galaxyS7, 06 Jul 2016I think You must know this. Windows 7 to Windows 10 they didn't change much but add a truck lo... moreagreed. but my windows starter seems to heavy for my old pc though haha. but yes win 10 is not for those who only uses the internet and ms word. id rather go with win 7 for those purposes
I just wanna ask, can I still upgrade a PC using a usb flash drive with win10 on it that ive back up? for reformatting pc i use this usb drive. but i can i do it for a fresh install on a pc that has never been upgraded to win 10?
Yann, 05 Jul 2016Believe me, the drivers were installed by me, directly downloaded from the site with latest co... moreI think You must know this. Windows 7 to Windows 10 they didn't change much but add a truck load off crap or features. If one intended driver not working you may try another drivers and force to install. Since you have IT background you know how to do it. Once it's installed Windows will automatically update that driver. Anyway since you have windows 10 installed you don't need any of this now. But I still standing on my point that Windows 7 is the best windows for old hardware. Windows 10 has a lot of features that normal people don't use.
galaxyS7, 05 Jul 2016The only possible reason HD wasn't playing in your pc with Windows 7 is that you didn't instal... moreBelieve me, the drivers were installed by me, directly downloaded from the site with latest compatible. And i try few different types. It was also bugging html5 player, but even when i disable it, with flash was the same. And i have IT background, so i'm not inexperience guy.
Yann, 05 Jul 2016A year ago i decided to take the risk and install windows 10 on my old, old home PC.
Pentium ... morewell, no HD youtube playback is a definitive glitch on some settings or drivers not loaded properly. I had a Pentium G620 (so the underclocked version of yours, 2.6 GHz), rest exactly the same, and it ran even Blu Ray videos on that processor, full HD, no stuttering, no external graphics card, Windows 7 as well.
Windows 10 DOES bring good updates to media playback but the reason for this added smoothness is something being wrong on the former setup.
galaxyS7, 05 Jul 2016The only possible reason HD wasn't playing in your pc with Windows 7 is that you didn't instal... moreThat is not common sense at all... All windows since Windows Vista had automatic drivers feature, it was pretty much perfected in W7... and was already old news in W8... I don't see how W7 were unable to find correct drivers for old PC, but W10 can. So that is not the case - W10 simply better.
Yann, 05 Jul 2016A year ago i decided to take the risk and install windows 10 on my old, old home PC. Pentium ... moreThe only possible reason HD wasn't playing in your pc with Windows 7 is that you didn't install graphics driver before. Windows 10 do that automatically plus has newest drivers. I love windows 7 than Windows 10...... There is no problem with Windows 10,it just needs new hardware to be smooth. Just common sense.....
A year ago i decided to take the risk and install windows 10 on my old, old home PC.
Pentium D 820 at 2.8GHz with 4GB RAM and motherboard Asus P5WD2 Premium.
Let me clarify this: a year ago clean Windows 7 installation was unable to play smooth even youtube video at hd resolution.
After installing windows 10 everything run like butter and even the game of my daughter, League of Legends, run smoother than before.
I really can't understand all complains about how bad it work. My personal experience is exactly the opposite. It is much lighter and faster.
video graphics wont work on windows 10 so why would I put myself thru that nonsense? bad enough trying to get the update notifications turned off, clearly they dont have their ducks in a row.
AnonD-209261, 04 Jul 2016Depends on the laptop manufacturer. I have upgraded to Windows 10 on my 6 years old Toshiba la... moreMaybe for a short while, but on the long run, it becomes sluggish...
The Laptop that I saw it installed on, was on i7 with 4GB, which should be more then enough to work smooth, but the upgrade literally killed the performance.
AnonD-375713, 04 Jul 2016Being a late beta tester of this OS I can say for sure that you got quite some reasons to upgr... moreYou can goto wifi settings and then advanced settings, turn on set as metered connection. No more automatic updates. No more new drivers. You'll have to check for updates manually. I for one love this addition over win7. No more pesky background stuff down my internet when i need it the most. I've been running w10 for about 2 years since the insider build came out. 7 year old PC, AMD athlon, old ASUS board, 4 gigs of RAM, 5450 graphics. Except for graphics, no drivers. AMD has great w10 support. Runs as good as any OS before it and has much more functionality.
This is not the end windows update notifications.July 30 you will see a new message in your pc saying that 'why didn't you update your pc?
Next day, you should have updated to Windows 10 but you missed!
Next day it was free before but it's 120 dollars now, you may press the link.
Next day ' you have 50% off on Windows 10,act now!
the next day neighbors will find a computer in garbage bin.
Hey, at least it's free. And there is a free solution for most if not all of the problems.
Akinaro, 04 Jul 2016Problem is that half of people, including you, use PC for really basic stuff, browser, steam, ... moreIt's a fact that work PCs need to just be kept where it's working, and never ever touch on it again. Like you said, the ECU diagnostic hardware (before you mentioned this I was naive enough to think OBD II had killed the vendor specific nagging) may be produced during the Commodore 64 days, like, try to use the electronic diagnostics of an Aston Martin Lagonda for example. That car's from around the 80s, packed with electronics, CRT displays here and there, and no way you would just say "No we can't fix it, buy another car" like it happens more often than not on electronics.
Cars don't age the same way as PCs do, and we can't just get rid of a tool because the related tool (PC) refuses to work with it.
Not to mention the world of academics, where some older (Jurassic in computer world age) spectrometers and such, that probably plug into serial interface and run on DOS.
Yeah, just buy a new one, it's not like your old tool did anything special, a new one is a little smaller and costs 1M.
For these serious work environments its quite wise to keep outdated and out of any external network for good. Keep just on the intranet, so it can't get messed up.
Even for some simple simulation work I'm doing here, Win 10 gets in the way every now and then. I had to mess a lot with folders to make my program (Proteus circuit simulator) even save, it's own file, ON THE FOLDER IT CREATED ITSELF. It's driver policies and folder security gets in the way more often than not on more serious stuff, or actually even just saving some music.
For me the pluses outweigh the minuses, but that's my own evaluation. I wouldn't dare update a PC that is used for critical environment like some CNC controller or diagnostics machine, but for my own needs it's working (barely) fine.
Someone Else, 04 Jul 2016Can someone tell me why someone wouldn't upgrade their PCs to Windows 10. I mean, personally i... moreactually I did show some reasons for both upgrading and not doing so on my post, it's lengthy and on the previous page. Basically, both new or old hardware can get serious problems on it every now and then, mostly because they do mess with stuff that is working flawlessly.
Wasn't that long ago that every single AMD graphics card user out there was kept without gaming for some days until Microsoft pushed a fix. One of it's auto updates messed up AMD's drivers so hard it was literally impossible to play anything.
Basically only the auto updating is the worst part of it, and only because it's forced and requires a lot of HD space and time to revert in case stuff go wrong (and it does).
There will always be time when somebody doesn't want to upgrade for some specific needs of theirs. That's okay. But to generalise that for everyone is a nonsense. Win10 is great and easy to use despite some flaws. To be honest, NONE is perfect. But for general people it is a great improvement from win7.
AnonD-483934, 04 Jul 2016Should i upgrade? Windows 10 has no option to disable the "auto update Windows". I have to tur... moreIf you're not using old hardware and don't have any driver compatibility issues like Akinaro said, than Windows 10 is your best bet. Also, there are many tutorials on the internet to disable the automatic update. I don't disable it as I like my PCs to be always updated, just like my Windows XP that I manage to get updates until 2019 with a small tweaks with the registry.