[BCAB] Windows 10

Mobeen Iqbal mobeeniqbal at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 09:41:17 BST 2019


Hello Husna.

We can certainly install windows for you remotely or in person. Prices 
can vary but it should not cost much to install it remotely. We cover 
the UK so should be able to come to see you if required. Please give us 
a ring on 03432897501 and we can have a chat. You can also visit us 
online at:

www.tairatech.com

Very best wishes,

Mo.


On 10/10/2019 09:35, George Bell wrote:
> Where are you based?
>
> George
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Husna Begum via Bcab <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Sent: 10 October 2019 05:23
> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Cc: Husna Begum <h.begum99 at btinternet.com>
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 10
>
> hi,
>
> is there a step by step guide on how to upgrade to windows 10 from w7 for a novice and how possible is it for a totally blind person to do?
> also would a tech person be able to install it remotely? would there be any safety implications of doing this? how much would it cost and does any one know of any reputable person that can do this for a reasonable price?
>
> Thank you, Husna
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Hodgson
> Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 10:15 AM
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 10
>
> Hi,
>
> You can still upgrade using the in-place update method and you will get an activated Windows 10 license.  If you then want to do a fresh install you can do so, you just have to go through the in-place upgrade the first time.
> The ability to do a clean install using a Windows 7 key has now gone, so there is an extra step required.  I don't know what MS position is on this, but I suspect they want to still get machines on Windows 10 if they can so they are happy to leave it running in this way.
>
> I did this a few weeks ago on an old Windows 7 machine.  I do agree with you though about new hardware if the machine is old, and it may be a less messy route in the long run.
>
> Andrew.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ibrahim Gucukoglu <igucukoglu at hotmail.com>
> Sent: 09 October 2019 07:45
> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 10
>
> Hi
> Windows 10 is unfortunately no longer free of charge when upgrading from Windows 7. The upgrade offer expired in January of this year I believe, so if you wish to use Windows 10 you will have to purchase a license from Microsoft or a participating retailer. Here is the link to the Microsoft store page for Windows 10:
>
> https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/b/windows
> You may also wish to consider purchasing a new computer with Windows 10 pre-installed. If your machine is significantly older, it may not run Windows 10 To the best of its ability, the Microsoft store page has information on recommended computers specifications. Take care.
>
> On 9 Oct 2019, at 07:37, Husna Begum via Bcab <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> wrote:
>
> hi,
>
> i didn't think it was free any more, i thought it was £100. if the free version of windows 10 is still available, where can we get it from?
>
> Thanks, Husna
>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Ben Mustill-Rose
> Sent: Monday, October 07, 2019 7:12 PM
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 10
>
> It probably won't be completely painless if you attempt it yourself.
> I'd suggest taking it to a local shop or using one of the people on this list who perform computer repairs / upgrades for blind people.
> The upgrade its self is still actually free so anything you'd be paying would be covering the persons time.
>
> On 10/7/19, Colin Phelan <Colin_Phelan at pmlgroup.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> My laptop runs Windows 7 and things are starting to happen that is leading me to believe it is time to switch to Windows 10.
> Is this a simple upgrade process and does it involve handing over cash?
> Thanks
> Colin
>
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