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Copy Photos from Cellphone to Windows 10 PC

One lady said she has alway used DropBox ( for sending, receiving and storing photos. DropBox offers both free and paid subscription options.

Shelley Ross offered this solution, "I just send the photos from my phone to my home email address. As for saving them, I use an external hard drive that's dedicated to photo-storage."

I, too, use external hard drives, but my preferred storage spaces have become "free cloud locations," such as Google Photos, Google Docs/Drive, Facebook and Microsoft's OneDrive. Twitter, Flickr, Google-Plus and other social networking sites also have free photo-storage available.

My personal favorite cloud location is Google Docs/Drive.

In fact, the use of social networking has become so pervasive, that there are some folks whose only idea of "computing" is using their smartphones and Facebook to share photos and exchange text messages.

One could argue that taking and sharing snapshots nowadays is basically free, except for the cellphone expenses and the cost of an internet connection.

There are many young people today who have no concept of buying a roll of film (with a limited number of exposures), inserting it into a camera (that that doesn't come with a phone or an internet connection), being careful about taking snapshots (because both the film and the photo-processing are expensive).

In addition to the efforts of taking some snaps, imagine having to wait a few days to see how they came out (unless you owned a Polaroid Land camera).

Several users asked how to reverse their PC upgrade back to their earlier version of Windows. Here's how:

1. Go to Start>Settings>Update & Security>Recovery.

2. Look for the "Go back to Windows 7 or 8.1" prompt.

3. Click on "Get Started" and follow the prompts to go through the restoration process.

    Please note - if you previously "cleaned up" after your Win10 installation by using the "Disk Cleanup Tool" that removed the old Windows installation files, this option will not be available.

    Furthermore, this free rollback option is only available for 30 days from the date your PC was upgraded to Win10. The only remaining go-back option would be to reinstall your previous version of Windows from its original Installation disc.
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