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like several other members, I belong to several Windows help forums. Most, I have now reduced my activity to a minimum.
But, I have noticed, over the past months, a great decrease in the contributions, particularly asking for advice/help. That includes, of course, this forum.
Even so, a majority of problems are not specifically confined to Windows 10, but of a more general nature.
Hopefully, for Microsoft's sake, this is a sign of some success??
 
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Some of us are simply getting tired of complaining.

I'm seriously considering a version of Linux. I've got to get away from these pesky updates.

I'm tired of patiently waiting for something that does not appear to be returning. I've been angered at Microsoft ever since the introduction of Windows 8. I still despise tiles. I'm even hearing rumors of returning icons to the start menu. If the rumor is true, the layout will still be tiled.

We know our complaints are being ignored and continuing to complain is pointless. So please don't confuse silence with everything is OK.

And now that Microsoft is removing their Office one-off license. I have no desire to upgrade from Office 2010. The use of Excel is nearly half the ecosystem keeping me with Windows.
 
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The updates don't trouble me. When they arrive - so be it. I have had no overbearing problems with Windows 10 (or 8) since its innovation.
To me, for my use, it performs exactly as required. Users specialising in certain subjects, may find a use for third party add-ons. As a complete program, though, I find Windows 10 needs little.
When searching back through troubleshooting forum problems, I only see most as self inflicted through massing with "tips) given on the web. Occasionally through users attempting the impossible.
The Office issue was not in my mind, when posting the thread. I have only updated over the years, because I am an update nerd.
Wordpad, in fact, does almost all I require in order to write a letter. I am currently on 2016 and, presuming no startling issues, that is where I will now remain.
Not denying my surmise in my op though. It was penned with tongue in cheek!
 

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Hopefully, for Microsoft's sake, this is a sign of some success??
Probably an accurate assumption.

I talk frequently with a close friend who owns a couple computer "repair" businesses, that service both commercial operations like doctors offices / clinics, law offices as well as various other enterprises like churches and non-profits AND general end users / consumers like you and me.
He has remarked often in the recent past as his calls from customers fell to new lows and asked me what was going on....
"Does Windows 10 just work?"

I told him that, more often than not that seems to be the case.
Windows 10 can be physically demanding on a device and can expose some latent hardware issues as well as some problems with third party software products, especially some so-called "utilities"....
A clean install on a machine that is suitable to host the OS will almost always produce serviceable results.

My personal experience, even on some pretty decrepit hardware, has been more than satisfactory.
99.9% of problems that I've encountered have been self-inflicted because, well..... I like to fiddle.
 
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I have several computers running Win10, either Home or Pro, and having no major issues, not even many minor problems. Mostly the issues are with third-party programs. Some things are minor annoyances such as tweaking registry items or a Version Upgrade taking out the old Win7/8 games but usually are easily replaced. I started using Windows with Version 3.1 back in '92 on MS-DOS 5 and started building computers in shops in late '94, progression has not always been smooth as glass but none of the succeeding Upgrades have been disastrous. Just for kicks I still have a Win3.1, WinXP, WinVista and Win7 computers.
 
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I've had every version on Windows from 3.1 thru Win 10. I have a couple old PCs with XP and some great older programs. I have 4 with Win 10 and find it the easiest to maintain and it is the most stable of them all. Win 10 does work for all I need it for, once you get used to it, it's hard to go back to my XP layout. I think if users would just learn how to backup their data, learn how to take an image with either the Win 10 backup and restore or some 3rd party, there would be hardly any complaints. I used to get calls every week from friends and relatives who had problems with the older Windows versions. Just about everyone is now on Win 10 and I haven't had a call in months.
 
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I think a lot of people are just using their smartphones and have given up on computers, that's part of it. My wife is a good example of that most of what she does is on her S8 Note she seldom gets on her HP All In One.

and it seems 1903 upgrade has come off pretty well for MS. 2 Desktops 2 notebooks all on 10 Pro the only issue that comes up for me is drivers. I do have driver updates block on all 4 and maintain my own hardware drivers. Most of the issue I'm seeing are related to older equipment and drivers. I do see the same slow down of people with issues. I see more issues on the manufactures forums Dell and Asus ROG both are driver sensitive and a lot of issue after WU
 
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I've had every version on Windows from 3.1 thru Win 10. I have a couple old PCs with XP and some great older programs. I have 4 with Win 10 and find it the easiest to maintain and it is the most stable of them all. Win 10 does work for all I need it for, once you get used to it, it's hard to go back to my XP layout. I think if users would just learn how to backup their data, learn how to take an image with either the Win 10 backup and restore or some 3rd party, there would be hardly any complaints. I used to get calls every week from friends and relatives who had problems with the older Windows versions. Just about everyone is now on Win 10 and I haven't had a call in months.
I've had them all too, ME only lasted 3 days though and 2000 saved us all
 
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I went to all the trouble of learning dos commands, originally. I was, then, proud of my accomplishment. Then along came Windows 1 and several updates. Frankly, it was at that time, so innovative, that I cannot remember if I liked it or despised it!
 
