DoctorLaptop’s Tips #45 and January Special

DoctorLaptop‘s Tips #45 and January Special
Windows 10 is now stable enough to trust for your primary computer. As always, do a full backup onto an external storage device of any data you value first. Anyone who loses data, for any reason, has no one to blame but themselves in today’s computer environment! Everyone must do backups or risk data loss, that’s just the way it is.
A few of the early Win 7 computers are never going to run Win 10 properly due to hardware issues. There are now ways to test for this. But considering computers have an expected 6 year lifespan, it may be time to retire those old ones if you want to keep up with the rest of the world. Computers that shipped with Win 8.1 pre-installed should upgrade fine. Units less than 7 years old that originally had Win 7 or Win 8 installed will also upgrade ok but a few of the new Win 10 features will be unavailable, like Cortana personal assistant. The free upgrade to Windows 10 expires July 29 this year. So unless you are dedicated to running Win 7 until it becomes obsolete in early 2020 (and many are) now is the time to upgrade without paying for it. There are certain procedures that need to be done to prepare a computer for a successful upgrade to Win 10. If you are doing it yourself check Google search or my blog site for these procedures. Then visit your computer manufacturer’s website for their Win 10 upgrade info. There may be warnings there you need to read concerning your specific model.
SPECIAL DEAL for January 2016: Want to upgrade to Windows 10 but not confident you can do it yourself? Let me do it for you, only 70 euros. I will test your unit first with my plug-in version of Win 10. You are welcome to watch me do the test (it only takes 15 minutes) to be sure it will work, so there is no risk involved. Thus you can try Win 10 on your unit before it is installed! If your unit fails then there is no charge! But again, always backup your data before any major changes, including this upgrade.
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