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Still wondering if I should upgrade to Win 10 or wait?


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#1 Kikig04

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:25 PM

Hi everyone, I have both Win7 and 8.1 and still not sure on weather to upgrade or not- I keep reading and reading, it it just goes back and forth with everyone- I'm flippin' confused... Both systems are running awesome, so that's whats got me wondering, if I should just wait a few months or just jump in- Thanks for any professinal advice evryone ;-)

 

 

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:29 PM

It's OK, you can upgrade right now and it will be fine. I was confused too but then it upgraded just fine. It took approximately 45 minutes total for me to upgrade. The only thing is that you'll need to reinstall a few of your drivers (graphics atleast) and then you're good to go. I don't know why, it's just the way it is. But overall it is worth it.


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:33 PM

It's OK, you can upgrade right now and it will be fine. I was confused too but then it upgraded just fine. It took approximately 45 minutes total for me to upgrade. The only thing is that you'll need to reinstall a few of your drivers (graphics atleast) and then you're good to go. I don't know why, it's just the way it is. But overall it is worth it.


Did you reserve a copy for download yesterday? Did it download ok the first time? I have been having problems and I envy your success.

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:37 PM

I reserved it about a month ago. The upgrade is ready once Windows 10 has finished downloading in the background when you're not noticing. In fact, I just let the upgrade run from start to finish and I don't think I had to touch the computer until the lock screen appeared.


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:39 PM

Thanks gigawert, it keeps asking me it's ready to upgrade- I know I can always come here and get some cool help from everyone...

 

 

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:43 PM

You're welcome! :)

 

P.S. If your computer has multiple operating systems and the Windows 10 installation reboots the computer, be sure to select "Windows Setup" from the options. You can completely disregard this P.S. if you only have one OS.

 

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:52 PM

Yeah, only 1 OS on the desktop and laptop-



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 02:59 AM

Just upgrade, if you do not satisfied for windows 10, you can rollback to win 7/8, also you can dual boot with win 10. but if you donot want to give up win 7 and win 8.1,  just let it go. :bounce: Nothing



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 05:45 AM

Personally I would wait for 3 to 6 months before updating, Let them sort out some of the bugs. Like you say, Both systems are running awesome.

 

That's just my opinion, But then again what would I know I’m just a simple Linux user.  :lmao: 



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 05:58 AM

It's not so easy to roll back, would counsel waiting.  Because, you're overwriting your current setup and you like it.  Wait to see what people say, first.


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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:51 AM

After careful consideration, I have decided not to upgrade to Windows 10. And I'm usually an early adopter of this sort of thing. For me, the number one reason to not upgrade is I am really happy with Windows 7 and a free upgrade isn't enough incentive to risk the kind of problems I am seeing on this forum. The other thing is that my current PC is almost three years old and by the time Windows 7 support ends, it will be time to get a new PC anyway which will no doubt have Windows 13 pre-installed...lol. Even free, it's too risky when I am happy with the performance of my PC.



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:55 AM

After careful consideration, I have decided not to upgrade to Windows 10. And I'm usually an early adopter of this sort of thing. For me, the number one reason to not upgrade is I am really happy with Windows 7 and a free upgrade isn't enough incentive to risk the kind of problems I am seeing on this forum. The other thing is that my current PC is almost three years old and by the time Windows 7 support ends, it will be time to get a new PC anyway which will no doubt have Windows 13 pre-installed...lol. Even free, it's too risky when I am happy with the performance of my PC.

 

  :thumbsup: Very smart post. Couldn't have said it better myself.
 



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 02:38 PM

Just did the upgrade from 8.1 to 10 this morning.  I did a full Acronis back up beforehand so I can recover 8.1 easily if needed.  Truthfully I am one to hang on to an operating system rather than upgrade but I did it because of all the positive comments on Windows 10.  The upgrade loaded flawlessly and so far all my apps seem to be operating normally.  My printers also work perfectly.  From this point time will tell but so far I am very impressed.



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 02:40 PM

Right on, there some great post so far... Thank you!



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 03:26 PM

I did the upgrade to windows 10,, played around with it had memory issues on a computer only 2 months old, it has 12 gigs.......whent back to windows 8.1 and no more issues and me personally i like windows 8.1 better, right now.... I will stay with 8.1 untill im forced to upgrade

 

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