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Get Windows 10 free

Discussion in 'Computers and Gaming' started by Darren, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. wmrcomputers

    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    @Moby Dick have you considered that you may have issues with your own installation? So far the feedback on Windows 10 is fantastic. I have certainly come across no issues with it myself yet whatsoever, and reports from my customers are generally good ones. You say it has got to be the most untried OS ever released, but that isn't true. Millions of people worldwide used a pre-lease version and took part it ironing out kinks etc. And it's not free because they don't want paying for it, it's free because they'll make money through store purchases just like Apple do from now onwards.

    I don't think 8 was unstable either, just an awful layout compared to 10. This is what makes me think you may have underlying issues with your own PC. Can you define the instabilities you're seeing? It's made me curious.
     
  2. cj1

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    For me the upgrade was buggy start bar stopped working kept locking up etc did a clean install and worked well since
     
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    It looks like it's f###ed up your punctuation keys, matey. At least your 'shift' key is working though. ;)
     
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  4. wmrcomputers

    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    This is a good point @cj1 . I personally NEVER upgrade Windows from a used install of a previous version... it's asking for trouble anyway. Clean installs all the way. In the case of this free upgrade, I back up files, upgrade without keeping files and programs.
     
  5. Moby Dick

    Moby Dick Well-Known Forumite

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    Cheers Wayne for advice. PC as I picked it up from yourself earlier this year with no alterations but hasn't really been wonderful and I think it is because Windows 8.1 just doesn't suit me. It is blocky, crashes and freezes and the hard drive is permanently rattling around as it was before.

    So I shall be a dinosaur and revert to Windows 7 when I get hold of a copy.

    Just going to put some coal in the boiler to drive the generator for the electricity supply.
     
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  6. wmrcomputers

    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    Is it one you bought from me?
     
  7. Moby Dick

    Moby Dick Well-Known Forumite

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    No it isn't Wayne but you have always done repairs etc... Windows 7 on the way and will format and start again...
     
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    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    For all those that have upgraded to Windows 10.... I've had a couple of people now ask me if I can provide a Windows 10 installation DVD in case they ever need to start fresh, so that they can install 10 without needing the nuisance of having Windows 7 / 8 installed again first.

    Therefore, if anyone would like a DVD for re-install purposes let me know. I have both Home and Pro discs (each does 32 or 64 bit as required).
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Interestingly, you can either telephone Mr Reeves or write him a letter and post it to him..
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Strange. I can't see the PIC in JM's original post, but it appears fine when I quote it :?:
     
  16. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Mmm, strange things happening - I can see it in both locations.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    So can I now. Might be an idea to alert @Admin in case something is amiss server side.
     
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    Installed windows 10 on my robust 2.5 year old Samsung Laptop...under Win 7 the battery was fine but under Win 10 its terrible....constantly on charge even though all settings have been ramped down....
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Free upgrades to 10 are to end on July 29th, I understand.
     
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    They do indeed - worth getting in there quick if you want to switch and haven't already
     

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