How to Upgrade from Vista on PC

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ericofarabia posted this 14 May 2016

I've had my HP Touchscreen for a fair while now and everything is fine except that it has Vista Home, and there isn't a straight forward online way to upgrade to a newer version of Windows.

I can no longer use Google Chrome, and only get basic versions of Twitter and FaceBook. On line Banking is a problem as well. Vista is a bit like Skatesmuff - nobody seems to support it anymore!!

I don't want to have to buy a new computer, so any ideas?

PS I am a complete computer fuckwit - so please keep it simple!!

Cheers.

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PhilippineSaint posted this 14 May 2016

I thought you worked in the Airport ?

Just get somebody in duty free to get you a new one. 

It will   be a lot simpler in the end.

ericofarabia posted this 14 May 2016

But I love this computer and the hassle of trying to move my itunes over to another computer would drive me crazy.

Anyway it's a matter of principle he says grumpily staring at the camera with his season ticket in his hand type look ;-)

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Goatboy posted this 14 May 2016

Buy a mac you nutjob.

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pap posted this 14 May 2016

Originally posted by ericofarabia

But I love this computer and the hassle of trying to move my itunes over to another computer would drive me crazy.

Anyway it's a matter of principle he says grumpily staring at the camera with his season ticket in his hand type look ;-)

The stuff you've bought from Apple shouldn't be a problem.   Get the rest onto a removable, along with any data you want to save.

My advice would be to get a new computer.  Vista was the version of Windows before Windows 7.   Can't imagine any of the newer versions performing well on that hardware.  

If you're insistent, see if you can get to 7 first, then try going from 7 to 10.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-vista-to-windows-7-custom

ericofarabia posted this 14 May 2016

Well it looks like I'm fooked then.

Nothing is built to last in this day and age!!

Thanks for putting me out of misery.

Re my itunes .. I haven't bought anything from Apple, it's all from my rather large CD collection ;-(

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