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Old 07-29-2015, 04:07:41 PM
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Has anyone updated to windows 10 from windows 7 on your PC? If so how do you like it? Thinking about up dating? Bob
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I'd give it some time until it's proven. Is there a window of opportunity on free upgrade that expires?
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The way I read it is the release is this today and will be done by a thumb drive. I do not know more about how to get it. I have windows VISTA but I have not read that it can be upgraded.
Note, the TV news just said it is free for one year for people that have 7 or 8. I wonder what it cost for people that build their own PC?
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how large of a hard drive would be required for 10?
i have 7 and am already using 95% of my C drive :-(
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This link has a pretty thorough and easy to understand explanation. Mike

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows...tag=TRE17cfd61
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how large of a hard drive would be required for 10?
i have 7 and am already using 95% of my C drive :-(
You better get an additional drive to store all your data on. Leave the C drive for the system.
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I can't find an answer as to whether 10 is uninstallable.
Since it installs as an ordinary update.......HUGE but update nevertheless I was hoping it could be uninstalled.
At any rate I have reserved the "upgrade" for all 3 of my computers and have friends who are interested in knowing as well so I'll give it a whirl on my laptop first since I don't have many extras installed on it and see what happens.
I don't like change any more than most people but once beyond the "What were they THINKING" interface of WIN8 it really IS a fabulous operating system.
MS REALLY shot themselves in BOTH feet with that release.......
That's what happens when you leave things up to egghead developers instead of "real" people.......
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Downloaded it yesterday and it went without a hitch on my non important lap top. Seems to be an easy learning curve as I was running Win. 7. Will wait a few months to download on my main desktop, or maybe I will just stick with Win. 7 on that machine????
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Windows 98 worked like a champ and did all the things I needed to do without alot of hassle. I tried a 7 laptop and every time i try to minimize a window to do something else ,it does not go to the bottom of my screen. I cant find it and wind up with 8 or 9 windows open with the same page or whatever because I could not figure out how to get the 1 I just lowered to reappear.

Does this Windows 10 have a familiar look to it or is it yet another wild run into the woods like 7 and 8 was? Nothing like what folks are working with already?


The only reason these changes are "needed" is because it is job security to brainwash the public to think updates are needed.
Thanks to all the techno geeks that force this change I may have to get a high speed connection just to be able to download simple files that would have been simpler 10 years ago and downloaded fine on dialup.With high speed and fast computers,they can cram more into a file,like color and motion and video.A few photos and text would work just fine in most cases.
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Default Re: windows 10

I downloaded it last night. I've messed with it a bit and it seems to be an improvement over 8 and 8.1 That's not saying much I know but anything has got to be an improvement. I'm going to give it at least 90 days trial before I formulate an opinion.
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Still running XP and a million dollars worth of CAD software that would cost too much to replace. I finally decided to buy some newer hardware with W7 because it was starting to look like a stable replacement for XP. W8 and 8.1 are scary....bet W10 is too. Like Jim and Elden, I have used LInux/Unix on other machines but generally can't run my pricey apps on those. But you can teach an old dog new tricks......I'm watchin'... and listenin'......
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I had to get a new computer this week. My old one was running Vista and had several keys that had popped off and put back on several times to the point there was no more "pop" left in them. That said, my new computer automatically updated to 10 when I turned it on. Looks like I will have some stuff to learn with this new format. The update went without a hitch. My 2cw
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I downloaded it last night. I've messed with it a bit and it seems to be an improvement over 8 and 8.1 That's not saying much I know but anything has got to be an improvement. I'm going to give it at least 90 days trial before I formulate an opinion.
I thought you had to reserve it and it would take MS. a period of time before they updated your system? also when they got to you they just automatically updated your system with out you having to down load? I was going to reserve but I don't want it to automatically down load if it turns out not to be any good.Bob
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Here's the answer about rolling back from Win 10.......

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-1...tag=CAD5920658
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