Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices Page: [1] 2   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/10/2016 8:05:30 PM   
witpqs


Posts: 21800
Joined: 10/4/2004
From: Argleton
Status: offline
For those who wonder about Windows 10 making it and maybe have been putting off their own upgrade plans. This one looks like it is here to stay.

I have a Windows 7 desktop that I will upgrade in "a few months" while the free upgrade is still available. My laptop is already upgraded to Windows 10 (that one had Windows 8/8.1 on it so it was an easy call to upgrade).

This is a Microsoft announcement/status report.
Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices

< Message edited by witpqs -- 1/10/2016 9:53:45 PM >


_____________________________

Post #: 1
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/10/2016 8:28:44 PM   
Colonel Mustard


Posts: 360
Joined: 11/22/2012
From: Upstate New York USA
Status: offline
Funny you should post this....I just made the Windows 7-to-10 upgrade a couple hours ago.

Most everything is running well so far. I had a hiccup with my e-mail, but after some looking I think my provider was down for awhile. Haven't played AE yet, but I did load the game, and it seemed to be okay except for the return of some lag when clicking. It might just need a couple refinements to the command line.

_____________________________

"It's all according to how your boogaloo situation stands, you understand."

(in reply to witpqs)
Post #: 2
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/10/2016 10:03:18 PM   
Zorch

 

Posts: 2928
Joined: 3/7/2010
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

This is a Microsoft announcement/status report.
Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices

Oh the horror! (shudder).

I'll upgrade when they pry Windows 7 from my cold dead hands.

(in reply to witpqs)
Post #: 3
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 12:20:39 AM   
wdolson

 

Posts: 10212
Joined: 6/28/2006
From: Near Portland, OR
Status: offline
I'm still coming to terms with upgrading to Windows 7.

Bill

_____________________________

WitP AE - Test team lead, programmer

(in reply to Zorch)
Post #: 4
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 12:31:39 AM   
Jorge_Stanbury


Posts: 3124
Joined: 2/29/2012
From: Lima and Toronto
Status: offline
My rule is to never change operating systems... everytime I buy a new laptop, it will come with whatever version is the latest. I simply can't find any reason to upgrade: at most it will have a small performance improvement, but the potential risk of messing up all my stuff, WITP-AE in particular, is to much for me

I really prefer to avoid writing in the "tech support" sub-forum as much as I can

< Message edited by Jorge_Stanbury -- 1/11/2016 1:34:42 AM >

(in reply to wdolson)
Post #: 5
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 12:32:58 AM   
BillBrown


Posts: 1119
Joined: 6/15/2002
Status: offline
I think I will be keeping Windows 7 for a long time.

(in reply to Jorge_Stanbury)
Post #: 6
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 12:50:33 AM   
Colonel Mustard


Posts: 360
Joined: 11/22/2012
From: Upstate New York USA
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Jorge_Stanbury

My rule is to never change operating systems... everytime I buy a new laptop, it will come with whatever version is the latest. I simply can't find any reason to upgrade: at most it will have a small performance improvement, but the potential risk of messing up all my stuff, WITP-AE in particular, is to much for me

I really prefer to avoid writing in the "tech support" sub-forum as much as I can

I have the same philosophy, but I've developed some problems with my system, and the upgrade was my best hope. It's either Windows 10 fixes the issues, or it's off to buy a new computer.

_____________________________

"It's all according to how your boogaloo situation stands, you understand."

(in reply to Jorge_Stanbury)
Post #: 7
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 1:23:09 AM   
wdolson

 

Posts: 10212
Joined: 6/28/2006
From: Near Portland, OR
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Jorge_Stanbury

My rule is to never change operating systems... everytime I buy a new laptop, it will come with whatever version is the latest. I simply can't find any reason to upgrade: at most it will have a small performance improvement, but the potential risk of messing up all my stuff, WITP-AE in particular, is to much for me

I really prefer to avoid writing in the "tech support" sub-forum as much as I can


Often performance degrades with a new OS because Microsoft doesn't put much effort into making new versions faster and they just bloat more and more. Most of my computers are desktops and I only use laptops for travel. I usually downgrade the OS to something I like better. My last laptop came with Win 8 and I immediately downgraded to Win 7. The one before that came with Vista and I downgraded to XP first thing.

