I'm still very much on the fence ever since I heard about free upgrade a while back. I'm apprehensive on if it will end up bricking my machine, or if every application I have will not work anymore.
I have an old machine, pushing over 5 years, so I'm not sure if it would be able to handle it.
I'm pretty sure the smartest thing to do is back up everything first, I'm not sure if windows 10 would wipe restore points, or not.
I'm also not sure if Windows 10 would mess with a partition on my hard drive to restore to factory condition if something really weird happens. My machine has a hidden copy of Windows 7, accessible right after the BIOS check screen, I can press a key combination and it wipes the whole drive and reinstalls the OS.
I ran the Windows 8 install assist and btw, having the screen on 1024x768 is a horrible resolution. The install assist was saying that resolution is required and from what I understand, if you can't meet the Windows 8 minimum requirements, Windows 10 won't work.
So that brings me to my first incompatibility issue, is my computer is not equipped Secure Boot, which I think is something that the BIOS chip has to have, right?
That was the only real issue it had, I think the other issues it showed were cosmetic, like sidebars gadgets.
Oh, I should probably also mention, my HDD is 200GB and I'm about at 50% now, but trying to free up some space by removing junk, so it will be just the OS and only applications I use a lot.
Also, I don't know if it matters, but over a month ago, Windows did that thing where it was forcing people to upgrade. It did that to me too and really got under my skin. It 'finished' with it's psudo upgrade after a couple hours, it only stopped right at the end of the upgrade. It was on a splash screen, before the desktop launch to ask me to accept, or decline the TOS. I declined and it reverted back. I'm really glad it didn't wreck my machine, I would have been livid. Since it did get that far, is that an indication that Windows 10 did work, or was that still not a complete install?
Edited by hamluis, 07 July 2016 - 04:20 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Win 10 Discussion - Hamluis.