Sunday, November 1, 2020

Well here we go again!


On January 15th, 2020 I posted my short ride with Windows 10 installation on my PC.  I was having issues with the upgrade and I decided to downgrade back to Windows 7 pro. It's now 10 months later and I am getting the Windows 10 itch again. I was having sound card issues for my WSJT-X and JTDX programs when using Windows 10.....but I am hoping now those issues have been dealt with. I have also read and seen some YouTube videos on how to stop Windows 10 from doing updates. It seems at times Windows updates cause issues with some ham radio software. This time around if I go ahead with Windows 10 I will do a fresh install and not overtop of Windows 7. 

I am looking forward to the input of those of you who are using or have upgraded to Windows 10 and what has been your experience and what advice do you have?

4 comments:

  1. Hello Mike, I have no issues with W10. And even let it upgrade without any problems. The only advice I can give you is that you need to give access to the mic for several amateurradio programs at the security (privacy) level. The standard setting is off, so no one can listen to your voice by accident. So, if you don't see anything in the waterfall you know what to do now....good luck! 73, Bas

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    1. Good afternoon Bas, thanks very much for the info and if it's that simple I will be a happy camper with Win 10.
      73,
      Mike
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  2. I agree with Bas. I've used W10 both at work and at home (and in the shack) since it first came out and I've had no problems whatsoever with it. I permit every update to go ahead and haven't suffered any problems. Originally, I did miss the Media Player of the old OS (which prevented me from using my built-in TV Tuner, but I've got over that now :-)

    73, Tom, M7MCQ

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    1. Good morning Tom and very encouraging to hear this, I have been reading some bad news stories regarding the updates and how it affects the sound card for the digital modes. The big picture is sooner or later I am going to have to update.....it's just the question of sooner or later?
      73,
      Mike
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