oldmohawk, thanks for additional info, will add it to my PC notes on W10, I have downloaded my McFee antivirus, free on my BT package (used to be Norton but BT changed to McFee a few years ago). Eric
Everytime I download W8.1 updates I get the message that W10 is ready to install and to restart, after I restart nothing happens. So it looks like W10 does download automatically but in my case won't install.You may find that Microsoft have already downloaded it into your computer see links below, they did so in my Win7 desktop even though I eventually could not use it.
If you have the little white Windows icon on the right of your taskbar you merely have to click it to reserve a copy and install it when you want to. You have until 29 July 2016 to do it for free.
Hi Chris - I've never used that but now I look I can see a 1mm wide button (hardly noticeable) down in the right hand corner of my screen which works when I click it.It is probably staring me in the face but could some kind soul please point me to the button which minimises all screens and reveals the desktop, please? Is in the extreme right-hand bottom corner in 7 and am already forgetting where it was in XP!
(One of the many, many frustrations with a new W10 machine which I am encountering is that the OS is still too new for a quick Google to answer damn-fool questions like that. You wade through a set of instructions, only to find that it refers to some pre-launch issue far removed from what we have now acquired).
Grrhh and thanks!
Hi Nickcc - Does the method with the media creation tool in post#245 not work ? What happens when you try it ?Everytime I download W8.1 updates I get the message that W10 is ready to install and to restart, after I restart nothing happens. So it looks like W10 does download automatically but in my case won't install.
If you want to download W10 onto usb or dvd then try this link. https://betanews.com/2015/07/29/how...your-own-installation-usb-flash-drive-or-dvd/Does anyone know if you can download but not install Windows 10? I don't want to install it at present as I use an exam programme which won't run in Windows 10 yet (or so the exam board tells me).
Windows 10, what a faff-on, or as Princess Anne likes to say, "tell it to naff off". Long live simplicity & windows7. SmudgerShutting Down Win 10 - Go to Control Panel - System and Security - Power Options (see below)
On the left you can choose what happens when you close the lid and other things.
I chose 'Hibernate' but there are other options.
My laptop had a built in option 'What happens when Panel (lid) opens, see it at bottom of list, but if I did not have this I suppose I would just press the laptop's start button.
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Hi Smudger - I remember when I first saw Windows 1 in 1986 and thought it was a gimmick which would never catch on !Windows 10, what a faff-on, or as Princess Anne likes to say, "tell it to naff off". Long live simplicity & windows7. Smudger
We all use computers and I thought about the first one I ever touched at work in (history bit) 1979. It was a Commodore Pet with a programing language called Basic. We had it to do quotes and other calcs, but for a week or more we could not stop playing with it and very little real work was done, we even stayed late to play with it.
We found out everything we could about a Secretary in the Buying Office, loaded it in the computer, and told her it could read her palm, know all about her and tell her future, if she placed her hand on the keyboard. She couldn't resist, and was amazed to see 'Hello Betty' appear on screen and it knew all about her. She was astounded and wanted all the Office Girls to try it, but it only had 32K of memory so we had to say she was special and it only knew about her. When it put a message on screen saying it was in love with her, she guessed what we had done and our nice little Pet nearly got smashed. We took a photo of it doing some 'real work'.