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  1. MoxieMomma's Avatar
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    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       #11

    Deblk said:
    Thank you....should I create a microsoft account or stick to my local account?
    This tutorial explains the advantages and disadvantages of local vs. Microsoft accounts:

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10

    It really boils down to how you use your computer and whether the new features available through the MS account are important/useful for you.

    For me, they are not. So, I recently set up my new OEM Win10 box with a local account only.
    You can always add the MS account later, if you want.

    Cheers,
    MM
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  2. OldMike65's Avatar
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    Windows10 Pro (x64) 20H2 19042.870
       #12

    @Deblk
    One more thing about upgrading your Windows 7 Home. You have until the 29th of this month to upgrade for Free!!! After that if you decide to upgrade to Windows 10 Home, it will cost you over a 100.00 as the FREE upgrade ENDS VERY SOON!!!
    You should download a Free program called Macrium Reflect and make a Full backup image and keep it on a 2nd drive, external would be the best idea. Here is a link for Macrium.
    Macrium Reflect Free
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  3. DeaconFrost's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #13

    As another suggestion, stop listening to the people or websites who were giving you the information on Windows 10.
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  4. Posts : 1,210
    Windows 10 Pro
       #14

    Deblk said:
    Can we use third party apps?
    YES.

    Microsoft has no interest in preventing the use of third party apps. There have been some cases where incompatible applications have been blocked but Microsoft has worked with the developers to make them compatible. The ability of Windows to run the large numbers of third party apps out there has been a huge part of Microsoft's success. Nobody knows this better than Microsoft.

    Microsoft operates at considerable expense to itself a website known as MSDN (Microsoft Developers Network). It provides at no charge documentation and other aids to help third party developers to create software to run on Windows. It is good for business to do this.
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  5. Rocky's Avatar
    Posts : 1,752
    Windows 10 Pro,
       #15

    And one more thing, Windows 10 contains zero bloatware.
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  6. Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Home Anniversary 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Ok I am going for it and I have butterflies with worry. It had been on checking for updates for ages worse than sitting in the dentist chair. I wish the % would show some action. How long do I wait?

    This is testing me. Managed to sort it by stooping the windows update in services couple of times and it continued.

    Now it is telling me my attention is needed as it is going to change my language and I will have to redit install my language pack?

    Do I continue?

    Oh well I have...will cross that bridge when I come to it. It's like watching paint dry lol
    Last edited by Deblk; 26 Jul 2016 at 11:54.
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  7. DeaconFrost's Avatar
    Posts : 1,363
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #17

    I would suggest downloading the Media Creation Tool and running your upgrade that way. It will give you the percentages and progress, and also seems to be much more reliable.
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  8. Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Home Anniversary 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #18

    DeaconFrost said:
    I would suggest downloading the Media Creation Tool and running your upgrade that way. It will give you the percentages and progress, and also seems to be much more reliable.
    Thanks...I did that. So far so good :)
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  9. Rocky's Avatar
    Posts : 1,752
    Windows 10 Pro,
       #19

    Deblk said:
    Thanks...I did that. So far so good :)


    Now that you have downloaded the media creation tool choose a USB stick or a DVD and then install it. For me on my computer it usually takes about 12 to 14 minutes for a complete install (I do it regularly) but I have seen it take as long as 20 to 25 minutes, depends on the system and the drivers.


    Good luck.
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  10. Winuser's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider
       #20

    Rocky said:
    And one more thing, Windows 10 contains zero bloatware.
    It doesn't? 3D Builder, Alarm Clock, Get Office, Groove Music, Movies & TV plus a few more are bloatware as far as I'm concerned.
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