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I have tried, several times, to like Windows 10. I played with it from the first developer previews on up to when it went GA (and that stupid "free" forced-upgrade period). There was nothing major wrong with the thing (that I noticed) other than the fact that a device or two that I have were no longer supported. (A photo printer I have 2 of and work fine). I also didn't care much for the GUI changes and it just "felt" intrusive - always tossing an ad for something. "Try Microsoft Office 2015" ... that kind of thing. I use my machines for software development - not as an extension of my phone. I use my phones as an extension of my main development machine, not the other way around. I also don't care for the fact that I would have to trash perfectly good printers over a software upgrade!

I keep a copy of Windows 10 in a VM so that I can test desktop applications I write (WinForms) to make sure nothing has been broken by the new version of the O/S - as I do have a client or two that have moved to it. So far no problems on that front at least.

I spent nearly 2 years fiddling with the thing trying to like it and finally decided that I just don't care for it. (Yeah, I know, I'm thick-headed!) I have finally locked my entire network down on Windows 7. It's not likely that I'm going to ever switch. My equipment is well maintained and I'm unlikely to buy another computer any time soon. I buy slightly older models of equipment anyway. (The last NEW machine I bought was this XPS 8300 and it's cattle-bred with an i7/2600 and upgraded with 1TB SSD and 16GB of main - pretty high performance). Windows 7 ain't going anywhere for a long time, IMHO. When it reaches end-of-support I'll just keep my firewall on the router tuned up and not worry about it. I haven't ever gotten hacked as it is in the last 10-15 years through all the versions of Windows I've used in this house so I'm not particularly worried about it.

I got better things to do (like build toys for my grandson!) than ride the "upgrade train" any longer. You can HAVE Windows 10!
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