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#1 hman123467

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 05:51 AM

Hi everyone
I have a computer running windows 7 with an intel core2 duo e5200. Would It be a good idea to upgrade?
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CPU: Intel core2 Duo e5200 @2.4 GHz
GPU: Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 740 2048 mb ddr3
Motherboard: gigabyte g31m
PSU: 450W X-Tech

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 10:00 AM

If you have more than 1 or 2GB of RAM with that, your computer passes the minimum requirements for Windows 10.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-faq-system-requirements-pc

Also, you should only upgrade if you know how to mess around with an OS that is still in technical preview, which means that there's still a lot of bugs and issues that you might encounter during your normal use of it and if you're not able to fix them by yourself, you'll just have an overall hardtime with it.

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 05:36 PM

Would it delete all my program's and apps?
I might wait until it is fully released.

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 05:38 PM

Depending on the upgrading method you choose for Windows 10 (if there's even an upgrade method), you'll have the option to keep all your personal files, while the rest will be stored in a folder called windows.old. However, all your programs and applications will have to be re-downloaded and reinstalled. And if you're not sure, I suggest you to wait until the official release, which is set to be somewhere in Fall of this year (2015). :)

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 09:50 AM

If you do decide to install it I recommend saving your current entire system drive to an image using Macrium Reflect Free or a similar imaging program.  Save the image to an external USB drive and make a bootable rescue USB key or CD.

 

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 08:30 AM

Would it delete all my program's and apps?
I might wait until it is fully released.

I did this for the sake of testing. I upgraded a cloned copy of my Windows 7 on separate SSD to Windows 10 (on build 9860 that time). All installed programs and data remained intact and nothing was deleted. I even tried rolling back to Windows 7 as part of my test. It went well, too. You can go ahead and do it BUT, make sure to back up your data and you have at least a system image of your current Windows 7 OS that you can revert to in case you encountered an issue during the upgrade process. Every user have different upgrade experiences depending on the machine they are upgrading. If you don't have a system backup, don't do it. See above post about backing up.

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 06:44 PM

Here's a video of the test upgrade I did.

I upgraded WIn 7 to Win 10 and then I rolled it back to Win 7 again.

Warning: 16mins video from start to finish. Total upgrade and rollback time is about an hour.

(I also encountered a grub issue from the beginning but easily fixed it at the beginning of the video).

If you have questions, just reply to this post. 

 

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http://youtu.be/FP1N57whxxw


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 01:26 AM

Im installing now


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