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Windows 10 .. no problemo

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:00 pm
by Silversmith
Just upgraded my Astro PC from Windows 8.1 pro to WIndows 10 pro.

I'm gobsmacked.
Totally problem free upgrade.
Everything Works exactly as before.
Even my ancient drivers (2008) for my USB to serial converter for the Scope control work fine first time.
Every piece of software I've tried both works first time AND has remembered all the settings etc.

For once I'm impressed by something Microsoft (and I don't say that often !!)

Re: Windows 10 .. no problemo

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:21 pm
by Bill55
Do you know about the windows 10 privacy issues? If not goggle it. Not so impressive.

Re: Windows 10 .. no problemo

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:05 pm
by Silversmith
Yes I know about it. Its media fuss about nothing.
Facebook Google and pretty well everyone else on the web are just the same, and at least there are options to switch most of it off in W10 if you so desire. The privacy options come up on the install (even in W10 Home) and you can customise them there if you elect not to use the 'express settings' , or later after the install from the various settings menus(e.g. the advanced settings in the new 'Edge' browser).

I've worked 30+ years in IT, and I've not seen anything in w10 that worries me more than any other piece of software.
If you REALLY want to scare yourself take a detailed look at the permissions most smartphone / Tablet Apps on the likes of Android or iOS adopt (you DO check them everytime you install an app I hope .. 99% of people just ACCEPT without ever looking).

Re: Windows 10 .. no problemo

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:49 pm
by Silversmith
Update:

Have now updated 4 Windows 8 / 8.1 desktop PCs to W10 with no problems
BUT attempted to update my Windows 7 DELL Inspiron 1750 Laptop ... the W10 upgrade totally trashed the it .
Update failed, then also failed to do the rollback to Windows 7, then got stuck in an endless 'Auto fix' loop.
Microsoft say only way to bring the dead laptop back to life is to fresh re-install Windows 7 :crying:

So if you have a DELL laptop more that about 18 months old beware.. there seem to be LOADS of issues with older DELL :devil: machines, mostly Hardware / BIOS/ Driver related. The Windows 10 Upgrade compatibility checker does NOT spot these issues. Make sure you check the Dell website for whether your model is W10 compatible.

Re: Windows 10 .. no problemo

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:10 am
by carastro
That's good to know. I am always wary of updating in case my astro kit won't work on the latest OS or I have nightmares getting it to work as I'm not a whizz on IT stuff.

Carole

Re: Windows 10 .. no problemo

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:42 am
by julianr
Win 10 working on my system so that is :

Phd2 latest beta version
Sgpro
Qsi cameras
Original qhy5
Sitech

I have not tested it with eqmod though



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Re: Windows 10 .. no problemo

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:37 am
by Dave Smith
I've just upgraded my desktop computer to Windows 10 and it went smoothly. All seemed virtually the same as before BUT my PS CS2 no longer works :(
CS3, 4, 5 don't seem to be available for purchase any more and as I'm not prepared to pay for the subscription I am trying out elements 13 for 30 days with the elements plus add-on. I already have Elements 8 and that seems much better with the add-on. It even has curves that work like CS2.

I've still got other programs to try and will report back if I have further problems.

Dave

Re: Windows 10 .. no problemo

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:09 pm
by jmfdiver
Dave I updated sons comp yesterday then installed cr2 and it works fine, maybe do a new install?

Re: Windows 10 .. no problemo

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:13 pm
by Dave Smith
Thanks Jen - I'm downloading the files now and try that.

Dave

Re: Windows 10 .. no problemo

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:25 pm
by Dave Smith
Just an update. CS2 now installed again and working - after reading the instructions properly :))

Dave