extremely serious windows vulnerability

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  1. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    As of now, I'll say I could like W10 if I didn't have to rent Office. 7 suits me, and XP was as good for my purposes. For now, I'll leave 7 running on the tower until I get 10 on the laptop sorted out to my liking and have Thunderbird and Open Office functioning "correctly".

    After that, I am not too sure how I'm going to handle upgrading the tower to 10, but I do know, based on past experience, there's gas pains a'comin'.
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  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Took me 12 hours to update my PC Laptop running virgin Win?Doz10... and thanks to SEC for pointing me to the almost hidden Update Button...
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  4. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I've never had good luck upgrading Wndows major versions and I've owned every every one of the OS's since DOS 2. If you can you are better off installing from scratch. SSD's are incredibly cheap anymore so I'd pull the current HDD as a backup, then install from a thumb drive. Instructions are here: How To Create Bootable Windows 10 USB Flash Drive [Guide] | Redmond Pie

    You might want to install 7 first on the new SSD then upgrade to get the new product key, then do a full install of 10 using that key.
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  5. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Took just over 6 hours for the upgrade, download, and install on my laptop. I'd hazard a guess that my connection is a mite faster than BT's, but still not lightning.
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  7. offgrittyt

    offgrittyt You gonna eat that?

    Windows 10 of course changed for the sake of change and eliminated a great many of the clear, sensible and direct pathways that were available from the start button and replaced them with a console with 1/2 of the essential sht missing, while adding many layers and additional steps required for navigation. Regarding windows or Mac or Linux etc vunerability, ALL SOFTWARE IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE VUNERABLE to hacking from governMental, commercial and individual perpetrator's. Do the best you can.
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