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Reports?  My husband is starting the Windows 10 upgrades.  I'm going to hold off a little while longer for my systems.

 

Anvil Pants mentioned something in another thread about not needing a hotmail account.  It sounds like my husband is running into that regarding some app download.



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You don't need a Hotmail account, you can just use like gmail or something when making a new account for windows. Also I have not ran into any issues yet.
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Does it now require an email address?  That sounds weird.



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It's a consipracy :ph34r:


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It's alright. Looks nice, performs relatively similar in day-to-day. May be some compatibility or upgrade path issues, but if it's not a critical work machine I'd say go for it.


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  • You do not need a hotmail account, although if you are a xbox gamer - it makes it 4x easier to connect with your XBL contact list!
  • You do not need an email address attached to it. You can still access windows 7 control panel by right clicking on the start icon & choosing control panel. Then access user accounts and creating a local account (or converting a current bounded hotmail one to a local account).
  • Windows 10 self-creates ISO's for most Windows 7 games, allowing you to play NO-CD without having to create a keygen/crack for it. (convenient/safer)
  • All Alienware sleepmode problems fixed with new OS. If you have an Alienware Aurora (like me) you'll thank the Microsoft Gods for this update!
  • Windows 10 will feel like Mac Snow Leopard (if you are a Mac user). Both a bit outdated in UI but definitely the best I've seen for Windows.
  • Windows 10 fixed most of Windows XP/Windows 7 graphics issues for old-er games. Some games I own & tried are listed below.

Older programs (Win XP) now compatible:
Age of Empires Gold
Star Wars Galactic BattleGrounds Saga
Age of Empires III works 1366x768 res +
Guild Wars Trilogy

Does not work:
Age of Empires II Gold & Age of Mythology (Probably due to HD & Extended released on Steam....still tba on HD compatibility).

Civilization II

 

Still testing:

Age of Empires HD (Steam)
Halo Custom Edition - There is a current multiplayer server issue....probably due to the new server host change after the manual forced multiplayer update.
 

If you own Age of Empires HD please let me know! I know the OS is recently new & all but I'm trying to restore my Age of Empires collection. :P

 

Software Performance: Increased, no more hassles with explorer.exe on your task bar! The new "edge" works like FireFox & has no relevant harm to tasks.

 

Edit: As long as you don't look @ pron/get your comp compromised, Windows 10 will run like a Mac in the background & work on pretty much most applications.


Edited by Engineer Bear, 02 August 2015 - 10:32 PM.

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In Win 8 they began tricking you into thinking that you needed a live.com account for the desktop login. It's bullshit, and you don't need an email account at all for that. The opt-out was simply obscure, but present.

 

https://4sysops.com/...-local-account/

 

Such are the reasons to never give a fuck about release day.


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I've been liking w10 so far. It was quite a hassle in the beginning with all the new drivers I had to install though.


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I'm liking it so far.  No more memory leaks!  Only thing I can't figure out is if it'll even out my core usage.  I got a Phenom II x6 1100T.  Also. the drivers for my HP Deskjet 820Cse isn't working at all.  They had a driver fix for Win 7 64 bit but haven't made it to work on 8, 8.1, and 10 64 bit.  Funny thing is, the driver for my Star NX-2420 Rainbow works with the generic Star driver (sans colour) and it's 3 years older than the 820Cse XD  Ugh I really don't want to be forced to get a new printer unless if I can get a dot matrix at a good price.

 

Oh and there's stuff you'll want to disable.  Here's a link: http://bgr.com/2015/...how-to-opt-out/


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Been testing it for months without issue. The release itself really isn't all that different from the RC's etc.

 

As for compatibility, If its compatible with Win8, its very likely compatible with Windows 10. The vast majority of people won't notice any issues.

 

I did find a compatibility issue with GameMaker, but I guess its been fixed now. My dev stuff has been on hold for other reasons anyways...

 

And yes you can create a local account, you don't need an email address to make an account.

 

 

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Here's some more stuff you may want to disable in Win10:

 

https://www.reddit.c..._in_windows_10/



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I've had win10 for a bit now, and im enjoying it.  Put it on my desktop and my work computer.  Cortona is a boss too. 


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I've been liking w10 so far. It was quite a hassle in the beginning with all the new drivers I had to install though.

What was missing? I haven't noticed anything missing aside from a slightly outdated gfx driver


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