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If I upgrade to Windows 10, will my errors persist?


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#1 awesomearc

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 08:40 AM

Yeah, it is, in fact, a really dumb question, but still, I just wanted to make sure.

 

Now, my Windows 7 PC has a few (if not a lot of...) errors. I have managed to fix some, but some of them just won't go that easily (Like this one: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/595226/windows-explorer-has-stopped-working/ ).

 

What I actually want to ask is, if I upgrade to Windows 10 (from this... completely messed up Windows 7), will my errors persist? I guess not, but again, I just want to make sure.

 

As this is a general Windows enquiry, I doubt if this is the right forum to post this into. If it isn't, please move it.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 08:51 AM

The likelihood is, "yes."

 

If you'd like a fresh start you'd need to do a Reset installation of Windows 10 after the GWX upgrade.

 

Flaky systems are flaky systems, and the Windows 10 upgrade does not replace every blessed OS component, so if your flakiness lies in something that does not get replaced it either persists as is or could get worse if it doesn't "play nice" with one of the new components.

 

All of the above presumes you will do a full backup, including system image, of your machine prior to the GWX upgrade and again post-upgrade.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 06:51 PM

Post#1, do you have any system images made, if so that might be your best way of solving this, after which you can decide if you want to upgrade or not. If the only system images you have are really old ones then going back to them would be like effectively reinstalling your whole OS (so make sure to backup all your peronsla files (and if you're lucky the installer exe files for all your programs) to external media before beginning) whereas if you have a mroe rceent system image it could be just like going back to how the system was a few months back. Certainly for future use, after this problem is fixed, a system image would be a good thing to have, whichever OS you end up using, because some day you'll be very glad of having one, it'll ensure that if anything goes really wrong in future you can fix it quickly and with minimal bother.


If you don't have any system images at present that you can use (or if the only ones you have are really old and using them would mean wiping over all your programs and you don't have any quick way to reinstall those programs) then I suggest your course of action should be to seek further help in the windows 7 section of this site, perhaps continue on the thread already have, until the bugs are fixed, Then make some system images, then decide slowly and carefully whether you want to stay on 7 or move to 10, you've got until summer to decide that.

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 10:23 PM

Yeah if the issues there were for 7 it will be there for 10


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 06:25 AM

IMO if you have a recovery partition pull what ever files you want on to a stick, then run all your security program to make sure the data on the stick is clean.  Then do the restore add your needed programs and data.  If your machine does not have the partition then you will have to do a clean install with the OS disk, but again save your data and screen it first.  Always check pulled data you never know when you will drag a nasty along!


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