Shall we let install windows 10 update automatically?
It would be best to hang on until we hear an update here: SOLIDWORKS System Requirements | Windows and Mac | SOLIDWORKS
Until there is an official announcement regarding Windows 10 - probably 2015 SP5.0 or 2016.
If you update there is no promise that this will not work, but it may not work correctly and it wont be easy to diagnose the problem or go backwards.
Best stay where you are for now
Likely NOT available to all on day one.
MS have said that they will stage the update across the planet in waves.
Despite all the excitement, I would hold off until Q4 this year or Q1 of next year when SOLIDWORKS has official support for Win10. It MAY run fine, however what if it does not and you are forced to go back to win7 or win8? That doesn't sound like a fun weekend.
I have 10, and solidworks is NOT playing nice with it. it crashes immediately after clicking the "open" button. this didn't seem to be a problem until I installed SP4 AFTER I upgraded to 10. Trying to resolve it now.
Edit... Quickly trying compatability mode for windows 7 seems to be working. I will do a clean 10 install and SW install with 2016
As said here and in other pages on the forum. SolidWorks 2015 is not currently supported for Windows 10. Do not expect it to work fine in either scenario.
You may well be able to find the problem but it may take a lot of time and troubleshooting.. and even then it may have further issues..
There is also no guarantee that 2016 will work, as the betas are also not supported on Win 10 at present.
James, Have you resolved this issue? If not take a look at the link below. It tells you how to resolve this issue. I have been running SW 2015 with Windows 10 for several months now and aside from the issue you described, which can easily be resolved following the steps in the link below, iit runs great. Very stable for me so far.
SOLIDWORKS & Windows 10 Issues & Fixes
Windows 10 Is here! Does it work with SolidWorks?
Win10 support now unlikely until 2015 SP5 at the EARLIEST.
I understand the hype around win10, however I have been using win8.1 for a while now and it really works fine. Yes, I generally dislike 8.1 for many reasons, but it's rock solid stable and fully supported by SWX.
So my question is, why upgrade to an OS that is unsupported by just about every professional application out there? Why not just wait a few months until software development companies have a chance to put it through the QA testing protocols and wait for the official stamp of approval.
And even when it gets the stamp of approval, would you want to use a brand new OS that typically has many bugs?
It just seems so risky to me to jump to an unproven OS for a production computer that I need to depend on 10 hours a day.
Your post is great. It does raise a good pint. Most of us love "New" stuff so its natural to want to upgrade every time this software or that software puts out a new release.
The newness seems to put blinders on us so we don't see the reality, which is that most Solidworks users rely on our systems to be productive. I am a firm believer of "if it works, leave it alone". The last thing my customers want to hear is that their job will be late because I upgraded and the system has issues now.
With that said, I have two workstations so I did do the upgrade on one of them. I was part of the Windows 10 insider group for the past year or so, so I have been running Solidworks on Windows 10. With the public release of windows 10 I have to say, for MY configuration which is Dell Precision T3600 with 20gb of ram and Dual NVIDIA Quadro K4200 graphics cards (3 monitors), I have almost no issues whatsoever. I have less crashes than Ive had with SolidWorks in a long time.
Last night I worked with a pretty intense assembly that had one particular part consisting of multiple patterned features and some pretty wild lofted features and the system was not only running at lightning speeds nut never crashed once on the windows 10 platform running SW 2015 SP4. When I work on the same assembly in windows 7 SW 2015 SP4, it does crash now and then.
Still, I do not recommend making the upgrade until it is at least supported by Solidworks when SP5 comes out and even then I would wait if you don't have a backup system like me.
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