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DennisMCSE

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In case anyone hasn't upgraded yet.

http://lifehacker.com/reminder-windows-10-home-will-cost-119-starting-july-1774880058
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The amount of calls our help desk has fielded on this is ridiculous.

And the amount of people who are now crying at the cost of software replacement/ upgrade/ restore is alarming.
Talk about kicking the cow when its down....

Shake fist at CRM/ ERP/ Accountancy software providers and you damn requirement to make all local admins!


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After wasting half a Sunday troubleshooting a bootup problem with the in place upgraded Windows 10 I had, I nuked it from high orbit and did a re-install of Windows 7 Pro about six months ago, since there was no option to roll back at that point.  I'm willing to do a gradual migration again (I have a VM of Windows 10 up and running now).  For me, the pain (time wasted with re-installation from scratch) is in the application migration, not the OS, and I'm still of the opinion that a clean install is the better way to go, financial considerations notwithstanding (e.g having to shell out for the Windows 10 license).  When I did the in place upgrade of Windows 10 back in July 2015, the Office 365 installation went sideways complaining of file permission issues when the programs would start and then quit.  After troubleshooting it for some time, it became clear the only option I had was a re-install of Office 365, which was made much more difficult by the more often than not unhelpful India-based Office 365 tech support, who told me that "Windows 10 was not a supported Operating system" from their perspective and as dictated by their answer scripts.  I had to beg a plead with them to even send me the URL to get the install files.

Has anyone had good/bad luck trying out the clone app to do the migration:

http://www.mirinsoft.com/

It doesn't support every app under the sun, but will get you most of the way there with the more common apps.

Or should I just run the VM of Windows 10 for now until Microsoft pulls the rug out from under me and forces the upgrade?  Right now I'm blocking the forced upgrade with GWX Control Panel in my Windows 7 install, but I suspect that will stop working at some point as well.

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Aren't days of forced upgrade to Win 10 over now that it's no longer a free upgrade?  They can't force the upgrade & send you a bill or can they?
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The programmers are not in charge, the accountants are. No, they can't push an upgrade and make you pay for it. But they can make your current system (XP, 2000) so vulnerable you have to upgrade. As long as you have a network connection, use the internet, share documents, use online media, you must stay current with operating system, applications, and anti-malware.
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Understood, those versions are already vulnerable especially through IE 8 which is the latest version for XP.
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On a related note, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad with Win 7.  I had automatic updates disabled since day 1. I'm wondering what will happen if I enable automatic updates.  Having the security updates maybe a good thing. Am I correct presuming that GWX won't be downloaded?
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