Bare with me... I think I know most of the answers to my own questions here but, I always like to get advice from people if I'm not 100% certain... double checking you know.
I have windows 7.1... and I had to change my windows update settings so that the recommended updates showed up the same way the important ones did... in order to get that 'get windows ten' button would show up. I found that a little annoying as I preferred to keep JUST the important updates showing... but, oh well.
IF I'm not mistaken, when I "reserve" my copy, I'll be given the choice to download an ISO file??????
Since I can't afford a new computer any time soon, I'm upgrading my memory and the hdd(there's only like 100gb free on my 500gb, going with a 1TB).
So, my plan is to install windows 10 fresh on a new drive... My paranoia or over cautiousness makes me want to be 100% certain that simply installing it fresh wont be an issue. I can't help but wonder about installing it that way verses the "upgrade."
With the upgrade, all my information is already in my computer, they know it's a legit license, etc...
Installing it from the ISO directly... fresh...
I'm guessing I'd then have to put in my windows 7 license during the installation? I think that my paranoia is telling me that might cause issues... somehow.
So... I wanted some thoughts on it.
Installing fresh sounds like the best idea to me... especially since I plan on installing a new hdd.
Next concern/question... I'm really good at figuring things out as I go... and, I've formatted drives before... done SOME partitioning, etc etc... but I want to have everything certain long before I start the install this time.
Putting in the new hdd... I'm not thinking I'll need to do much partitioning. I don't plan on having separate space for the OS and other things...
I guess I'd just like some thoughts on what I NEED to do and/or what I SHOULD do.
Basically... I think I can manage all of this really...
BUT... I'd rather have a few people tell me I can do it or things I might not be thinking about now rather than find myself stuck later on with a blank hard drive where I'd need to get on another computer to come in and ask for help... if that makes sense.
I'm a little excited about windows 10. I'm glad I don't have to go through windows 8 on my own computer... we have it on a few others. I'm not happy about losing windows media center as I use that a LOT for watching tv through my tv tuner... but, there are other programs out there I can use... I'm sure.
I'm partly excited about some of the games that you can get for free that you cannot get with win 7 and earlier... that's trivial really but...
Anyway... any thoughts you might have will be appreciated.