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    Windows 10

    If you have upgraded to W10, mind sharing your experience? I want to but I was wondering how much it costs once the 'free' is over and what if any internet fees apply? Please share. Thanks!

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    I haven't heard good things about it. I am still running XP which I considered the best software Microsoft ever developed. Good Luck.
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    I upgraded to 10 on my laptop and so far not too many complaints mostly just getting used to a new interface. I will upgrade to 10 on my desktop sometime in mid January. As I understand it there will be no costs if you upgrade to 10 during the free period. If not, then you will have to pay for it. The internet fees apply just like in all other versions. You can't really use your computer for much without an internet connection. I believe there was a major upgrade to 10 in late Dec which fixed a lot of the earlier complaints. Hope this helps.

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    i'm on XP too, afraid of 10 since i've not heard good things
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    I bought a new computer in August and waited to pick it up in September, so they computer store (custom build) could install a clean copy of Windows 10 instead of doing an upgrade. My son upgraded his laptop from Windows 8 to 10.

    I have not problems at all with the interface. I have been using Windows since it first came out and generally there is a period of adjusting. I have used different versions of Windows on different computers the same day at work and it is not hard to go back and forth between OS on the different computers.

    I do have an issue that when I use Internet Explorer on this site and this site alone, that my key strokes do not register properly and I have to back up and retype repeatedly. I have brought this to the admins attention, but got no reply. They will have to upgrade the code in the site sooner than later.
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    Most often it is an easier transition if you have a newer machine. I have been advised to avoid it if you don't use your machine for work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post

    I do have an issue that when I use Internet Explorer on this site and this site alone, that my key strokes do not register properly and I have to back up and retype repeatedly. I have brought this to the admins attention, but got no reply. They will have to upgrade the code in the site sooner than later.
    I had this problem and it was not specific to Windows 10, but it was specific to this site only. There was a fix suggested by someone on this board and it worked! I will see if I can find that message, if you're interested, please pm me.
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    I did the upgrade to Windows 10 in August 2015. I thought I was having problems with it, turns out it was a problem with my laptop battery to laptop syncing.
    I have had no problems with Windows 10 itself, I did have to re-install a driver for one program I run after the Windows 10 switch.
    It works very well for me. In my area, the upgrade is free until sometime in July 2016. After that there will be a charge but I don't know what that will be.
    My tech support guy did tell me that there will be limited support for Window 7 or 8 on an ongoing basis and it will be discontinued entirely once Microsoft is sure the bugs are out of 10.
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    My husband and I both upgraded to Windows 10 last summer/fall and haven't experienced any problems at all. We upgraded from Window 7 and our machines are both 3 to 4 years old. While 10 is a bit different from 7 it has been fairly easy to find everything I was looking for and we haven't experienced any compatibility issues at all. Give it a try - it wasn't bad at all.

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    I upgraded and liked 10 but had to go back to Windows 8 (which I hate) because 10 isn't compatible with my cable wifi feed... Hopefully fixed soon.
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    I ♥love♥ ♥love♥ ♥love♥ WIN10!
    It is only a 3gb software update, and afterwards your computer works almost like an Apple iPad. For me, the only difference is that my pc runs a lot faster ...and programs are now called apps.
    Sure, I had to adjust to certain changes, but once I got over my apprehension, it was all so easy!!!
    ALL my quilting, embroidery and book-keeping software is functioning as before....well, maybe even a bit better, because the computer is faster.
    For safety sake, I first saved all my files, etc. on an external hard-drive, but it was not even necessary.
    I don't miss the old Windows 7 or 8 .....this one "feels" lighter and easier to use.
    HTH

    ETA: Win10 is free until (? July) 2016. After that, you have to buy the program.
    BUT.....ALL updates are free of charge. Just like Apple.
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    I upgraded to Windows 10 during the free time. I have had no problems. I have a son who is a software engineer and he checked out drivers, internet compatibility, etc. after I did the installation. He generally keeps me out of snafu problems I could create on my own. I like the new program. My husband had XP but was starting to have major issues. A new computer and new programs were in order. It is hard to keep up with the technology for sure-but I try.

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    Upgraded about 3 weeks ago and not noticing any problems. I like it sooooo much better than 8 (what were they thinking with version 8?) The upgrade itself went very smoothly also.
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    I love the 10 and have not had to pay for ANYTHING - otherwise I wouldn't have gotten it. I just write letters, tend to my bills and my quilt stuff, nothing really important, so I don't worry about it. I just llike to keep my computer as "clean" as possible. Edie
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    Has anybody who uses 6D Embroidery Software upgraded to Windows 10? Do they work together?

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    If I can do it, anybody can! My son actually did the install and got me going, my 8 yr old grand daughter helps when I'm stuck. Both of them tell me "Don't be afraid Gran, Just click a button!" My computer runs much faster. To me, its a black box with buttons to push! I have help if I need it, and it does everything its always done, so I say give it a try!

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    I upgraded on 3 of our computers (we have 4 but I use one for work) and no problems so far. We have been running W10 for about 2 months or so now. I love it personally. But I understand different people like different things. No fees that I am aware of either. Hope this helps.

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    I have windows 8, and vista. I upgraded my windows 7 and had problems. l also have a new laptop windows 10. I had to re-load some software that didn't integrate properly. If you have a lot of programs on your PC, you might wait a bit longer until more bugs are fixed. BTW some of thee are my DH's.

    If it ain't broke don't fix it. Make sure you have virus protection and your PC should be good for longtime. I still use an old windows XP for the photoshop which I can't move to the new one.

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    I downloaded it and it worked for about 1 week and then all kinds of strange things began to happen. Since I was still within the trial period I was able to switch back to Win 7. I dread having to update to 10 until all the bugs are worked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sew Freak View Post
    If you have upgraded to W10, mind sharing your experience? I want to but I was wondering how much it costs once the 'free' is over and what if any internet fees apply? Please share. Thanks!
    I was having all kinds of little issues with the laptop, so the IT shop replaced the hard drive, and at the same time, upgraded to Windows 10. The hard drive made it operate so much faster, and I no longer have the issues with different websites, maybe because Windows 10 comes with a new browser, Edge.

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    I upgraded and like it fine. A few things to get used to.
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    I understand internet explorer will not be supported that much longer since windows 10 has its new browser Edge.

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    I love my windows 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sew Freak View Post
    If you have upgraded to W10, mind sharing your experience? I want to but I was wondering how much it costs once the 'free' is over and what if any internet fees apply? Please share. Thanks!

    I had Windows 8 or 8.1. Wasn't happy with it. Heard Windows 10 was a lot better, so I upgraded. I don't like it either. I'd switch to Apple (I have an. iPad) but I wouldn't be able to transfer all the pictures I have on my Windows 8.1 or 10.

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    I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 shortly after it became available without charge. This is probably one of the best decisions I've made.

    For me, Windows 10 runs as smooth as silk! Two months ago, I added Microsoft Office to replace my dependency on Google. I subscribed to MO and have auto payments by EFT monthly.I couldn't be happier with the software. Granted, there is a MS engineer in the family. My independent opinion comes straight from the mind and heart.

    I downloaded the Windows 10 myself and haven't had to consult with the MS engineer to run the software.
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