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laptop and win 10

bob12a

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Essex UK
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My mate has asked me for advice re buying new laptop.
His main use
Banking
mail
general looking up stuff.
15 inch

Should I advice buying one with win 10installed or win 8 and upping to free win 10
Bob
 

KenB

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Location
Wirral UK
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Hi Bob,

Upgrading had many issues - most of which have now been resolved BUT ....
If your friend wants a laptop with Win 10 on it I would be inclined to look for one that is pre-installed and not bother with the hastle of upgrading.

:)
 

bob12a

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Thanks Ken I will tell him to go that path.
HOpe al well with you.
Bob
 

KenB

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Location
Wirral UK
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Hi Bob

Win10 does not have "Easy Transfer" I am afraid.

Microsoft has, however, teamed up with the company that produce PCmover - which you can download to both computers for free.
http://pcmoverfree.azurewebsites.net/

Both computers will need access to the internet,

Read this
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/pcmover-express-windows-xp-review-download

The free version is limited in what it will transfer.
My Documents / My Pictures / My Music appear to be the only folders that will be transferred.
After reading the above you may decide that it is easier to do it manually.

It really depends on what your friend wants to transfer.

You could simply copy to a pen drive / external hard drive and then copy them across.
This way you have a backup too.

You could attach the old drive via a suitable device ( caddy / attachment cable ) to the USB port and copy direct from the drive to the new machine.
Obviously this entails removing the hard drive from the old machine.
 

bob12a

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Location
Essex UK
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Thanks Ken
I will do it your suggested way

You could simply copy to a pen drive / external hard drive and then copy them across.
This way you have a backup too.

Regards Bob
 
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