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I am thinking of buying a new PC but I am worried that Windows 10 ( I use windows 7 at the minute ) might cause bother with the likes of DSS, Registax 6. EQascom, Stellarium etc. I have heard horror stories about drivers not driving so to speak, am I being a bit paranoid or is windows 10 ok ?

Regards     Geoff

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There was a thread on this topic somewhere and the consensus is that modern versions of EQmod/ASCOM, PhD, APT, CdC etc work perfectly OK under Windows 10.  I am on windows 7 because I see no reason to mend something that is not broken ;)

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I have Win 10.  All software seems to work.  The only issue I have had is that, on two occasions now, I have had a Windows update - after the update I have found my USB 3 powered hub has packed in.  It cannot just be a coincidence.

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My only issue has been with the USB to Serial drivers being automatically updated which stopped it working (fake chinese chip?). Relaoding old driver and blocking driver updates seems to work.

I think this was the Prolific Chip issue. I have an older FTDI "made it myself" cable that works just fine.

David

 

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Hi Geoff,

Interesting question..... I believe all new PCs are impregnated with Windows 10. I currently run Windows 7 on my PC and have no plans to upgrade that PC to W10.

I have an Apple MacBook Pro which runs Windows 10 under Parallels 12. I have not experienced any problems todate (but I have not really put any load on it yet).

I am interested in Julian's comments and will no doubt have a good opportunity at the Galloway Star Party at the end of Oct and early November to discuss software with him.

Incidentally, he has a good understanding of all things technical!!!!

Windows 10 has been out for over a year now, so most of the serious bugs/mis-functions should have been corrected.

Would be interested in how you get on.

Cheers

Adrian

 

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Thank you everyone with your help. My PC is just about dead and all new ones seem to have windows 10 on them, but it looks like I dont have to panic. I am not computer savvy and the thought of "fiddling " with drivers or "cloning drives " or "emulators " fills me with dread.            Thanks once again    Geoff

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