Windows 10?

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Hi all

I've recently started seeing "nag messages" from Microsoft announcing that Windows 10 will be available soon. And according to the messages, it will be a free upgrade for me. I'm inclined to allow it to proceed, but I'm curious about SnagIt and Camtasia as far as the Windows 10 goes. I did find an earlier thread asking about it as well as seeing a thread from TechSmith stating the assorted things they have discovered in trials. But it seemed the thread was a bit long in the tooth, so I'm curious about the later releases of Windows 10 and how the products are faring with it.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I'm pretty sure the free upgrade is to be offered for one year. 

Be patient, don't upgrade yourself into a new operating system just because it's available.
Software programs haven't been tested in Windows 10 by many people yet. Bugs will be reported and need correcting.

Also, I hear that windows media player and some other features are going away.http://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-will-remove-some-features-and-apps-upgrading-windows-7-and-...

If you want to be a Ginny Pig.
Good luck with that, I'll pass.

 Regards, Joe

Also, if you are a home version user, I've read that windows 10 will run updates automatically and you no control over them at all.  The Pro and Professional versions won't do this.
But be careful, Companies are getting very bold with what they allow themselves to do with Your Computers Functionality. The slope keeps getting slipperier.
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I'll try laying off the gin. ;)

On a more serious note, my OS is Windows 7 professional. The notification process seems to imply that I'll be able to download and save the upgrade for a later time when I'm actually ready. Microsoft seems to operate in a very similar way to Adobe. By that, I mean that it seems every OTHER version is "upgrade worthy". Adobe loves to introduce a feature that looks promising but falls short of being actually useful. Then when the next version appears, it actually BECOMES useful. ;)

So I'm wondering if Windows 10 will be that "useful" os that Windows 7 users will actually WANT.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I agree Joe ... let it what I call "Season and simmer" to get all the bugs out. I give that advice to any new OS.
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Agreed with the others Rick. Given the new way that MS made the Windows 8.1 upgrade available (distributed and downloaded from Windows store), I'd be VERY wary of this. Specifically these two issues: 1) If you did discover a serious compatibility issue there is no way to "rollback" the upgrade. 2) Because of the way it was installed, it didn't carry over significant data & settings as one would expect, so one must be prepared to configure settings that one didn't have to think about in the past.

On the other hand they may have discontinued that arrangement as so many people were unhappy with it. Wait, who am I kidding? This is Microsoft, put your crash helmet on and hold your breath. :)


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Well ...

In the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview it only has the Reset entry however, options under it allow you to keep your files or to remove all files and reinstall Windows. Since logging in with your Microsoft account syncs settings and apps there is no longer a need for those to be saved during the process. This option gives you an opportunity to get a fresh start with Windows 10 - same benefits of what we refer to as a clean install.

Since this creates a Windows.old folder, you CAN roll-back.

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Perhaps the process has been improved since the 8.0 to 8.1 fiasco. I found myself with SoundForge 10 suddenly inoperable because there was no 8.1 support for it yet. Too late! Since I use SF 10 almost daily, I resorted to working on SF audio tasks on a WIN 7 box until this issue was resolved. "Watch out for #1 and don't step in #2." Rodney Dangerfield
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I use Audacity as a great free replacement to SoundForge - works great on Windows XP ... 10 - try it - you may like it.

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I'm fully aware of it; been an SF guy for 15 years and very happy with it. SF 10 now works on 8.1 so this is not an issue.
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Microsoft is making the upgrade to Win 10 free and will make it available for a limited time - maybe a year but they aren't saying exactly.  There's been a major beta testing underway for several months.  I'm sure TechSmith has been testing their products under this technical review.  I presume that when they feel they are ready and comfortable a public announcement will be made.  Until then it's all speculation.
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Either TechSmith is evaluating Win 10 or they're waiting for us to ... LOL
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To remove this message uninstall the KB3035583 update 
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It would be handy to find a Microsoft Windows 10 on-line software compatibility analysis tool to run prior to any Windows 10 upgrade... One doesn't want post upgrade headaches discovering some software no longer works... Looking a gift horse in the mouth is important.

