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I got the upgrade notification on my Win 7 SP1 desktop, but not my Win 7 SP1 laptop. Weird. Both are running legal copies.

I ran Windows update manually on the laptop. and it says I'm all up to date. :scratchin
 

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dpeters11 said:
On your laptop, download CoreInfo
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc835722.aspx

Run it from a command prompt

If it is 32 bit, look for a * by these lines:
NX
PAE
SSE2

64 bit:
CX16
LAHF-SAHF
PrefetchW (very bottom of the list)

I've also seen cases, at least with CX16 that the processor may support it, but not the motherboard.

If it detects the system as not compatible, you won't see the tray icon.
Thanks. I'm 64-bit and it looks like I have a star next to all 3. It's a Dell XPS M1330 with 4GB of memory.

D:\Coreinfo>coreinfo

Coreinfo v3.31 - Dump information on system CPU and memory topology
Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz
Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13, GenuineIntel
Microcode signature: 000000A3
HTT * Hyperthreading enabled
HYPERVISOR - Hypervisor is present
VMX - Supports Intel hardware-assisted virtualization
SVM - Supports AMD hardware-assisted virtualization
X64 * Supports 64-bit mode

SMX - Supports Intel trusted execution
SKINIT - Supports AMD SKINIT

NX * Supports no-execute page protection
SMEP - Supports Supervisor Mode Execution Prevention
SMAP - Supports Supervisor Mode Access Prevention
PAGE1GB - Supports 1 GB large pages
PAE * Supports > 32-bit physical addresses
PAT * Supports Page Attribute Table
PSE * Supports 4 MB pages
PSE36 * Supports > 32-bit address 4 MB pages
PGE * Supports global bit in page tables
SS * Supports bus snooping for cache operations
VME * Supports Virtual-8086 mode
RDWRFSGSBASE - Supports direct GS/FS base access

FPU * Implements i387 floating point instructions
MMX * Supports MMX instruction set
MMXEXT - Implements AMD MMX extensions
3DNOW - Supports 3DNow! instructions
3DNOWEXT - Supports 3DNow! extension instructions
SSE * Supports Streaming SIMD Extensions
SSE2 * Supports Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
SSE3 * Supports Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
SSSE3 * Supports Supplemental SIMD Extensions 3
SSE4a - Supports Streaming SIMDR Extensions 4a
SSE4.1 - Supports Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.1
SSE4.2 - Supports Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.2

AES - Supports AES extensions
AVX - Supports AVX intruction extensions
FMA - Supports FMA extensions using YMM state
MSR * Implements RDMSR/WRMSR instructions
MTRR * Supports Memory Type Range Registers
XSAVE - Supports XSAVE/XRSTOR instructions
OSXSAVE - Supports XSETBV/XGETBV instructions
RDRAND - Supports RDRAND instruction
RDSEED - Supports RDSEED instruction

CMOV * Supports CMOVcc instruction
CLFSH * Supports CLFLUSH instruction
CX8 * Supports compare and exchange 8-byte instructions
CX16 * Supports CMPXCHG16B instruction
BMI1 - Supports bit manipulation extensions 1
BMI2 - Supports bit manipulation extensions 2
ADX - Supports ADCX/ADOX instructions
DCA - Supports prefetch from memory-mapped device
F16C - Supports half-precision instruction
FXSR * Supports FXSAVE/FXSTOR instructions
FFXSR - Supports optimized FXSAVE/FSRSTOR instruction
MONITOR * Supports MONITOR and MWAIT instructions
MOVBE - Supports MOVBE instruction
ERMSB - Supports Enhanced REP MOVSB/STOSB
PCLMULDQ - Supports PCLMULDQ instruction
POPCNT - Supports POPCNT instruction
LZCNT - Supports LZCNT instruction
SEP * Supports fast system call instructions
LAHF-SAHF * Supports LAHF/SAHF instructions in 64-bit mode
HLE - Supports Hardware Lock Elision instructions
RTM - Supports Restricted Transactional Memory instructions