I also configure Windows to look and act as much like Win 95 as possible. I didn't understand why until I started learning more about dyslexia. I'm mildly dyslexic and one thing dyslexics rely on is patterns. When the OS looks and feels like Win 95, I don't have to think about anything because the patterns are deeply ingrained at this point.

I have a friend who is severely dyslexic and she is even more dependent on patterns. Another friend who is an expert in all things Apple (he was a software developer there for a while) did some stuff with her iPhone and he arranged things in a way he thought was more efficient and she had a meltdown because the icons were not in the same place. He was bewildered, but I immediately saw it as a more extreme version of what I need. For her, she gets paralyzed if the interface changes too much.

My friend is a master at patterns though. She was studying fashion design and one of the things she had to do for one of her projects was do some sort of art thing that had no pattern to it. On the day it was due, she said she couldn't do the assignment because everything she tried had a pattern to it. The instructor said everyone else was able to do the assignment. My friend went through every assignment and pointed out the pattern in every one of them. She got an A on the assignment.

Bill

_____________________________

WitP AE - Test team lead, programmer

(in reply to Jorge_Stanbury)
Post #: 8
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 6:21:24 AM   
Reg


Posts: 2660
Joined: 5/26/2000
From: Victoria, Australia
Status: online

I'm running Vista video drivers (and what a convoluted process they were to install ) because Win8 doesn't support my hardware (which performs quite adequately by the way ).

I can't see myself upgrading in a hurry....



_____________________________

Cheers,
Reg.

(One day I will learn to spell - or check before posting....)
Uh oh, Firefox has a spell checker!! What excuse can I use now!!!

(in reply to wdolson)
Post #: 9
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 7:26:56 AM   
oaltinyay


Posts: 453
Joined: 12/20/2012
From: La Sublime Porte
Status: offline
Win10 is nice and clean and WITPAE actually running quite smoothly.

_____________________________

"Battles are fought by cowards afraid to run" - Gene Wolfe

(in reply to Reg)
Post #: 10
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 7:40:31 AM   
Chris H

 

Posts: 4883
Joined: 1/17/2002
From: Bexhill-on-Sea, E Sussex
Status: offline
I did last week. Had no major problem only minor one like were to find stuff and getting rid of stuff that I'll never use (or want).

(in reply to witpqs)
Post #: 11
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 2:07:21 PM   
Roger Neilson 3


Posts: 978
Joined: 4/12/2012
From: Bedlington, Northumberland, UK
Status: offline
It keeps asking me to upgrade and then when it tries to it says my display drivers are not compatible so sadly I have to stick in the past.....

I am so so sad.....

Roger

_____________________________

An unplanned dynasty: Roger Neilson, Roger Neilson 11, previous posts 898+1515.

(in reply to Chris H)
Post #: 12
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 2:16:28 PM   
kaleun

 

Posts: 5126
Joined: 5/29/2002
From: Colorado
Status: offline
No way I'm upgrading my alienware laptop to 10. I made sure when I bought it that it came with 7.
My wife's laptop has 10 in it and I hate it. It also has witpae on my side of it, and yes, there is some lag to it.
My worry is that this game might not work with the next iteration of windows, then what'll I do?

_____________________________

Appear at places to which he must hasten; move swiftly where he does not expect you.
Sun Tzu

(in reply to Roger Neilson 3)
Post #: 13
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 2:26:31 PM   
m10bob


Posts: 8176
Joined: 11/3/2002
From: Dismal Seepage Indiana
Status: offline
I upgraded to Win10 when it first came out..Microsoft has doing the upgrades all along and a recent one was pretty long, maybe ten minutes on my very fast server.

Some folks are concerned about the built in "spyware", and turning them off in the program itself does not kill all of it.

The nice thing is I was directed to a free download of "Spybot Anti-Beacon" which is easy to install and very user friendly.
It allows you to tweak what you wish to block and has a very good success rate.
Matrixgames run fine on Win10..

