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Should I Download Windows10?

  1. Robie Benve profile image99
    Robie Benveposted 2 years ago

    Should I Download Windows10?

    My laptop runs on Windows XP and every few days I get this pop-up window offering me to upgrade to Windows10.
    Where is it coming from? Is it a scam? Or is this something that you would recommend to do?
    Is it free?
    There is a disclaimer at the bottom that says something about internet fee may apply??
    I figured I must not be the only one getting this, so I am asking for help/advice.


  2. Electro-Denizen profile image80
    Electro-Denizenposted 2 years ago

    We had windows 8.1 running on our machine, and it was just awful. Since we've upgraded with the free windows 10 upgrade, our machine works great... Win 10 gave back what Windows 8 took away (easy access to the desktop and the old file system we were used to etc), though Win10 does work great as a touchscreen panel type system

    It's a big step to go from XP to Win 10. You'd better ask yourself whether you really need it, and look at the minimum requirements (ram, processor speed etc).

    The disclaimer about internet fee is just them covering themselves - seeing as you're online anyway, chances are you're already paying.... If you do go for it, make sure you backup your stuff, even though their install does have a no data erased avenue - better safe than sorry.

    The alert does come from windows in all probability. Anyway, when you download, you can see the source website, if you have doubts...

  3. RonElFran profile image99
    RonElFranposted 2 years ago

    As far as I am aware, Microsoft is not offering a free upgrade from XP to Win10. They've said from the beginning that only machines running Win7 and above qualify. I still have XP running on a very old laptop (which doesn't have the hardware to run Win10 anyway) and I've never seen any invitation to upgrade. I'd be very careful before clicking on that pop-up.

    1. Jennifer Peters profile image43
      Jennifer Petersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Ronald E. Franklin, You are Right , Windows10 is not free.

    2. Robie Benve profile image99
      Robie Benveposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, I had the laptop for so long that I forgot it was actually running windows 7! So I went to the MS website (without clicking on the pop-up window, just in case) and decided to take the leap and upgrade to W10. So far so good. smile Thanks

    3. Electro-Denizen profile image80
      Electro-Denizenposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      @Robie Benve - I was rather thinking that might be the case... :-))

      Good luck! Windows 10 completely gave a new lease of life to our machine that was more or less unworkable with Win 8.1 installed. Win 7 was pretty good really in comparison.

  4. YvetteParker profile image74
    YvetteParkerposted 2 years ago

    I agree with Ronald E. Franklin. I wasn't aware of W10 being available to XP or Vista users since those are no longer supported by MS. I just installed W10 on a laptop that had W7 on it and I love W10. I have devices with XP and Vista on them and I have not been able to install W10 on any, neither have I received an offer to do so. It was suggested that I upgrade to at least W7 by purchasing newer devices in order to download and install W10. Again, as Ronald E. Franklin has already stated, tread very carefully; but personally I would not do it as it sounds like a possible scam/virus.

    1. Robie Benve profile image99
      Robie Benveposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Well, as I commented to him already, my bad: I did have W7 after all! I ran the upgrade yesterday and so far it seems very nice. I haven't figured out all that has changed yet, but Windows 10 seems very user friendly. Thanks