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10 Tips About Windows 10 And Making The Move

July 29th is the cutoff for upgrading to Windows 10 for free ( they will not be charging after , by the way ) so here are 10 tips for you to consider.

  1. Windows 8 – 8.1 – make the move – Windows 8 – 8.1 was horrible for the average user
  2. Windows 7 – you will still be supported till January 2020 – there is no rush if all is working for you
  3. You can stop the upgrade to Windows 10 and the nagging from Microsoft – GWX Control PanelNever 10 
  4. Uninstall your brand name antivirus – it can cause issues during the upgrade
  5. If your hard drive has issues – the upgrade may not work – you may need a new hard drive
  6. If you have malware virus infections on your computer – the upgrade to Windows 10 may not work 
  7. If you have ” mystery ” ” bogus” 3rd party programs on your computer – the upgrade to Windows 10 may not work and can cause issues afterwards 
  8. Some of your older programs can disappear as they not be compatible with Windows 10 
  9. Backup your data – you should do this anyway – before making the upgrade
  10. It takes time – if it appears frozen when doing the upgrade be aware that i had one upgrade take 26 hours – be patient 

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

2 comments on “10 Tips About Windows 10 And Making The Move

  1. Does Microsoft antivirus need to be deactivated when downloading windows 10

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