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Windows 10 - Install Heads-Up and a Vent
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Long story short; There is this PC with an AMD 64 CPU that was running XP that needs to be upgraded to Win 10 Pro. Initially, I used the Windows 10 32/64 download to install Windows 10. First, I find that W10-64 bit won't work with this chip and I had to use the 32 bit version. (Side note: This system runs fine with a 64 bit Linux O/S.)

Instead of purchasing the new license through the internet, I bought a physical install DVD. It was a little cheaper than the $199 online price. When I received it and tried to use the license number it wouldn't accept it and wanted to do a fresh install from the DVD. No biggie. I put in the DVD and reboot the computer. Nothing happens . . . Surprise!, the DVD is in a UDF format and this system doesn't recognize it. I then proceed to have to find a piece of software that will read the UDF disk and save it to a format I can use. 2 hours later. . . Yay!, I find the software (free) that will read an UDF disk and save it as an ISO file. Now I can burn it to a USB memory stick and install it again. . . Curses on you Microsoft! May visions of Linux haunt your dreams. Ohwell

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#2
In 2001, I built a machine with an AMD Athlon XP CPU. Swore I'd never again use one of their CPUs. The bare silicon, flip chip design just made me regret it. Dang thing always ran hot. I'm assuming your AMD CPU is a successor the that CPU. There comes a time to put a machine on the clay pigeon launcher and yell: PULL. Or, you could have left it as XP and played Zork on it.

BTW: Win 7 is still available. Why didn't you go with it?
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Stick with Linux with an older machine.

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#4
It is a client's computer. He wanted it as a spare in case one of the others goes down. All his business software requires Windows. The newer software packages he is using won't run on anything older than Win 7. I would have used Win 7 but I could get Win 10 Pro cheaper. That was the determining factor for a computer that will probably be a dust queen for the rest of its life. It's just my frustration of spending all the time and effort to setup a machine that will never be used.

I do use Unix and Linux on all major devices. . . It works!
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If all else fails, Win 10 Pro includes downgrade rights to Win 7 and Win 8.1
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I hope I can keep Win 7 for a very long time because I am not computer savvy and the thought of having to install Windows 10 scares me.
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GrammaBear,
You can upgrade for free until July 28th. After that date it will cost $119 for the Home version and $199 for the Pro version. What I've been doing is upgrading to Win 10 to register it for free, making a backup image, and then going back to Win 7. Except for a few exceptions, the upgrades have been painless. When I did run into an exception, rebooting would restore it back to the original OS. My problem was when I did a new install and not an upgrade. If you're happy with Win 7, keep it. I like it a lot better than W10.

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(07-24-2016, 09:17 AM)Crimson Nape Wrote: GrammaBear,
You can upgrade for free until July 28th. After that date it will cost $119 for the Home version and $199 for the Pro version. What I've been doing is upgrading to Win 10 to register it for free, making a backup image, and then going back to Win 7. Except for a few exceptions, the upgrades have been painless. When I did run into an exception, rebooting would restore it back to the original OS. My problem was when I did a new install and not an upgrade. If you're happy with Win 7, keep it. I like it a lot better than W10.

My question might be foolish, but why upgrade to W10 if you prefer W7? My younger son built himself a nice computer and then a short time later upgraded to W10 when it was offered. Something happened when he upgraded which forced him to take his PC to a repair shop where it cost him big bucks to have it fixed. Prior to upgrading to W10 the PC worked beautifully. After he got the PC back from repair, it now works great again, but he too prefers W7. And you both know what you're doing with computers, I don't. Thinking-about

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I was just trying to save money. If there ever comes a time that I might need it, I will have it. I really don't believe that I'll live THAT long. . . My grandchildren would be on Social Security. Big Grin
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(07-23-2016, 05:50 PM)justMongo Wrote: There comes a time to put a machine on the clay pigeon launcher and yell: PULL.

WARNING: YOU ARE VIOLATNG RANGE RULES BY LAUNCHING A TURKEY FROM A CLAY PIGEON LAUNCHER.

I suggest you take it out to the rifle range and improve the case ventilation. It always works for me. The suggested caliber for maximum effect is .300 Weatherby Magnum. A nice prescription would be the 180 Grain Barnes Triple-Shock X Bullet Hollow Point Lead-Free. For the hand-gunners, the .454 Casull produces spectacular effects with Federal Premium Vital-Shok 300gr. Swift A-Frame ammo.

justMongo is right. It's time to move on; if for nothing else than to obtain a better chip architecture, a superior graphics card, and advanced drivers. However, you may wish to keep the box as a server under Linux as disk is cheap.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
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