Screw it, I'm upgrading to Windows 10.

Just clicking ‘go’, not reading any manuals, not backing up anything. Microsoft is my co-pilot.

Look, you’re gonna get a lot of hate for this. But know this: I rather enjoy my Windows 10, and I think you will too.

You just gotta believe!

Well, I’m not as reckless as all that. Most of my stuff is in the cloud, and my system is Ubuntu dual-boot, and the worst that’s going to happen is I can’t play games for a while. I think.

The odds are that you will have no problem, especially if you have a newer system. (But if you want more certainty, there is some sort of online test that will check your hardware and software and warn of any potential issues.)

It’s not the worst OS Microsoft came out with. (Vista and ME, I’m looking at you.)

It’s not even the worst OS Microsoft came out with recently. 8.0 was painfully worse, in terms of usage.

The underlying attitude (“why, yes, your personal information is ours to harvest. what makes you think you have any choice in the matter?”) is new. Or, more accurately, the brazenness of it. But from a purely technical and usability perspective, I don’t have any huge issues with it.

3rd-party hardware is a risk item; for example, the MS Bluetooth stack doesn’t do everything 3rd-party ones do. Specifically, the A2DP Sink profile isn’t supported. So, if you like to connect your smartphone full of music to the computer to used the computer’s sound system and speakers to hear music played off the phone, that won’t work using the default Bluetooth stack. And the Bluetooth software package (Broadcom BT 4.0 chipset drivers) would blue-screen after connect. It took months before Broadcom got it fixed.

I did mine the other day and haven’t had any real problems. I don’t like how I have to send at least some things to Microsoft, but what can one do really. There are a lot of programs that I don’t want and had to shut off a lot of it. It does seem better than the 8.1 I had before.

Good luck. We are all counting on you.

Well, it spent 2 hours “downloading the update.” Then it reported that it had to uninstall “Rescue and Recovery” and then reboot because it’s incompatible with the upgrade. Alrighty, fine. So say we all.

So I allowed it to proceed, and it rebooted, expecting it to get on with things after starting up again. Wrong. I’m back to “You have 12 hours to upgrade to Windows 10!” Aw. You’d expect that it would resume where it left off, right? Well, you’d be wrong. It’s attempting to download and has been stuck at 0% again for about 10 minutes.

This is why people hate them. They waste people’s time overlooking the simplest rubbish.

Just upgraded one and it was not pleasant experience. It took about 3hr to download and 3 days to install. Obviously someone didn’t thought that properly. Factory settings for that particular computer were to go to sleep in an hour. It took me 3 days to figure that out.

Otherwise, OS is fine.

I just made the leap. Totally painless and uneventful. I just had to uncheck the crap out of a bunch of privacy options (no, you may not have my information, I already told you fifteen times), unpin all the garbage in the start menu, and Bob was my uncle. All my stuff is indeed, as advertised, where I left it.

Everything looks and feels a little bit weird now, with the new look for the interface, but I’m guessing that I’ll get used to it in a few days. No big deal.

All in all (in my best Lina Lamont voice): I like it!

Oh, and guess what? There’s one really nice thing about Windows 10, that I noticed right away: It doesn’t nag you about upgrading to Windows 10.

Now THAT would be funny.

Bolded mine.

That has to be close to the most true statement uttered in the last twenty years.

I’m channeling The Sound of Music going through these privacy opt-outs… “Screw you, screw you, and you and you and you…”

My computer is now locked at a blue screen that says:

“Your files are exactly where you left them.”

Okay, but may I just SEE my files for myself?

“We’ve got some great new features to tell you about.”

The files. I just need my files.

Okay, it finally responds. Looks like my files are indeed as I left them. Apparently some upgrade stuff is sloshing around in the background. Oh, now I’ve got to reinstall .NET Framework 3.5 for some reason because that’s not the installer’s job.

When I did it, I just started the process before bed and when I woke up, it was finished.

I upgraded a few months back. After reading a lot of the threads at the time, I thought for sure I was going to brick my 3 year old laptop. But like the OP, I said “what the hell” and just dove in. I think it had already downloaded in the background at some point, so the install started immediately and I think it finished in under two hours. So, I don’t know, I just got lucky I guess.

Sound didn’t work in Chrome - updated my sound drivers, now OK.

SDMB didn’t load in Chrome - updated Flash for chrome, now OK.

Disk thrashing constantly… not a huge deal, I just wonder what it’s doing. Maybe it will finish whatever it’s reindexing or maybe somehow I’ll find what background service is causing it.

And of course, the best thing about Windows 10 is it doesn’t have the ‘Upgrade to Windows 10’ nag screen. :slight_smile:

After the clunky Win 8 start screen, I have to say that it’s really nice to just have a cute little start menu thingie in the corner again. I think I’ll click it and have it pop up a few times, just to soak up the niceness.

click Ooh! click Aah! click … OK, bored with that now.

I’m having some of that, too. Actually, a couple of times now, my screen has gone black for a couple of seconds, giving me mild heart attacks. Then it comes back, with a window saying that it’s installing a device or whatever. Hopefully, this is normal behavior, and it’ll finish sorting itself out before long.

Yeah, it has a lot of Windows Updates to download and apply. Plus, everyone is trying to do this all at once, so the download centers are slow.


Yes, the download centers are slow, but who could have forecast there would be so much demand today?