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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2015, 11:49:30 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:
No they decided to skip Windows 9.  Probably a blatant piece of number discrimination. 

I thought no one liked Vista.  XP was good but 7 works better - just slower.

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:

Best thing you can do to speed up Window$ is install the operating system on a SSD - they are cheap as chips now....
I couldn't see how an external essentially Flash drive could be faster than an HDD with a cache and less buffers between it and the CPU cache but hey ho

SSD drives seem to still be a bit pricey (the Notebook I mostly use only cost me 120) but they will take over from HDDs soon.  In effect it's what smart phones and tablets already use



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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2015, 04:23:16 PM »
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:

Best thing you can do to speed up Window$ is install the operating system on a SSD - they are cheap as chips now....

I have to admit Readyboost seems to have a more pronounced effect on laptops rather than desktops but if you have a spare memory stick it's worth a try.
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2015, 04:52:57 PM »
Best bet for speed?






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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2015, 06:54:51 PM »
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2015, 01:26:30 PM »
Just booted up my pc to find a message from Microsoft asking if I want to reserve my free Windows 10 upgrade...  scared2:

If it gets the same offer I may shove it on the laptop for a test as it isn't really being used for anything at the moment...   rubschin:

What's the worst that could happen...  scared2:
You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2015, 01:41:41 PM »
Just booted up my pc to find a message from Microsoft asking if I want to reserve my free Windows 10 upgrade...  scared2:

If it gets the same offer I may shove it on the laptop for a test as it isn't really being used for anything at the moment...   rubschin:

What's the worst that could happen...  scared2:

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2015, 01:46:12 PM »
Just booted up my pc to find a message from Microsoft asking if I want to reserve my free Windows 10 upgrade...  scared2:

If it gets the same offer I may shove it on the laptop for a test as it isn't really being used for anything at the moment...   rubschin:

What's the worst that could happen...  scared2:

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What's that BM.......you are volunteering to be the guinea pig? That's awfully decent of you old bean...  rubschin:
You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2015, 01:49:42 PM »
Just booted up my pc to find a message from Microsoft asking if I want to reserve my free Windows 10 upgrade...  scared2:

If it gets the same offer I may shove it on the laptop for a test as it isn't really being used for anything at the moment...   rubschin:

What's the worst that could happen...  scared2:

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What's that BM.......you are volunteering to be the guinea pig? That's awfully decent of you old bean...  rubschin:

I have an owld laptop with Win 7 on it...

...but if Win 10 is going to need even more resources it is a no goer....  noooo:
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2015, 01:51:53 PM »
I'm hoping there is some sort of 'can I run it' application before I start buggering around with my laptop  rubschin:
You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe

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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2015, 01:56:08 PM »
I'm hoping there is some sort of 'can I run it' application before I start buggering around with my laptop  rubschin:

I wonder if there will be a 'can Nick run it' application....?  rubschin:
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2015, 01:56:59 PM »
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2015, 02:08:45 PM »
I'm hoping there is some sort of 'can I run it' application before I start buggering around with my laptop  rubschin:

I wonder if there will be a 'can Nick run it' application....?  rubschin:

That's hardware not software...



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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2015, 02:11:04 PM »
I'm hoping there is some sort of 'can I run it' application before I start buggering around with my laptop  rubschin:

I wonder if there will be a 'can Nick run it' application....?  rubschin:

That's hardware not software...



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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2015, 02:19:20 PM »
I'm hoping there is some sort of 'can I run it' application before I start buggering around with my laptop  rubschin:

I wonder if there will be a 'can Nick run it' application....?  rubschin:

That's hardware not software...



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...perhaps they could run it on the Met Office supercomputer...?
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Re: Windows 10 free upgrade offer
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2015, 02:23:21 PM »
They tried that once before, that was the year they buggered up the hurricane forecast  noooo:
You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe