Solved my laptop has not been in use for over 1 yr. It has windows

June 8, 2016 at 12:00:40
Specs: Windows 7
I wish to upgrade to windows 10, how. I need to go to windows 10 in order to install anti-virus protection please help

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#1
June 8, 2016 at 12:03:00
You can get antivirus protection without Windows 10.

If you switch the computer on and get all the Windows 7 updates it should then offer you Windows 10.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
June 8, 2016 at 13:20:57
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But think very hard first... Do you really want or need to go to windows-10?

Before you go there, check with the website for "your" model laptop to see if "all" the required drivers are available there for "your" laptop.

Also check that any printers you have are also supported in windows-10.

And before you go anywhere near upgrading... duplicate/copy any important personal files to external storage. Typically DVD (at least), but to an external hard drive too is nice(r). If you don't and things don't go quite as you might hope with an upgrade... you could lose all your personal files in the process.

Safety first...

Also logon onto windows-7; disable automatic updates. Download manually only those you really need; and avoid the automatic upgrade to window-10 - until you're really sure you want it.

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#3
June 8, 2016 at 17:06:55
You can also go to:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...
and download it there.
To me, the path from Windows 8 to Windows 10 is very clear and probably everyone should do the upgrade, it is an improvement.
For those with Windows 7, the path is not as clear. Not all (as mentioned) have drivers available, and I am not as sure it is an improvement over Windows 7 for everyone. Many (not all) popular printers will be supported by Windows 10 as far as basic printing is concerned but other software by the printer mfg. may not be supported as well as other features of multi-funtion printers like Scan and Copy functions so if your printer is not new, check the availability of drivers/software specifically for Windows 10 before making the decision to switch. Older Windows 7 machines are less likely to be fully supported or some of their hardware may not be supported such as built in sound cards and built in Network cards (NIC). These may be worked around by purchasing add on cards which are supported but it is important to know these things first.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
June 8, 2016 at 17:08:26
Oh... You do not need to go to Windows 10 to get an antivirus program, all support Windows 7.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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June 8, 2016 at 17:46:58

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#6
June 9, 2016 at 05:07:22
thanks for the advice.

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