[Tutor] OT: need computer advice from wise Tutors

Richard D. Moores rdmoores at gmail.com
Sat Jun 26 12:53:57 CEST 2010

On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 03:10, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Jun 2010 05:00:16 pm Richard D. Moores wrote:
>> Sorry about the OT, but I'm really nervous about the possibility of
>> screwing up my laptop by upgrading the OS from Vista to 7, and can't
>> think of a better place than Tutors to ask for advice.
> Because of course knowing Python makes you an expert on Windows :)
> [...]
>> Then recently I've talked to a couple of guys (separately) in 2
>> Office Depots near Seattle who both told me that the Vista -> 7
>> upgrade should go without any trouble at all. That I should do the
>> upgrade, then immediately download and install all the updates for 7
>> that MS has issued. Both used used to do such upgrades for customers
>> for a fee ($40), but not anymore.
> Why did they stop? Could it be because the upgrade is sometimes
> difficult and requires huge amount of manual effort to get it working,
> far more than $40 will cover?

Do you know that it does? Please tell me what you know.

> Cynical? Who, me?
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> Steven D'Aprano
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