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Friday, 13 November 2015

Windows 10 and me

I've been using Windows 10 for a while now.  My last post was me joining the queue.  I got fed up waiting in the queue so I manually did the update.  Annoyingly it ignored the existing download, and brought it all down again.  I chose to just upgrade rather than re-install.  This is simpler and quicker and retains all your existing data.  But it does mean that the disk becomes more fragmented and the new software may run slower.

The update for me was simple and it all worked as advertised.  Quite boring - which for this type of exercise is a very good thing.

My impressions of Windows 10 are that it is stable, and the interface is much improved from 8 and 8.1, at least for my conventional non-touch screen laptop.  General performance seems pretty good, but the time to boot up the system seems somewhat longer.  That's probably my lazy update coming back to haunt me.  Maybe one day I'll bite the bullet and reinstall, or maybe try a Restore to see if that tidies things up.  Who knows maybe the latest update, due very soon will improve boot times for me as advertised in the tech websites.

It has worked for me.  Will it work for you?  Who knows for sure, but I suspect that it probably will. Unless your system is a few years old and there is something old and obscure in your system.  Sadly there is only one way to find out...