Upgrading to Windows 10?

I don’t know how much longer Windows 10 will be free, but since I don’t have the money to fix my laptop should anything go wrong during the upgrade, I think I’ll just pass. Although I have a sneaky suspicion that Microsoft has already downloaded a bunch of Windows 10 through regular updates. (Updates suck.)

If you read the comment section of this article, you’ll see that many of the problems are about other software programs that haven’t been upgraded to work with Windows 10, including games and photo software. These problems can corrupt your files. So, if you do decide to upgrade, you should save everything on a separate hard drive before you make the attempt.


Windows 10 auto-upgrades are like a sick, cruel joke being played on us by this point. Most stories that start with “my Windows 10 PC auto-upgraded” tend to end with “and then all my data was lost,” but this particular version has a happy ending, because it involves Microsoft paying out a lot of money.

A California woman has won $10,000 from Microsoft, after the tech giant gave up challenging a court case. Teri Goldstein alleges that after her computer was upgraded to Windows 10, it became slow and unreliable…

8 thoughts on “Upgrading to Windows 10?

  1. I like Windows 10, but clean installs are always better for program compatibility speaking from experience. I went from 8.1 to 10 once, was a nightmare. I’d backup everything, then just wipe the drive and start from scratch. 7 is solid and all, but 10 is better with app notifications and runs smooth as butter for most systems. Cortana ain’t bad too, if you’re into the whole AI thing ^^

    i guess it depends on what you use it for. media production is a dream, don’t really care about getting a mac anymore. πŸ˜€


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  2. Yes I used the free one and it put my computer into a permanent loop. I ended up buying a new one with Windows 10 already in it. Although I can’t say it is without problems and it is only 8 months old.

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  3. I’m running 10 on all of my computers now, and after a few hiccups (usb ports and dvd drive decided to quit working), I haven’t had any problems. I even deleted the backup win7 files which was a big deal for me. πŸ˜‰ I’d run disk cleanup and defrag before you install, but it still takes a few hours to get set up. All of the apps that pop up on the start menu can be unpinned/removed if they annoy you (they annoyed me). I say go for it, then you can blame me when your computer bursts into flames. πŸ˜€

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    • Young people take more risks than old people. And the penalty for being risk-averse is having to pay for the update at some point in the future. My internet access is too important, so paying the penalty will be worth it. Plus, it will give Microsoft more time to work out all the bugs. I guess I should put a separate hard drive on my list of things that I need to buy… at some point in the future. πŸ™‚

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      • True! It’s much more stable than it was even three months ago, so I imagine when they stop supporting previous versions, it’ll be about as good as it can get. I use an external drive for backup, just plug it into a USB port and you’re ready to go. I got it at Walmart, and they’re usually on sale. If all of the homeless drives I have floating around here weren’t about to die, I’d mail you one, but what good is backup if it craps out? πŸ’©

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