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Got an email today regarding windows 10. Does it wipe everything clean or is it just an update? I would like to reserve it but was concerned that I might have to start from scratch! I have windows 8 currently,
What in the world are you talking about? Just a few months ago we spent a good deal of money changing from xp to 7, and now I am hearing about 10? Please tell me where I can find info on this, as I have heard nothing until now.
That's OK...I did some research that calmed me down immensely. Turns out that if you have 7 MS stopped all support for it in January, but will continue limited security until 2020 and maybe longer. This means I can keep what I have and not buy new hardware for quite some time. This will give them time to work out the 10 glitches or maybe even decide to continue with 7, which I am reading is a much better OS.
I sometimes wonder if people just refused to keep buying all these updates if they would just keep the best ones available and supported. These changes affect many things including compatibility with printers, scanners and other hardware, and you have to have a computer that is powerful enough to be able to handle the upgrade....my main one barely was able to handle my upgrade to 7.
Anyhow, you shocked me with this one, but now I know more. Don't know how I missed the news...probably too busy dealing with medical conditions and such!
I raised a question regarding this approximately 2 weeks ago. It may be better than the Win 7 which I have been with for quite a while. I have been having problems recently. I researched 10 and reserved it just after they sent me the notice.
Not me. I'm keeping my 7 until they pry it out of my cold, dead hands. I have seen some articles that are saying 10 is not so great, is not yet totally developed and may require newer hardware in order to be able to function properly.
MS does this stuff all the time, and people spend millions trying to keep up. I'm tired of it. This may be good for gamers, but for basic computer users like me, it's a waste of money and problematic .
By the way, my computer was upgraded to 7 but we bought a used computer with 7 already on it for my husband. I have had very few problems, and he has had none. No problems on my laptop, either, which had 7 on it when I purchased it.
TIMETRAVELER2, I made sure that I checked it out before I decided to accept it. It is free, I can still turn it down. Recently though I have been having problems signing on since it has only been a blank screen. When I manage to get on screen - hours later - I look for an update on my monitor driver. There is none on my PC, the monitor CD, or online. I am stumped.
It's possible you picked up a virus. Run an anti virus scan as well as a malware scan then clean your computer and do a defrag. If this does not work, get some professional tech help. I don't think this problem is the result of using Win7. It could also be a hardware problem. You need to check this out as it sounds serious.
I did that this morning. It happened again when it went into sleep during breakfast. I am trying to find the button to turn it off. I tried to check for viruses yesterday but I could not get a network connection.
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