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I have been debating on switching or staying with Win 7 Enterprise. Currently, I stopped it from updating once the telemetry updates started coming out.

Do you guy sfind Win10 worth it? My main conundrum is the privacy concerns, spying / potential compatibility issues. Currently I can buy Win 10 Pro, use my schools Win 10 EDU, or get Win 10 Enterprise w/ my company. I saw the EDU version is free and is similar to Enterprise. My other option would be to use the Enterprise edition for 10 or 7.

Whats your opinion? I personally just do not want to get hit if I download a movie (which I already own the Blu Ray for)

Thoughts? I do like the idea of Cortana, but I do not want to use it, if it will listen in on everything like other vendors do (Sony, Xbox, etc)

Really appreciate your help.

DP

Options:
1. Transfer current 1 TB drive to the new Raid 0 Pro 850 4TB
2. Do a fresh install of Win 7 Ent or Win 10 (edu, Pro, or Ent)on the 2 new 850 Pro 2TB in Raid 0
3. Do nothing and wait
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I think you'll like Win 10.

As for privacy, pretty much the general public just ignores (or in oblivious to) what Win 10 is doing. Those in the know just run Anit-Beacon and are happy, it's about the best you can do.

Of course option 2! But I'd clone you current Win 7 and Dual boot 7 and 10 thus having the old trusty Win 7 there while you get comfortable with Win 10. Then, later, you can use EasyBCD to get rid of the Win 7 if you want to.
Edited by billbartuska - 2/16/16 at 4:21am
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I think you'll like Win 10.

As for privacy, pretty much the general public just ignores (or in oblivious to) what Win 10 is doing. Those in the know just run Anit-Beacon and are happy, it's about the best you can do.

Of course option 2! But I'd clone you current Win 7 and Dual boot 7 and 10 thus having the old trusty Win 7 there while you get comfortable with Win 10. Then, later, you can use EasyBCD to get rid of the Win 7 if you want to.
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2. Do a fresh install of Win 7 Ent or Win 10 (edu, Pro, or Ent)on the 2 new 850 Pro 2TB in Raid 0

Thanks a lot!!, I'll clone the Win 7 partition without all of the steam games. This way its small, petite and easy to transfer.

Would you put on Win 10 Pro, Ent, or EDU?
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Never used Pro or Edu, just Enterprise.
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I am going ahead and going to install windows 10 on a new raid array, anything I should know before I go ahead? I plan to keep my windows 7 on the 1 TB drive for a week or 2 just to make sure nothing is misssed / forgotten
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When you want to get rid of Win 7 you can use EastBCD.
It will remove it from the boot loader and then you can delete the Windows folder. Then you don't have to format the drive so you can keep everything else, if you want to.
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Awesome,

I installed windows 10 but how do I decide which updates to install? Is there a telemetry list of what not to install
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don't be so fast to delete win7 until u discover which apps don't work in 10 (that req an updated app)
i discovered what apps of mine didn't work
i'm taking time to get use to the interface
sometimes its better than w81 but sometimes its a hinderance

i'm pretty sure you'll find that info about where to shutdown w10 stuff n privacy
so far I haven't shut anything down on this laptop
I've doing things on this laptop as a practice run

later i'll decide if I want to goto pro or enterprise
i'm on home at the moment
Edited by hhuey5 - 2/23/16 at 1:10am
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how do I decide which updates to install? Is there a telemetry list of what not to install
Oh, there's lots of lists. The whole what is MS collecting and can it be shut off is kind of controversial now. I just install all the updates and use Spybot Anit-Beacon.

Anti-Beacon is small, simple to use, and is provided free of charge. It was created to address the privacy concerns of users of Windows 10 who do not wish to have information about their PC usage sent to Microsoft.
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Awesome,

I installed windows 10 but how do I decide which updates to install? Is there a telemetry list of what not to install

I have created a list here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1587577/windows-7-updates-list-descriptions-windows-7-8-telemetry-preparation

I also recommend DWS Lite and GWX to remove telemetry and privacy stuff. Never had an issue with those 2. As the above poster also Spybot Anti Beacon as well.
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