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    idk, i just switched from win 7 to win 10 and my computer sucks now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by violent grey View Post
    idk, i just switched from win 7 to win 10 and my computer sucks now...
    Refer to post 41. I have friends that have successfully gotten W10 to behave after having initial issues. I'm still not switching til I absolutely have to...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nola View Post
    Actually, I have never had an HDD die on me, and I've been involved with PCs since 1985.
    I do know they die based on stories from others, and recovery is relatively simple.

    When SSD is faster and lasts longer then HDD, then is the time to switch, but I don't think sacrificing speed for reliability makes sense. If you do, use an SSD. We live in free Countries, man! I want SSD to succeed. It's better technology, in theory.
    As I say, I am not in any sense a PC guru. I can only go by my experience and from my reading. You have been exceptionally lucky IMHO to have gone over 30 years and not personally had a HDD failure.

    In about 1/2 that time I have had maybe 5 desktops and 3 laptops through my hands. One of the DTs was a spanking new HP 3.2G with 1G ram on XP, pretty good in the day. When I had it setup HP recommend running their diagnostic and everything was fine except the HDD reported a fault. The machine seemed to work fine, it just failed this particular test.

    HP were sufficiently interested that they sent me a new drive and a set of recovery discs. With HUGE trepidation I swapped out the drive and ran the discs..PhEEuw! All was fine, I had never done that before.
    Snag was, again, all worked fine but the HDD diagnostic still failed! HP said "don't worry then, just send the original drive back. You can keep the discs". Great relief that they did not want me to sap them back!

    Years later I built a PC but used a drive from another machine, after a time the drive started to "click" for a minute or so on boot up. All the advice I could find said it was dying. Bought a new drive (Maplin) did the bizz, all cool. Odd thing was I put the dodgy drive in another build (my L room PC) as a backup, never a problem! Still there today.

    Last story, son's "studio" backup USB drive fell off the desk to a carpeted wood floor, all it would subsequently do was click and the PC could not find it. Had read about the freezing trick. Wives tale? No, it worked, we got a 20 min "window" when he managed to pull most of his music off.

    Moral? IMEx spinners fail and I would say WHEN they do, recovery is FAR from simple and in many cases not possible.

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmys69 View Post
    Refer to post 41. I have friends that have successfully gotten W10 to behave after having initial issues. I'm still not switching til I absolutely have to...
    Me neither but, maybe you could follow my idea? I have put W10 on a clunker I had around and learned a bit about it (mainly that I hate it!). As you say Jimmy "one day you will have to jump" but having a W10 PC around you could have a play, do the updates and then the big switcharoo might not be so painful?

    Mind you, I have not touched my W10 "test bed" in weeks but then atmo I do not have a place to have it permanently setup. Working on that but "things" intrude, mainly health issues but today got to get the 'king jam jar mot'ed.

    Dave.

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