DE * Supports I/O breakpoints including CR4.DE
DTES64 * Can write history of 64-bit branch addresses
DS * Implements memory-resident debug buffer
DS-CPL * Supports Debug Store feature with CPL
PCID - Supports PCIDs and settable CR4.PCIDE
INVPCID - Supports INVPCID instruction
PDCM * Supports Performance Capabilities MSR
RDTSCP - Supports RDTSCP instruction
TSC * Supports RDTSC instruction
TSC-DEADLINE - Local APIC supports one-shot deadline timer
TSC-INVARIANT - TSC runs at constant rate
xTPR * Supports disabling task priority messages

EIST * Supports Enhanced Intel Speedstep
ACPI * Implements MSR for power management
TM * Implements thermal monitor circuitry
TM2 * Implements Thermal Monitor 2 control
APIC * Implements software-accessible local APIC
x2APIC - Supports x2APIC

CNXT-ID - L1 data cache mode adaptive or BIOS

MCE * Supports Machine Check, INT18 and CR4.MCE
MCA * Implements Machine Check Architecture
PBE * Supports use of FERR#/PBE# pin

PSN - Implements 96-bit processor serial number

PREFETCHW * Supports PREFETCHW instruction

Maximum implemented CPUID leaves: 0000000A (Basic), 80000008 (Extended).

Logical to Physical Processor Map:
*- Physical Processor 0
-* Physical Processor 1

Logical Processor to Socket Map:
** Socket 0

Logical Processor to NUMA Node Map:
** NUMA Node 0

No NUMA nodes.

Logical Processor to Cache Map:
*- Data Cache 0, Level 1, 32 KB, Assoc 8, LineSize 64
*- Instruction Cache 0, Level 1, 32 KB, Assoc 8, LineSize 64
-* Data Cache 1, Level 1, 32 KB, Assoc 8, LineSize 64
-* Instruction Cache 1, Level 1, 32 KB, Assoc 8, LineSize 64
** Unified Cache 0, Level 2, 2 MB, Assoc 8, LineSize 64

Logical Processor to Group Map:
** Group 0

D:\Coreinfo>
 

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Tom Robertson said:
There should be a program in C:|windows\system32\GWX that might give you the toolbar icon. Conveniently named, GWX.exe. :)

I had to do that on one computer.

Peace,
Tom
Thanks, Tom. Found it, ran it, but no love. Rebooted and then ran it as administrator, still no luck. This machine is a 2 GHz core 2 with 4GB. Maybe better to leave 7 on it anyway. :)
 

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dpeters11 said:
Try this:
  • Open Notepad
  • Copy the following text and paste it into Notepad:
Checked update history and it shows I have both the requisite win 7 windows updates. Funny thing is KB2952664 didn't come until I forced a Windows update tonite (before I ran GWX.exe, BTW), so I wonder if they aren't staggering them. I got the other one yesterday.

I ran that batch file and it appears to be looping, however.

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:45:56 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:07:31 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:42:48 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:58:50 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:55:27 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:37:16 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:55:52 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:15:55 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:38:15 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:41:12 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:23:27 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:10:42 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:29:56 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:51:28 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:48:19 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:20:42 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:39:45 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:37:59 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:36:01 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:32:25 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 3:46:20 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:30:02 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser"

Folder: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
TaskName Next Run Time Status
======================================== ====================== ===============
Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser 6/3/2015 4:27:57 AM Running

C:\temp>schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft
Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready

C:\temp>if NOT "1" == "0" ping localhost 1>nul & goto :CompatCheckRunning
 

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dpeters11 said:
Try this one, there is a changed error level.

REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\UpgradeExperienceIndicators" /v UpgEx | findstr UpgEx
if "%errorlevel%" == "0" GOTO RunGWX
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Appraiser" /v UtcOnetimeSend /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
schtasks /run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser"
:CompatCheckRunning
schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser"
schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready
if NOT "%errorlevel%" == "1" ping localhost >nul &goto :CompatCheckRunning
:RunGWX
schtasks /run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfig"
This reported that GWX ran successfully, but still no windows icon in the tray, like I see with my desktop PC. Tried running it through task manager as well. I'll wait a couple more days and retry. Thanks for the help.
 

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What's also funny is that yesterday's laptop update generated a "congratulations" e-mail, sent to me today. No confirmation e-mail came after my desktop upgrade request, IIRC. Its upgrade status flag tells me I'm good to go, however.
 

