MS windows 10 still available for free (free upgrade)

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Found 22nd Aug 2016Made hot 22nd Aug 2016
Missed out on the windows 10 free offer? Dont worry you can still get it here. Just affirm that you may use assistive technologies and they will allow you to download and install. Hurry as I am not sure how long this offer stands.

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Can a mod move this to freebies?

This has crashed my PC over 15 times since o upgraded. Don't think it's only me what is having problems. Love the new layout of Windows 10 bits it's so unstable even with the new updates.
Edited by: "dorey69" 22nd Aug 2016

dorey69

This has crashed my PC over 15 times since o upgraded. Don't think it's … This has crashed my PC over 15 times since o upgraded. Don't think it's only me what is having problems. Love the new layout of Windows 10 bits it's so unstable even with the new updates.


Ive had windows 10 for a while now and no crashes at all.

Had it installed on an old motherboard with no manufacturer win10 support no problems.

Also on my laptop which is running fine.

dorey69

This has crashed my PC over 15 times since o upgraded. Don't think it's … This has crashed my PC over 15 times since o upgraded. Don't think it's only me what is having problems. Love the new layout of Windows 10 bits it's so unstable even with the new updates.



​Seems to be affecting your keyboard.

dorey69

This has crashed my PC over 15 times since o upgraded. Don't think it's … This has crashed my PC over 15 times since o upgraded. Don't think it's only me what is having problems. Love the new layout of Windows 10 bits it's so unstable even with the new updates.



4 tablets, 4 laptops, 3 desktops here and not a single problem, some through fresh installs, some through upgrades from 7 or 8/8.1, my experience has been totally seamless. I had a Mac, and a single software update buggered up the DVD requiring major editing of files on the system, not for the faint hearted, considering how Apple can't manage to make updates work with probably less than 100 different configurations, it's quite amazing MS can manage to install ok on 99% of the different systems out there.

mike

The only problems I've ever had with Windows 10 is the activating from fresh using a Windows 7 key (and yes you can do it) also driver updates for some older GPU's other than that it's been great.

Not one crash (other than GPU's having a meltdown)

If you've put win 10 on before the offer ended you can still get it, it shows there end so contact Microsoft via online chat. they told me over a week ago because if you've rolled back check your getting window updates as it screws it up, I've had 1 guy fix them on a pc in 10 mins but a laptop took 7 techs on line 15hrs+ on remote access. and after 18hrs Saturday downloaded and installed them. ps this laptop staying on 7 now.

I upgraded to Windows 10 and everything went fine. I then allowed it to run Windows Update. Upon reboot I can't get into Win10. It looks like it installed a wonky driver. No recovery option on the disk seems to affect it: no System Restore point yet, no backup yet and no F8 to get into Safe Mode

fablanta

I upgraded to Windows 10 and everything went fine. I then allowed it to … I upgraded to Windows 10 and everything went fine. I then allowed it to run Windows Update. Upon reboot I can't get into Win10. It looks like it installed a wonky driver. No recovery option on the disk seems to affect it: no System Restore point yet, no backup yet and no F8 to get into Safe Mode



Upgrade installations are always more prone to issues - particularly because the file partitions can be all over the place. Always best to do a clean install when moving to a new OS.

woldranger

Can a mod move this to freebies?



Are you not a mod?

fablanta

I upgraded to Windows 10 and everything went fine. I then allowed it to … I upgraded to Windows 10 and everything went fine. I then allowed it to run Windows Update. Upon reboot I can't get into Win10. It looks like it installed a wonky driver. No recovery option on the disk seems to affect it: no System Restore point yet, no backup yet and no F8 to get into Safe Mode


Best what you can do it go on Microsoft website download right version of windows 10 for your laptop on usb and then install ,use your windows product key and everything will be fine

Cold its history.

Did a fresh install of 10 on a new machine, took the 7 key off a dead laptop and activated with that.
Did this a week ago, after the final date that Microsoft announced.
If you have any old licences for 7 or 8, these should still work provided they have not been used for 10 in the past.

You can decommission a 10 machine, but it's not an easy task.

Ive had Windows 10 running on 7 machines, not a single issue on any of them, its the best Windows yet in my opinion

Windows 10 works fine on my boyfriend' s machine but rendered my SD card slot, mic and headphone jacks useless even after hunting down and reinstalling/updating all drivers. It really irritates me but otherwise it works perfectly, though I also detest not being able to rearrange the all apps menu!

I like windows 10 , works great in general , but perhaps I have fairly modern-ish PC hardware in my 2 desktops !

dorey69

This has crashed my PC over 15 times since o upgraded. Don't think it's … This has crashed my PC over 15 times since o upgraded. Don't think it's only me what is having problems. Love the new layout of Windows 10 bits it's so unstable even with the new updates.



​You should do a fresh install after the update as your installing a new os on top of probably an old poorly running system, 99% of the time this fixes issues,

Ah Bill Gates, only owns 3% of MS and hasn't actually worked there since 2006.

pedrolami

Did a fresh install of 10 on a new machine, took the 7 key off a dead … Did a fresh install of 10 on a new machine, took the 7 key off a dead laptop and activated with that. Did this a week ago, after the final date that Microsoft announced. If you have any old licences for 7 or 8, these should still work provided they have not been used for 10 in the past. You can decommission a 10 machine, but it's not an easy task.



Yup, did it myself 2 weeks or so back.

IT professional here, there is some hardware that's simply incompatible. I have one such laptop that I've eventually managed to get Windows 10 on but any updates just kill the machine.

Other than that I've installed it on a dozen or so machines without issue.

dorey69

This has crashed my PC over 15 times since o upgraded. Don't think it's … This has crashed my PC over 15 times since o upgraded. Don't think it's only me what is having problems. Love the new layout of Windows 10 bits it's so unstable even with the new updates.



Had all sorts of problems upgrading one of my PCs until I bit the bullet and upgraded the BIOS.That and making sure your drivers are the latest and (Windows 10) greatest seems to be moderately important with some PCS.

On the other hand, Linux Mint installs quite nicely :-)

Windows 10 is ok but the anniversary update has some serious issues with maxing out 100% disk usage on my SSD. Weird random lags as the system hammers the drive till it stops.

kester76

Windows 10 is ok but the anniversary update has some serious issues with … Windows 10 is ok but the anniversary update has some serious issues with maxing out 100% disk usage on my SSD. Weird random lags as the system hammers the drive till it stops.



​Anniversary update breaks webcams.

Scotty Boy

How to fix the webcam freezing issue on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update … How to fix the webcam freezing issue on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update | Windows Central



​When the official update comes, this registry fix will break that

sam_of_london

​When the official update comes, this registry fix will break that



Just fix the registry when the update comes

I think I'll wait a couple of years till windows 10 has been finished.... Stable and completly hassle free windows 7 install why the hell would you upgrade? While windows 7 is still supported? I love the new feature of windows 10 just installing any update it fancies without your permission. Nothing like the excitement day to day not knowing what component or feature stops working each time you boot up your pc.....
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