Back when Windows 10 articles started popping up on the WWW, I was interested but skeptical. Then, when it came out that it was going to be free, my interest increased. The date for the upgrades to begin rolling out was set for July 29. I figured I’d wait and see what other people thought of it before I made the leap.
That was before DS1 upgraded. I asked him if he was going to make the change from 7 to 10 and he said he probably would but if he didn’t like it, he could always roll it back.
The other day, he told me he’d upgraded. He was happy so far and figured it was on his computer to stay. I asked him if it is purty as 7 and he said it has plenty of eye candy.
Last night, as I was blogging, the computer slowed to a crawl. I poked around to see what was going on and discovered that it the upgrade was active. By that time, I’d decided I’d upgrade but I wasn’t sure when.
Well, before I went to bed, I clicked on the upgrade. I got to the agreement window and backed out. Then, remembering DS1 had said it was easy, I clicked on it again and this time I accepted the agreement. It was underway.
Again, remembering that DS1 had said it went through the process by itself, I went on to bed so it could do its thing without me hovering over it. I dreamed crazy dreams about the upgrade.
When I got up, the screen said something like, “Hi there, Tommie!” There was more to do but it was only deciding whether or not to do the express install of the permissions or do a custom. I chose custom because I like to know what is going on. It took care of that and announced it had some more tweaking to do so I left it alone. The whole process was a lot like Windows update. I’ve never had an easier upgrade.
All in all, I’m happy. I’d like to have the transparency of Aero Glass but it looks a whole lot like Windows 7, anyway. My theme is intact so I still have the rotating wallpaper.
I don’t care for the Groove media player but I found Windows Media Player in the “All Apps” menu. The calculator was nowhere to be found until I looked online and learned I had to search for win-calc to make it available. Everything else I had installed is still there.
One thing I don’t like that I should be able to fix is that the mouse driver updates automatically and when it does, the touchpad can’t be disabled. I had to uninstall the touchpad in Device Manager and restart the computer to keep the pointer from jumping all over the screen while I was typing.
Cuz has been over a couple of times today and DD called. The last time Cuz was here, she traded me a nice mess of okra for what was left in the open bag of cat food—that they’d bought.
It’s been quite a day of learning and that’s right up my alley. I believe Windows 10 is a keeper. And I did wait—a whole 10 days.