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Windows 8/Windows 10

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:12
by humblebee
Anyone else on 8? How are you getting on?

I've just bought a new laptop with Windows 8. It's pretty good now that I've changed it to look and feel exactly the same as Windows 7.

Re: Windows 8

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 18:23
by The Sunbathers
Got a new machine with 8 on it here. I quite like it. A lot of those 'apps' are rubbish but not really planning on using them anyway.

Windows 8/Windows 10

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 21:33
by humblebee
Windows 10, anyone? The update thing has just popped up on my lappy, so I can get it now if I want. I've heard it's really good but... I'm (a) worried that not all my software will port over OK (sure MS Office will be fine, less sure the Adobe creative suite and the audio stuff - Tracktion/Wavepad) and (b) still not sure the tiles interface thingy won't be horrible without a touchscreen.

Actually, could a mod change the thread title to Windows 8/Windows 10 please?

Re: Windows 8/Windows 10

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 22:26
by This Is Helena
humblebee wrote:Windows 10, anyone? The update thing has just popped up on my lappy, so I can get it now if I want. I've heard it's really good but... I'm (a) worried that not all my software will port over OK (sure MS Office will be fine, less sure the Adobe creative suite and the audio stuff - Tracktion/Wavepad) and (b) still not sure the tiles interface thingy won't be horrible without a touchscreen.

Actually, could a mod change the thread title to Windows 8/Windows 10 please?
If you're happy with 8 at the moment it's probably best to wait. Let other people do the testing and then check the forums in a few months for the particular software you have to see if others are having problems. I think you've got a year to upgrade before they start charging.

Re: Windows 8/Windows 10

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 23:33
by Trev
Windows 10. A few little gripes but mostly a thumbs up from me.

3 days in.

Re: Windows 8/Windows 10

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 09:42
by islandhopper
I'm going to try it when I get the opportunity because i doubt it can possibly make my computer any slower than it already is!

Re: Windows 8/Windows 10

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 14:46
by everard
10 seems fine, but 'shut down' only causes my pc to restart (i tried 'restart' in case the functions were mysteriously switched, but they don't seem to be).

Re: Windows 8/Windows 10

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:01
by humblebee
Couldn't get Windows 10 to install on my laptop (don't buy a Toshiba laptop, people), but now running it on my desktop PC at work and it seems good so far. Nice solid feel to it, more like lovely lovely XP than the weightless, insubstantial feel of V*sta, 7 and 8. But quite pretty with it.

I wish the bloody 'Recent locations' thing in Explorer would come back though.

Re: Windows 8/Windows 10

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:38
by tompony
I'd upgrade to Windows 10 but I think I'd miss that window that pops up every day encouraging me to upgrade to Windows 10. I've come to love that little guy.

Re: Windows 8/Windows 10

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:21
by Big Nose
humblebee wrote:I wish the bloody 'Recent locations' thing in Explorer would come back though.
There should be a "Quick Access" location on the left hand pane, that will show recent files and frequent folders.

Re: Windows 8/Windows 10

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 14:33
by humblebee
Big Nose wrote:There should be a "Quick Access" location on the left hand pane, that will show recent files and frequent folders.
Thanks. I've got that but it's just showing really generic stuff like 'Documents' and 'Downloads'. Maybe it needs a bit longer to learn!

Re: Windows 8/Windows 10

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 15:10
by Big Nose
humblebee wrote:
Big Nose wrote:There should be a "Quick Access" location on the left hand pane, that will show recent files and frequent folders.
Thanks. I've got that but it's just showing really generic stuff like 'Documents' and 'Downloads'. Maybe it needs a bit longer to learn!
If you actually left click on Quick Access rather than just open the drop down the main explorer pane should show the last 20 recent files and 8 most frequently accessed folders.

Re: Windows 8/Windows 10

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 15:30
by humblebee
Big Nose wrote:If you actually left click on Quick Access rather than just open the drop down the main explorer pane should show the last 20 recent files and 8 most frequently accessed folders.
Oooh yeah, so it does. Ta!