Should I Upgrade to Windows 8.1 Instead of Windows 10?

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After reading the most recent article about Windows 7 support updates ending in 2020, what are your thoughts about moving from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 versus switching to Windows 10?

I have been very content with Windows 7, even more so than with Windows XP, but my adult-daughter told me several years ago that I might not be happy with Windows 10 and should remain where I am at.

My strong recommendation is that if you switch, you switch to Windows 10.

There are several reasons, not the least of which is often referred to as the informal “every other version” rule for Windows.

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Do I Need a Computer Memory Upgrade?

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Do I need to install additional memory? My machine has 1GB of RAM. I have a HP Photosmart printer & therefore am always downloading from my camera to my computer. Wondering if a computer memory upgrade is called for.

I’ve said it before: upgrading your computer’s RAM memory is one of the most cost-effective ways of increasing its performance.

However, it’s not a silver bullet. Whether or not it will actually help you depends on many things. And of course, whether or not you actually can add more memory is something we also need to look at.

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Does my Windows upgrade disc require that I have the previous operating system installed?

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Leo, I’ve been thinking about reinstalling my operating system but I’m not sure I can with the installation disc that I have. I had Windows Vista and I then upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium with a disk that states in the upper left corner of the package, “Upgrade designed for Windows Vista”. Does this mean that it will only install if Windows Vista is present? Or will it install Windows 7 Home Premium on a clean hard disk?

I can’t recall ever seeing a disc with an upgrade designed for a specific operating system. That doesn’t mean there isn’t one; it’s just the first time I’ve heard it put that specifically. So, I can’t say exactly what’s required here, but I can absolutely run down the likely and not-so-likely scenarios.

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I reinstalled Windows and lost a file on my desktop, what can I do?

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I put a new motherboard in my computer and was forced to reinstall Windows 7. I lost my budget spreadsheet that I had saved on my desktop. I tried to find it in Windows old and windows old 000. I couldn’t find it. Am I out of luck because I didn’t back it up? Or are there some tips that you can give me before I give up?

Reinstalling Windows is a pretty serious operation no matter which of the installation options you choose. There’s a very small chance that the file is still there, but to be honest, I’m not very hopeful.

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What’s the Easiest Way to Upgrade an Older Machine?

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What’s the easiest way (other than buying a new machine) to upgrade my 10-year-old computer?

Unfortunately, there’s no blanket answer I can give to you. It depends on what you’re trying to do with this machine, and how it isn’t meeting your needs today.

If you’re considering an upgrade, it’s obvious there is something about this machine you don’t like. You either want to improve it or do something with it now that you can’t do currently.

Let me throw out a few ideas.

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