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Windows 7 - free/cheap upgrade to Windows 10?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
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  • AndyPixAndyPix Forumite
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    Windows 10 is great . Your skill level must be sub par.


    You should have come on here and asked for advice - you certainly wouldnt have wasted as much time as you indicate you did with microsofts droids ..


    And no you didnt say it was cheap .. But if the OP is asking for a cheap solution to their problem, do you really think 'buy a mac' is sensible advice ??..


    I agree with you , windows 7 was great .. But it is a bit tired now and windows 10 is a great replacement IMHO .. I am responsible for a LOT of machines, running various OS flavours ..
    Windows 10 is my favourite .. If i could change one thing, I would stop it mysteriously changing default apps back to microsofts own 'because of a problem' (yeah right) now and again ..


    But that is no biggy, just an annoyance
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  • giraffe69giraffe69 Forumite
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    Can't work out why some get so upset with Windows 10. It is not perfect and there have been some problems especially with updates however I suspect there are some who have forgotten what Win 7 could do or not do and in any event there comes a time when technology moves on. You can ignore it but any computer attached to the internet after early 2020 running Win 7 will be more at risk than before and this will get worse as time goes on. In due course some new peripherals may not have the appropriate drivers to make them work/work at their best.
  • dekaspacedekaspace Forumite
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    Who said it was cheap? I didn't say that. I said "if you can afford it".


    Windows 10 has caused me hours of pain since I upgraded to it. Had at least 2 very lengthy sessions with MS to try and fix stuff that Windows 10 updates caused. Ended up totally re-installing Windows each time.


    Problems with Windows 7 machine = None.


    I would NEVER buy another MS machine again. IF I could it afford I would buy a Mac....but I can't so I'm stuck with my crap Windows 10 machine for now.


    You do realise macs are pc's as well don't you? If 10 is so bad assuming you have compatable hardware put 7 or 8 on it.
  • moleratmolerat Forumite
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    I have upgraded 10 family machines to W10, from XP, Vista and W7, with very few problems. 6 of these machines are from 2007- 10 so hardly the latest.
  • randmrandm Forumite
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    i have a similar question, i went from xp, to windows 7, so our pc is quite old, microsoft is not recommending loading windows 10 onto an old computer but says it is better on a new pc, is this just a marketing ploy??. i mainly use tablet for surfing and gaming but ethernet pc for buying/personal information stuff etc for security.
    also, i have read the above replies, can i ask what you do with the ssd. are you saying to load windows 10 onto that and then from there onto the pc??? sorry, really not a techie person.(i am presuming that a ssd is a usb data key thingumyjig). we do have an external harddrive.
    thanks for your help.
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    randm wrote: »
    i have a similar question, i went from xp, to windows 7, so our pc is quite old, microsoft is not recommending loading windows 10 onto an old computer but says it is better on a new pc, is this just a marketing ploy??. i mainly use tablet for surfing and gaming but ethernet pc for buying/personal information stuff etc for security.
    also, i have read the above replies, can i ask what you do with the ssd. are you saying to load windows 10 onto that and then from there onto the pc??? sorry, really not a techie person.(i am presuming that a ssd is a usb data key thingumyjig). we do have an external harddrive.
    thanks for your help.

    You fit or swap your old HDD for an SSD(costing as little as £17) and then install Windows 10 to it.

    What brand name and model your PC?
  • custardycustardy Forumite
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    DonnySaver wrote: »
    Who said it was cheap? I didn't say that. I said "if you can afford it".


    Windows 10 has caused me hours of pain since I upgraded to it. Had at least 2 very lengthy sessions with MS to try and fix stuff that Windows 10 updates caused. Ended up totally re-installing Windows each time.


    Problems with Windows 7 machine = None.


    I would NEVER buy another MS machine again. IF I could it afford I would buy a Mac....but I can't so I'm stuck with my crap Windows 10 machine for now.

    Installed 8 &10 on multiple machines from 7.
    no issues and shown little love or maintenance
  • AndyPixAndyPix Forumite
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    An SSD is a replacement for your internal hard drive.


    It stands for Solid State Drive, there are no moving parts, only microchips
    They are much much faster than conventional hard drives
    Running with scissors since 1978 :)
  • forgotmynameforgotmyname Forumite
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    Windows 10 is fine with classic start menu installed and updates blocked.
    Censorship Reigns Supreme in Troll City...

  • randmrandm Forumite
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    it's a dell dimension 5150. (what is a hdd??)
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