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  1.    16 May 2016 #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by orlbuckeye View Post
    All PC companies use overseas manufacturers (at least for laptops) called ODM's.

    List of laptop brands and manufacturers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Yeah, as I was typing that, I was thinking what you say is probably the case. However, that wasn't the main point, which was that there are no "doors" to upgradable parts such as hard drives and RAM. While in Walmart the other day, I flipped a few of 'em over on their tummies and all but one were lacking in "doors" to RAM and hard drives.
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  2.    16 May 2016 #42
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Yeah, as I was typing that, I was thinking what you say is probably the case. However, that wasn't the main point, which was that there are no "doors" to upgradable parts such as hard drives and RAM. While in Walmart the other day, I flipped a few of 'em over on their tummies and all but one were lacking in "doors" to RAM and hard drives.
    You got lucky. The Walmart's near me have the laptops either in plastic display cases or tied down so you can't turn them over.
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  3.    16 May 2016 #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    You got lucky. The Walmart's near me have the laptops either in plastic display cases or tied down so you can't turn them over.
    It could be that while I was shopping there a few weeks ago, I had the gal untie an HP so I could see the bottom. Since it was such a major pain in the tookus, and she was surprised at what I confirmed for myself, it could be that they stopped tying them up so tightly. At any rate, I could gently lift them up and see what was underneath.

    So I lied about turning 'em over on their tummies. But I was able to get a really good look.

    One of these days I'm going to get up the courage to try for the upgrade anyway. I have the schematic for my laptop.
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  4.    16 May 2016 #44
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    I took the plunge and finally upgraded my small Acer laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 yesterday. I upgraded from the GWX and all went well. I only used it for about a hour after the upgrade and didn't notice any problems. I still have one laptop I only use if I need to run something on a earlier OS and a tablet running Windows 8. I won't upgrade the laptop. Not sure if I want to upgrade the tablet or not. All my other devices are upgraded to Win 10.
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  5.    16 May 2016 #45
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    I took the plunge and finally upgraded my small Acer laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 yesterday. I upgraded from the GWX and all went well. I only used it for about a hour after the upgrade and didn't notice any problems. I still have one laptop I only use if I need to run something on a earlier OS and a tablet running Windows 8. I won't upgrade the laptop. Not sure if I want to upgrade the tablet or not. All my other devices are upgraded to Win 10.
    My RCA 11.6" tablet came with Windows 10 Retail 10240 and I've since set it for the Insider Program. Everything's working fine on it.
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  6.    16 May 2016 #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    It could be that while I was shopping there a few weeks ago, I had the gal untie an HP so I could see the bottom. Since it was such a major pain in the tookus, and she was surprised at what I confirmed for myself, it could be that they stopped tying them up so tightly. At any rate, I could gently lift them up and see what was underneath.

    So I lied about turning 'em over on their tummies. But I was able to get a really good look.

    One of these days I'm going to get up the courage to try for the upgrade anyway. I have the schematic for my laptop.
    They're trying their best to make them throw a way's. My newest laptops are the same way. One of my old HP laptops not only has easy access to the HDD, It's setup so I could install a second HDD.
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  7.    16 May 2016 #47
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    They're trying their best to make them throw a way's. My newest laptops are the same way. One of my old HP laptops not only has easy access to the HDD, It's setup so I could install a second HDD.
    I had one of those, but it died. Now I just have the newest one.
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  8.    16 May 2016 #48
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    My RCA 11.6" tablet came with Windows 10 Retail 10240 and I've since set it for the Insider Program. Everything's working fine on it.
    My laptop is a Acer Aspire V5. It came with Win 8. It's my first computer that has touch screen. Not including my phones.
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  9.    16 May 2016 #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    I had one of those, but it died. Now I just have the newest one.
    It's a shame they decided to go that route. Profit before customer satisfaction.
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  10.    16 May 2016 #50
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    It's a shame they decided to go that route. Profit before customer satisfaction.
    Yep, because there's no way I'll send it in for upgrade. I took it to my local tech shop and he told me it would cost about $60 to install a new SSD that I already have! So, that's out too.

    So now I guess I'll have to wait until I get the nerve to go into the guts of it or it's time to buy a new one. HP just sealed its fate with me.
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