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    Windows 10 home 64bit 1511 (OSbuild 10586.63)
       26 Nov 2015 #11

    I wasn't going to do it but I upgraded to 10 on the 5th of November. I am pretty lucky I have not had any major issues.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       26 Nov 2015 #12

    DaveTheRave said: View Post
    I upgraded to 10 from 8.1 today and got nothing but problems. The new OS couldn't find my wireless printer, Internet connectivity slowed to a crawl (while my other devices still hummed along at top speed), it couldn't install a couple of important programs (not compatible with 10, it said), and ... I panicked. I reverted back to 8.1 in less than an hour because I HAD to use that printer for scanning immediately.

    Should I wait until Windows gets more bugs out of 10? Try again when I have enough time to slog through all the adjustments and conflicts? I mean, I couldn't even Google-search solutions because It took10 minutes (seriously) to load a single web page. Did it take you guys a long time to sort through the conflicts and bugs?

    Dell XPS27
    Back to Windows 8.1
    That should of worked.

    However, windows 10 windows update maybe conflicting with dell driver updates. Unfortunately , I don't remember the name of the dell driver update programs. I don't have it installed. What you need to do, is uninstall the dell driver update program. Reboot. Then start the windows 10 upgrade but this time choose download updates during installation using the media creation tool. It takes a little longer to install but you should have all the drivers installed. One additional tip, leave the printer plugged in during the install & after the windows 10 installation ends. It will update the drivers if needed after installation but can take up to an hour. I found out that for some Dell systems it is better to use windows update then the dell driver update program. I am basing this on my dell system.

    You can also try a clean install but you would need to backup data that you want to keep. If you do a clean install still leave the printer plugged in. When windows 10 loads up, give it about an hour to downloaded the drivers & other updates. Sometimes you can check for update to make it go faster but I haven't been able to confirm that.
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