Windows 10, don't brick your PC! Hold off!
Last Update: Jul 27, 2015
Let this new OS bake in the oven about 6 months!
I've been running Windows 10 Insider Preview on three of my computers for several months. Although there were only to be expected glitches in the early stages, Build 10240 has far from bricked any of them, and looks great. I've read some people have had problems, the most recent with Nvidia drivers, but I have no issues at all. Seems some may be more lucky than others.
Good to see you are doing well. Please remember I didn't write the article the link points to. I also feel the need to inform my fellow WA members so they can stay updated. You have been road testing Win 10 for sometime as an insider beta tester. The feed back Microsoft got from insider beta testers helped them try to repair issues. It's not just luck here, but there are countless PC hardware configurations also to consider along with different devices. Thank you for your post and input. Wish you continued success.
@ William - My error William, although you've started a great discussion! Am enjoying the feedback! My comment was aimed at crisp52 and I forgot to @crisp52 - I'm not always sure where my comment will appear, even if I post a reply directly under that person's comment. The system decides where best! My apologies William! :-)
Happens with every Windows release, about one thousand bugs for every release date lol.
Yes, wait a bit before upgrading. This will be Microsoft's last operating system update (or so they say) so we'll see if it will see better days...
Hi Parre, you are so right! It certainly won't hurt anything to hold off awhile. Very nice to hear from you! :)
Hi, William! Thank you for your advice, I will not upgrade until it is safe and ok. Sari
You are so welcome Sari, really no need to rush here. Already know there are driver issues and software compatibly problems. Also when someone bricks their PC, they turn it into a door stop ! :)
Best to you!
I think maybe a typo? Break makes more sense to me...
Brick! lol, Like turn it into a door stop! It's a term used in tech circles around here and there. Why I don't know. LOL
Do you mean 'break' or is that a new term?
In this context, letting the new Operating System bake in the oven is another way to suggest that you should let others find any bugs in the new OS, and let Microsoft fix those bugs before jumping in and committing yourself to Windows 10.
- a sentiment I completely agree with :)
Dennis I have been watching this very complex OS come together for sometime. Most people don't know it, but this OS is mobile top heavy. Microsoft had to find a way to add in code so a person on a desktop/laptop (non touch, non phone or tablet) can run it from a start menu and run all their programs on the desktop. I guess multi device OS ready, scary huh? LOL Interesting to see how this will workout, even more interesting will be Microsoft's tech support when things go wrong as some surely will. :)
Okay Dennis, I get the whole thing about baking in the oven, but what does Brick have to do with baking in the oven? Is it an analogy of a brick baking in the oven to become hardened?
Apologies for the incomplete explanation Edu!
If you have a piece of equipment such as a smartphone, and you accidentally drop it in some water, you've probably bricked it - meaning it can only be used as a brick, since it won't function anymore. You may be able to recover from having bricked your smartphone by removing the battery and drying it out, but...
It's the same with an operating system change. For example, if Windows 10 doesn't have a driver for your graphics card, nothing will show up on your monitor, and you're hosed. You've just bricked your computer. You can probably recover from the problem, but not without a certain amount of hassle.
Hope this helps,
Hi William -
I'll wait for a bit for the bugs to work themselves out, then give it a try.
From what I understand, there is a 30 day period during which you can roll back to Windows 7 - but having said that, I'll be sure to have an up to date, bootable backup on an external hard drive so I can return from the dead in a worst case scenario!
Ah! That's better! Now I understand completely! Thank you for going to extra lengths to explain it to me. Much appreciated! You're a star!
Hey Dennis that is the hot setup , you can clone or image your system's HDD. Let me check around and find an excellent program that will manage that for you. I am told it works and gets along with Win 7 very well, oh and it's FREE! Sorry I forgot the name, but I will hunt it down for you.
I've got the base covered though - I'm using Casper 8 to do the bootable backup, and using SyncToy from Microsoft for files not on the C: drive.
Too bad I didn't have my act together enough to hunt down a free bit of software for the bootable backup - but at least SyncToy was free!
OK Dennis, if you have what you need then great. If on the other hand you want to do the job with something else just let me know. I would be very happy to help!
I am already that far, to not believe the advantage of an upgrade, I have to convince my husband, so I have send your link through about 25 inch down the room :)
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Thank you for the link to the article. It's a bit clearer and I think I will wait awhile. Besides not sure if my PC even qualifies. :)