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Monday, July 25, 2016

Taking the Windows 10 challenge?


Your new start screen will look something like this.


No Plainfield-themed post today. Reason? I installed Windows 10.

If, like me, you loved Windows 7 and loathed Windows 8, you only have until this Friday to upgrade to Windows 10 for FREE. After that, it's gonna cost you. So, I finally took the challenge.

The upgrade was painless, if tedious. It took just about 2 ½ hours, with the machine restarting several times. All your files will be just as you left them. The look and feel will be familiar.

One sad note: Solitaire seems to have disappeared, even though there were reports Microsoft would relent and leave it in as a free app.

Instructions on upgrading can be found here.

Tip: Unplug your printer and any other devices normally attached to your computer.

Theoretically, you could just start the process and come back later but I am from the bad old days that if anything could go wrong, it did. So I sat by the machine and read a few chapters of "Heaven's Ditch", the new book on the Erie Canal and the social and political history of Western New York in the early 19th century.

I'll be back in the saddle tomorrow.


  -- Dan Damon [follow]


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