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Hi guys. My 4 years old laptop (i5, 6gb ram) has a new ssd in place now. I have reinstalled windows 7 and I am considering to uograde to windows 10 either via free upgrade(from home pro to home 10) or… Read More
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7m, 2w agoPosted 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi guys. My 4 years old laptop (i5, 6gb ram) has a new ssd in place now. I have reinstalled windows 7 and I am considering to uograde to windows 10 either via free upgrade(from home pro to home 10) or OEM (10 Pro)
should I?
and if yes...should I keep the 7 key and buy an oem key for 10 Pro? or just free upgrade the win 7 to win 10 home?

The internet s split in 2. some recommend windows 10, others swear ny windows 7. what should I do?
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7m, 2w agoPosted 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Take the free upgrade.

Have a play about.

If you don't like it, roll back to Windows 7
If you do like it keep it but remove the old Windows 7 instal (ask me if need to know how to do it)

Once you roll back to Windows 7. Your laptop will ALWAYS have the Windows 10 digital license. So if in 1 year you want to upgrade again. You can, without buying a new key
#2
I prefer Windows 10. It's quicker (from stock Windows 7, but I do have a very lite version of Windows 7 I use if needed) easy to work around once you get the hang of it. everything just seems to work.
#3
Windows 10 is great, just make sure you research how to stop it spying and stop all those features that send your info out, I have a great little program that goes deep into the os to do it for me, can't fault win 10, just make sure that when you upgrade and get it registered that you do a fresh install after as all the issues I have known have been from the update from an existing OS like 7 or 8. Fresh install happy days
#4
that's great. i don't fear change and as long as it works faster better and is more enhanced I will upgrade. I was worried about the privacy but there are workarounda dor that. Now, I have windoes 7 home wich would give me a 10 home. Should I buy an oem 7 pro key to get 10 pro instead?
#5
krisward7955
Take the free upgrade.

Have a play about.

If you don't like it, roll back to Windows 7
If you do like it keep it but remove the old Windows 7 instal (ask me if need to know how to do it)

Once you roll back to Windows 7. Your laptop will ALWAYS have the Windows 10 digital license. So if in 1 year you want to upgrade again. You can, without buying a new key



When you say to remove the install of the 7, I was actually thinking it would be better to secure erase and reinstall windows 10 with the new key from upgrade. I also read that you can use your 7 key directly when installing win 10 but if you go the uograde route you will have 2 in 1, you will get to keep your old 7 key whixh will still be usable and the new 10 key. So many ways of doing it. At this stage I am trying to decide between Home version and the Pro for 10
#6
OEM keys are only for use on systems you're going to sell to someone else, for personal use you need a retail key:
https://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en/licensing/sblicensing/Pages/windows-licensing-for-personal-use.aspx#fbid=CmvadkuCx2o
There's very little difference in price between single OEM licences and retail boxes though (5%) so there's no reason not to go that route as it provides perks as well like being able to transfer it between machines.

You also generally don't want to bother with Windows 10 pro, all of it's features are business focused.

The default choice should always be the latest version of an OS. It's supported for longer and is more likely to support any new programs or peripherals you might want to add in future.
#7
Many have & are still having problems with 10.
#8
I upgraded my dad's old HP DV6-3033sa. It was having some serious locking up issues on it's windows 7 OS so I re-installed the software and no better. Did a memory test and hard drive test and all was ok so upgraded to 10. It was a bit glitchy so did a clean install of windows 10 and it was a little better but not much. The main problem was the cooling fan running at full speed and using the AMD driver check, it said there was no available driver for my hardware and operating system. Reverted back to windows 7 but downloaded an iso version from Microsoft and now it runs nice and smooth now it doesn't have all the HP junk.

It is possible to download any OS from Microsoft even if you only have an OEM key. Your original key will always be valid and if its not underneath your laptop you can download software to find the key. I use the one on the "how to geek" website or you can download RW Everything

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