Had my Dell PC crash after a year running 10. I got new hard drive and USB with OS/drivers to restore Windows 7.Problem is that I am unable to do some stuff, like add folders to start menu and move individual programs into them. 10 worked great while I had it, maybe it was the Insider Previews that resulted in the crash. I find 7 counter-intuitive after 3 years, but don't want to chance another crash even if the free upgrade is still available. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Once W10 has been installed and activated on a system, it can be reinstalled/clean installed as often as you like/need. You can download the ISO from MS, and clean install W10. skipping when it asks for a keycode, and it will install and activate, because your digital license is stored on the MS servers.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom Build OS W10Prox64 CPU Core i7-6700 Motherboard ASUS Maximus VIII Hero Memory 16GB DDR4-2400 Graphics Card EVGA GeForce GTX-960 Sound Card on-board Monitor(s) Displays ASUS VE247 Screen Resolution 1920x1080
Keyboard Logitech K800 Wrls, Illuminated Mouse Logitech M185 PSU EVGA NEX750G Case Corsair Obsidian 750D Cooling Corsair Vortex Plus Hard Drives Samsung SSD 850EVO 250GB + 2x2TB Toshiba Spinners Internet Speed 60Mbps Browser FF/Edge Antivirus Defender+MBAM+MBAE+CryptoPrevent Other Info Many thanks to essenbe for his help putting this monster together!
If all that you did was reinstall 7, everything should work just fine. If you loaded 10 on top of a full clean install of 7 after you put all of your programs on, it is going to cause headaches. What I did when I installed 10 on my wife's laptop was make a clone of that first install. After all programs installed and updated, made another full clone. Same thing with Anniversary and a week after running to make sure she had all updates, so that I could keep that copy in safe keeping.
Computer Type Laptop System Manufacturer/Model Number Macbook Air (Early 2015), 7/2 OS EL Capitan CPU Intel i5 1.8 Ghz Motherboard Intel Memory 8 GB Graphics Card Intel Sound Card Intel Monitor(s) Displays LCD
Mouse Logitech Trackball model 570 Cooling Passive Hard Drives 120 GB; Synology DIS216+II NAS with 2 TB Raid 0, Fantom G Drives 4TB external eSATA. Internet Speed 45/5 - ATT U-Verse Browser Google Chrome Antivirus None needed. It is Mac OS Other Info Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch, Netgear GS105 5-Port Switch, Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Point - Engenius EAP1750H (POE); Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer; Network UPS - APC BN1250G, Output Capacity: 1250VA / 74
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