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“Windows 10 (Updating with safety measures.)”

Written on: 20/10/2015 by Holiday Rep (17 reviews written)

I loaded Windows 10 without any trouble what so ever, it work straight out of the box so to speak. (My update was from Windows 7 Home premium)
However I did not jump in with both feet as many may well have done, I cloned my hard drive just in case there was a problem.
That meant that I could format my system hard drive that is in use and then clone all of the information and data back to it and I would be able to use my computer just as if nothing had changed.
First thing to do is use the part of the programme built into the load screen for Windows 10 that lets you check your computer for compatibility, that must be your very first move after cloning of course. (A cloned hard drive makes it so much easier to go back to the Status Quo)
If you do not get any bad reports and it appears that your computer is fully compatible then go ahead and download the update, this can take rather a long time - up to 2 hours. So set your computer to download and leave it alone until prompted to intervene.
I found that all of my software worked without exception, even an old programme I use from the Windows 95 era.
There is nothing to suggest that Win 10 is hard to use either, just that you may sometimes have to approach things from a differing angle, but that is not uncommon because every incidence of Windows has been different in many ways.
Things at first may be a little harder to find and there clearly have been some changes, with the layout of both the operating system and how files look and how you find them.
The built in search is very good, not only to search Windows but the Net too, so if looking for something and can't find it then enter it into the search bar near the start button.
You can really change things in Win 10, like the start menu and you can put things in where you can find them more easily, building up a menu of the icons and programmes that you use most often.
Most thing that are already in the start menu can be removed if you don't have a use for them, making room for the things that you use most often. Although you can resize the menu by dragging it, it is best not to have it too big and complicated.
One other good thing about the new menu system is that you can totally remove all of those on screen icons and short-cuts, this gives your computers desktop a far tidier appearance.
My computer starts up a little quicker and it closes down faster too.
There are many things to like about Windows 10 and in my opinion very few not to like, so go ahead if your computer is compatible and upgrade.

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Duke_Nukem's Response to Holiday Rep's Review

Written on: 11/01/2018

He writes like there was a choice whether to upgrade. What I have heard is that for a period of time it "upgraded" by default from Win7 or 8 whether you liked it or not. Once you do have Win10 it continues with further "upgrades" that cannot be avoided : we will see what the future brings.

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Holiday Rep's reply to Duke_Nukem's Comment

Written on: 11/01/2018

There was a choice, for 30 days after the upgrade you could revert back to your original operating system. yes after the upgrade if you decided to keep it (Windows 10 that is) Thereafter you received upgrades automatically in Windows 10 Home, with some control with Windows 10 Professional. I have many times upgraded machines and never had to revert back, but on occasion there has been an update that did not seem to work as it should on some computers mostly updates after the main upgrade. That may well be down to the Processor/s and Chipset given that the instruction sets vary machine to machine.

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