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I'm going to have to make some tough decisions


Best Answer debodun , 39 minutes ago

I am a coward when it comes to making changes, especially to my electronics. When the time comes, I will likely just get a new computer. The one I have now is a clunky old desktop I've had for 8 ye... Go to the full post »


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debodun

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Since I use Windows 7 and Microsoft support is now ending.

I can
1) continue to us Windows 7 and hope for the best,
2) get a new computer with Windows 10,
3) get a Chromebook and not have to worry about updates and security (however I don't know how to set that up or get it to connect to the Internet)
4) give up being Online


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phillpower2

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What about upgrading to Windows 10, folk are still doing so for free.


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iammykyl

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Gday debodom, 

An alternative is to see if a free upgrade to W10 may be OK for you.

Read this topic > http://www.geekstogo...view=getnewpost

If you have questions about the upgrade, please ask Rkinner, on that topic, as he has performed the upgrade himself.

 

Reply here and let us know how it goes. 


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iammykyl

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Gday Phill.

Your post uploaded while I was composing mine.


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Gday Michael,

 

No worries but debodun will need the link here as the other is on the staff only forum.


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Another alternative for you, is try out one of the Linux distros, and see whether that fulfils your OS needs or not.

 

Linux is not a direct "plug-in" replacement for Windows, and there is a definite learning cycle for people who have only ever used Microsoft products before, but it's not nearly as difficult to use as many people believe.


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Thanks for all the advice.


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Gday.

Please let us know how things went, may help other people.

Did you perform the upgrade?


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I am a coward when it comes to making changes, especially to my electronics. When the time comes, I will likely just get a new computer. The one I have now is a clunky old desktop I've had for 8 years and doesn't have much RAM. Selecting a new system seems more complicated than years ago, especially to choose what options to get - what processor, what speed, how much memory - so many more choices these days.

 

Thanks for following up.


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