Don't get riled by their aggressive marketing. You don't need to "upgrade." There are many
documented problems with Win10 right now. Let it evolve. Corey Bailey's idea of swapping in a cloned
C drive, upgrading it and then putting it on a shelf is viable and smart, if you're technically
adept enough to do it. Win8 is well documented as being disliked by users. Win8.1 apparently
restored much of the Win7 user experience and seems better liked. I don't have anything running any
OS beyond Win7 right now. I still prefer XP user experience, but Microsoft abandoned it. Many
routine tasks take more actions to complete in Win7. I also hate the new versions of Office and
Outlook. I resent that a perfectly good user interface was radically changed, with no option to keep
the familiar. In general, I'm supportive of improving and speeding up the guts of software, as
opposed to feature-bloat and other typical "upgrade paths." I very much dislike when a user
interface is radically altered, it creates a giant time-suck for those used to working efficiently
in the old interface. Tech people seem to feel a need to reinvent the wheel every few years, which
is very annoying to people like me who view these things as balky tools that need to be used
efficiently in order for time to equal money. How many times have you needed to re-learn how to use
a hammer, screw-driver or tape machine?
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "CJB" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 5:46 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Audacity & Windows 10
> Thank you everyone for your help, tip, and opinions. Huh - do I really
> need to upgrade to Win 10 anyway? Its the aggressive forcing of the
> issue that riles me. My little Acer notebook hasn't the capacity for a
> full blown Windows. I only have Win 7 Starter anyway. And my 250GB
> hard drive is full of video and audio files. There's no room for more
> bloat from MS.
> But the killer is the enforced updates. How dare MS dictate my
> lifestyle. Life is too short. I only have a Three mobile dongle with
> a contract for 5GB a month. So updates I do at MacD's on free wifi and
> in my own time. I don't need MS stealing my small allowance. I have
> also removed all attempts to download Win 10. There's a couple of
> excellent sites at
> Now to better things. There's Audacity 2.1.1 to explore.
> Thanks again folks -
> Take care -
> Chris B.
> P.S. Just got Malwarebytes to removed 139 PUP files - great free trial
> of on-time monitoring. MS Security Essentials missed them all.
> On 18/11/2015, Corey Bailey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I would guess by now that CJB has an answer to his question (and several
>> I would like to point out that one does not have to convert to Windows
>> 10 right away. Not now, not in your lifetime if you wish. For those
>> using Win-7, you can expect support from Microsoft for the next 5-6
>> years and, Win-7 will run just fine (unsupported) for years after that.
>> There is that annoying pop-up in Win-7 that reminds one to take
>> advantage of the free upgrade which will supposedly go away in July of
>> 2016. We'll see when next July comes around. What I did was to buy a
>> refurb HD, clone the OS, then install the cloned drive and do the Win-10
>> upgrade. When all was done, I reinstalled the original boot drive with
>> Win-7 and went back to work, storing the Win-10 drive for future use.
>> My two ingest computers are running Win-XP and work just fine. The
>> laptop that I'm writing this email on, along with one of the other PC's
>> in our home are using XP and work just fine. And, (last but not least) a
>> surprising percentage of corporate America is still using Win-XP.
>> So, if you're an early adopter, go for it! If not, you can take your
>> sweet time.
>> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
>> On 11/17/2015 11:05 AM, TIMOTHY BABCOCK wrote:
>>> We at Penn State were wondering the same thing. We were looking at paying
>>> for software and weighing options on purchasing new software or staying
>>> with free Audacity.
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "CJB"<[log in to unmask]>
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 1:17:57 PM
>>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Audacity& Windows 10
>>> Audacity is the music editing app. that I am most familiar with. I
>>> like it. It works.
>>> However with Microsoft's increasingly aggressive stance in forcing
>>> upgrades to Windows 10 I am concerned. I have heard that Audacity does
>>> not work with Win 10.
>>> Is this correct? What are possible work-arounds? Is there an
>>> alternative Audacity-like app.?
>>> Thanks - Chris B.