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I don't know anyone in the world who chooses the "Install updates automatically" option.

 

 

On my W8.1 laptop, I have it set to "Check for updates but let me choose to install them". Nothing has changed. No nagging nor "recommended upgrade" nor anything.

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I don't know anyone in the world who chooses the "Install updates automatically" option.

 

 

On my W8.1 laptop, I have it set to "Check for updates but let me choose to install them". Nothing has changed. No nagging nor "recommended upgrade" nor anything.

 

Millions of regular human beings know just enough to turn on the computer and get onto Facebook...... barely. :lol:

 

My own experience leads me to suspect that there are an awful lot of people who leave the default settings just as they are, which means automatic updates. In a world where this is the advice......... http://www.howtogeek.com/202038/why-you-need-to-install-windows-updates-automatically/

 

This is not really a surprise.

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I get this message from MS about every second day.. it says over 100 million people have downloaded it so far.. what MS doesnt tell any one is that most of them did not get the upgrade from MS but rather from those who have already installed it.. us users are being used as mail boxes by MS  i.e. you not only pay for the data download to get it installed but then you pay for the data upload to everyone else.. This feature can be switched off but MS doesnt tell anyone that.   I am still on a slow internet data limited plan so the above is pertinent to me.

I am still not convinced that the benefits of moving FSX to W10 outweighs the potential bugs I am going to get.

I spent years getting my FS rig to work without problems, so why would I volunteer to create issues I dont need.

If by May this year there is enough feedback to show I wont have issues, then I will go to W10.

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Windows 10, is the best yet. Easy to update and zero problems with any software which includes:- P3Dv3.1, FSX SE, Naval Action, IL-2 BOS, Rise Of Flight, Euro Truck 2, American Truck Sim, The Division (Beta), Star Wars Battlefront, Fallout 4, Elite Dangerous Horizons, Star Citizen and TS 2016. I also use the new Windows Hello with Tobii Eye X and sign in with eye recognition. 0% Probs 100% Fun.

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This is all a moot point for people who want to switch over, of course.

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I would never switch back to either 7 or 8.

 

All of my systems ( but an old XP Eee 1000 notebook ) are now on win10, and I couldn't feel happier !

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The only reason I have not switched is the automatic updates, specifically my NVidia drivers. I have Win10 on an Intel NUC (mini pc) and it constantly reminds me to update the Intel 5000 video drivers. I have it set to defer upgrades.

Is there a way to stop this? How about if I just want to install an specific driver version, is it possible?

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I recently bought a new pre-built gaming tower PC, and there was no option except to take pre-loaded Windows 10 - but I had some trepidation.  As it turns out that, except for a few programs & games that used to work in Win 7 no longer work.  I like Win 10 now.  It's easy to learn & use, and I have had no problems reinstalling and running FSX-SE, including all freeware and payware add-ons.  (And my new Intel 6700k chip gives me amazing FPS).

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The only reason I have not switched is the automatic updates, specifically my NVidia drivers. I have Win10 on an Intel NUC (mini pc) and it constantly reminds me to update the Intel 5000 video drivers. I have it set to defer upgrades.

Is there a way to stop this? How about if I just want to install an specific driver version, is it possible?

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/15989-device-driver-automatic-installation-turn-off-windows-10-a.html#option1

 

"Defer upgrades" stops major Windows revisions, like the Novemever update 1511, from installing immediately after release. It doesn't stop security updates or driver updates.

Edited by linux731

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Interesting article from Forbes on this subject: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/02/05/free-windows-10-true-cost/#6be2f836593f

 

Excerpt.

“There is no such thing as a free lunch” has been the mantra of those cynical about the true cost of ‘free’ Windows 10. But as Microsoft increases pressure on users to upgrade, it turns out the real cost of Windows 10 lies somewhere far less expected…   
 
Windows 7 and Windows 8. Yes, the operating systems which users already paid for (either directly, or indirectly in the cost of a new computer) are getting more expensive by the day. The cost comes in terms of lost productivity, flexibility and enjoyment as Microsoft does its best to make life for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users so unbearable they give in and upgrade to Windows 10.
 
Prior to February 2016 the cost was already pretty high. On the irritation side Microsoft introduced upgrade prompts for Windows 7 and Windows 8 which reinstalled themselves if users disabled them. The upgrade prompts then became pop-up windows which were continually reworded to cut down choice until ‘Upgrade now’ or ‘Upgrade tonight’ or just one option – ‘Upgrade now’ – were all that was presented.

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for any windows 10 haters, you might as well get use to it now, any new hardware builds newer than the 6700k will only allow windows 10 to be installed.Intel is working with microsoft to block intel chips from installing windows 8.1 or windows 7.

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for any windows 10 haters, you might as well get use to it now, any new hardware builds newer than the 6700k will only allow windows 10 to be installed.Intel is working with microsoft to block intel chips from installing windows 8.1 or windows 7.

Do you have a reliable source for that information?

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Those who say that all their addons work just fine in Win10, clearly

do not have any Reality XP gauges installed in their airplanes  :wink:

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for any windows 10 haters, you might as well get use to it now, any new hardware builds newer than the 6700k will only allow windows 10 to be installed.Intel is working with microsoft to block intel chips from installing windows 8.1 or windows 7.

 

 

Do you have a reliable source for that information?

 

 

 

 

To be honest, we're talking about security/1st party support, not compatibility. Of course Skylake will be compatible with 8.1, 7, Vista, XP, and prior if you want it to be.

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Oh no! I just had an update last night, and I also recognised that l, all of a sudden, nearly 10 GB of HDD space were gone. And right now, I realised, that after a fresh install of everything, not too along ago, I forgot to disable the automatic updates.

I hope, that it won't install Win10 automatically when I turn on the machine next time. Everything just works flawlessly right now, and that would probably mess up my FSX and P3D install...

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Those who say that all their addons work just fine in Win10, clearly

do not have any Reality XP gauges installed in their airplanes  :wink:

 

I take it from this that RXP FLT / FLN gauges do not work in W10 (as they do not in W8.1).  RXP GNS430 is OK in W8.1 FSX.  Is it still OK in W10 FSX?

 

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Upgrading to Windows 10 is an option, not an automatic update. If Microsoft tried the latter without getting permission from its respective customers, they would be sued out of existence.

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the update to win 10 was sitting there waiting for me today.does anyone know what happens if you click on the update to win 10 and select hide update ,does it stop it or not

Peter

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Upgrading to Windows 10 is an option, not an automatic update. If Microsoft tried the latter without getting permission from its respective customers, they would be sued out of existence.

 

I don't think they're going to get sued for updating their own product.

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I take it from this that RXP FLT / FLN gauges do not work in W10 (as they do not in W8.1).  RXP GNS430 is OK in W8.1 FSX.  Is it still OK in W10 FSX?

 

 

I believe the answer is NO

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