Were there any issues during the upgrade? None. Upgraded in 17 minutes after moving to setup UI...However, I used the MediaCreationTool from MS with an ISO download, not from within Windows Update.
What new features did you enjoy? There are no new features besides Cortana and Edge. You have to buy features from the App Store.
What platform did you install Windows 10 on? (desktop, laptop, tablet, etc) Custom built desktop, evolved over several years.
How is the driver support? Here's where I get miffed. Windows 10 will not let you install over there Windows Update installed driver/software. 6 tries for upgrading from the 326.xx to 353.62 eventually caused the drivers and software to completely fail, even from Windows Update.
How is the security? Without turning off most of the "features", which is basically device connectivity, hard to tell.
How is the privacy? See Above.
How is directx12? (3D applications that actually support it) After drivers failing, I didn't have the patience to try installing 3DMark (which is the ONLY DX12 supported software to date).
How is the multi-gpu experience? Windows installed an early version of nvidia drivers, along with all the goodies except GForce Experience. I was able to utilize SLI through Nvidia Control Panel as usual.
How is the multi-monitor experience? Not Tested.
How is windowed gaming? Not Tested.
What games have you tried and how well do they perform? Before the drivers conspiracy, I was able to play Skyrim. No change from Windows 7 installation, except CPU was limited by power settings that seemed to be ignoring my BIOS.
How well does Cortana perform as a digital assistant? Ermm...not really an "assistant", it more or less is Help.
How is the new Edge browser? Not Tested, I grabbed 64bit Mozilla.
How well does Windows 10 manage heavy CPU and RAM usage in comparison to Windows 7/8? Since I had more control over power settings and a LOT of other things, I would say slight advantage in Windows 10.
Is Windows 10 worth it, for a pc gamer? Enthusiast, Gamer, Power User...IMHO, no.
Got any benchmarks? Post them below. After the Drivers Conspiracy, I was too miffed to try any kind of benchmarking besides a few files unzipped and a try at Skyrim.
I've done a clean install back to Windows 7. I'll be staying with it for the time being.
Edited by MotoSxorpio, 12 August 2015 - 12:58 AM.