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Postby IFGL » Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:35 pm

For anyone who may be thinking of upgrading.

Against my normal manner of waiting a while before upgrading my operating system I did this time because it was free and I like free, it also gives you the option to go back if you don't like it.
So far every thing I have works fine, just a bit quicker and a little bit slicker.

Programs I have that gave no trouble whats so ever with the upgrade.

PS CS5
AI
Corel draw x5
Shiraz RIP V8.1 full server with every add on.
Custom framer art.
Filezilla server
Filezilla client
eyeone software.
Valiani V studio
chrome and firefox
adobe reader.


Hardware that worked without issue straight away
Hp laserjet p1102w
Epson 9890
epson 7880
Logitec webcam
No issues with router

Hardware that gave a problem
epson GT1500:- had to re download software and install, then worked fine
Nvidia GPU had to install 32 bit driver despite my system being 64 bit, then had to recalibrate my monitor (only necessary for the printers)

overall I am glad I did it, it is a vast improvement over W8 which I did not like and have stuck with W7 until now.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby featurepiece » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:43 pm

Thanks for that - I have a Windows 10 install sitting here on my HD and whilst I'm interested I didn't want a list of incompatibilities AFTER the upgrade. I just might give it a go over the weekend, reports for far have been good. Never ventured into Windows 8, hated the look of it actually. Win7 isn't doing me an harm here but maybe I like to be reckless sometimes and live life on the edge :wink: :)
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Re: Windows 10

Postby IFGL » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:53 pm

That's why I posted, I do have 4 or 5 more machines to upgrade, I will post any problems, or not as the case may be.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby IFGL » Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:22 pm

Computer 2 now upgraded.

Valiani V studio and cmc working fine with no issues.

M3 package software working fine.
I have not yet tested opticut, but will tomorrow.

All networks were still there, I didn't even have to put the passwords back in.

There are zero stability problems and no other issues on this machine so far.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby IFGL » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:01 pm

Sony laptop updated all fine no hassle.

Adobe CC all working.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby IFGL » Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:46 pm

the rest of the machines have been updated without any issues what so ever.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby BlueSkyArt » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:01 am

Just updated to 10 and now my Gunnar F1 Hybrid as running at half speed and I can't figure out why so I'm thinking of going back to 8.1 on this PC so I can get some actual work done. Works great on my laptop though!
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Re: Windows 10

Postby JohnMcafee » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:59 am

Generally impressed with how smoothly the upgrade went (from Win 7). However I suspect that the primary function of this new OS is to gather data.

Two broken apps so far:
Seagate software for mounting a Seagate NAS hard drive. I have been unable to locate a Win10 update from their website.
Mirage Photoshop plug-in did not initially work, but ok after it was re-installed.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Graysalchemy » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:40 am

I was as well, everything seems to work though I am reluctant to put it on my laptop as I have an elderly copy of Sage 50 Accountant 2008 with all my accounts on. My main computer which I have upgraded does have sage on it and it does appear to work.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Whitewater Gallery » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:39 am

I have not upgraded as yet as do not have the time until the tourists return home. I am glad that I have not if the Gunnar software is a problem as I use the PC only to drive the F1 Hybrid software. BlueSkyArt I would be grateful if you could update if and when you find a solution.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Merlin » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:33 am

Upgraded 2 PC's here to WIN10.

Easy upgrade and no problems.

Concur Valiani V-Studio and Corel Draw running well
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Re: Windows 10

Postby JohnMcafee » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:07 pm

Not sure if this is generally true, but I'm finding that larger, more complex software runs noticeably slower on W10.

Photoshop CS6 is much slower to load and there is a noticeable lag on many operations compared to Windows 7

Delphi, lightning fast on our ancient XP, now drags on the new operating system.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby IFGL » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:57 pm

The only machine I found the same was the Sony laptop, this is the only machine we have that only has one HD and the only one that is not a SSD, there was a massive 77 GB old windows file on the c drive, this contains the old installation of windows, on the other five computers this was only 10 to 20 GB.

I deleted the old installation, you can't just delete, you have to do it through disk clean up, the C drive on this laptop was also massively fragmented, I can't tell you if it was before the upgrade but I am guessing it has to move files about, I ran disk defragmenter, it is now running faster than before.

I can't say if these steps will help anyone else, it is possible I just haven't noticed on the other computers, they all run ssds with the os and programs on separate drives, nothing takes long for instance PS CS5 takes 2 seconds to start up, I doubt a extra half a second would be noticed.

I am replacing the HDD on the laptop in a few days with a SSD they have come down in price vastly, I got a 1TB crucial drive for less than £300, they were over £2000 a couple of years ago.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby JohnMcafee » Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:27 pm

After upgrading Windows 10 often sets the regional settings to USA.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby BlueSkyArt » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:57 pm

Hi all, update on the speed issues I had with my Gunnar after updating to windows 10. First of all, big thanks to Sarah for all the help. The problem was eventually solved by updating the driver for the USB converter. Now it works 100% again.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Steve N » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:28 am

Have a problem with windows 8, every time I use the laptop with it on, every webpage has bloody adverts on :head: :xcomputer: :xcomputer: :xcomputer: :head: :head: , just can't sop it from downloading SaveItCoupons, now this only happen with the computer with with Wins 8, so my question is will windows 10 put a stop this, if not I'm chucking the bloody laptop in the bin
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Re: Windows 10

Postby IFGL » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:11 am

Hi Steve, sounds like you have inadvertently installed a browser add on, these are usually bundled with free software and you have to uncheck a button before installing said free software to not install the horrible add on.

You can usually disable these fairly easily by disabling them in your browsers settings, then uninstalling them in the control panel, install avast internet security, this will scan your browsers and flag up any bad add on software that may be present.

if your laptop does not have anything you can't reinstall, I would back up anything you may need, then type in the search reset, this should then bring up the option to completely reset to factory settings,
once this is done, do all the updates this may take some time, if your default was 8 not 8.1 then go to the Microsoft website and update to 8.1 first.

Once the updates have been done then upgrade to W10, you will have a brand new out of the box laptop.

PM me if you need any help with any of that.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Steve N » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:59 pm

Thanks Darren, as the laptop is only used for sage accounts and doing the payroll, I think I will leave it, it is used only 2 or 3 time a month, so I don't think it worth the time to reset and then run updates, just won't surf the web on this Bl**dy machine

But a big thank you for the info mate, cheers
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Whitewater Gallery » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:38 pm

Thanks for the Gunnar update BlueSkyArt, I shall install 10 once things calm down here a bit next month.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Kenneycm » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:51 pm

I had the same issues with my gunnar F1 XL and immediately rolled back to windows 8.... what I did also notice was that the blade wasn't going deep enough for a standard board and my initial thought was that I would have to go through the setup again for the Gunnar... and I really couldn't be bothered at the time.... reassuring to note that updating the USB driver will fix the issue tho... think I might reinstall 10 again when I get a quite spell again as I have 10 on my other machines in the studio... and on the whole, I'm quite happy with it... other than the tabs in IE and Firefox looking like they have been styled by fisher price... makes a change for Microsoft to give a free be that actually works :-)
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