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Windows 10

2019-07-23, 14:16 PM

Microsoft wants us all to upgrade to Windows 10.  So I bought two copies, one for my PC and one for my wife's PC.  I started installing on mine, and the installer said it could not do so at this time.  This is a quad core PC with 1TB of disk space.  Do I really need to buy new PCs?  I have friends saying I should use Linux instead.  Are they right?

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Re: Windows 10

2019-07-23, 15:17 PM

How did you receive your copy of Windows 10? You can try upgrading the PC's using this official link from Microsoft to create a bootable USB or upgrade the PC right from the installer then enter your product key for Windows when it's done installing by going to Settings>Update and Security>Activation>Enter product key.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

 

Linux is a small OS that doesn't support many apps and I don't use it since it can have some issues. I suggest you don't upgrade to Linux. Yeah you won't get viruses easily but there isn't much support for these OS's and if the OS randomly fails (what happened to me) you will have to install it all over again)

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Re: Windows 10

2019-07-23, 19:19 PM
I was given this link by the vendor: https://www.microsoft.com/software-download/windows10. I will try yours next.
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Re: Windows 10

2019-07-23, 19:22 PM

Goes to the page.  

 

And yes, I am aware of Linjux's not ready for prime time status.  I spent years as a software engineer so a little ocasional Linux wrestling does not bother me, but my wife would make her laptop fly.

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Re: Windows 10

2019-07-25, 3:09 AM

I found Fedora Linux great for the basics: email, web browsing, spreadsheets, etc. But that's about all. It seemed like the main task of running Linux was updating Linux. 

 

I had wiped my Yoga 3 Pro hard drive completely and installed Linux from scratch. Then it became evident that I needed Windows for work so back to Windows 10. I wiped the hard drive again, formatted, and installed a fresh copy of Windows from a USB thumb drive. Easy peasy. I used Microsoft's bootable flash drive tool to make it and after updating my trackpad driver the Yoga is running better than ever. I highly recommend using the Microsoft tool and installing from a flash drive. 

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