My experiences with Win 10 has lead me to believe it's a piece of data-mining shit that I now won't touch with a ten foot pole. I tried it when it was first offered for free, but quickly became pissed off with the constant updates that were going on in the background without notice.
It connects to MS at will, regardless of if you tell it to or not..settings you choose are reset when it updates..again, without telling you. Mind you, all of these things may very well have been changed by now, but I just don't trust MS any more..they seem to have their eye on the Apple way of doing things..which is not something I feel like supporting or being a part of.
Personally, I would suggest you get a copy if Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and use that as the OS for your studio system and make sure you don't go online with it..carrying out any updates or installs to it via USB drive or CD, for security reasons.
Anyway, that's my advice to you..I'm sure others will reply telling you how great Windows 10 is..and others will post backing up what I've said..but in the end it's a call you'll have to make yourself..you'll either love it or hate it,,but you won't know which until you try it in an active production setting yourself..
Let us know here what you do and how you get on with it if you so. Best of luck.
No real problems. It was rough going in beta and when it was first released but better now. The settings resetting thing is annoying and can still happen with updates. It likes to update, you can't pick and choose updates as they're bulk delivered and it's very difficult to keep the updates from happening so save your work and don't plan on your computer never restarting - Microsoft will do it for you.
But 10 is stable, has plenty of useful tools and a smooth user experience. It's not vastly different than 7 to be honest. I'm rather used to it now. But you've got 2.5 years left of Windows 7 if you'd rather use that. There's certainly nothing wrong with it.
Apart from being a complete insult to every end user that uses it in terms of built in spyware and backdoors you don't have the right to do anything about, everything has worked for me in technical terms.
Not sure about you guys but i went through the process of turning off updates permanently, like the service itself. It's been some months now, had something to do with my wifi usb stick not being compatible (FML its not even that old) and W10 said fuck you I'm not updating, so I found some page in the net about how to actually turn off the updates...of course, might not work out too well in the long run but I havent had issues other than that and fucking Cortana being on too much.
All in all I liked the streamlined nature of 7 better but I suppose you can't go up against microshit and win.
So far, everything is running close to perfect for me (Ableton Live 64bit, M4L, many plugins by various developers, jBridge for some older stuff, RX 6). Ableton crashes from time to time, but nothing unusual.
I only had one problem with a jBridged 32bit-plugin that wouldn't work after migrating to Win 10. The developer helped me out with a new functioning version like 2 days after writing an email asking for support.
However, a friend of mine had a lot of problems, mostly after some automatic Win 10 updates I think, that took some time to solve.
I'm not gonna be a b.tch and post my yesterdays work here I've done in Studio One but you can go to Listening Booth and check my work out.
Amazing software. Amazing. It's like cubase but from a year 2025. So thrilled I'm not coming down from a PC ..my wife is pissed...