Hello my friends,
I've noted the (in)famous button on my system tray requesting the upgrade to Windows 10. As typical for human nature, one has to press that button to see what will happen.
On this particular case, the machine is a Toshiba R630 laptop from 2009, running the original Windows 7 home x64 edition. I've used this laptop for 6 years with the same operating system. I note that recent updates rendered the system too sluggish for some odd reason. Maybe that is a motivator for people to upgrade.
Here is a screenshot of the thing:
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Before pressing the button I've created a virtual image of the soul for this laptop using the vmware converter. It was a straightforward process and now I have the old Windows installation running directly from VirtualBox whenever I need something from the old machine. This is a freeware tool, if you want to try it out then google for "VMware vCenter Converter Standalone".
If someone has requests or questions before we move forward to the next step, just let me know. Might help other folks on this community to know what is waiting for them while transitioning to the newer version.