Windows 10: Win 7 to Win 10 Newbie Questions

Discus and support Win 7 to Win 10 Newbie Questions in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi All. I’m new here, but have received a lot of help over in the Windows SevenForums side of things. I’m also totally new to Win 10 other than hearing... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by TDKMate, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. TDKMate Win User

    Win 7 to Win 10 Newbie Questions


    Hi All. I’m new here, but have received a lot of help over in the Windows SevenForums side of things. I’m also totally new to Win 10 other than hearing a ton of horror stories about it. So, with the end-of-life for Win 7 coming soon, I have to pull my head out of the sand and learn some on Win 10.

    Bad rumor #1 is where to buy Win 10? I hear the market is full of fake product keys and a lot of folks get ripped off. Googling I can see this as true as I see prices for Win 10 Pro going from $199 down to $36.

    So can I assume places like Newegg are safe? Do you still get a disk? Or put differently, how does Win 10 install? (Yes, I’m that un-savvy.)

    Besides hearing bad stories I had a good friend’s computer turn into a brick during an automatic update; he had to nuc-n-pave even after seeking help to ‘fix’ it. So I want to go with Win 10 Pro, not Home. Primary reason is to be able to delay Windows Updates from automatic. I hear that is a very good thing in case an update has issues; MS should have time to fix them instead of causing problems.

    Any good reason to not go with Pro (I’m running Win 7 Pro now, if that matters)?

    I also hear that you can’t just activate Windows like in the past; you have to set up a special Microsoft Account? That doesn’t sound right to me; hopefully it’s just a bad rumor…

    Besides doing a backup, are there any ‘wise’ things to do before upgrading?


    Thanks!
    .

    :)
     
    TDKMate, Apr 8, 2019
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  2. adoornik Win User

    Win 7 and Win 10 on network

    I have home network with separate modem, router, and WAP's. My Windows 7 computer does NOT list the Windows 10 computers on network computer list but the Windows 10 computers network list DO list the Windows 7 computer.

    Turned off firewalls, gave permissions, shared drives. Nothing allows Win 7 computer to access the Win 10 computers.

    Any suggestions for a fix?
     
    adoornik, Apr 8, 2019
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  3. Win 7 and NVidia overclocking?

    Just curious how you Win 7 users are overclocking your NVidia cards. Riva Tuner won't work. Any suggestions?
     
    johnnyfiive, Apr 8, 2019
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  4. Win 7 to Win 10 Newbie Questions

    Downgrade from Win 10 to Win 7

    Thank you Alan

    This is helpful.

    • I previously purchased Win 7 Pro on my last laptop
      • Am disappointed Win 10 Pro was not offered with my new laptop
      • Am I able to use my Win 7 Pro license?

    Do you have any comments about my other two points in my original questions?

    • the Toshiba Dynadock which does not fully work with Windows 10
    • my Microsoft Wedge wireless keyboard just cannot be recognized by Windows 10.
    • Will Office 365 work satisfactorily with Win 7 Pro?
    Many thanks again

    Regards

    Joseph
     
    JosephD'Souza, Apr 8, 2019
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