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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    I just run it on both Virtual PC and installed on the hard drive. This way all bases are covered.
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    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release and Release Preview]

    On the subject of the upgrade capability, if I ever have to re-install I may try the upgrade method, ( in place upgrade ), just for the experience of doing it - in just over a year I will probably be doing it for real on users machines.- so the knowledge of any potential pitfalls will be useful - after all one of the reasons for me running the Beta in the first place is so that when the final retail is released I'm able to understand the system to help the users I support
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro


    I can tell you from experience that if you are able to, it's always best to do a clean install. No matter how careful you are, there may be some remnant of the old OS that could cause some quark or problem with the new one.
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    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release and Release Preview]

    Thanks Shawn,

    I agree with you totally, unfortunately I will sometimes get a call from someone who has done, or is in the process, of an upgrade install, and they expect me to get them out of the problems :), and of course most of those who start the upgrade themselves also forget to back-up their personal files before they start so I can't just start again with a fresh install.

    Hopefully at least some of them, will find this forum, and read your good advice before they start and save me pulling out what little hair I have left to get them out of a mess.

    I always try to be prepared and try out things before I'm in front of a paying customer, and that is the only reason I would try the upgrade install
    I, like you, have personal experience of upgrades :).

    New OS = Fresh install for me, but I have to be prepared for what others do

    Hope this explains my earlier post
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    This may be helpful to for you if one of your customers has already did the upgrade install and needs to restore the previous OS.

    How to restore a computer to a previous Windows installation after you install Windows Vista
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