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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Pell City, Alabama 35125
    Posts : 833
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       26 Jan 2015 #11

    Dude said: View Post
    Not at all Jesse, the choice is yours. Read the tutorials, try a virtual version, or dual boot. It's your choice. I did not mean to offend you.
    Do you mind checking out my 8.1 upgrade assistant file that I uploaded to see if my system is compatible with 10 and the 10 technical preview?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 679
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       26 Jan 2015 #12

    If your pc can run 8.1 it can run 10.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,537
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       26 Jan 2015 #13

    go for it!
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Pell City, Alabama 35125
    Posts : 833
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       26 Jan 2015 #14

    AddRAM said: View Post
    If your pc can run 8.1 it can run 10.
    It said it can. Just a little bit nervous about installing the preview. I don't know whether to install on my machine, in a virtual box, or dual boot. If install it in a virtual box, supposedly it will take up hard drive space, if install it on my system, I am afraid it might crash my system, and I really don't like the idea of installing it by dual boot, because I don't like running 2 operating systems on my system. Need help here, as I am confused.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10
       26 Jan 2015 #15

    Jesse Williams said: View Post
    Now, can you or someone look at this link https://gigaom.com/2015/01/26/got-a-...e-some-effort/? I have an Acer. Is it considered a low-cost laptop?
    That article is highlighting an issue with computers where a technology called WIMBoot (or Windows Image File Boot) has been used to free up as much space as possible on computers with small disk drives (usually solid state drives).

    There is info on this link which would let you find out if this applies to your computer:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../dn631790.aspx
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  6.    26 Jan 2015 #16

    As I can understand I can upgrade to Windows 10, but WILL lose my programs and data? Same goes if I restore since the PC came with Windows 8.1?
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Pell City, Alabama 35125
    Posts : 833
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       26 Jan 2015 #17

    Says WIM is an invalid file.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Pell City, Alabama 35125
    Posts : 833
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       26 Jan 2015 #18

    DavidY said: View Post
    Jesse Williams said: View Post
    Now, can you or someone look at this link https://gigaom.com/2015/01/26/got-a-...e-some-effort/? I have an Acer. Is it considered a low-cost laptop?
    That article is highlighting an issue with computers where a technology called WIMBoot (or Windows Image File Boot) has been used to free up as much space as possible on computers with small disk drives (usually solid state drives).

    There is info on this link which would let you find out if this applies to your computer:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../dn631790.aspx
    I did what the link said, and it said that WIM is an invalid parameter.
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  9. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10
       26 Jan 2015 #19

    Jesse Williams said: View Post
    I did what the link said, and it said that WIM is an invalid parameter.
    What does it say if you use Method 1 on that link? (Which is to look at Disk Management.)
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Pell City, Alabama 35125
    Posts : 833
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       26 Jan 2015 #20

    I think I know why it said that. I was on my Windows 7 laptop. The article said it applies to Windows 8.1. Checking my 8.1 desktop now.
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