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Windows 7: Upgrade to Windows 10 - OP banned spammer

3 Weeks Ago   #1
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 
Upgrade to Windows 10 - OP banned spammer

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You would be better off joining at Ten Forums as the users there have more experience of running the OS (It's a sister site to this one)


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The only useful tip I can come with is, don't upgrade, reformat and clean install it.
Upgrading Windows from a version to another was always a sure way to get problems. You get all the trash of the new version together with the one from older one. Do a backup of your important information and reformat with Windows 10.
This could be one of the few times an image could come in handy as a backup, if you want to completely restore your system if something goes wrong.

That said, I doubt you can go wrong with a clean install.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Welcome to the Forum.

Win 10 isn't a upgrade, it's a downgrade. But it's up to you.
- Backup all your data on an external disk.
- Download Win 10 64
- Do a clean Win 10 Pro install. Be sure to delete all partitions and then create new one. Clean Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
- Use the Win 7 key when asked.
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Make sure your computer is up to the task of running Windows 10 before you do the upgrade. Also, decide whether or not you want continual upgrades and updates, because that is the way it works with Windows 10.

Some people really like Windows 10, while others don't. You need to do what is right for you.
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player
 
 

Perform a full backup of your current system. I upgraded all my computers to Win10 while it was still free, which it isn't any more, and then reinstalled Win7 on them. Use a 3rd party backup program, either Macrium Reflect free, or AOMEI Backupper free. I've demoed both, Macrium's GUI (graphical user interface) is a little more daunting for less experienced users than AOMEI, in my opinion. I use AOMEI. Both free versions will do everything you would normally need in a backup utility.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player
 
 

I've been using both Win7 and Win10. Win10 has a little learning curve but overall I find it acceptable, but prefer Win7 due to familiarity. If you do the backup image of Win7, install Win10, backup image of Win10, you can switch back and forth relatively easy.
FYI: if you use AOMEI Backupper to restore your image, and you have 2 or more drive in your computer, do the restore from a DVD or USB thumb drive. You can create either from within AOMEI. The reason I say this is restoring and image from within Windows, AOMEI had a difficult time discerning which drive to restore, even though you select the correct drive going through the setup screens, and it might place the system image on the incorrect drive. (it has to reboot to restore image on active partition, which is the one with Win OS on. Restoring image from DVD or Flash drive circumvents said issue. I had this happen on my own system, and had to re-image my data drive from backup I made just prior. Not sure whether Macrium has this bug or not.

Happy Computing!
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1 Week Ago   #7
tjmacrium

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Basery View Post
You are using Windows 10 ? Did you encounter any problems in the update process?
My initial password was refused by the computer after update and it took me hours to figure it out, lol
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1 Week Ago   #8
mrboonmee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

so a win7 key will work to activate Win10? interesting.

Win10 works well for me. luck of the draw I guess.

I think I will start messing with Linux Mint on the next box.
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1 Week Ago   #9
metalbunny

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrboonmee View Post
so a win7 key will work to activate Win10? interesting.

Win10 works well for me. luck of the draw I guess.

I think I will start messing with Linux Mint on the next box.
ONLY if your Win7 was approved for a free "upgrade".

If your hardware is new enough, then W10 will run okay, but it's designed primarily for mobile devices, touchscreens, and people who know nothing about computers (just like 8 was) which makes it very hostile to power users who don't agree with how Microsoft want things done. The list of issues that come from how W10 is made is massive, but that's not for this forum.

My experience with W10 is limited to my laptop which is made for 10, there are only drivers for 10, and it has the BIOS backdoor only 10 uses. But even then it causes me grief because Windows keeps breaking drivers and keeps reinstalling MS crap that I have to remove over and over.
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1 Week Ago   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrboonmee View Post
so a win7 key will work to activate Win10? interesting.

Win10 works well for me. luck of the draw I guess.

I think I will start messing with Linux Mint on the next box.
The free upgrade offer officially ended in 2016, but it has seems to still work for keys that are unused. There is of course no guarantee of this working, as microsoft could actually close the offer at any time. There is slightly more likelihood of it ending today as a new upgrade is due for release.

The technical requirements for Windows 10 are similar to Windows 7 and Windows 8 so if a system runs one of these older operating system well then it should run fine.

THe Home versions of Ten are designed to appeal to the home user who is happy to let the system maintain itself. The higher level editions have a lot more control
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