Anyhow, why did I do this?
1) It was free.
2) I had upgraded to Windows 8.1 over a year ago, but did not ike the lack of a start menu and how all of that worked (among other things) and since they were bringing those back, I thought, "What the heck?"
3) It has the new Microsoft Edge browser and I wanted to see how that was.
I started by making an image copy of my existing system onto a 1 tb external drive. (I have two 1 Tb external drives, one for image backups and the other for file backups). That way I can go back quickly at anytime I want if I think I need to.
So, I then reserved my copy by responding to one of the on screen prompts, which placed the Windows 10 App on my tray. T then got an email confirming and asking me if I wanted to download it in background when it was available. They indicated it might be several weeks in the roll out before it was available for my machine and O/S. So I said yes.
Three days later, on Friday, August 7, I got the notification that the Software had downloaded (3 Gb) and I could install it. I arranged to have it installed Friday overnight, after 11 PM.
I woke up Saturday to a new O/S and logged in. It goes through the normal windows type set up. When it was done, I had my same desktop screen with all of the icons where I had left them, but I had the new Start Menu which I like a lot better than the windows 8 routine. I fired up Edge and found that it was fast, and allowed for a quick update to bring over all my favorites and settings. I have to say that Edge is working faster for me than Explorer. One issue is that the Favorites Bar does not have an Icons only view yet. Apparently there has already been a large outcry and Microsoft is working on it...but editing the Favorites Icons and adding short names was an easy fix for me and so I did that.
For the last two days I have put probably 10-12 hours into working on my system and I have to say, so far I am satisfied. We will see what the long term brings.
Feel free to share your experiences on this thread...to ask questions, and to make observations based on your experiences.
Please do not post to this thread unless you have made the upgrade, are in the processs of upgrading, or are seriously contemplating an upgrade. This is not a thread to bash Microsoft or Windows, or to get into one O/S vs another. This thread is for SD Members who are actually doing the upgrade and have experiences, tips, observations or questions.