NOTE:I have heard that some folks who did the Win10 upgrade but later went back to 7 or 8 DID have problems with other programs.
My contacts are worldwide and for some reason, Australians seem to report more problems with this than others.

_____________________________




(in reply to kaleun)
Post #: 14
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 2:56:10 PM   
witpqs


Posts: 21800
Joined: 10/4/2004
From: Argleton
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Roger Neilson 3

It keeps asking me to upgrade and then when it tries to it says my display drivers are not compatible so sadly I have to stick in the past.....

I am so so sad.....

Roger

Is that via Parallels?

_____________________________


(in reply to Roger Neilson 3)
Post #: 15
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 3:39:35 PM   
JocMeister

 

Posts: 8260
Joined: 7/29/2009
From: Sweden
Status: offline
Running Windows 7. Won´t upgrade until next reinstall. That will either happen in a year or so OR some HW failure.

(in reply to witpqs)
Post #: 16
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 3:48:34 PM   
witpqs


Posts: 21800
Joined: 10/4/2004
From: Argleton
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: JocMeister

Running Windows 7. Won´t upgrade until next reinstall. That will either happen in a year or so OR some HW failure.

FYI, the free upgrade offer is (AFAIK) running until the end of July 2016.

_____________________________


(in reply to JocMeister)
Post #: 17
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 4:17:37 PM   
Dili

 

Posts: 3792
Joined: 9/10/2004
Status: offline
Win 7 and will never(contingent on my work needs) upgrade for a OS that is a big loss in privacy and user control. If i update will be for Linux in say 4-5 years. I installed Mint 17 in an old laptop and it is perfectly functional and they keep improving it.

(in reply to witpqs)
Post #: 18
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 4:19:21 PM   
geofflambert


Posts: 11567
Joined: 12/23/2010
From: St. Louis
Status: offline
How come Windows upgrades always seem like downgrades? They keep hiding more and more stuff and making it harder to control your own device.

_____________________________


(in reply to witpqs)
Post #: 19
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 5:59:49 PM   
kaleun

 

Posts: 5126
Joined: 5/29/2002
From: Colorado
Status: offline
quote:

How come Windows upgrades always seem like downgrades? They keep hiding more and more stuff and making it harder to control your own device.


So they can have more control over you and your computer, and figure out how to make you pay over and over for things that you should only have to pay once.

Of course, as more users move to Apple or Linux, their business plan might have to change.

Only reason I am still using windows is WITPAE, it seems complicated to make it work under Apple.

_____________________________

Appear at places to which he must hasten; move swiftly where he does not expect you.
Sun Tzu

(in reply to geofflambert)
Post #: 20
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 6:21:58 PM   
Franciscus


Posts: 417
Joined: 12/22/2010
From: Portugal
Status: offline
No Windows 10 for me.

I use an iMac 27 from 2011, with Windows 7 in BootCamp. The only reason I use Windows 7 is for gaming purposes. Everything works fine.
Luckily Apple says that my iMac is not "Windows 10 compatible" (it is more than that, spec wise), so no Bootcamp support for it. I am very happy this is so . I don't even have to endure the constant messages to upgrade Windows, BootCamp took care of them for me

My other experience was trying to upgrade an Asus laptop running Windows 7 (that I rarely use). Everything was supposedly compatible. The "upgrade" ran for more than 10 hours, ending in a completely unresponsive black screen. The only thing that worked was the system restore to Windows 7. .

Any comparison to the always free, seamless, quick and real upgrades of OSX is a pure joke...

Regards

< Message edited by Franciscus -- 1/11/2016 7:25:28 PM >


_____________________________

AJE team member

(in reply to kaleun)
Post #: 21
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 6:43:07 PM   
kaleun

 

Posts: 5126
Joined: 5/29/2002
From: Colorado
Status: offline
How easy is Bootcamp to use?

_____________________________

Appear at places to which he must hasten; move swiftly where he does not expect you.
Sun Tzu

(in reply to Franciscus)
Post #: 22
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 7:06:26 PM   
Franciscus


Posts: 417
Joined: 12/22/2010
From: Portugal
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: kaleun

How easy is Bootcamp to use?


