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Sapphire  posted on Jul 29, 2015 6:28:10 AM - Report post

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I'm skeptical with upgrading to Windows 10, last time I updated from 7 to 8.1 I had to reinstall everything, and I don't wanna do it again just got my new computer and had to do that very thing

I've upgraded via ISO and the built-in upgrade. On restart when the setup should have launched I got a boot error ending up by being forced to make a fresh install. Luckily I've expected something like this happens and so I was prepared.

I recommend a complete backup before upgrading including a rescue disk but again there is no need to upgrade NOW. There are no DX12 games and you still need a DX12 graphic card and the free upgrade is available for 1 year.

I just did because I had to reinstall my OS so or so and I'm thankful about the reset option Windows 8 and Windows 10 have which replaces a fresh install because it not only uninstall all apps but also clean the registry and appdata folder completely so yeah, its nearly as good as a fresh install. So I decided to choose Windows 10 instead of Windows 7 again.

Windows backup never really works for me, got no backup software I really know and trust. the Palit Jetstream GTX 980 is DX12 ready. I installed windows 10 on a VM worked alright a few stuff that bothered me tho what I really hate is the auto update being forced so I made it enterprise adding it to a long term branch thing that slows down the updates considerably

 

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I'm skeptical with upgrading to Windows 10, last time I updated from 7 to 8.1 I had to reinstall everything, and I don't wanna do it again just got my new computer and had to do that very thing

Votemarvel -- good suggestion re reserving (I don't have to install if I don't want to but it gives me the option for a whole while I research things)

Sapphire -- I'm with you on this one for now. My rig is only a year old and runs nicely with 8.1. The new features on Windows 10 sound like fun (ie Cortana) but I don't want to reinstall all my software (my EXPENSIVE but older software -- I'd be hooped if any of it didn't run on the new OS)

 
DABhand  posted on Jul 29, 2015 10:57:44 AM - Report post

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Hope they send us out a key for Windows 10 for a fresh install.... cause I don't fancy installing Windows 7 or 8 each time to install 10.

Cause it would be pretty stupid if they didn't after saying that we own Windows 10 permanently.

 
Drenus  posted on Jul 29, 2015 12:26:19 PM - Report post

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looks interesting, but i'll wait till a service pack or 2, so i can skip past the early issues, which we all know will come
 
kingkob  posted on Jul 29, 2015 8:28:26 PM - Report post

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Hope they send us out a key for Windows 10 for a fresh install.... cause I don't fancy installing Windows 7 or 8 each time to install 10.

Cause it would be pretty stupid if they didn't after saying that we own Windows 10 permanently.

I dont think that's the case, I think you can only upgrade for free and after one year you wont be able to do so nor you'll have a licence key for a "standalone" copy.

 
Neo7  posted on Jul 29, 2015 8:47:01 PM - Report post

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If you were on the Insider Preview, build 10240 (was delivered awhile back) is the confirm production build. If you're on this build, you can safely drop out of the Insider Preview. My copy retained activation but I did not perform a clean install since upgrading from Windows 8.1 so it may have been able to read the license status of my 8.1 installation.
 
kingkob  posted on Jul 29, 2015 10:22:12 PM - Report post

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What's left exactly after updating from older windows? I mean programes and games will still appear as installed, and all the user folders will keep all the game saves directories? What about shortcuts and other files you have on the desktop?
 
Neo7  posted on Jul 30, 2015 12:38:53 PM - Report post

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They kept mostly the same I guess. My desktop and wallpaper have changed during the preview builds so I don't know what they look like before.

My games are in tact but the games I play have a cloud backup solution so even if deleted, I was not affected. The only exception was Osu! which was installed to a secondary drive about 3-5 years ago and has hilariously survived numerous clean installs and upgrades completely in tact.

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