I was able to upgrade a laptop today to Windows 10.
If you have W8 or 8.1, do not hesitate. It is so much better, more like
the W7 interface. I've not used it enough yet to say it is better that
W7, but it is far superior to 8
From what I can tell 7 is the last "desktop" OS and after that MS is
migrating to mobile users.
For my purposes XP works just fine and I am not really a fan of the
security BS microsoft added to 7. If your network is an unsecured
WiFi, it may be a good thing but my network is hard wired.,
If someone gets in my house and plugs into my network, stealing my
vacation pictures and bootleg music will be the least of my worries.
How much space does W10 take compared to W8.1? I only have 32GB of
storage on this tablet (Asus T100) and space is precious. I also
wonder about legacy programs. I've been using this newsreader for 13
years now and I'm getting fond of it.
Can you go back if things don't work out? I recently upgraded a Nexus
7 tablet to the latest Android version and it slowed it to a crawl. I
can't go back without rooting it and rooting brings security problems
so I'm SOL on that device. I don't want to be that way on this one
Thanks but I've seen the specs. I was just wondering what the real
life install size was. I thought the OP might be able to tell me. But
this is a 32-bit system and likely the OP has a 64-bit system so on
second thought guess that won't help. I've got the white Windows 10
icon in my taskbar so apparently MS thinks I can run it. Think I'll
wait awhile though. Again thanks for your effort.
The taskbar W10 icon played me a W10 intro ad and then gave me a
button to reserve a copy.
Currently I have around 6GB free of 32GB total.
Would MS give me a W10 reserve button without checking? I have a HP
laptop with way more specs than this tablet and still no W10 icon on
it. So I guess I don't understand all I know about that.
My biggest concern is running my legacy software so I'll wait awhile
and let other people with this machine do the testing for me.
Look on the left side for a menu that has the compatibility test.
It depends on how you have updates setup. None of our work computers
have the icon but it is a different version of W7 than at home.
Can't speak for the software though, this machine has nothing exotic on it.
You don't get the icon on 7 Pro. There are a few scripts and registry
hacks that turn it on. The general idea is if you're on a LAN the IT
people will push it out when they want to and not let old Mary
Diddleworth upgrade her box by pushing buttons she doesn't understand.
When the icon started to appear we advised our clients 'DON'T or you're
on your own.' So far our product seems to run but we also require third
party packages like DB2, ESRI, and others so we won't certify 10 until
all those ducks are lined up too.
All my W8.1 devices are Home and stock (no hacks) and up to date. This
Asus T100 tablet is the only one that the W10 icon has shown up on the
taskbar (so far). My HP Stream 7 tablet nada and my HP Pavilion x360
nada. Since the tablets are stunted in power I was surprised the icon
showed up on one of them and not on the laptop with it having more
power, RAM, and 15 times the storage.
Again, I have no clue about tablets, but a computer must have these
updates installed to get the icon. Ram, storage, power, means nothing.
Have you checked your laptop to make SURE you have the following
updates? You can also DL the Win 10 ISO from here
For Windows 7 SP1:
For Windows 8.1 Update:
Thanks but I'm in no hurry to get W10. In fact I'm just a tiny bit
annoyed that I can't seem to remove the W10 icon from the taskbar. But
not enough to do any hacks that can always screw other things up.
Yup. Both those are on this tablet (Asus T100) but not the others. Yet
all report updates being up to date. Maybe it will show up later.
Though all are W8.1 there are OS differences between the three. One
big one (IMO) is that this T100 has full device encryption and the
others don't. Since I take this on my travels that is a good thing to
have. I wonder if it will stay in the W10 upgrade. Also wonder about
my legacy programs. Waiting to let others with this device test those
questions may be wise...
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