Some may opt to wait for 11... ; )
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_to_...
http://bit.ly/TheseGoTo11
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No need because the software that downloads from that KB update includes a compability tool for both software and hardware..

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Thanks for the tip Manny!
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You're welcome.
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I got windows 10 - and camtasia doesnt want to ope up - I have the official build - So this should work..

I cant open up the programme - it installs no problem no issues or warning - just cant open I have also try to open or run as admin and still nada.
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That's the bleeding edge for you.  TS doesn't yet have a version that supports Win 10 but I'm sure will soon.  So you'll have to wait.  But I'm surprised.  Even though I haven't tried it, most software that runs on 7 and 8 should work on 10.   Are you having problems with anything else on 10?
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Actually it does! I had to re intall it.. now it opens fine and works so far so good!! so far windows ten is the est one so far!!!
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Good.  It's amazing what a reboot does sometimes.
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So Manny if I upgrade my Laptop or Desktop to the free Windows 10 do I have to reinstall everything like I would if building a new system ? And does Camtasia Studio or SnagIt work with Windows 10 or not ? Just curious if I want to install the new OS or Upgrade I should say or not. I would have to set my Home Network and everything back up which is not to hard to do but a little more time. Let me know Manny if you can and thanks or anyone else who might know.
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My understanding is that this is a OS upgrade so everything you installed is retained.  There are some features, namely media center, that are being removed. So some things will be different but overall when you update almost everything should work as before.

If you install the OS as new, rather than as an update, then it will be brand new as it came out of MS.  None of your software will be there.  A user can do this if they download the ISO and install that as a brand new operating system.

No matter which way you go it's always a good idea to have a good image backup so you can restore it should something fail in the update process.  It shouldn't happen but, you know, this is a computer and you know what can happen.

TS products likely work but as you know they don't  officially support Win 10 yet.  It'll probably take a good six months for all this stuff, and not just TS, to work itself out.  Actually it wouldn't be a bad idea to wait since you have a year to get that free update.

 

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Manny great to hear from you as I lost your email. I appreciate the response and yes I agree with you and think I will wait to Upgrade as it is not a huge issue right now and waiting is the best option for me right now. I will and always am sure to do a System Image before I make any changes to my computers or anything. Thinking I have not done one for awhile I better do it now while thinking about it.

I plan on taking my Dell Laptop back to the original factory when I bought it and just install everything again as I got a newer router that will allow me to setup my home network the way I want with all my devices, printers, Satellite Receiver, Blu-Ray DVD Player and in the near future a Smart WiFi TV. Thanks for the information again Manny and keep in touch.
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There's no need to go through the trouble of taking the Dell to factory settings.  You can just do a clean install.  You are better off starting with 10 and going forward directly rather than updating from the older OS.  That way you won't bring mistakes forward although the network functionality should pose no problem.  But do a compability check with the Windows 10 app first.  Check out the FAQ section here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq?faq=upgrade&ocid=reserve_r_PostReserve_mod...   To get it you just install the updates for your 7 or 8 machine.  XP is a clean install but those machines probably shouldn't be updated as the harware of that era could be problematic.
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I'm using Windows 10 and Camtasia 8.5.2 seems to have a lot of trouble rendering video. Most of my video projects will not render at all. I've had to do all of my rendering on my Windows 8.1 tablet instead. Before upgrading, videos rendered just fine.
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I just downloaded the trial for Snagit and it won;t even start up on one machine and on another (I got windows media for windows 10) it will start up but yeah - video is not working - like it won't capture large videos (pixel width etc) so I can make teeny tiny ones that do not play back.
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Hi Andrew,
I'm terribly sorry you are having trouble!!

We are not equipped in this community forum to diagnose this issue. But, our Technical Support team can work wonders at getting to the root of this trouble.

Please go to our support site and open a ticket, start a chat, or make a phone call. Our support is free.

https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us

Maybe report back here and let us know what the issue and fix were.

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