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I know lots of us (pretend to) hate W10, but for anyone who is still running one of the earlier versions, it seems the free upgrade is still available: https://www.howtogeek.com/266072/you-ca ... r-8.1-key/

Cue the "OSX/Win 7/Linux/Unix/Android/Chrome is better" posts ... :lol:
Same old nonsense.

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Re: Update to Windows 10

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Let's see now. The OS that Microsoft was ramming down our throats against our will, that required many people to upgrade their hardware to run it, and to replace software that had been serving them well previously, that wastes our bandwidth by sending reports of whatever we do on our PCs back to HQ and forcefully updated hundreds of business computers without notice or chance of stopping............................is now on offer for free to those who have happily avoided it ? Those who have switched to Linux or Macs must be rolling around on the floor laughing. :lol: :lol: :lol:
By the time enough people realise they have been brainwashed it is too late to do anything about it.

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Noisette wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Is it possible on a Vista PC, Flaneur? I hate W10 but it's marginally preferable to binning a perfectly good PC that's ground to a standstill.
It doesn't appear so, but - being brutal - your computer probably wouldn't be capable of running it anyway :(

But, if it's already ground to a halt, then the problem may not be solved by an updated OS. Your problem may simply be your computer's antiquity, and you may be expecting too much from it (like expecting a sub-10s 0-60 acceleration from a Mini Metro :)).

However - and if you fancy a bit of a challenge - you could consider Linux. https://www.lifewire.com/best-linux-set ... rs-2204882

My recently-replaced Dell laptop started life with W7; at one point I installed Linux, to see what it was like (I found it fascinating) before rolling back to W8 and then upgrading to W10, with which it was very happy. Unless you have a particular Reason to use W10 (I do: music production software ;)) then you will be able to do whatever you need (internet, email, word-processing, spreadsheets ...) with Linux (and it's free).
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Aardvark wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Let's see now. The OS that Microsoft was ramming down our throats against our will, that required many people to upgrade their hardware to run it, and to replace software that had been serving them well previously, that wastes our bandwidth by sending reports of whatever we do on our PCs back to HQ and forcefully updated hundreds of business computers without notice or chance of stopping............................is now on offer for free to those who have happily avoided it ? Those who have switched to Linux or Macs must be rolling around on the floor laughing. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'm guessing you voted for Brexit, Aardvark :lol: :lol: :lol:
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For those who want / had to have Windows 10 - I suggest looking at the Ask Woody site - https://www.askwoody.com/ - especially wrt patching

And O&O Shut Up 10 - https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

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:good: Have been running Win10 along with Libre for about three years with no significant problems. Have and iPad and an Android phone. Each has its limitations and advantages. Still have an old laptop with Win7 but never use it now except to interrogate the car's fault codes.
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I updated to windows 10 free about 2 months ago. Only problem is I can't get Edge to work but that's not a problem, I just use chrome instead.

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