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23-12-2019, 14:50   #16
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anything for upgrade from 8 to 10?


have 8. not good.
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23-12-2019, 14:52   #17
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8 was garbage

10 is a perfectly functional OS
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23-12-2019, 16:46   #19
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anything for upgrade from 8 to 10?


have 8. not good.
yep the upgrade works for Windows 8 too

Windows 10 is much better than 8 which I detested
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Just a side note, in case not everybody knows.
If you have Windows 10 Home version on your pc and you would like Windows 10 Pro, it's about $99 to upgrade.
If you have an old Win7 pro or Win 8 pro key lying about, just click settings, activation and change product key, then enter your old Win 7/8 pro key and Windows 10 Home will update itself to Windows 10 Pro version for free.
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24-12-2019, 05:35   #22
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I've used this one for years. A lot neater than classic shell and gets regular updates. You can have the Windows 7 menu, 10, or a hybrid version.

https://www.stardock.com/products/start10/

Worth the few quid for a license imo, but it comes with a trial period to test it out and is transferable between devices as well.

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Thanks OP.
Just successfully upgraded an old win8 laptop today.
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Thanks OP worked for me.
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I wish to change pc harddrive to an SSD, if I upgrade to Windows 10 on the existing hd, then install win 10 on new SSD drive, will the licence transfer? Or what's the best route to go?
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I wish to change pc harddrive to an SSD, if I upgrade to Windows 10 on the existing hd, then install win 10 on new SSD drive, will the licence transfer? Or what's the best route to go?
Just clone the drive to SSD.
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25-12-2019, 15:23   #27
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Just clone the drive to SSD.
Installing Win 10 on SSD is better option.

Reason behind is that Windows can trim data on drive and when installing it will put data different way that on HDD. Just cloning will work but as not efficient as fresh installation on SSD.
When you update to Win10 on HDD then a digital fingerprint of your system will be recorded by Microsoft and it allow you to install Win10 again on SSD without serial key.

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Installing Win 10 on SSD is better option.

Reason behind is that Windows can trim data on drive and when installing it will put data different way that on HDD. Just cloning will work but as not efficient as fresh installation on SSD.
When you update to Win10 on HDD then a digital fingerprint of your system will be recorded by Microsoft and it allow you to install Win10 again on SSD without serial key.

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Thanks, was guessing that but wanted to check before going ahead.

Happy Christmas.
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bring back windows 95
ok that might be pushing the boat out
i'll settle for XP
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26-12-2019, 12:43   #30
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Installing Win 10 on SSD is better option.

Reason behind is that Windows can trim data on drive and when installing it will put data different way that on HDD. Just cloning will work but as not efficient as fresh installation on SSD.
When you update to Win10 on HDD then a digital fingerprint of your system will be recorded by Microsoft and it allow you to install Win10 again on SSD without serial key.

Tom
It has been a while but I remember running through a process that reconfigured the data for SSD use as the final step. If you have lot of applications installed and set up this is probably the easiest and quickest method and will have you up and running in minutes, if not, fresh install.
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