[BCAB] Windows 7 to windows 10 possibly
jackieannbrown62 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 09:35:09 BST 2016
I agree with you Mo, I just upgraded because my curiosity got the better of
me, and because I knew I would eventually have to anyway. People must
always do what works best for them, it can be an extremely stressful
experience if you have little knowledge and, worse still, no sighted
assistance if you come across a problem where speech doesn't help.
I do think Microsoft should have got Edge, Cortana and App Store issues
sorted out by now, it has been a year. Still, I can use Windows 10 and get
my jobs done without these other components. I just think, in principle,
they should have sorted it out by now regardless of the excuses people make
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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Mobeen Iqbal
Sent: 01 August 2016 09:26
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 7 to windows 10 possibly
Not necessarily. Whether people adopt 10 now or in the future, the fact
they'll have to learn won't necessarily mean that they come to it kicking
and screaming. It just means that people use their systems that are working
for now and upgrade whenever they are ready. They'll still have the same
learning curve no matter when it happens. We still have people that are
loathed to give up Windows XP but have too upgrade now for obvious reasons.
For those people, we encourage them to go to Windows 10. If anything, things
may improve if people hold off. As I said before, its up to the individual
what they do. I'm not disputing that Windows 10 is or is not great. Its what
works for you. My take has always been to give Microsoft a couple of years
at least with every new operating system upgrade to let things settle down
and allow them to iron out the bugs. Just my opinion.
On 01/08/2016 09:07, Steve Nutt wrote:
> Hi Mo,
> Problem with this approach is that if people stick to 7 until 2020
> because it is supported, they will come to 10 even more kicking and
> screaming, instead of starting to learn it.
> All the best
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Mobeen
> Sent: 31 July 2016 21:39
> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 7 to windows 10 possibly
> Hi Jane.
> I'd stay where you are if your Windows 7 machine's working the way you
> Do you have a compelling reason to upgrade? I'd try Windows 10 first
> either on a friends computer, a second computer or we also offer a
> windows 10 trial service where you can try it remotely. People either
> love or hate Windows 10. I find my self more productive in Windows 7
> than Windows 10. When Windows XP came out, it was a joy to use. Vista
> was rubbish. 7 was a joy to use and I got on with it straight away.
> Windows 10 is an operating system that I still don't know what to make of.
> It runs slower than i'd like on my particular hardware and yes I've
> tried it on a few machines with solid state hard drives. The interface
> is interesting to say the least. Maybe i'm too used to older
> interfaces but I don't like the new interface as much.
> Others will doubtless disagree with me. These are just my opinions. We
> will all eventually either have to go to Windows 10 or switch to the
> mac or Linux. It will become harder and harder to get Windows 7 to run
> on newer computers though again we're still supplying systems with
> 7 installed. Some people just aren't ready to switch or dislike the
> new interface, so when they do upgrade we end up having to install
> classic start menu programs to take the interface back to a familiar
> look. You can turn off features you don't use in the new start menu,
> and customize my computer to turn off unused sections but again some
> are finding it harder and less intuitive to use the ribbon menus in my
> computer which replaced the conventional menu bars. This email is
> probably longer than you wanted, apologies for that. In short, if you
> love 7 stick with it for as long as you can and make the most of it.
You're secure until at least the start of 2020.
> all the best,
> On 31/07/2016 21:28, Jane Sellers wrote:
>> Hi all
>> Can someone tell me if it would be worth me going from Windows 7
>> which I love to windows 10 I use the latest version of NVDA not sure
>> what number and office 2016 can anyone aadvice me whether it would be
>> better to remain with
>> 7 or go to the upgrade to Windows 10?
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