Lynn Widenbar 8 years ago in General • updated by Peter Ronning 8 years ago • 9
Has anyone tried MM under Windows 10 - Microsoft keeps nagging me to upgrade from Windows 8, but I am wary of upgrading operating systems.
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I have played with Micromine in Windows 10 on my personnel computer at home (upgraded because I couldn't stand windows 8). I have not had any issues although I not used it in anger yet as my work machine is Windows 7. Mostly I have played with the stats, implicit modelling and digitising (and visex) and like I said there was no problems.
I've had no issues at all with Micromine on all three machines.
The only persistent problem with Windows 10 in general has been the stability of the NVIDIA graphics card drivers. I have literally just finished installing today's NVIDIA update (they've been pushing them out at a pretty high rate lately), so I'll wait and see if this one is any more stable. With luck they have now ironed out the problems.
We recently achieved official certification from Microsoft of being Windows 10 compatible.
As far as the user experience goes (in answer to your second question), it's a massive improvement over Windows 8/8.1. It's a lot more like Windows 7 in terms of getting to the start menu, but like windows 8 in how you organise things on that start menu. It's also a lot less insistent on linking everything to your Windows Store account like Windows 8.
My Nvidia card has not been giving me any stability problems, but some of the driver upgrades from NVidia have caused a few hicups.
We upgraded four machines to Windows 10. Two upgrades went flawlessly. On a third machine, a Toshiba Portege, I had to do a rollback to an earlier pre-release version of W10. The upgrade on the fourth machine, a small ASUS laptop that is about three years old, was a disaster. It turned out W10 doesn't have the right hardware drivers for our model of ASUS. The keyboard, for example, was useless. We contacted both Microsoft and ASUS for help, but each blamed the other and neither was willing to help in any way. ASUS apparently does not intend to provide updated drivers for its older machines. Our solution was to have a technician do a clean re-install of Windows 7.