How was Windows 10 Installed on your System?

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How was Windows 10 Installed on your System?

  1. It was pre-installed with the system a.k.a. OEM.

  2. I built my own system and installed Windows 10

  3. I upgraded from a previous Windows version (Includes Upgrade Assistant/ISO/other install methods)

  4. I was forced to upgrade to Windows 10 from a previous version (includes GWX , or unsupported HW.

  5. I have only used Windows 10 at a friends, a family member, at school, or a work system.

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    poorguy

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    I will 100% agree it was my choice and I also created a bootable DVD and did a clean install.

    All of my Windows 10 computers are unplugged and sitting on a shelf until I decide what I want to do with Windows 10.

    Perhaps a family member may need one.

    The PoorGuy ;)
     
    poorguy, Aug 25, 2017
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    rybo

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    I bought used computer with W10 installed so not sure what is correct answer? rybo
     
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    Bif

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    The rybo confused and through me for a moment until I realized it was your handle..
    In my world (avid cyclist) it means Ride Your Butt Off..;)
     
    Bif, Aug 29, 2017
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    rybo

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    Ha ha!, I dont cycle much, :cool: however, I just came back from driving 4,100 mile vacation :D in south west U.S. so/sore, I certainly feel like I have ridden my butt, thighs, lower back, shoulders off!,:eek: over last 12 days. Getting to old for that amount tension of driving in that amount of time. :confused:

    I did my recent and very long ! W10 update in motel in Flagstaff. Took and hour or more. All appears to be working ok, except before, and after update, Edge will not quit/close, but that is subject of another thread I started.

    My wife thinks rybo is good name for a dog food. Go figure o_O
     
    rybo, Aug 29, 2017
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    Alex MacFarlane

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    System info is one of the best view in our PC. I just follow these steps to get the system info, open start menu-> search system info. After checking the system I have got the basic info like processor type and speed, system type, windows activity status etc. I must say the geekermag site helped me so much find out the best info on Windows 10. Or you can use the search box to find the system info.
     
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    clifford_cooley

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    First post and you have to mention somewhere else. Are you here solely for promoting that site?
     
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    davehc

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    It's a moot point, Cliff.
    Call me old fashioned, but, I see many guys on forums (this one also), when helping,merely giving a link to another site, where the answer has been dealt with in detail.

    I prefer, when possible, if there is such a link, to transcribe it into my own words and post it.
    My view, right or wrong, is that users needing help, do not come on a forum to be redirected to another.

    Investigation shows the site referred to is pretty new. Nothing innovative though (same old)
     
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    davehc, Sep 12, 2017
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    rybo

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    Thx, I typed that in and go system info, however, I accidentally type infor instead of info, so Edge opened-- I guess to search for 'system infor' and now, once again, I cannot quite/close the Edge app/program.

    I can minimise it. Oh wait, I just expanded again and it would except no cursor clicks, however, it did close/quit. Yeah!! So never mind. As long as it closes/quits, im not concerned/distubred rybo
     
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    davehc

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    If it just won't work for you, scroll down the start menu to "Windows Administrative Tools"", and then select "System Information"
     
    davehc, Sep 12, 2017
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    rybo

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    You misunderstand. I have no problem getting to system info. My issue with Edge not closing/quitting appears to have resolved itself. That Edge doesnt function beyond closing/quitting is ok with me. I dont care to use it at all. At least not at this time. Thx Rybo
     
    rybo, Sep 12, 2017
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    I cannot agree, it's a disaster, let me have windows 7 back. I am loosing saved documents, scanned documents, I cannot access the "My computer" section that was easily found on Windows 7. I would pay someone to rid me of this awful windows 10
     
    island27, Oct 8, 2017
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    A lot of things we used to do are still there, most on the Right-click of the Start button such as System, Disk Management, Device Manager, etc. The latest version, CU Version 1703, changed Control Panel to Settings, just have to look around a bit more to find what is needed. Command Prompt was changed to PowerShell. I usually need quicker access to things [phone support of clients] so I put Control in the Search box, clicked on Control Panel and it opened, while still open I right-clicked and chose Pin to Taskbar, icon always there after closing it. One caveat: doing too many things that way will quickly fill the Taskbar.
     
    Bighorn, Oct 8, 2017
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    I had Win 7 Home 64bit, that came standard on my Acer Aspire 5750-2414 laptop (i5-2410, 4GB RAM and 512 HDD) which I bought in 2011. i upgraded to Win 8.1 Pro 64bit. Later on, I had to upgrade my hardware as it was getting very slow and couldn't cope with the updates of Windows 10 Pro 64bit, especially the old HDD, RAM and CPU which I changed in 2017 to an i7-2720QM CPU, new Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) PC3-106004GB-1333MHz RAM and a 1TB Samsung 850 EVO SSD and the thing just flies through Windows 10 now.

    But, when Win 10 was released i took advantage of Microsoft's GWX (Get Windows 10) that all 8.1 64bit owners were eligible for. i upgraded to Win 10 Pro 64bit (and got an electronic key) and also backed up all my personal files onto an external HDD. Afterwards, I used the 'Recovery > Reset this PC' option in 'Settings' and reinstalled Win 10 Pro and chose to 'remove personal files' and then reinstall windows. This way you get a fresh install of windows. haven't had any problems since then, windows 10 has updated itself to my current built 1709/16299.248, that's it and very simple! Windows 10 has been the best OP from Microsoft so far and I'm very satisfied as I've never had any crashes and/or problems with 10's OP system, its very reliable and stable and i don't know why other people have so many problems with it??? Its also a very simple OP system to use and leaves all other windows OP's for dead!!!
     
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    I bought this pc online (eBay) and it came installed with Windows 10 Home, 64-bit (Version 1709). This is my first Windows 10 OS. I have a couple of older ones that are dual boot (Win 7/Linux Mint). I once tried to upgrade one of the older ones from 7 to 10, but it did not have enough horsepower, so that ended that. Windows 10 is running real well on this pc.
     
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    Norton

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    Bighorn I pin my PC maintenance tools to the start, like you say the taskbar fills up fast.
     
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    Garyw

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    I have several systems. One I installed Insider Preview on in Jan. of 2015. The remaining 5 were all upgrades from Windows 7. Having used Windows 10 now for 3 1/2 years, I prefer it to any previous version of windows. I far prefer Windows ease of use to any version of Linux that I have ever tried. Had and older Apple laptop for a while and was totally unimpressed.
     
    Garyw, May 25, 2018
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