Very easy. It is basically the Apple way of allowing a dual system setup. You load BootCamp and it guides you to install Windows (you have to have a valid, legit CD or ISO version of Windows and sufficient freespace in your hard drive to create a separate partition for Windows and for whatever you want to use under Windows). The installation of everything needed is handled by BootCamp.
There are easy to follow instructions, on screen and at Apple support

After windows is installed, you can either:

- dual boot when firing up your Mac

- or go to Windows from a osX session, by selecting the windows partition to restart (it closes OsX and restarts your Mac in Windows).

In Windows it all works natively, exactly like any Windows-PC. It is not an emulator or shell, like Wine or Crossover

Regards

< Message edited by Franciscus -- 1/11/2016 8:09:07 PM >


_____________________________

AJE team member

(in reply to kaleun)
Post #: 23
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 7:08:27 PM   
kaleun

 

Posts: 5126
Joined: 5/29/2002
From: Colorado
Status: offline
Maybe my next laptop will be an apple

_____________________________

Appear at places to which he must hasten; move swiftly where he does not expect you.
Sun Tzu

(in reply to Franciscus)
Post #: 24
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 8:01:14 PM   
geofflambert


Posts: 11567
Joined: 12/23/2010
From: St. Louis
Status: offline
I think my next laptop will be a pepperoni, sausage and black olive pizza. Maybe anchovies too.

_____________________________


(in reply to kaleun)
Post #: 25
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 9:29:03 PM   
crsutton


Posts: 9170
Joined: 12/6/2002
From: Maryland
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Jorge_Stanbury

My rule is to never change operating systems... everytime I buy a new laptop, it will come with whatever version is the latest. I simply can't find any reason to upgrade: at most it will have a small performance improvement, but the potential risk of messing up all my stuff, WITP-AE in particular, is to much for me

I really prefer to avoid writing in the "tech support" sub-forum as much as I can



Yep, every time I have upgraded OS it has fu*ked my life in one way or another. Don't have a problem with it per say but will just wait for the next computer. Win 7 works fine for me.

_____________________________

I am the Holy Roman Emperor and am above grammar.

Sigismund of Luxemburg

(in reply to Jorge_Stanbury)
Post #: 26
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 10:45:57 PM   
Colonel Mustard


Posts: 360
Joined: 11/22/2012
From: Upstate New York USA
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: geofflambert

How come Windows upgrades always seem like downgrades? They keep hiding more and more stuff and making it harder to control your own device.

You don't need to control your own device; you WILL BE ASSIMILATED. You, Gorn, of all of us, should know that.

_____________________________

"It's all according to how your boogaloo situation stands, you understand."

(in reply to geofflambert)
Post #: 27
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/11/2016 11:01:12 PM   
claymore58


Posts: 11
Joined: 12/8/2010
From: Brisbane
Status: offline
I have been running Win 10 since close to the release date. No issues with any Slitherine/Matrix game. WitPAE settings that I use on my desktop (no lag): "H:\Matrix Games\War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition\War in the Pacific Admiral Edition.exe" -altFont -archive -fd -deepColor -px1920 -py1080 -fixedArt -noFire -cpu4
I recommend the upgrade. 10 is essentially a faster version of 7 (don't mention 8). And disable all the "official" spyware.

(in reply to Colonel Mustard)
Post #: 28
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/12/2016 1:40:17 AM   
Zigurat666


Posts: 359
Joined: 9/26/2008
Status: offline
Typical Windows 10 users






Attachment (1)

(in reply to witpqs)
Post #: 29
RE: Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices - 1/12/2016 3:27:10 AM   
wdolson

 

Posts: 10212
Joined: 6/28/2006
From: Near Portland, OR
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: kaleun

Maybe my next laptop will be an apple


APPle makes good hardware, but their OSs do my head in. Microsoft is doing a good job shooting themselves in the foot.

Bill

_____________________________

WitP AE - Test team lead, programmer

(in reply to kaleun)
Post #: 30
Page:   [1] 2   next >   >>
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> Windows 10 Now Active on over 200 Million Devices Page: [1] 2   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.514