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I updated mine a couple of weeks ago using the download tool on this link... https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

It's free if you have a Windows 7 licence, you'll need the licence key as part of the download.

It took a while so don't be put off if it appears slow or progress has stopped.

I didn't like the new start set-up so dowmloaded an app to make it look more like Windows 7...

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Updating from Windows 7 to Windows 10 can be a problem.

If your Windows 7 PC was previously Windows Vista or if your PC is a few years old

it may not be suitable for Upgrade. It may not have a suitable Graphics Card for example.

I would opt for a New PC with Windows 10 installed and install ESET nod32 Antivirus.

ESET are easy to deal with and their products are relatively inexpensive especially if you

require extra Licences for more than one Device.

They are also easy to get hold of if you need to speak to someone. (a Person)


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I spent some time on this and eventually got Win 10 installed in place of Win7. It work 100% Ok and it's best to have your system set for best performance rather that allowing windows to set the balance between performance and appearance as the latter imposes a heavy load and slows you down.

The secret is to go to C:\SWsetup folder and find the folder SW_Ver. Cut and paste this entire folder somewhere else temporarily in say C:\Temp.

Now you can do the upgrade to Win 10 and when its done paste the SW_Ver back again.

Let me know how you go.

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Windows 10 has been out a couple of years now and hence Microsoft recommends that you don?t try to upgrade as the computer you?re trying to upgrade is likely to be 3 plus years old and in these days of technological obsolescence it?s time it was replaced. However there are plenty of computers 7+ years old that will run win 10 happily an so upgrades are possible. The official cost of Win 10 is at least ?50, depending on the version you buy and the media it?s supplied on. Depending on the computer there?s no guarantee that the hardware will still be compatible with Win 10, one of the other reasons MS recommend you buy a new machine.

There are links to articles that say that you can still upgrade for free. This could be worth a go as it would save you the cash, which if the upgrade failed would have been a waste. Whatever you do make sure anything important is backed up before starting any upgrade.


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Windows 10 prices vary.

Official copies with Valid License Key from Microsoft are the most expensive.

Copies from elsewhere available for <?30.00 may not be genuine copies and Possibly will not accept Updates

from Microsoft.

There are 2 versions according to what P.C. you have

Windows 10 64-bit is recommended if you have 4 GB or more RAM.

Windows 10 64-bit supports up to 2 TB of RAM, while

Windows 10 32-bit can utilize up to 3.2 GB.

The memory address space for 64-bit Windows is much larger, which means, you need twice as much memory than 32-bit

Windows to accomplish some of the same tasks.20 Mar 2019


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  • 6 months later...

My Laptop is 10 years old and came with Windows 8 (Yuck)

I upgraded a while ago to 10 and the 8 licence allowed be to go to 10. I over specced it 10 years ago and have 16G of RAM, i7 (ancient gen) etc. It still runs nicely on latest version of 10.

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