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No- I went from Win 7 to 10 an lost some features that were really helpful.
So No.
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No- I went from Win 7 to 10 an lost some features that were really helpful.
So No.

I'm curious, I've seen many people say 7 has helpful features that 10 doesn't have, but I can't tell what they are. When I ask the people who say that they usually don't answer or start ranting about privacy (which have mostly all been proven to be false or blown way out of proportion).

 

What are the features that you personally lost? The only ones I can really think of is GFWL that was shut down anyway so it's not even on Windows 7/8/8.1 and Windows Media Center which was discontinued last year.

   
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No- I went from Win 7 to 10 an lost some features that were really helpful.
So No.

 

 

If you don't mind me asking - which features were those?

I don't see anything missing, and if anything, I have more ways than ever to accomplish the same thing, plus an interface that is useful for both a desktop and a touchscreen device.

 

Display scaling also really does work, unlike with W7.

   
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No- I went from Win 7 to 10 an lost some features that were really helpful.
So No.

Just curious, what were they?

Went from 7 Pro to 10 Pro and haven't lost anything I'm aware of as far as windows features that is.

I upgraded to 10 for a few reasons - it takes advantage of the newer hardware and is a much snappier environment. The boot times are much faster as well. As this system is also my primary gaming machine and my videocard supports DX12 (as well as games like Forza that I've wanted on PC since 2005) I bit the bullet. I was on Windows XP from launch until half way through 2011, skipped vista and stayed on 7 until 10 was officially released. Easiest OS swap I've done and all of my programs work fine with it, and I play some pre 2000 games from CD still that didn't even hesitate to work.

Oh and the whole free thing certainly helped.

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Display scaling also really does work, unlike with W7.

This x1000. The improved scaling is a god send on my 28" 4k monitor when running much older progams where it's just ridiculously small at 4k.
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I find it funny that people are saying they lost things upgrading to win10 but don't tell if what it is.
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Just curious, what were they?

Went from 7 Pro to 10 Pro and haven't lost anything I'm aware of as far as windows features that is.

I upgraded to 10 for a few reasons - it takes advantage of the newer hardware and is a much snappier environment. The boot times are much faster as well. As this system is also my primary gaming machine and my videocard supports DX12 (as well as games like Forza that I've wanted on PC since 2005) I bit the bullet. I was on Windows XP from launch until half way through 2011, skipped vista and stayed on 7 until 10 was officially released. Easiest OS swap I've done and all of my programs work fine with it, and I play some pre 2000 games from CD still that didn't even hesitate to work.

Oh and the whole free thing certainly helped.
The recent items list was the best thing I lost. Now I use Classic Shell to get it back.
Also loved being able to enable DreamScene without much hassle.
Also Upgrading made the sytem bloody slow.
I had to do a fresh install to get it back to speed.
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Oh, lol.

 

I thought it was an important feature for a moment.

   
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post #18 of 34
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Oh, lol.

I thought it was an important feature for a moment.
well its important for me.
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The only feature I lost was one widget (ikr?) that I was using. That was a power monitor for my UPS. Given that this UPS also has a screen on it with this information, I'm not missing a thing.

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Just to point out July 14th.

On that day without warning W10 Update started downloading KB3172985 Cumulative update to v1511 at what seemed like a megabyte a minute but which had grown in 3 hrs to over 2Gb, during which time access to most sites became virtually impossible.

With a 15Gb month usage limit and no real indication of how much was still to come (the counter in W10 Update sat on 61% for over an hour) I turned it off (set to Deferr then set [2 notify to download notify to install] through gpedit.msc/AdministrativeTemplates/AllSettings/ConfigureAutomaticUpdates).

Since then, of course, W10 update is off and will just have to wait till the end of the month and I see what usage I have spare.

But there's another massive update due in August.

Windows 10 will allow you to set your connection type as "metered connection." However, for some idiotic reason, you need a WiFi card plugged in if not active, because as we all know Ethernet always has infinity bytes available per month. rolleyes.gif
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Not having a WiFi card I hadn't found that out yet, so thanks.

 

But if a WiFi card is plugged in won't it and my Ethernet connection both start taking signals from the router and what effect is that going to have on my usage limit, let alone will my system cope with two signals?

 

If I do without the Ethernet signal I lose in speed, radio reception, signal integrity and privacy markers and the ability to disconnect rigs that don't need to be on the network.

 

It looks like I'm better off as I am, now that I know how to stop W10 Update.

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