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Old 09-13-2015, 05:08 AM
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I have a computer with windows 8 that, like eveyone, I hate. Would like to upgrade to windows 10 but can't figure out how. I go to microsoft page, click on the link to upgrade and it just opens a window with some windows 10 stuff but no upgrade info.....anyone have a link? I will be upgrading to 10 at some point, I will either figure this out or throw this computer out the window and have to buy a new one....any help would be appreciated.

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Old 09-13-2015, 05:15 AM
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I just bought a laptop with 8 on it. Let us kow when you upgrade and if you like it better.
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It's s free upgrade because pretty soon Microsoft will be charging for the updates
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Old 09-13-2015, 05:23 AM
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I've upgraded two computers, definitely an improvement over win 8. My description would be a hybrid between 7 & 8. So far I like it
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It's s free upgrade because pretty soon Microsoft will be charging for the updates
Nope.
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Old 09-13-2015, 05:31 AM
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I upgraded a Windows 8.1 system to Windows 10. It was an easy and trouble-free update. I was very surprised to then help a friend install a new computer that came with Windows 10 pre-installed and have a bushel of trouble making it work. It still has a screwed-up Outlook installation, which I understand is due to corrupted Windows 10 components.

So, I have a love/hate thing for Windows 10 right now.
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I keep reading horrible things about 10, I HATE 8. I also read switching to 10, Microsoft no longer gives you the option whether you want to upgrade or not.
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Have 8.1 and downloaded 10 and it didn't impress me so i went back to my original OS.
I don't seem to have any problem navigating around in 8.1.
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
I keep reading horrible things about 10, I HATE 8. I also read switching to 10, Microsoft no longer gives you the option whether you want to upgrade or not.
That is correct. All Microsoft software updates are installed automatically in Windows 10. A few have seriously screwed up Win10 systems, not fun for the victims, like my friend, whose Outlook instance overnight went from working to unable to receive new mail.

You might want to look into a new Windows repair tool, "scannow".
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
I upgraded a Windows 8.1 system to Windows 10. It was an easy and trouble-free update. I was very surprised to then help a friend install a new computer that came with Windows 10 pre-installed and have a bushel of trouble making it work. It still has a screwed-up Outlook installation, which I understand is due to corrupted Windows 10 components.

So, I have a love/hate thing for Windows 10 right now.
That's strange. We also installed MS Office 2003 and QB Pro 2012 without an problems Everything is working good.
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
That is correct. All Microsoft software updates are installed automatically in Windows 10. A few have seriously screwed up Win10 systems, not fun for the victims, like my friend, whose Outlook instance overnight went from working to unable to receive new mail.

You might want to look into a new Windows repair tool, "scannow".
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833
As much as I hate 8 I have yet to install 10, I keep pushing it off. Although I suppose whenever I decide to get a new pc I am stuck with 10.
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Went from 8.1 to 10 in a new desktop I just got a few weeks ago. I like 10 a lot better.
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
As much as I hate 8 I have yet to install 10, I keep pushing it off. Although I suppose whenever I decide to get a new pc I am stuck with 10.
Not yet you aren't. I see new Win7 and Win8 systems offered for sale every day.
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Presumably MS is aware of the update OS update conflicts and are working on it? How long does it take MS to work through all of the issues?
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MS becomes aware of the conflicts from user reports and sometimes from automatic error reporting from Windows 10. MS doesn't correct every problem caused by those updates. For example:

My friend's brand new Dell with Windows 10 pre-installed:
1. We needed to "reset" to a different version of Windows 10, because the pre-installed OS was dead on arrival.
2. Two days after the reset, Outlook stopped automatically receiving new email after an overnight automatic update of "something". Sending works just fine. Now, you can get new email by:
a. Closing and re-starting Outlook.
b. Selecting a folder other than Inbox and then re-selecting the Inbox folder.
c. Clicking the "Work Offline button twice.
d. But not by clicking the "Send/Receive" button.
That problem has not gone away with subsequent updates- and there seem to be updates every single day.

Considering that Outlook is a mainstream Microsoft product and Dell is a mainstream Windows system vendor, that's pretty disappointing.
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I don't want it and can't figure out how to get rid of the "upgrade" icon. Heard a lot of "big brother" crap about it...
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Originally Posted by skibum View Post
I don't want it and can't figure out how to get rid of the "upgrade" icon. Heard a lot of "big brother" crap about it...
Check this out:
https://techjourney.net/disable-remo...tem-tray-icon/

BTW, if you've been routinely installing "Optional" updates on your Win 7 or Win 8 system, you probably have all that "big brother crap" already, because Microsoft has been pushing it to these operating systems via the Windows Update process. At this time, I am only installing "Important" updates labeled as "Security Updates".
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Despite all of the advise I still can't get rid of the upgrade icon.
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Originally Posted by leftyNC View Post
It's s free upgrade because pretty soon Microsoft will be charging for the updates
Someone above said "nope" in response to your comment, but as I understand it, Microsoft intends charge an annual license fee for 10 and most new software. Anyone know different?
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