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I've put it on loads of windows 10 machines.

 

Just download it and run it. It will install fine.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/essentials

 

Go for custom install to remove the extras you don't want.

 

Well it won't load on my Dell.

 

I get Error Code 0x80040800 with the message "Please waste your time fruitlessly restarting your computer. That'll teach YOU!

 

"We're Microsoft. Don't fuck with us..."

 

See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/gallery-wlinstall/hi-all-i-cant-install-windows-live-esentials-i/f2e7f4f9-79c2-41a1-905d-c965c7d97e73?db=5&auth=1

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Only one I've had a problem with was my HP DV6 - overheats during upgrade then no graphics driver when you do get past that!

 

Good excuse to upgrade laptop!

 

Clean the laptop - get the dust out.

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Yesterday PM my W10 system processed a shitload of updates. It does make me wonder just how stable it is.

 

Anyway this morning Windows Essentials downloaded ok. Unfortunately I can'c check anything because we are off to town to see The Corrs.

 

More later.

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I've put it on loads of windows 10 machines.

 

Just download it and run it. It will install fine.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/essentials

 

Go for custom install to remove the extras you don't want.

 

Well it won't load on my Dell.

 

I get Error Code 0x80040800 with the message "Please waste your time fruitlessly restarting your computer. That'll teach YOU!

 

"We're Microsoft. Don't fuck with us..."

 

See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/gallery-wlinstall/hi-all-i-cant-install-windows-live-esentials-i/f2e7f4f9-79c2-41a1-905d-c965c7d97e73?db=5&auth=1

 

 

I had to download the complete installation file from Microsoft to get it to work on my Dell

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Yesterday PM my W10 system processed a shitload of updates. It does make me wonder just how stable it is.

 

Anyway this morning Windows Essentials downloaded ok. Unfortunately I can'c check anything because we are off to town to see The Corrs.

Unlucky. And the day started so well.

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Well the missus bought the tickets because we like to have stuff to look forward to. Also booked a hotel across the road from the event, went to a decent restaurant etc etc just to add to the experience.

 

Anyway, I thought it would be a bit samey / happy-clappy. However I was pleasantly surprised at just what accomplished musicians they are which I hadn't realised until we saw them live.

 

Mind you, I've seen more meat on a chicken leg....

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Well the missus bought the tickets because we like to have stuff to look forward to. Also booked a hotel across the road from the event, went to a decent restaurant etc etc just to add to the experience.

 

Anyway, I thought it would be a bit samey / happy-clappy. However I was pleasantly surprised at just what accomplished musicians they are which I hadn't realised until we saw them live.

 

Mind you, I've seen more meat on a chicken leg....

Is it just me or am I missing something?

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Very few official suppliers will sell Windows 7 now. Your best bet is to go to ebay and find a sealed retail boxed copy - there are plenty. Usual ebay caution applies.

 

If you buy a new PC with Windows 10 Pro, most suppliers supply downgrade media or pre-install Windows 7 Pro. Downgrade rights apply to Pro versions only, not home versions.

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