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Embedded Engineer at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees
Real User
The interface is good, but the performance degrades with too many applications open at once

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are the interface and the speed of switching between processes."
  • "of the problems with Windows 10 is that it hangs when you open multiple programs."

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the interface and the speed of switching between processes.

What needs improvement?

One of the problems with Windows 10 is that it hangs when you open multiple programs. For example, if you are running 10 to 15 applications then the performance will slow down to something similar to Windows 7. Often, I will have Microsoft Office open, as well as my development tools, and once I have been using them for perhaps 20 minutes, everything slows down. Switching between applications at that point can take two or three minutes.

I have been having some trouble with the .NET framework and it took me a full day to install it. The problem seems to be that every time it connects to Microsoft online, it is different. After several attempts, I was finally able to succeed.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows 10 for about six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Other than the problem with having many applications open, it is stable. I haven't had any issues with the other functionality. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Most of the people in our company use Windows 10. Some have desktops and some have laptops.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not had to contact technical support. Any problems that I have had, I was able to solve on my own.

How was the initial setup?

Windows 10 came pre-installed on my laptop and it was easy to set up. It only took a few minutes to do.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, Windows 10 is a good operating system.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Manoj Chitgopeker
Region Head - S1@Dimension Data India at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Reliable, easy to install, and maintain

Pros and Cons

  • "Windows 10 is quite stable."
  • "I would like to have more security."

What is our primary use case?

Windows 10 is something I use for both official and personal purposes.

I believe Windows was also performing governance for us.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have more security. With each passing phase, you must strengthen your security.  In the next release, I am expecting more security from Windows.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Windows 10 since its initial release. 

I've been using this operating system for quite some time, several years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows 10 is quite stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Everyone in our company uses Windows 10. We have over 7,000 users.

How are customer service and support?

I have never contacted technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

There are two things to consider. The first is that, as an organization, our policy is to move on to the next version once it has become stable. It was a group decision rather than an individual decision, leaving me no option, I had to upgrade it, and I did so.

How was the initial setup?

The installation of Windows 10, is pretty straightforward.

To deploy and maintain this solution, we have a team of ten people.

What about the implementation team?

You don't need help installing Windows 10, you can do it yourself.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We are classified as an enterprise and have an enterprise license.

What other advice do I have?

I have no issues recommending this operating system.

I am very happy with Windows 10, I would rate it a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Naresh Rayakwar
Tech Mahindra Total Duration14 yrs TitleTech Lead for KPN Project at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Performs well, easy to use, but too much preloaded information

Pros and Cons

  • "I have found Windows 10 much better than the previous versions. It performs well, is easy to use, and is easy to use for new users."
  • "There is a lot of preloaded information on Windows 10, that impacts the memory position."

What is our primary use case?

I'm not using the server version, I'm using the desktop edition on my laptop for running personal applications.

What is most valuable?

I have found Windows 10 much better than the previous versions. It performs well, is easy to use, and is easy to use for new users.

What needs improvement?

There is a lot of preloaded information on Windows 10, that impacts the memory position.

The security should improve because there are a lot of packets that have to be delivered, and that will take time to install.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Microsoft Windows solutions for 20 years and I have been using Windows 10 since it was released.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. however, it could be better.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 1,000 users in my organization that use this solution.

How are customer service and support?

I have not had direct support from Microsoft but I have used our IT support in my organization.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used Mac OS.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward and does not take a lot of time. 

What about the implementation team?

The updates are done automatically in the background, you do not need to touch anything.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. It is good for users that have not used Linux, unit commands operating systems or Mac systems.

I rate Windows 10 a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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RN
Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A stable and easily installable solution

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution has good stability."
  • "The installation consumes a lot of space and the response time is not as fast as it should be."

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for running our personal applications. 

What is most valuable?

We find the performance to be the most valuable.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice if the solution were more lightweight, such as is the case with Windows XP. The installation consumes a lot of space and the response time is not as fast as it should be.  

Moreover, the solution could have better performance. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Windows 10 from the get-go, perhaps for the last ten years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution has good stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

My guess is that the solution is scalable, although I have not had occasion to put this to the test.

How are customer service and technical support?



How was the initial setup?

Installation is straightforward. 

It took under 30 minutes. 

What about the implementation team?

We handled the installation on our own. 

There are two people who are responsible for deployment and maintenance, one being an administrator and the other an engineer. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

While I am not the IT manager, I do know that the licensing costs comes with a subscription that is based on volume. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Prior to using, the solution we evaluated Linux, Windows and Ubuntu.

What other advice do I have?

