Soโ€ฆ Windows 10

July 29, 2015 @ 11:07 pm ๐Ÿ”— Post Link

Computers, Windows 10

Taking the leap to 10

Taking the leap to 10

Iโ€™ve been looking forward to Windows 10 for a while. Since Microsoft is offering the upgrade for freeโ€ฆ I thought why not. I even waiting until midnight last night to see if it would upgrade. It was a curious time. My gaming PC refused to upgrade. I had to force the upgrade today. My laptop however did upgradeโ€ฆ well eventually. The first attempt to upgrade failed during the install. I rebooted and tried it again. It installed! So eventually I got Windows 10 running on my systems.

So? How is it?

The good:

-I like the UI and the live tiles built into Start
-Cortana โ€“ when it works โ€“ is really cool!
-IE is dead. Thank god. Machine Edge seems better but, really I use Chrome soโ€ฆ *shrug*
-Notifications โ€“ about time
-Iโ€™ve always loved manipulating the screen background. In W10 there is an option for a slideshow. Not new. But now you can have the system pick a colour from your image to set as the UI colour. It is a simple but really impactful little detail. Browse doesnโ€™t seem to work however. You are stuck dropping the images in the default photo directory. Another really lazy bug.
The bad:

-Cortana integration is rather disappointing. Iโ€™ve linked my music collection to the new app Groove but Cortana canโ€™t access the music
-Sound issues on all three computer Iโ€™ve installed Windows 10 on. Clearly the B team did the coding here
-Networking. Seriously. Still? Windows 10 Computers can see each other but canโ€™t access for each other for file transfer. Troubleshooting ran and found no issues. *eyeroll* >> That said, once I did the whole Homegroup process everything worked fine.
-Microsoft is sneaky. And not a good sneaky. By default they use every computer running W10 as a torrent share for patches etc. To disable: Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Advanced Options > Choose how updates are delivered > OFF! Seriously. It reads: โ€œWhen this is turned on, your PC may also send parts of previously downloaded Windows updates and apps to PCs on either your local network or the Internetโ€ฆ.โ€ Wha!?

Iโ€™ll update these as I use Windows 10 moreโ€ฆ