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22-12-2019, 21:13   #1
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Upgrade Windows 7 to 10 for free (still works)

Just a heads up that support for Windows 7 ends next month so if you have an activated copy then you can still get the Windows 10 upgrade for free (the offer which was supposedly ended a year or so back).

I upgraded my folks computer yesterday following this guide

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/upgrade-...ree-heres-how/


Save you a hundred euro or so
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22-12-2019, 21:14   #2
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Have win 7 on laptop and PC (at home) will never change, hate win 10
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Have win 7 on laptop and PC (at home) will never change, hate win 10
What security precautions are you taking from january?
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Have win 7 on laptop and PC (at home) will never change, hate win 10
I actually like it, hated 8.

Some shortcuts you do need to relearn where they are, like Recent documents, but they added a new Timeline feature which I like.
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I tried this recently and couldn't get it to work for some reason... I'll have a go again tomorrow!
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I wish it was possible to just "move" the serial key to Windows 10, for later use.
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23-12-2019, 09:22   #7
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Have win 7 on laptop and PC (at home) will never change, hate win 10
Never change a technology product ? OK Grandpa Simpson.
Windows 10 is grand once you get used to it, also you can change it's layout and feel to be similar to 7.

Don't fear progress and change, lest you be left behind (which you will)
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Use classic shell if you want to make windows 10 look like windows 7


http://www.classicshell.net/
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Never change a technology product ? OK Grandpa Simpson.
Windows 10 is grand once you get used to it, also you can change it's layout and feel to be similar to 7.

Don't fear progress and change, lest you be left behind (which you will)
I work in IT and use win 10 all the time, I just prefer 7 on my personal gadgets
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had no end of problems with windows 10, hate it
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Windows 7 is one of Microsoft best operating systems, 10 is better than Vista and 8 sure but thats not saying much as they were rubbish.

The real Bargain would be to go back to windows 7
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Windows 7 is one of Microsoft best operating systems, 10 is better than Vista and 8 sure but thats not saying much as they were rubbish.

The real Bargain would be to go back to windows 7
Windows 7 will be end of life in mid January, time to move on folks. Unless you are happy with a unsupported operating system that will most certainly come under sustained attack from hackers next year
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The real Bargain would be to go back to windows 7
It will be a real bargain for hackers for sure!
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What security precautions are you taking from january?
Tinfoil hat
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Use classic shell if you want to make windows 10 look like windows 7


http://www.classicshell.net/
Ceased development in Dec 2017...
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