We have 200 front desk users of the solution in our organization.

I would definitely recommend this product to others.

I rate Windows 10 as an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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SK
Sr Principal Infrastructure Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Has a good interface and offers good support

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the interface."
  • "There are a lot of patches that are released frequently that always ask for a reboot. This causes errors and unpredictable actions on the computer. Sometimes it will get hot and reboot and all those kind of patches which will happen after an installation. That is something that needs improvement."

What is our primary use case?

I use MS Exchange, MS Office, and Azure Cloud. I'm a system administrator in my company, so I use all the software required for my regular activities.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the interface. 

What needs improvement?

There are a lot of patches that are released frequently that always ask for a reboot. This causes errors and unpredictable actions on the computer. Sometimes it will get hot and reboot and all those kind of patches which will happen after an installation. That is something that needs improvement. It always creates issues when we're in production. 

It doesn't happen all the time. The pandemic has made it hard to go into the office to get the problem rectified. 

We don't always want to reboot. Users aren't interested to keep on rebooting a laptop. So their laptop can get infected every month which creates problems. And then it's hard to get to the office to get the problems fixed. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows 10 for around a year. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have more than 1,000 users. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have had a good experience with their customer support. 

How was the initial setup?

I don't really deal with the installation. It came installed on my laptop from my company. I don't deal with the installation or maintenance. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Windows 10. 

I would rate it a nine out of ten. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Sami Alomaisy
Manager at global trading
Real User
Top 5
High application compatibility, easy to install, and most stable version

Pros and Cons

  • "Microsoft Windows 10 is the most supportive operating system that you can find. Everything can run on it."
  • "In an upcoming release, I would like the Windows files themselves to be able to be adjusted in a way they are not as easy to open or access. There are times when you can make a simple mistake in a Windows file and the whole operating system could become corrupted, the files should be more secure."

What is our primary use case?

I use the solution for my own work outside of my company for many purposes, such as program testing, development of applications, and email.

What is most valuable?

Microsoft Windows 10 is the most supportive operating system that you can find. Everything can run on it.

What needs improvement?

In an upcoming release, I would like the Windows files themselves to be able to be adjusted in a way they are not as easy to open or access. There are times when you can make a simple mistake in a Windows file and the whole operating system could become corrupted, the files should be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable but the previous versions were not, such as Windows 8.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are many versions of this solution, such as Home and Professional, that provide different levels of scalability. However, if you would like even more scalability there is Windows Server.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is very easy. If you have a decent CPU the installation should only take approximately one hour.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation myself.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a license for this solution and it is a one-time purchase.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Windows 10 a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Senior Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use, scalable, and stable but the performance could be improved

Pros and Cons

  • "It's user-friendly."
  • "The updates could be rolled out every quarter."

What is our primary use case?

Windows 10 is our operating system. Everything we do is done on Windows 10.

What is most valuable?

It's user-friendly. It's easy to use.

The user interface is fine, there are no major changes required.

What needs improvement?

The performance needs improvement. Updates could be improved also.

The updates could be rolled out every quarter. We have experienced crashes with some of the updates. 

I would also like to see more performance-oriented updates for better effectiveness. That would be very helpful.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows 10 for more than five years.

Windows 10 is the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have no issues with the stability of this solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Windows 10 is a scalable product.

I use this solution personally and for the company. We thousands of users in our company who use it, maybe more.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good. We have no issues with the technical support of Microsoft.

How was the initial setup?

We have an IT department of 50 or more, and a team of 10 to 15 system administrators, and managers to maintain this solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I believe there is an agreement with Microsoft to pay the licensing fee yearly.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate Windows 10 a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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RD
Owner at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
Flexible, scales well, and is stable

Pros and Cons

  • "It is flexible and it is easy to use."
  • "The security features need improvement."

What is our primary use case?

I need Windows for everything that I do.

What is most valuable?

It is flexible and it is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The security features need improvement. Security is important for everything that we do.

I would like to see more integration, as it is something that is important for us.

The performance can be improved; it is not very clear how you can increase the performance of Windows.

For the ordinary user, there should be some optimization of things that you are told to do from time to time. Most people don't know what to do.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows since it was available.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It scales well.

Most of everyone that I know who uses a PC is using Windows.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have not used any other operating system other than Windows.

How was the initial setup?

I was not involved in the initial setup but I believe that it is straightforward.

As a company, you need someone to configure this solution and maintain it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I do not have to pay for the license, it was included in the initial cost.

What other advice do I have?

I would absolutely recommend this solution to others.

I would rate Windows a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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