Upgrading to Windows 10

Dell / N5030
August 13, 2015 at 13:24:35
Specs: Windows 7, Pentium T4500 2.30 GHz / 3.00 GB
I never do anything on the computer that doesn't not work the first three or four times I try it. Don't take that to mean that I'm not good with electronics, because I am, but the old saying, "If at first you receive an error, uninstall then install again." has become my motto.

So, here we go. The problem is probably just that my laptop is slow, but upon attempting to install the new update, I got the "Working on it" loading screen for about an hour. Anyone else? Or just the computer? In all actuality, if there's actually a problem, it's likely to be a small one; but, like I said, there always is one.

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August 13, 2015 at 13:50:04
Did it eventually install?

"if there's actually a problem, it's likely to be a small one"
Have you a particular reason for that belief?

A software issue is as likely as anything to do with electronics.

There could be malware on it. If/when you have it running we could do some checks..

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 13, 2015 at 17:44:28
It would be best to wait a few months while many of the kinks are worked out. Microsoft already pushed several critical patches to plug security vulnerabilities. That's not really unusual but considering Win10 is supposedly the most secure Windows version ever, one has to wonder.


Not only that but Win10 has numerous spy features that should be turned off ASAP, unless your privacy isn't a concern to you? I've read reports that even if you disable the spying, M$ will turn it back on. That in itself should make you double think the upgrade. Someone has already developed a program called DoNotSpy10 that will disable the spying features, & there are a LOT of them. If you install it, make sure not to allow the bundled junkware to install along with it.


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