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RE: Windows 7 RIP

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 21:27

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alfie noakes says...
"Still got an XP machine though, which has software I can't use on anything else"

Me too, but it's hardware not software I retain it for. :)


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RE: Windows 7 RIP

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 21:30

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Gareth Williams says...
"I was an ardent Win7 user holding out until the last second, but it's not that bad, tbh."

I was the same, I don't mind W10 now though. The programs I spent most of my time using had already dumped the aero interface so it doesn't look hugely different. And there are nice things about W10 once you turn of all the ads/spyware.


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RE: Windows 7 RIP

Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 21:44

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"googling free windows 10 upgrade would give many options"

It would appear you are correct. Might have to wait till the weekend as I fear it may be a hefty download. Hopefully I won't have to re-install GTAV again. That bugger's getting right bloated


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RE: Windows 7 RIP

marksparks999 (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 16th January 2020, 15:50

Still on W7 here...

If someone finds a links to download, from a reputable source i will give it a go!

RE: Windows 7 RIP

alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 16th January 2020, 16:39

Found this by just googling. I'm assuming an article in Forbes is legit...

It mentions needing a copy of win7 so I also assume that already having that installed on your computer would take care of that.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/01/15/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-for-free-in-2020/

RE: Windows 7 RIP

Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Thursday, 16th January 2020, 17:53

I used the cnet link, which leads you to the official Microsoft page with this advice

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1. Go to the Download Windows 10 website.

2. Under Create Windows 10 installation media, click Download tool now and Run.

3. Choose Upgrade this PC now, assuming this is the only PC you're upgrading. (If you're upgrading a different machine, choose Create installation media for another PC, and save the installation files.)

4. Follow the prompts.

5. When the upgrade is complete, go to Settings Update & Security > Activation, and you should see a digital license for Windows 10.

I've just had a terrifying half hour as the installation failed had an unresponsive black screen. Hard resetted and thankfully it rolled back to my existing W7 OS. But before it booted the message "error 0xc1900101-0x4000D second boot phase migrate-data" appeared. Self expanatory, but doing a little research it may seem that due to a spotty internet connection (drops out all the time playing GTA), the program updates while connected to the internet to pick up any errant files. Using the 'install from media' option will hopefully fix this, but I will wait until the weekend this time
so I can babysit the machine
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RE: Windows 7 RIP

Gareth Williams (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 16th January 2020, 18:35

You might be better off backing up what you need and doing a clean installation.

In-place upgrades can cause cause all kinds of problems.

If your copy of Windows 7 is legit, Win10 should still activate for free as Microsoft has your hardware ID on record.



RE: Windows 7 RIP

sj (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 16th January 2020, 18:55

It may work as a clean install but all I knew of was the in-place upgrade.

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We will pay the price but we will not count the cost..

RE: Windows 7 RIP

Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Thursday, 16th January 2020, 20:52

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Gareth Williams says...
"You might be better off backing up what you need and doing a clean installation."

I would, but at the moment my 1Tb drive only has about 12gb free. I've already migrated a whole bunch of stuff over the laptop, and there's about 60gb of family pics & vids I could probably shift. But my biggest problem would be GTA. I have it on 7 physical discs, but there's been so many DLC releases the whole thing's about 150gb now, and I don't think my ISP would let me get away with that on my package. Plus countless other apps, games & programs that I've had for years & use regularly, (photoshop in particular), but god knows where the licences 7 activation codes are, so I'd probably lose them completely.

I'll give the in-place another from a USB at the weekend. If that fails, i'll have to borrow an external HDD from somewhere, as the biggest USB I have is 28Gb, and I know that's going to get very tedious very fast.


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RE: Windows 7 RIP

Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Thursday, 16th January 2020, 20:53

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sj says...
"It may work as a clean install but all I knew of was the in-place upgrade."

The installation program give you the option to do either.


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