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    Default Re: Windows 10

    After rereading everything I could find on TSPTalk and looking at some of the internet stuff and getting sick of Microsoft badgering me and talking to a couple people I know that did it, I am going to upgrade my lap top to win10 tonight.
    Any advice while the restore for win8 is copying to the thumb drive?

    PO

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    Wish you the best of luck PO! My experience has been reasonably positive with a few bumps in the road along the way.

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    Default Re: Windows 10

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    Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.


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    I like Windows 10 and I just loaded it on my last / best laptop which was my final hold out.
    I got a surprise when the Windows 10 install said it could not upgrade because it could not access the OEM System Drive and suggested I get a new PC.
    Turns out the OEM System Drive was only 16 MB and Windows 10 needs 450 - 500 MB.
    I found a nice free Partition Manager called MiniTool Partition Wizard Tool FREE 9.1 and things were good.

    Microsoft Edge seems to run a little slow but IE still works or Chrome.

    Also if you use the Microsoft Picture Manager from Office 2010 to edit and compress pictures you will have to re-load it since it is much better than the new one that comes with Windows 10.

    Best of luck!

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    Default Re: Windows 10

    For those of you asking how the upgrade went,go to my account talk thread. On hold for now. Or in another lifetime, "HIA" (held in abeyance).

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    A really old thread but win10 still has some issues. The latest update, v1809, has been updating for over 4 hours and is 96% installed so far. That's why I am posting with the hated touch pad iPad. Anyone else having issues?

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    I just found out that I could upgrade my win 7 desktop to win 10 for free. The link I used is below. I was never asked for the product key for win7. Just chose keep my files and did it. It took a while to download updates after installation. Office 2013 wouldn’t work afterward but going to apps, change, repair in control panel fixed that. I was asked for the office 2013 key. So far so good and no more dire warnings about the world ending since win 7 is no longer supported at the end of the month.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...l1e2jkjtzesv00

    YMMV

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    Someone asked me how the upgrade went somewhere on here. OK is the term. No real problems on my desktop so far other than the office 2013 fix.

    It went so well I offered to upgrade the SWMBO’s desktop. I had reservations about this as she is not the best IT costumer in the world. Most of her problems are handled by Geek Squad as she believes what they tell her as opposed to…

    I did a backup and win7 rescue disk before starting. That of course took hours. It was late and I almost waited until the next day but realized I must be customer focused and do it during a no use window. I think I started the actual upgrade around 2230. At about midnight the download was complete and win10 went in to updating itself. Around 0130 it showed 35% complete so I went to bed. Woke up around 0400 and went to check. 65% complete. Went back to bed. Slept in until 0930 or so. The updates were completed and the desktop looked the same. I tried the apps she usually uses and all worked. Chrome even filled in amazon.com when I typed am. Looking good. She started using it with no complaints. Two days later I asked how win10 was working out. She stated she didn’t notice I had upgraded the computer. A true IT success story when the user doesn’t even notice the upgrade. As soon as I mentioned the upgrade of course she found a few minor things to complain about. Nothing serious.

    Geek Squad wanted $150 win license fee plus $50 plus leaving the computer at Best Buy for a week.

    The only issue with my desktop so far has been file sharing between laptop and desktop. I think I finally have that figured out but when I go to file explorer the other computer doesn’t show up under network. I have to actually type in the computer name. Security I suppose.

    Any questions feel free to ask. I was happy to find I didn’t have to pay Microsoft for win10 since I procrastinated on the upgrade for so long.

    PO

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    Great job! You might consider an upgrade to Office 365 but it's a subscription of about $99 / yr for 3 to 5 computers.

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