I'm new to Neverware and need to hear some success stories b4 I take the plunge from Win 10?

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  • Bidwell Ely

    1. Life is a risk

    2. I have been using CloudReady since 2018. I like it because it does NOT have all the add-on programs which do nothing for me.

    3. Upgrades take 10 minutes not 10 hours. I have an up-to-date Windows with 21H1. The bloatware is beyond belief.

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  • JCloud

    In terms of paying customers I can't say other than:

    https://www.neverware.com/customer-stories#enterprise-customer-stories

    If you are interested in being a paying customer with support I suggest you contact Neverware direct, this forum is for users of the free unsupported home edition.

    In terms of free unsupoorted home edition:

    I have used this on PCs, Macs and Chromebooks with success 70% of the time.

    There is a very good reason for the 30% failure.

    Let me explain.

    CloudReady (CR) is very similar to Chrome OS that runs on Chromebooks.

    Chrome OS is a brilliant OS that essentially gives you an experience that is the Chrome browser, Play Store and Linux apps if needed. CR does support Linux apps, but not Play Store apps.

    Just google Chromebooks to learn about the OS experience.

    Now Neverware have taken Chrome OS and made it work on PCs and Macs.

    Making an OS work on hardware it isn't directly designed for is hard and hence Neverware can't make it work 100% on all PCs and Macs. To do that would be an engineering success that no one has ever really achieved.

    Neverware manages this difficult situation by making it work well on many devices known as their certified list

    https://guide.neverware.com/supported-devices/

    So success of CR installation and running is quite machine specific. It should work very well if you have a certified device. It also works well on many non certified devices, Neverware or anyone just doesn't have the resources to test and record all machines out there.

    I have had that 70% success with both certified and uncertified devices.

    Installation success depends on creating a good USB installer with a good USB, Kingston USB are what Neverware use themselves. Other things to prep are your BIOS and maybe formatting your hard drive.

    Here are tips for installing on certified and uncertified devices

    https://www.neverware.com/freedownload#home-edition-install

    https://cloudreadykb.neverware.com/s/article/Installing-CloudReady-On-An-Uncertified-Device

    So CR is great, it just doesn't work on all machines to make that so would be a miracle.

    That's why I only recommended people install CR if their Windows install is unusable for some reason, or they have machines to spare or they are a technical expert who can recover Win10 if things go wrong.

    You can try running from USB before install however which will give some measure of how well CR would work. That doesn't mean the install will be successful though.

    CR is a risk, so is life :-)

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  • JCloud

    You beat me by two mins Bidwell, lol, told you are too fast these days grrr.

    Richard you can start by googling or searching forum with your machine and CloudReady or Neverware to see any evidence of sucess for your machine if it's not on the certified list.

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  • Bidwell Ely

    Also, with 21H1, I lost all of my apps. I had to reinstall them. Time wasted.

    JCloud, I was at the right place at the right time to air my greviances.

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  • JCloud

    If Neverware had all the resources and time in the world they would make it work on 100% machines.

    Microsoft who pretty much do have all the resources in the world can't make Windows work right on the machines its designed for and they have been at it since the early 1980s.

    There is a quality to the work done by Neverware that just isn't there at Microsoft.

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  • SpacePiggy

    Richard

    Tell us how you're using Win10, what you don't like about it, and what you'll need to keep doing when you switch to Cloudready?

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  • Joe

    Just a 2¢ I'm using WiN10 on my main 775 Build and on my video HOME Server. Yes I hate MS now pushing out updates and *Having to restart the computer every time is a pain

    I'm going back or I have a WiN7 on the other SSD So yeah

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  • JCloud

    Have to use Windows at work, I'm still on Win7, it's good doesn't crash and interface doesn't get in the way of things.

    Microsoft can do good but it seems it's by accident and when they do they don't listen to customers saying that's what they want.

    But when I'm using Windows all my personal stuff can be done in a browser, so even if they did make Windows into what I like it wouldn't matter. They've lost me to browser based stuff rather than windows software years ago. Ironically I find Microsoft's browser based stuff - outlook.com, online office, one drive, Skype Web to be some of their best work and equal to Googles cloud services. Now between that and new Edge being good which I can use in Linux on my Chromebook it appears some people at Microsoft may know that Windows as a consumer home OS will not see the decade out.

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