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Is Window 10 Home premium stable?

Jan 23, 2017 1:33PM PST

My computer is Dell Studio XPS 9100 desktop and the operating system is WIN 10 Home premium.
From the launch of Win 10 till now, what do you think of this O.S.?
I should say that this operating system is still UNSTABLE and have my personal experience to prove that.
After upgrade from Win 7 till now I have to reinstall this O.S. 2 times. After upgrading for around a few months I found that when AFTER installing the new updates from Window Update the whole system would reboot to a "state" similar to "Safe Mode".
When I rechecked the system configuration I found NO check mark in front of "Safe boot" under the Boot options in the System Configuration Window. The system is NOT truly in a "Safe Mode" but in a "state" looked like "Safe Mode". This is very frustrated especially when I have to re-install the whole system again and again. Any technical help or prevention would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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win10 is very stable
Jan 23, 2017 2:10PM PST

your problem is you installed win10 on a computer that is not compatible with it. according to dells website, they only have drivers available for win7 and give the following message

Product not tested for Windows 10 upgrade

Dell is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for this product. If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected.


http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/4/product-support/product/studio-xps-9100/drivers

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I love to share my far out unsupported Dell laptop.
Jan 23, 2017 2:17PM PST

It's from 2006 and it's the Dell Inspiron E1505 with 1GB RAM. The HDD was dead so for 35 bucks I installed the 120GB SSD. It had some trouble waking from sleep and web research found this was a BIOS issue, not an OS one.

BIOS updated, the machine is working well for such an old thing. Boot time was 45 to 55 seconds with 1GB RAM so for about 20 I found a 2GB memory upgrade (max for that model) Boot time dropped to 33 seconds including a google web search. Not only was it fast but stable.

Dell has no drivers for this one either but given the results we'll leave it on W10 till the end.

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it works
Jan 23, 2017 2:34PM PST

if you are willing to spend more than the computer is worth to get it to run win10. The thing is, you can do spend a bit to upgrade some of the hardware but it is no guarantee it will create a stable install.

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it still works.
Jan 23, 2017 2:44PM PST

The cost was minimized by using an extra W7 license from the office. So the hardware cost was 35 for the SSD, 20 (actually less) so we're still under 99 bucks for a laptop that is a full up Windows laptop. Yes we spent another 20 for a new battery so total was 75 (actually less) for a laptop that booted and got on the web with a result in 33 seconds.

It's very stable. Used daily by a little old lady in some city near to Pasadena.

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At the office we have a mix of 10 home and pro machines.
Jan 23, 2017 1:57PM PST

Not one single problem. Now if you opted for Microsoft to update drivers you once in a while run into trouble but that's not an OS issue.

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Also fine here.
Jan 23, 2017 2:08PM PST

Win 10 home. Never skips a beat.
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