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Windows 7: Worth upgrading from Win 7/64 Pro to Windows 10?

01 Jan 2016   #11
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Dog do-do is free but I don't go look for some to take home.

R. I take it you don't like Win 10.


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02 Jan 2016   #12
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Exactly - I put mine into a virtual partition.

Virtual OS Tutorial - Install, Setup and Operate
R. Watched the 3 videos, interesting stuff, looks like you know what your doing. Thanks.

I'll wait an try out my neighbors Win 10 soon, a bit easier for me.
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02 Jan 2016   #13
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Of course, you should clean out any clogged vent--

R. Vents are cleaned with canned air and spinning freely.

I wouldn't drill anything personally.

R. Does sound a bit archaic for a computer, but its just a plastic cover.

But you need to determine what's "normal" for you on your laptop at your standard room temp at your typical load.
For all I know, your temps 2 weeks ago were much lower and are high only recently. That would point to a problem of some type.

R. The temps I listed have been fairly consistent in that range since I installed Win 7.

But we don't know what your "normal" is because apparently you've been keeping track only recently and can't say what temps were last March or August.

R. The temps I listed have been consistent.

Thanks again, appreciate your input.
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05 Jan 2016   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep if you want to try 10 go for it
Just make a good system image first so you can reliably get back to where you started before the upgrade
Imaging with free Macrium

But yes v-m is a pretty safe way too.
Personally I hate to see anything go over 60c
Realtemp is pretty good to monitor temps.
Download Real Temp 3.70 | techPowerUp

I do have to say no updates since July is pretty whacky :/
The first windows 10 prep update was 1 day before April fools day 2015
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10 Feb 2016   #15
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Below is the Windows 10 upgrade add I keep getting. Saying its faster, more reliable, more secure, etc. etc. than Windows 7.

Thoughts on this add, Windows 10?
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10 Feb 2016   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

If you depend on M$ security it might be true = namely MSE.
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11 Feb 2016   #17
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

I do have MSE on my Windows 7 SP1 laptop, so no to sure what difference (security wise) it would be on Windows 10?
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