Windows 10: Laptop or a Desktop Which one?? Solved

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  1.    03 Sep 2015 #21

    dafydd said: View Post
    Would it be beneficial to get another desktop as the laptops today are so efficient.
    Laptops today are very powerful & can easily be turned into a desktop. I did not buy a desktop until 2009, prior to that had two laptops that I plugged all the peripherals into - worked fine. But then I don't play games or do anything that requires a great deal of processing power. Laptops now have power to spare.

    Of course that's a better argument when you only want to own one PC.

    IMO stay away from the AIO's. :)
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  2.    03 Sep 2015 #22

    dafydd said: View Post
    Error the system cannot find the file specified.

    Getting a bit confused here.
    Does this mean anything to me??
    Do not get confused anymore. Just as alphanumeric mentioned, stay put. Run your desktop with windows 10, see how it works. Then report back.
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  3. Edward's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit/ Linux Mint Cinnamon 19
       03 Sep 2015 #23

    I prefer a desktop
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  4.    03 Sep 2015 #24

    Okay AddRAM cool head.
    We are not all as you maybe on computer technology.

    Many thanks for the links you supplied,Will have a good look later.

    Thank You.
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  5.    03 Sep 2015 #25

    Laptop/Desktop -- it all comes down to WHAT you want to do with it and WHERE you want to do it.

    The big gain of laptops is their portability -- you can take them with you when you want to do computing away from your desktop. Some laptops have large screens, fast processors, lots of memory, and very large hard drives -- but you pay more for those features than you would on a desktop with the same because of portability.

    Years ago, everywhere I worked issued folks desktops -- that was so they could control what was on them and build in access to company resources and domains. Then a few years back, the same companies switched over to using laptops. The reason provided was cost savings. We traveled a LOT, so most of us had both a laptop and a desktop. Company figured if we all only had one machine, they would save money. So what did everyone demand when they replaced our desktops? We demanded: a dock, a keyboard, a mouse, and monitor as large as our previous desktop. So basically, the new laptop became the plugin base unit.

    You can do the same yourself if you're willing to buy one of the high-end machines that come with docking connectors and willing to spend the money for a dock. With a dock, the connected peripherals, and extra monitors, you have the same functionality as a desktop.

    The main downside of laptops, apart from price, is lack of upgradeability. While you can nearly always add system memory and upgrade the HDD to one larger, or replace it with an SSD, the rest of the stuff is static. You can add a fingerprint reader, or some other kind of biometric scanner to your desktop and set in on the desk; you can't do this so easily with a laptop. Same is true of video chipsets.

    The final difference is touch screens. While you CAN buy desktops with touch screens, the idea of spending all day reaching across my desktop screen to touch a tile every time I want to launch something is, to me, a silly idea -- when I can do the same by clicking an icon with a mouse. So, if you are a big fan of touch screens (and some folks are), then a laptop with a touch screen is the way to go.
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  6.    04 Sep 2015 #26

    This is the result I had by doing a windows 10 compatibility test.Is there a fix for this

    Many Thanks.
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  7. WhyMe's Avatar
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       04 Sep 2015 #27

    This is the x64 download of kb2952664

    I just tested it on a Win7 pc to confirm it works (I cancelled installation half-way through)
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  8.    04 Sep 2015 #28

    Thanks,I'll give it a whirl shortly.

    Many thanks for you patience with my issue.

    I notice your English flag.I'm in South Wales.The weather here has been very wet.
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  9.    04 Sep 2015 #29

    Well here we are again.
    I ran that link you gave and that went okay,So decided to run the Microsoft compatability system once more.
    Got the same of kb2952664 failed to run.

    Many thanks.

    Maybe if I do take the decision to go for windows 10 I'll download the iso and try from there..
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  10.    04 Sep 2015 #30

    You can get an ISO here, . There is also an "Upgrade This PC Now" option that will upgrade you without having to make any install media. I used that option on 4 PC's here at home. It's a very easy and painless way to upgrade. It was for me anyway.
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