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    Hello!

    just today I received a notification on my old laptop from Microsoft about an offer to download Win 10 for free. am using Win 7 presently on it. its an old laptop mostly used for browsing, downloading, and some documentation-work. its config is:

    • Intel Core2Duo T2050 1.6GHz CPU
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 500GB HDD
    • NVidia GO 7400 GPU



    the min. system requirements of Win 10 are:

    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster.
    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    Free hard disk space: 16 GB.
    Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.

    does any of you think it would be wise to upgrade to Win 10 on this laptop? I was using XP on it till about 2-3 months back, when I upgraded to Win 7 to use its sharing-features. the laptop has become a bit slower with time now, and if not for these sharing-features, I would've kept continuing to use XP. surprisingly, on my desktop, in which I have Win 8.1, I haven't got any notification (though didn't check today).

    anyway, awaiting some suggestions.

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    I have subscribed/reserved the new Windows 10 version on my desktop and my laptop. One desktop did not get that icon and I have no idea why. May be they are rolling it out in phases.

    This looks like a desperate attempt to keep their customers as a lot of people have started using other operating systems. Windows 8 was an utter failure in my view.
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    I believe they have sent notices to all those machines that can actually run Win10.
    From what I have seen and experienced win10 is a lot smoother than win8, so I think you can safely upgrade.
    You always have the option to downgrade at any time !
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    I got a small notification on my laptop which says 'Get Windows 10', is this a free upgrade?

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    Yes it is a 100% free upgrade. They wont ask for money or credit card either.

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    If I am not wrong then normally there is a charge for new Window versions, why is this version been provided free and also why the alerts?

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    found that if you've installed this windows update on your win 7/8.0/8.1 machine, you'll get the notification:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583

    also, it would do good to read win 10 technical preview or user-experiences with win 10 beta, before proceeding with win 10 installation.

    am very happy with win 8.1 running on my desktop. don't have any bitter experiences or feelings with that OS, except may be some with the sharing-features over win 7. but for my laptop having win 7, this (non-risky) gamble could certainly be played!

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    I would rather install Linux than to go for Windows 10.

    If browsing, downloading is all our requirements, then a good linux distro like Ubuntu fits well in the equation.
    It's free and open source and does not require so many updates like Windows. Neither would you require an Anti virus. Lastly it runs well on old processors.
    If your PC is ancient then there are also good distros for it too like Lubuntu, LXLE etc.

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    I think it would run just fine on your machine! Instagram hack 2015 online

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    I have not clicked on the logo which I have on my laptop, does it get upgraded instantly? Would I need to save my passwords or bookmarks?

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    My friend uses windows 10, and I think it is a great OS. I think you can run it, but except to have some bugs, because it is still in beta. The new browser it is really good, better than Mozilla or Chrome. And if you have bookmarks or something like that then sync them from Chrome/Mozilla/Opera to the new browser.

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    i am still using windows Xp pro, but i have not received any alert. does these mean i cant upgrade to windows 10 or should i just try to upgrade and see what happens. anybody who has upgraded their windows xp can help.

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    Post Upgrade Windows 10 For User of Windows 8

    Upgrade Windows 10

    Reform through the copy of Windows 10 is very easy and simple. You just need to follow in detail each of the steps below:

    For Users of Windows 8

    1. In Windows 8 users, click the "Windows key + C -> Settings -> Change PC Settings".

    2. And then click "Update and recovery" located on the left in the window of windows.

    3. If the above step is done, then press the "download" or "install" to start the process of updating the PC / computer / laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaMaverick View Post
    does any of you think it would be wise to upgrade to Win 10 on this laptop? I was using XP on it till about 2-3 months back, when I upgraded to Win 7 to use its sharing-features. the laptop has become a bit slower with time now, and if not for these sharing-features, I would've kept continuing to use XP. surprisingly, on my desktop, in which I have Win 8.1, I haven't got any notification (though didn't check today).
    anyway, awaiting some suggestions.
    It would be perfect to install it on your PC. They would be sending this alert to only those PCs that are compatible with it.

    But there is a mixed response about Windows 10 in the market. As per some people it is good as it has some excellent security features. Some even that say there is a key-logger installed in the OS. As per Microsoft the key-logger is only to assess the general on-line behavior of the user. However, I would just wait and watch as my current Windows 7 is working fine for me. I think we can update it anytime in future as it is a free version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    It would be perfect to install it on your PC. They would be sending this alert to only those PCs that are compatible with it.

    But there is a mixed response about Windows 10 in the market. As per some people it is good as it has some excellent security features. Some even that say there is a key-logger installed in the OS. As per Microsoft the key-logger is only to assess the general on-line behavior of the user. However, I would just wait and watch as my current Windows 7 is working fine for me. I think we can update it anytime in future as it is a free version.
    even my laptop was incompatible with Win 10, due to a GPU driver issue, but i went ahead and installed it, and downloaded the old driver for my GPU and have been using it. if not Win 10, the next best thing in windows is Win 8.1 personally. may not need to use Win 10 as much if using Win 8.1 already. found it to be much better than 7, even from the point of security (ie, regarding malware and virus-attacks), and didn't slow down my laptop over time, unlike 7. when (if) that happens to your laptop, you could upgrade to the next level.

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    A lot of people seem to be unsure about installing Windows 10, but in my opinion if your system is capable of running it, then why wouldn't you want the latest version of the Microsoft OS?

    Windows 10 isn't going anywhere and unfortunately it doesn't matter how much you like your OS now, sooner or later you'll have to upgrade it so you might aswell bite the bullet and do it now.

    The sooner you do upgrade, the quicker you'll get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaMaverick View Post
    Hello!

    just today I received a notification on my old laptop from Microsoft about an offer to download Win 10 for free. am using Win 7 presently on it. its an old laptop mostly used for browsing, downloading, and some documentation-work. its config is:

    • Intel Core2Duo T2050 1.6GHz CPU
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 500GB HDD
    • NVidia GO 7400 GPU



    the min. system requirements of Win 10 are:

    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster.
    • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    • Free hard disk space: 16 GB.
    • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.

    does any of you think it would be wise to upgrade to Win 10 on this laptop? I was using XP on it till about 2-3 months back, when I upgraded to Win 7 to use its sharing-features. the laptop has become a bit slower with time now, and if not for these sharing-features, I would've kept continuing to use XP. surprisingly, on my desktop, in which I have Win 8.1, I haven't got any notification (though didn't check today).

    anyway, awaiting some suggestions.
    In my honest opinion I think that you shouldn't upgrade it to Windows 10. I've read all the comments and there are people that are saying that you should upgrade it and it will run with no problems, others are saying that you can't upgrade it etc. All I can say to you is that your PC will run Windows 10 without any problems, but you will start facing problems as soon as you start using some programs on your Windows 10, the OS will consume half the RAM, plus the Processor (it will have some processes runing in the background, and you will want to use your program. It will be laggy for sure, I have no doubts.

    So the best option is to install some OS like windows 7 or Vista, although I advice you to chose Windows 7, is much better than Windows Vista and in some ways better than Windows 8.1. Don't install XP though, it has no support anymore and there are lots of programs that are not compatible with it!

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