[chirp_users] Windows 10 and CHIRP

D.J.J. Ring, Jr.
Wed Jun 3 18:07:32 PDT 2015

How do we reinstall Windows?  Must we reinstall Windows 7 wait for SP1 to
be installed and somehow tell Micro$oft that we need the free Windows Ten?
We don't get a DVD, but can we save a file?

On Jun 3, 2015 8:56 PM, "N7TZK" <turndavetemp at cableone.net> wrote:

>  I'm curious whether anyone has yet tested Chirp with Windows 10?  Or
> determined if anything about Windows 10 such as its security systems would
> get in the way of the common practice of using an old version of the
> Prolific software driver.  Or, for that matter, any other specific
> compatibility issues with common Ham computer applications.
> As many of you are likely aware, Microsoft is taking the unusual step (for
> them) of providing a FREE upgrade from Windows 7sp1 or Win8.1 computers
> (for consumers anyway) to Win10.  Indeed, by now you may have already seen
> a new icon show-up in the lower right corner of your computer encouraging
> you to make a "reservation" for this upgrade when it becomes generally
> available on July 29.  That free upgrade is only available for a year.  If
> you haven't upgraded by then, your out-of-luck unless you wish to pay.
> The rub, of course, is what gets "broken" by this upgrade.  For the
> average user, I'm guessing not much.  But us hams tend to have some
> esoteric needs...
> Dave
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