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Offline Grumpmeister

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Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« on: January 21, 2015, 09:12:50 PM »
It looks like all Windows 7 and 8 users are going to be able to have a free upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year after release...  rubschin:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30924022

How long is a safe beta test period...  rubschin:
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 09:14:29 PM »
The max........ rubschin:

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 09:17:49 PM »
It looks like all Windows 7 and 8 users are going to be able to have a free upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year after release...  rubschin:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30924022

How long is a safe beta test period...  rubschin:

worthy: Meister, how foolishbrave of you to be press gangedvolunteer to be the VP test pilot to boldly go where no Operating Systems have hogged more memory and run slower than ever before
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2015, 09:19:15 PM »
I'll wait for Tel......... Thumbs:

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 01:46:04 AM »
It looks like all Windows 7 and 8 users are going to be able to have a free upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year after release...  rubschin:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30924022

How long is a safe beta test period...  rubschin:

worthy: Meister, how foolishbrave of you to be press gangedvolunteer to be the VP test pilot to boldly go where no Operating Systems have hogged more memory and run slower than ever before


To be honest I figured I'd catch Padlock Pockets with the 'free' bit though if that doesn't work I'll wait till it's 364 days before deciding. I figure that by then there will have been enough complaints about crappy programming constructive criticism to choose whether or not to give it a go.  whistle:
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 04:20:06 AM »
It looks like all Windows 7 and 8 users are going to be able to have a free upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year after release...  rubschin:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30924022

How long is a safe beta test period...  rubschin:

worthy: Meister, how foolishbrave of you to be press gangedvolunteer to be the VP test pilot to boldly go where no Operating Systems have hogged more memory and run slower than ever before


To be honest I figured I'd catch Padlock Pockets with the 'free' bit though if that doesn't work I'll wait till it's 364 days before deciding. I figure that by then there will have been enough complaints about crappy programming constructive criticism to choose whether or not to give it a go.  whistle:


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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2015, 04:46:10 AM »
Are you saying that your eyes don't light up at the sight of a freebie...  whistle:
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2015, 04:48:27 AM »
Are you saying that your eyes don't light up at the sight of a freebie...  whistle:

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2015, 04:50:17 AM »
Misty shining a torch in your ear you say...  rubschin:
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2015, 07:44:32 AM »
I'd just like Windows 7 to be faster....  evil:
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2015, 07:56:33 AM »
Get a 4Gb memory stick, shove it in one of the spare USB ports in the back of the computer then go into properties for that drive. You will see a tab marked Readyboost. Activate it and you should see a performance increase as it will use the drive as extra memory.
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2015, 10:47:09 AM »
Get a 4Gb memory stick, shove it in one of the spare USB ports in the back of the computer then go into properties for that drive. You will see a tab marked Readyboost. Activate it and you should see a performance increase as it will use the drive as extra memory.
:thumbsup: ta will try that
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2015, 11:17:34 AM »
Get a 4Gb memory stick, shove it in one of the spare USB ports in the back of the computer then go into properties for that drive. You will see a tab marked Readyboost. Activate it and you should see a performance increase as it will use the drive as extra memory.
:thumbsup: ta will try that

It didn't do a lot for me, I tried it some time ago...  noooo:

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2015, 11:35:45 AM »
Was there a Windows 9 ?

I am using Windows 8 but I can't say I like it.

Instead of going forwards I am thinking of going backwards ....I liked Vista and XP  :thumbsup:
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2015, 11:38:33 AM »
I have only just got XP working properly,  redface:
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