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Eagle 89910/03/2016 16:15:37
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Last night I went to check my email etc., and my Desktop PC was in the middle of a Windows 10 installation. I was sure I hadn't instigated it and I watched as it slowly completed the upgrade.

The PC is running fine with W10, so far, but I'm still bemused as to how it happened.

This morning a friend of mine phoned me in a panic as his laptop was doing the same! So it wasn't me then, I thought.
Anyone else had this happen or am I losing the plot frown Shep

Andy Green10/03/2016 16:17:35
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Its all down to your update settings - I had the same thing I saw a new notification telling me my Windows would be upgraded on the 12 March - Soon cancelled it.

Naughty of them, but its s free upgrade.

Andy

Pete B - Moderator10/03/2016 16:38:55
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I would think these are the regular Win 10 updates, rather than upgrades. I don't think there's any way to stop them them AFAIK but you can schedule when they are done. When I shut down last night I got the 'Update and shutdown' message, which was the only way I know an update has downloaded. It completed the update when I booted-up this morning.

I'd prefer the former method of being told they're on their way and let me decide what I want, though....

Pete

John F10/03/2016 16:39:40
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Ha​rdly naughty but rather an option that you can cancel if you wish.

​No harm in it though and, so far, has proved much better than previous Windows by a mile.

Andy Green10/03/2016 16:45:50
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Pete, I'm running win 8.1 and it was a full upgrade to Win 10. I cancelled it. It was much more than a simple upgrade to an existing OS.

I use my PC for app development running database, web & application servers, I can't afford to have a new operating system, that's not been tested on a VM first. Naughty.

If you just use your PC for email & web browsing then Win 10 is a great free upgrade.

Andy

Eagle 89910/03/2016 16:50:39
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Thanks Andy; I'm not ready for the men in white coats yet then laugh I must admit I just deleted the regular blue upgrade notes that kept popping up on my screen as I got fed up reading them.

Definitely an upgrade as I was on Windows 7 until last night. W10 does appear faster though.

Shep

Edited By Eagle 899 on 10/03/2016 16:54:25

Pete B - Moderator10/03/2016 17:35:35
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Apologies - thought you meant the regular unnannounced Win 10 updates! I've been on Win 10 since last July now and it's mostly fine, apart from the random BSOD which can strike at any time and then fix itself....

Pete

John Privett10/03/2016 19:26:52
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Andy - if it was me I'd happily accept the Win10 upgrade and be happy to see the back of 8!

I'll admit I've never had Win8 on any of my own machines, but whenever I've encountered it on anybody else's PC I've found it a most frustrating experience!

John Tee10/03/2016 19:49:28
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I've been cancelling all the offers to upgrade to Windows 10 as I'm happy with 8.1. I did a search to go to control panel yesterday and the computer asked if I wanted control panel for 8 or 10, so my computer has downloaded the files but not yet activated them.

John

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Andy Green10/03/2016 21:34:33
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I struggled with win 8 / 8.1 but installed a couple of apps called Start8 and Modernmix to get a start button back and run Metro apps in a window. Never looked back.

Andy

John F11/03/2016 11:23:54
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Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 10/03/2016 20:36:31:

Rather than buy a laptop of uncertain age with Windows 8 and a free Windows 10 upgrade,

I bought a new laptop in November pre loaded with Windows 10.

In January it downloaded Windows 10. Took a couple of Hours so it wasn't just an upgrade.

So now I don't know if I have one Windows 10 or two.

you would have been fine with the older laptop, to be fair as Win 10 is a full install, not an upgrade.

You have one operating system, just updated, not two versions of Win 10

kc11/03/2016 13:06:17
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My Windows 7 system keeps asking me if I want to upgrade to Win 10. Has 10 got to the stage where it's worthwhile upgrading a perfectly good Win 7 system?

( I don't want to upgrade Win7 which never gives any trouble if there is still any problem with 10 But the free offer will end in a few months )

John F11/03/2016 13:23:28
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It always has been worthwhile upgrading from 7!!

There is nothing wrong with Win 10 at all, your pooter will thank you for it.

kc11/03/2016 13:37:45
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There are lots of people who would say it was never worthwhile to change Win 7 to Win 8 so I cannot fathom why John should say " It always has been worthwhile upgrading from 7 "

Surely it was never worthwhile ugrading Win 7 to Win 8 or have I misunderstood John's message?

Edited By kc on 11/03/2016 13:38:44

John F11/03/2016 14:44:15
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I think you misunderstood me; I was replying to your question whether going from 7 to 10 was worthwhile.

Win 8 was as crazy and useless as a bag of frogs.

The improvements that Win 10 has over 7 is very good indeed, hence why I said it has always been worthwhile upgrading from Win 7 to 10.

Some info to help you make up your mind

http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/windows-10-vs-windows-7

 

Edited By John F on 11/03/2016 14:48:32

Dave Bran11/03/2016 14:47:05
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I am running two pc's side by side, one on 7, the other on 10. While 10 seems quite OK, there is absolutely nothing emerged so far as to why I should be at all keen to allow the 7 to 10 "upgrade" to take place.

Eagle 89911/03/2016 14:59:23
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Posted by Dave Bran on 11/03/2016 14:47:05:

I am running two pc's side by side, one on 7, the other on 10. While 10 seems quite OK, there is absolutely nothing emerged so far as to why I should be at all keen to allow the 7 to 10 "upgrade" to take place.

So was I, I let my laptop upgrade from 8.1 to 10 a few months ago and it's been fine.

My desktop upgraded from 7 to 10, without my intentional input, two days ago. It's also fine and faster than it was.

Time will tell; I have a few weeks to decide in or out! I've already decided on the other in or out no

Shep

kc11/03/2016 15:21:27
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I took "always" literally and therefore misunderstood John's comment! Thanks for clarifying.

As for Dave's comment, I feel the same= if it ain't broke don't fix it- however it comes down to economics. Eventually Murcosoft will deliberately orphan 7 and force us to a later system. It seems cheaper in the long term to upgrade whilst it's free.

As it is we will have to pay to upgrade my wife's Vista m/c - unless someone knows a cheap way to upgrade that to 7 and then 10.....

John F11/03/2016 15:32:47
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KC, if you're looking at a computer running Vista, the likelihood is that it probably won't cope with Win 10 so you're probably looking at a new PC anyway. That's if you want to upgrade her pooter.

There is absolutely no reason why the Vista computer cannot keep running but, and this is a biggy to consider, Google announced last year that its browser; Chrome, will not be updated for any Vista or XP users anymore.

As time goes by other firms, software and browser providers, will follow suit which will probably mean that the Vista and XP machines will become more vulnerable as time goes by.

Might be a good time to upgrade your others half's computer.

Edited By John F on 11/03/2016 15:33:43

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