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I had the windows 10 update flag on my desktop PC from day one (as opposed to my laptop, which finally showed it about a month later). Sometime earlier this week, however, the update flag just disappeared from the desktop, even though it's still on the laptop. As a result, I downloaded the ISO installer and burned it to a DVD.

My desktop is an i7-3770 with 16GB of memory and it took about 90 minutes to install (64-bit pro), but it's up and running just fine, so far. I had about 5 dozen apps installed, and everything I've tried so far is working as expected, including the start-up apps. Fingers-crossed.
 

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So far, I'm completely underwhelmed by 10. App performance seems to be identical, and since I don't use a touch screen or choose to use any Microsoft services (mail, browser, calendar, contacts, etc), I'm not sure what the advantage is using this over 7. I see I have 30 days to revert back. I may just do that because I find all the Microsoft service hooks embedded in the UI annoying, to be honest.
 

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dpeters11 said:
I'm keeping it simply for the under the hood security improvements and such
Fingers-crossed they'll migrate those security improvements back into Win 7 updates.

Good news is reverting to 7 works like a charm. If/when I want to run Windows on a touch-screen device, I'll re-think moving to 10. Without any detectable performance improvements over 7, tho, I'd rather stick with the "simpler" 7 UI. Glad I tried it out, tho, so I could experience it first-hand.
 

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phrelin said:
It's not a big transition problem moving from 8.1 to 10, so far.
From the brief amount of time I spent with it, it was a pretty smooth transition from the 7 desktop as well, IMHO. Didn't take long to figure out where a few things moved to.
 

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Whoever said "There's no such thing as free lunch" may have been anticipating the release of Windows 10. :p

By default, IMO, Win10 invades one privacy more than any other app or service I've ever used. I feel bad for the non-technical folks who won't know how much of their personal info is being shipped off to the cloud or how to prevent it.

A freeware program called DoNotSpy10 will install Open Candy ad-ware, so I don't recommend installing it unless you know how to clean up your PC post-installation with a program like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Here are screen grabs from it, tho, that list different Win-10 privacy-related options you might want to check on your own machines:
 

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dpeters11 said:
The real problem is there is a lot of FUD. Access to microphone for example doesn't mean Microsoft is listening in.

What gets me is that some of those afraid of Microsoft use Google email and Android and don't have an issue there.
IIRC, when I installed an app under Windows 7, I was made aware what was going on; I had to allow it to access private messages or features, like my camera or microphone. I would have less of a problem with Win 10 if I had to opt in, instead of opt out, because the default privacy settings might not be to my liking.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-violates-your-privacy-by-default-heres-how-you-can-protect-yourself/
 

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My main point is that I've seen comments such as "Microsoft is listening to everything you say, they are watching you through your camera, recording all keystrokes."
They are capturing some of your keystrokes, at least if you use Cortana. Don't get me wrong, I trust Microsoft, but what if Microsoft gets hacked? It's not likely, but certainly possible. I worry about identity theft, and I don't want to risk a hacker having access to my personal correspondence. Just me, tho.
 

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dpeters11 said:
But if they don't capture what you type in Cortana, how else would it work? It's like complaining that Google tracks what you search on Google. Maybe it could be anonymized but the results still have to get back to you.
Ya. I get the search results, but (assuming I configured my privacy options correctly :p), Google's not associating those results with my account. As a result, I believe I can query Google Now by voice to my heart's content without worrying about privacy. Can't do that with Cortana, AFAIK.

https://www.google.com/settings/accounthistory/search

https://myaccount.google.com/privacy
 

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I hate that "file details" now take up horizontal real estate in folder view, rather than sit at the bottom of the window, like in Win 7.

I relented and upgraded to 10 because I'm the "PC support" guy in my family and some family members are in the market for new PCs that will come with 10 installed, so I need to be conversant in it. That said, since I don't use a touch-screen PC or Windows tablet or phone, I'm still trying to find one way Win 10 has improved my mouse/keyboard computing experience over Win 7.

If it wasn't free, my guess is the % of Win 10 upgrades would be no higher than the 8.1 upgrades. Just my .02.
 
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