Well its been over a month since I got this 2nd hand PC, I’m still really impressed on what it can do for how little I spent on it. But I’ve managed to save up a little cash and I was ready to splash. So I dived in (from a great height) to see what SSD’s I could afford along with a 64 bit version of Windows 10. After a good look round I found a deal I liked the look of. For a little over £110 I found an SSD and windows 10 bundle package. I’d found exactly what I wanted within my budget and would be a solid upgrade with obvious real world benefits. I then got distracted, I think my stomach told me I was hungry or something. So I ambled off to the kitchen to make myself a sandwich and a pint of tea. While I was enjoying my sandwich and tea three letters struck my happy-ness down. What where those 3 little letters O-E-M! I vaguely remember reading when Windows 10 came out that OEM and free upgrades from earlier versions locked themselves to the Motherboard (MoBo.) So after finishing my sarnie, I returned to my PC with a heavy heart and started searching if it was true. Yes, scuppered! So no point upgrading with an OEM windows 10 version if I only have to buy a retail version later on for a new MoBo. How much is a retail version of Windows 10 £155. Cock! Balls! Well that’s put a spanner in the works. I’ve got to upgrade my Mobo, CPU, RAM and OS all at the same time. So I’ve been sat here grumbling and generally hating on M$. I shouldn’t really be upset, seen as they gave away so many free versions with there upgrade offer. But for me it sucks a little. So even if I did the upgrade to the AMD A10 I’d still want to buy the retail version because the A10 APU would only be a stepping stone upgrade. Even if that ‘stone’ lasted a year. Well I wont be playing Elite:Dangerous any time soon. RATS!!!! Next year, next year you will be mine!!!
See you on the other side….