I found a thread on here asking the same thing, but couldn't seem to find a clear answer. It sounds like some people are having trouble with this.
I'm thinking of getting a new computer with Windows 10, and want to make sure before I make a hefty purchase. There's some new computers for sell that have Windows 8, so I wonder if I should use that instead?
It's the first post on this forum. It's entitled, "Windows 10". :)
Yes, it works. Vegas Pro 12 works too, and I imagine most previous versions.
Vegas doesn't use the new Universal Windows Platform, but Windows 10 is backwards compatible with most software.
Any particular reason for going with Windows 10? It's really tough to stop it auto-updating and it sends shed loads of personal data to Microsoft. I do have a couple of Windows 10 tablets but wouldn't dream of using it for my main working machine. Windows 7 is just fine.
wrote on 12/10/2015, 8:12 AM
Windows 10 boots much faster and runs faster in my opinion than Windows 7 which I still have on another computer.
wrote on 12/10/2015, 9:03 AM
Slightly veering off the OP topic: How does VP12 work with Windows 10? My current Windows 7 Pro system has really been bugging me about upgrading to 10...
Windows 10 has some advantages over 7. I particularly like the virtual desktops, so I can hit Ctrl+Super+Arrow to switch between workspaces dedicated to different tasks. The snapping is also nice with Super+Arrow, and in the latest update you can resize the snapped side-by-side windows seamlessly with them staying snapped.
The privacy concerns are a little overblown. When you disable everything and don't use Cortana or Microsoft online accounts, I think it's mostly just the telemetry data that is sent. You can limit that, and from what I can tell it doesn't upload anything personal, it's just for Microsoft's statistics to help them understand things better.
Updates are important for patching security vulnerabilities, but in the Professional version I see Group Policy settings to delay or disable them.
I just went back to Windows 7 again. Windows 10 was briefly working fine until the thing one clicks on to remove a USB device kept being hid and the message telling me that it is safe to remove the device no longer showed.
Also, some other flaky problems. I upgraded from Windows 7 and maybe there was a problem doing so. Anyway, I will wait a while for 10.1 or later and try it again.
I tried the restore previous operating system method and while it worked, it did not work very well. Too many Windows 10 settings were still there. So I used my cloned-to backup and it was if I had never upgraded to Windows 10.
I would do a clean install if I could ever find a way to keep ALL of my nifty Vegas settings without having to buy something to do it. I wish SCS would include a complete ability to do this with the next build. Now that would be genuinely useful!
If you buy a good system with Windows 10 pre-installed then you should not have any of the problems I was having.
wrote on 12/10/2015, 4:10 PM
My Win 10 never shows the device removal either, I just click to remove it and then remove it. have not a problem or warning yet.
I upgraded Win 7 to Win 10 because it was free and because it was the future. So far I have seen no benefits. It is not noticeably faster or slower.
Most installed programs (now call Apps!) seem to be intact. I had Vegas 8 to 13 installed. All versions seem to function. At first Vegas 8 hung on startup at "Installing DirectX plugins", so I uninstalled and reinstalled and now its seems OK.
BTW, to uninstall a program, you now click on the resurrected start button (Windows icon in bottom left corner) and then select Settings>System>Apps & Features. The installed "Apps" will eventually appear sorted by size as the default (Why?). Then select sort by name.
I upgraded using the Media Creation Tool and also used it to download the Windows 10 image file. I then used Belac Advisor to tell me my new Win 10 Keycode, and was able to install the image using it. Make sure that you download the correct version of Windows (non-Pro versus Pro, for instance) or else the key won't work. I think the same key works for both 32 bit and 64 bit versions, however.
I may go back to Win 7 until there is a compelling reason to upgrade, but I now have a free installable version of Win 10 for when I need it. I read somewhere that it would be authorized for my computer configuration and therefore would not work on any other computer.
I originally upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit to Windows 10 pro taking advantage of the free-bee from Microsoft. While everything worked, there was a bit of flakiness in my system. After a while, I went back to Windows 7.
Later on one of my memory sticks went bad and messed things up big time. Data in equals something else out. So for a while I was running on 8 gig instead of 16 gig. My motherboard was getting flaky as well. The BIOS worked when it felt like it. So sometimes boot and sometimes no boot. I finally replaced the memory which helped a lot but the system was still questionable when it came to booting and reliability.
So I just finished installing a new CPU on a new motherboard and installing Windows 10 Pro. I used the full version of Windows 10 Pro to avoid the limitations of the OEM version. What a pain it is to re-install everything but with some planning, I got it all done. And it is much better this time.
Thank goodness for Vegasaur to back-up my special settings and all! It did not preserve my layouts but it kept everything else.
I was getting close to my 4 year new system build time anyway.
In the past, my experience with upgrading from one operating system to another has always given me a somewhat flaky system to work with. Things never seem to work like they are supposed to and are not as reliable as I want. So a clean install is the best way to go to a new operating system. Even if my old hardware was not flaky, from experience, the upgrade probably would have been flaky as well.
If anything does not work, I have not found it yet. I will post my new system specs later on.
Windows 10 boots much faster because it is not really off. It's an illusion. Really switch it off and it is as slow or slower than Windows 7 to get back to a working state again. This deep sleep mode would be OK if it worked probably.. It's already drained two tablets of their batteries - Some apps suck up juice even when Windows is supposed to be off. It's imperative to keep Windows 10 machines that are off connected to a power supply. Not a problem with a main machine I suppose but since I like my machines to be really off when they are supposed to be off I don't see power management as I reason for upgrading to 10.
You can switch off a Win10 machine the same way as a Win7 machine, no difference at all. However, Win10 does have a snappier feel and it's stable too. It feels much more like a Win7 upgrade that has bypassed the whole Win8/8.1 disaster.
Yes, and what happens next time you want to update it? Browsing has little to do with it. Unless you disable Cortina and other settings Microsoft will grab offline use as well. Following your logic you shouldn't be using an operating system that is sold as a service on your workstation. Microsoft are seeking to change their revenue modal and their new idea involves advertising and abusing personal data. I understand there is a version with reduced tracking and the possibility to delay updates and it costs somewhere in the region of $500. I'll be looking at switching to Linux on my main machine before I put Windows 10 on it.