותה בחינם, אני לא ארצה לשדרג, כי היא היתה ממש לא נוחה עבורי ביחס ל7. על 10 עוד לא גיבשתי עמדה, אבל בהחלט אנסה אותה באיזשהו שלב ואחליט על בסיס זה אם אני רוצה לשדרג או לא. ואם לא? אין לי בעיה להישאר אם 7 עוד לא מעט שנים לפי הצורך, בדיוק כפי שיש עדיין כמות עצומה של משתמשים שנשארו בXP עד היום למרות שהיא כבר בת 14 שנה. והטענה ש"ממילא תצטרך לעבור עוד 5 שנים" לא מחזיקה מים (כפי שכבר הסבירו אחרים), כי 1. זה שאצטרך לסבול בעוד 5 שנים לא אומר שאני צריך להתחיל לסבול עכשיו (בהנחה שלא אהבתי את המערכת), ו2. רוב הסיכויים שבעוד 5 שנים כבר יהיה לי מחשב חדש, מה שאומר שאצטרך לקנות רישיון חדש, אז העובדה שמציעים אותה עכשיו בחינם לא תהיה רלוונטית עבורי בכל מקרה.

  40. It's not me who have determined that they are moving to such a model, 

    They do not "pass" to any model, they behave just as before. All they did was to declare intentions for the future. See no reason to take it seriously.

    It's fucking Microsoft say it. So you're trying to prove to me that they're wrong? Trying to explain to me that they are lying? Because you have empirical experience from 2.5 products that they have changed their minds about?

    Why, because to this day they were not mistaken? I do not think you have enough fingers in your hands and feet to count their mistakes. It's not relevant if I think they were wrong, unless tomorrow's job will think that yesterday was wrong, or if reality proves that they were wrong. And both things have happened before, so I see no reason to say they will not happen again

    Want an example? Take Stephen Sinopsky. Going into office, making far-reaching changes in every possible area (quite a few turned out to be a mistake), left after 3 years, threw most of his changes into the trash. And on the other hand, having the same role today is making changes again, like the ones we are talking about now. Why the changes? Probably because he thinks the previous situation is a mistake, doesn't he?

    Do you think the license you buy for your pc is the main item in their line of profit? Their money is found in OEM and in the corporate market. This name is already in the "service" model, in OEM throughout the life of the computer and in the corporate market in the Volium License model. And of course, the weight of their other products, headed by the Office, of course, is constantly increasing. Assures you that they did the feasibility and profitability tests before making any announcement, you might also have to consult ...
    

    The thing is, everything you wrote was true even years ago. The line of profit has always been in the OEM and in the corporate market, and in related products like Office (which I don't see why his weight will increase over time, he has always been very important), and yet they have not made the changes they make today. Is it because they did not do the feasibility studies and profitability analysis then? Maybe you should also consult you ...

    The example we gave in the article was excellent, think of chrome, one that updates in the background without user involvement, gets security updates and new features. 
    

    Just like any past version of Windus. Were they all service? What has changed in the latest version?

    In due course, Microsoft will only need to maintain one system (on its derivatives).
    

    And again, that logic always existed, why didn't they think of it before? I thought Microsoft wasn't wrong ...

    When I wrote another 5 years it was overstated of course, it could be another two to three years.
    

    And it may also be that in two or three years I will have a new computer. Not everyone bought their current computer yesterday afternoon. I can roughly agree with the viability of someone who bought a computer recently, but a significant portion of the population will probably have to buy a computer in the next few years.

    It is not a matter of "suffering for the time being", perhaps a matter of getting used to it.

    It's not just getting used to. I can tell you, I've moved to 8 at work since it came out, and I use it there to this day. I get used to it, but I definitely still suffer (maybe not very suffering, but certainly at least a little). That is, despite the habit, I still feel that 7 is better for me (I can not speak for others), and I have no intention of moving to 8 at home, either now or in 3 years, even if they offer it for free.

    Of course there are people who are still with xp still (by choice and not by constraint), sure there is some terminology for the phobia from the changes they are suffering from.

    You're talking about 10% of computer users, which is more than 100 million people (probably, according to surveys). You can't dismiss everyone on the grounds that they "suffer from phobia." They just think differently than you, and sticking them to some psychological branding doesn't make you more right than them. By the same token, I suppose you could also catch up with some psychological branding that would describe "what you suffer from" and why you think as you think.

  41. Yes, I argue for the sake of the argument. it's fun. What's wrong with that?
    And why are you arguing? I can not think of any other reason for anyone to argue and try to prove his claims in forums, except for the pleasure of arguing, especially on subjects that do not really lead to anything useful.
    (However, I will make it clear that the content of my speech is not just an invented philosophy for the sake of the debate, but rather my opinion, and so I explain it.) If you say something that seems right and reasonable, you can certainly change my mind.)

    I did not give examples just from other products. I've given examples of past Windows changes. The changes in 8 were changes, their cancellation was a mistake admission. The changes we are talking about now are also changes. Whoever did them thinks that what was before was not true, so he changes. It could happen again.
    I am not saying that this will necessarily happen, but the likelihood of it happening sooner or later is not low enough for me to refer to Microsoft's statement that "there will be no more systems" as a fact, and not for me to make any meaningful decisions on the basis of that statement.

    My statement that "I thought Microsoft was wrong" is no more a demographic than your statement that "What, are you saying Microsoft is wrong or lying?"

    Difficulty coping with changes is a legitimate and reasonable thing to do with a good portion of the population, and it is probably not a "phobia" or medical / mental problem.
    I also know smart people and technology lovers who do not want to migrate from XP, and I certainly understand them (although I personally never suffered this system).
    And it is not necessarily difficult to deal with as preference, many of those who do not want to move from XP are actually happy to move to XP at the time. With this section I can also identify, as someone who is very happy to move to 7 (I said XP I did not suffer) but not really happy to move to 8 / 8.1 (on 10 I have not yet formed a position).

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