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Re: Windows 10 1 Month on! Is it the right operating system for me?
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 12 September 15 13:27 BST (UK) »
Read information this morning concerning Microsoft updates for Windows 7 and 8 which installs files in preparation for Windows 10.

 I do have my updates set to automatic because I don't know enough to enable me to make the decision about whether a particular update is needed or not.

I don't know if it's only preparation files that are installed or whether eventually we would be enforced to change to Windows 10.

I don't actually have an issue with my OHs windows 10 computer but my reluctance to change mine is because I'm sure I would end up with a problem if I tried to install Windows 10 myself :)

My reasoning being that if something is working ok then leave well alone :)

I do have an issue with being forced to change though. In that instance I want to make the decision.
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Re: Windows 10 1 Month on! Is it the right operating system for me?
« Reply #28 on: Saturday 12 September 15 13:41 BST (UK) »
My question: Why should I change over to windows 10?
[Still got one desktop machine running windows 7 pro]
For the benefit of others: Will windows 7/8.1 receive future updates.
                                     Extended service support when will that cease for windows 7/8.1. 
                                   Any takers to answer the above?
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Re: Windows 10 1 Month on! Is it the right operating system for me?
« Reply #29 on: Saturday 12 September 15 13:48 BST (UK) »
Did Google that one recently Brian and it reads to me as though 8.1 has mainstream support until 2018 and extended support until 2023.

If I'm right then that sounds good to me.

I believe you get nothing for free these days and being a cynical soul I just wonder why they are giving us a free upgrade. There must be something in it for them.....

Whoever "they" are  ;D

Windows 7 extended support seems to be 2020.
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Re: Windows 10 1 Month on! Is it the right operating system for me?
« Reply #30 on: Saturday 12 September 15 14:18 BST (UK) »
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Much better to let Microsoft iron out any of the continuing problems that have been reported before upgrading. ;D 

As one of those helping to iron out the problems  :P ;D . . .

I have also noticed that Windows sometimes crashes after an update, however, so far this only seems to happen when I leave it unattended during the update/restart :-\

If Windows crashes, the current desktop is not saved so it reverts to the layout before the last proper shutdown. This also applies to some other system settings - I think :)

Still generally liking Win10 so far.

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Re: Windows 10 1 Month on! Is it the right operating system for me?
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 16 September 15 20:19 BST (UK) »
For those people still using Windows 7/8.1 please be aware! :o
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/windows-10-automatic-download-1.3229063
Basically large Windows files for 10 are to be downloaded in readiness for users switching. :o
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Re: Windows 10 1 Month on! Is it the right operating system for me?
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 17 September 15 20:17 BST (UK) »
For those people still using Windows 7/8.1 please be aware! :o
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/windows-10-automatic-download-1.3229063
Basically large Windows files for 10 are to be downloaded in readiness for users switching. :o
 Brian

Thank you for this link.
My anti-virus has been showing 4500+ files that haven't been scanned. I couldn't find the files doing a search and was worried in case they weren't "legit" files.
A savvy computer friend told me they were PROBABLY windows 10 files but wasn't 100% sure.
After reading the link they are definitely windows 10 files.
Not that i have windows 10 yet, my copy is reserved!
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Re: Windows 10 1 Month on! Is it the right operating system for me?
« Reply #33 on: Friday 18 September 15 06:12 BST (UK) »
don't like the idea of windows 10 ok stop auto upgrade.
go to  regedit click HKEY Local machine.
 click System
click Setup
scroll down to upgrade notification
change1 to 0
that's that.no problem.

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Re: Windows 10 1 Month on! Is it the right operating system for me?
« Reply #34 on: Friday 18 September 15 08:34 BST (UK) »
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scroll down to upgrade notification

On my WIN7, I cant find that 'Key' - I do see a 'GWX' .... but cant see a simple '1' vs '0' option tho ?