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    • Terrysdelight
    • By Terrysdelight 14th May 19, 11:21 PM
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    How to update Operating System
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    • 14th May 19, 11:21 PM
    How to update Operating System 14th May 19 at 11:21 PM

    My own PC Has died on me - see other thread (just in case you can help - SO CONFUSED).

    I have now come across my dad's old lap top. It is a Sony vaio - it's old but working. Dad only every used it to watch YouTube videos of Doris Day! So no files / docs etc stored.

    Unfortunately it has Windows Vista on it so, now Chrome and Explorer don't want to run properly and are no longer supported.

    How do I go about removing Vista and replacing with Windows 10?

    Many thanks.
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    • Terrysdelight
    • By Terrysdelight 21st May 19, 12:46 PM
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    You can install windows 10 for free, just dont activate it. You get a little note on the bottom right saying 'activate windows' and a couple of minor features do not work but other than that it works fine.
    Originally posted by Niv

    Sorry, I'm not a techie person. What is the reason for installing windows 10 and then not activating it?

    I'm currently using my son's laptop until I can get one of my machines fixed.
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    • By DoaM 21st May 19, 2:17 PM
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    Sorry, I'm not a techie person. What is the reason for installing windows 10 and then not activating it?
    Originally posted by Terrysdelight
    Avoids having to pay for it (in situations where there's no free upgrade path; e.g. from Windows 7 there is, from Vista there's not). Of course you can also simply buy a key off eBay for a few quid and activate it.
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