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  1. Posts : 4
    Win 8.1

    Hi All. I been watching these forums for quite a while and gaining some good info on 10 so thanks to you lot.

    My take on the upgrade may interest you. 2 PCs one Windows 7 and one *8.1.

    The 7 pc upgraded without issue and runs great, still a few niggles but nothing serious. Latest upgrades installed and nothing went wrong. It's now running smoothly, touch wood.

    The newer pc with 8.1. The actual upgrade to 10 went smoothly and I had no problems at first. Within a few days the start began to take longer and longer before becoming usable. So I decided to do a disk check which found errors and corruptions. None of which were fixed.

    I then decided to roll back and do the upgrade again with a clean install. I hadn't wanted to go through the process of re installing all the programs. The roll back seemed to go ok until I got to the desktop. There were no icons and only the charms bar worked.
    Great I thought but I would just download the iso and do a new clean installation. The internet connection was down, a problem with the drivers for lan. Lucky I used the pc with 7 to get the iso, put it in a usb and did the clean install.

    I'm now up and running on both pcs, just have to get everything back on it. I know that someone is going to say that's why you do a backup. I had but it wouldn't restore the image.

    So all in all it wasn't that pleasant and I've lost a lot of things which I can't get back.

    As for Win 10, my impression is that it's better than 8 in some aspects and I'll see how it goes on.
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  2. Posts : 31
    Thread Starter

    My biggest concern was /is. the PC I had the issues on as well as my laptop have much much older drivers on the vendors site.
    For example Asus chipset driver is version 9, updated on their download site and for Windows 10 64 bit 2 weeks ago.
    Windows installed version 12, same with audio, and sata.
    My Laptop (Fujitzu) also has much older drivers, again for Windows 10?
    If it was old and showing Windows 8.1 I wouldn't be so worried, but both PC's support sites have been updated in the July and August and the downloads are under Windows 10.
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  3. Posts : 4
    Win 8.1

    The pc with 7 had all the old drivers, chipset etc. The 8 one had all the latest drivers, allowing for windows to install it's own drivers. The thing that I found strange was the length of time it took for the problems to start. I updated on the 30th and it was fine by yesterday it had almost given up the ghost. No errors shown and when the task manager finally decided to open it didn't show any thing taking up the cpu.

    I must say the clean install was very quick and I'm considering not installing and other drivers for now. The AMD driver being the exception.

    My thoughts are that they're using us to transfer the files required to a degree.
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  4. Posts : 32
    Windows 10

    Did you do an actual clean installation? I say that because when you start of the windows q0 installation usb or disk from Windows, it really doesn't do a clean installation, for it to be truly be clean I had to boot to my USB and install from there. It gave me the option to do a clean install.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Win 8.1

    Yes a full wipe of the ssd within the install menu then let the install format and partition the disk.
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  6. Posts : 806
    Windows 10 Home version 20H2 64bit OS Build 19042.1023

    I learned that if sfc /scannow finds something and can't fix it the DISM command will correct it. I found that little bit of info on another computer forum I am also a part of.
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