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I think I like Windows 3.1 enough I didn't get interested in OS2 or GeoWorks although some folks in the local computer club swore by them.
 
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Right,geoworks was fascinating. Working in DOS. I think it was probably the first attempt atmultitaksing.
 
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Hello everyone,

I had issues with Windows 10 when it first came out and I tried to keep up with it then finally just parked all of my Windows 10 computers on the shelf.

However a year or so ago I decided to give Windows 10 another try and it works A-OK and I'm running it on 10 year old desktops.
OK I've had to find a few Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 graphics drivers and buy a cheap sound card but all works well no complaints.

I don't use Microsoft Office because I can use Libreoffice to do what I need to do document wise.


I also use Linux and don't let anyone tell you that Linux is perfect because it ain't.
Linux has it's own problems and it doesn't always install and work OOTB as some like to say.


Linux is free although I give a donation when I download a new Linux release and Windows 10 upgrade was free period.

Can't complain to much about an OS that's free and don't get me wrong I cussed Windows and Linux plenty of times.

If you keep them updated and do some basic OS maintenance Windows 10 and Linux both work for the most without complaints.

My 00.02 cents.
 
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Thanks to all for the response. I thought this thread was dead in the water, even as I posted. I was pleasantly surprised at the posts and, in particular, the answers theirin.
Now marked as solved, but , of course, anyone free to continue commenting!
 
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I went to all the trouble of learning dos commands, originally. I was, then, proud of my accomplishment. Then along came Windows 1 and several updates. Frankly, it was at that time, so innovative, that I cannot remember if I liked it or despised it!
Did you use CPM seems that was the OS used in the mid '80s on our Adam computer? I couldn't say that I learned it but typing in programs from computer magazines. Mostly I have to wait for my 8-year-old to get them typed in so they would actually work. she learned to type quickly and very accurately she was born to be a coder but didn't pursue it.
 
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Yep. Tried everything. I was drawn into the computer interest by a work requirement, but then it completely took over as a hobby. At home, I went through the lot. Built a Sinclair from one of his kits(Forgotten by most, but, all those years ago, he was producing a successful electric car!) Tried Alan Sugar's products.. and so. ....
 

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My 2012 Windows 7 Dell desktop got the free W 10 upgrade in 2016. This PC has only had Windows Updates; with zero clean installs; PC runs perfect. Used a few MS software image restores over the last 7 years; which cured any temporary problems. Hopefully this $500 2012 Dell will still be running Windows 10 thru 2025. [my 2000 Dell desktop is still used for old PC games (Jane's F/A-18, etc.), via KVM switch]
 
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My 2012 Windows 7 Dell desktop got the free W 10 upgrade in 2016. This PC has only had Windows Updates; with zero clean installs; PC runs perfect. Used a few MS software image restores over the last 7 years; which cured any temporary problems. Hopefully this $500 2012 Dell will still be running Windows 10 thru 2025. [my 2000 Dell desktop is still used for old PC games (Jane's F/A-18, etc.), via KVM switch]
What model Dell do you have.

I'm still using Dell Optiplex 380 from 2010 with core 2 duo e7500 processor with 4.0 GB DDR3 ram and running the same mechanical hard drive that came in it.

As long as it's on a battery back up I see no reason for it not to last.

I'm still using 2007 desktops with Linux installed and they're still working strong without problems.

Old desktops are built to last it's the new ones made today that are cheap crap and designed to quit working in a few years imo.
 
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What model Dell do you have.
Ordered both desktops from Dell.
- 2000 Dell Dimension XPS T600r, Pentium 3, 768MB RAM, GeForce3 Ti500, Windows 98se & 2000
- 2012 Dell Inspiron 660, i3-2120, 6 GB RAM, Windows 10 1903

Might install Ubuntu on the Inspiron whenever W10 ends (2025??). [had Ubuntu 10.04 (?) thru 14.04 on used p4 2004 Gateway E4100-C ; which got recycled a few years ago]
 
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Drifted off my thread title, somewhat - but it certainly solved the problem temporarily - lol
 
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Oh, but wasn't it fun seeing how far back one can remember things.
 

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