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Hiya...I am new to 10 come over from 7 forums
I am from UK and run my own very small online business so my laptop is my life lol.
I am soo panicking about what to do as I know I must upgrade to Windows 10 and have left is as late as possible...am currently running Windows Home 7.
I have read up about this transaction but find it all a bit daunting even though I have a little knowledge of OS's. What I am thinking is to make an ISO using media tool and burning it straight to DVD. I want to do a clean install but think it best to first upgrade using the disk mainly to keep my drivers in tact. As far as my files and folders are concerned am happy to reinstall all my apps etc.
Can anybody tell me please the best plan of action?
Hi and welcome.
Best policy is to check if there are all the drivers for W10 for your laptop, without them it's dead in the water no matter which OS.
That goes for software you are using too.
Second thing, providing it's all compatible with your laptop is to make full backup of your system disk with something like Macrium Reflect so you can go right back if something goes wrong.
Deblk, I am a big Windows 10 fan, but why do you feel that you "must" upgrade to Windows 10? Microsoft will support 7 until 2020.
Yes, you will have to go to 10 eventually, but it doesn´t cost that much to buy a lo-'end computer and transfer your records over later.
As a past business owner I would highly suggest if at all possible to purchase another machine/lappy with 10 already installed. 10 is very much different than 7. Learn 10, then when fully confident move your business to it. Another alternative is to dual boot if the HD is large enough.
I have been reading the forum since windows 7 but I just decided do create a account because of a particular problem that I have.
I was six when I had my first experience with computers and that was almost 20 years ago...
Otherwise I am working as a pneumatic technician and am studding for master degree in mechatronics masters degree.