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#1021198 - 24th Sep 2016 5:47pm Windows 7 upgrade
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Hi guys my wife has just bought a laptop with Windows 7 Starter installed how easy is it to upgrade to Pro or Home ? Bearing in mind I am not very good with computers !
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#1021206 - 24th Sep 2016 7:00pm Re: Windows 7 upgrade [Re: johncon]
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You should consider upgrading to 10 if you can.
Normally the low end "Starter" version are for lower end computers, ive heard of them but never seen or used one.

Post the spec of the laptop and im sure we can advise better smile
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#1021212 - 24th Sep 2016 7:24pm Re: Windows 7 upgrade [Re: Mark]
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Hi Mark
Model

Toshiba NB500 with Green Lid

With a built in Webcam

Supplied with Power Supply / Charger



Processor

Intel Dual HT core Atom (TM) 1.66GHz x2



Hard Drive

250GB



Memory/Ram Size

2GB

I have 10 on my laptop and realy did prefer 7and 8
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#1021234 - 24th Sep 2016 8:39pm Re: Windows 7 upgrade [Re: johncon]
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Windows 10 causing lots of problems.

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#1021240 - 24th Sep 2016 9:01pm Re: Windows 7 upgrade [Re: fish5133]
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I find windows 10 very slow and am generally disapointed with it !
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#1021257 - 25th Sep 2016 12:38am Re: Windows 7 upgrade [Re: johncon]
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I liked W10. But this new update has slowed my laptop down a bit. It was a decent specced gaming laptop about 8 years ago but now can't handle the latest W10 frown time to get a new one i think!

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#1021265 - 25th Sep 2016 3:15am Re: Windows 7 upgrade [Re: johncon]
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Switch off all the background apps to speed Windows 10 up, mine used to be brought to a standstill by it re-indexing my 37,000 photographs every day.

settings - privacy - background apps

I also switch off most of the "live tiles" on the start menu though I don't know how much impact they have.
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