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A few days ago, my computer also received the automatic update toWindows 10.
This is a stationary computer, which I assembled on my own in November 2008, which is based on the E8400 processor (Core2 Duo series that was released in early 2008), 2G DDR8 memory (667Mhz) and a video card Radeon HD4850 (announced in June 2008).
The only major upgrade that the computer went through was two years ago when I replaced the mechanical disk, which was in advanced stages of dying,SSD.
For anyone familiar with hardware it is clear that 7 years ago it was a very advanced computer, but today it is an antique, on the verge of becoming a museum exhibit. At the same time, for my day-to-day needs - reading email, using the Chrome browser, performance testing and writing reviews and articles, it's completely enough. Windows 7, installed on the computer, functioned properly throughout the years and provided completely reasonable performance, is an added bonus.
In the last year I have often considered upgrading the computer and replacing the motherboard, processor and memory. But when it turned out thatWindows 10 is around the corner and Intel intends to launch Skylake processors, I decided to wait and try to upgrade the current configuration toWindows 10.
At the same time, as someone who has worked at Microsoft for over 10 years and has witnessed, even personally, the troubles that result from upgrading operating systems, my expectations of the process have been quite low. Despite this, when the upgrade landed with me last night (a result of Pre-registration, Which I edited a few weeks ago), I decided - after backing up the important information to an external disk, to jump on the upgrade cart.
The process as a whole is quite simple -Windows Update downloads and runs a file of about 3 GB. At the end of this process, which requires minimal intervention on the part of the user, the computer operation Reboot automatically and enters the upgrade process itself. At the end, another boot is performed, after which a wizard appears in which a number of questions must be answered. After answering these questions the computer pops up when the new operating system is displayed on the screen. On my computer this whole process went without any special event and it took a little over an hour.
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At first sight, the differences between Windows 7-to-Windows 10, are mostly visuals - the lower Task Bar looks slightly different,Windows In the lower left corner and some of the icons on the desktop have changed their shape and the Start Menu window has become a shade of tiles and applications. A closer look at the changes reveals the new Edge browser, which works alongside Internet The older Explorer is not deleted in the upgrade process, the Control Panel is more friendly (when you can also access the previous CP) and an updated user interface, which is also suitable for touch screens.
I know that several hours of regular use are not a real indication, but until now it seems that the update fromWindows 7-to-Windows 10 passed completely smoothly. Checking out all the apps I use brings up that they all work flawlessly, all of them have kept their default settings and all the information files stored on the computer have remained in place. At the same time, and as strange as it sounds, the upgrade also seems to have slightly improved the computer's speed.
If there is no significant change in the coming hours and days - and if there is, you will be the first to know - it seems that this time Microsoft has a winning card. Once again, it turns out that the rule of thumb that states that after every problematic operating system, a good operating system comes out, works again this time (According to the chronology 98 was very successful and ME was problematic, XP was excellent and Vista could be skipped, Windows 7 is very good and-Windows 8 confused).
During the upgrade toWindows 10 A downgrade mechanism is built automatically, allowing the first 30 days after the upgrade to revert to the previous operating system. This mechanism is deployed under the upgrade Network Security Enabling recovery from catastrophic malfunctions. In light of the existence of this mechanism and given my positive experience, I can wholeheartedly recommend the upgrade, even to those sitting on the fence today.
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