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Well, that was easy

Yes, I’m back. Windows 10 actually installed without a hitch. Yay!

Here we go!

Here we go!

That's good to know

That’s good to know. Um, what apps?

How nice!

How nice!

That's a relief. If this hadn't have worked I would have been unamused.

That’s a relief. If this hadn’t have worked I would have been unamused.

And it's all good in the hood

And it’s all good in the hood


Total time to upgrade – around 1 and a half hours (including 2.6GB Windows 10 download). Yay!


  1. September 13, 2015 at 9:02 am

    It was the same on my laptop, it went ok but I thought it was never going to end lol


    • September 13, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      There’s always the worry when it takes ages that it’s got stuck and you don’t have any OS at all!


  2. September 13, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Congratulations, Ali. 🙂


    • September 13, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      It totally worked first time!


  3. September 13, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Congrats…. Hope I catch up on your writings soon,


    • September 13, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      I’m all modern and stuff now!

      Liked by 1 person

      • September 14, 2015 at 2:26 am

        It’s only a temporary illusion, you will soon be obsolete and looking at Windows 11.


  4. NotAPunkRocker
    September 13, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Mine took four hours…I am glad to hear your experience was more efficient!


    • September 14, 2015 at 11:56 am

      I have a fast business-grade laptop with an SSD hard drive which I got for £400 off on Dell Outlet. Makes all the difference!


  5. gentlestitches
    September 14, 2015 at 12:21 am

    I really like windows 10. 😀


  6. September 14, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Mine took a bit less than that, about thirty minutes. Although it took about four times that long for me to realise that Windows 10 halved my battery life. Three days of fiddling with various battery saving methods later, I was back on 7 and able to work off the grid again… As they say: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! (And that’s is really the only reason for me not to migrate my last surviving Windows machine to Linux.)


    • September 14, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      A good half hour of that was downloading the 2.6 GB installer, and I spent a while during setup making sure I wasn’t sending my entire life “anonymously” to Microsoft. I haven’t tried on battery yet – guess I should give that a look. I’ve migrated my old laptop to Linux but only because it was on Vista and basically didn’t work any more 🙂


  7. September 14, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Who has one and a half hours to upgrade their computer? Tell Bill Gates to just sit back and relax without his internet for a while. I’m doing just fine on the much-hated Vista…


    • September 14, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      I went and had a shower part-way through and when I came back it was all done!
      Urgh. Vista 😦 That hasn’t got a free upgrade to Windows 10 to be honest, which is why I rebuilt my flagging Vista laptop to Linux 🙂


      • September 14, 2015 at 3:29 pm

        Yeah, I found that out when Marilyn did a post on the Windows upgrade. That’s fine, I like consistency!

        Liked by 1 person

  8. September 14, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    I want to know how you like it in a few weeks. Then maybe I ‘ll try it.


    • September 16, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Still okay so far. Time will tell!


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