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  1. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 120
    Win 10 Pro x64
       04 Jun 2015 #1

    Upgrading to Win 10 from a 2 year old Win 8.1 install - horrible idea?


    So I have 10s of programs and little things setup exactly how I want them in win 8. Having to do a clean install and reconfigure everything when win 10 comes out seems like a nightmare. I know that by upgrading and not doing a clean install I'll face a performance hit, but I'm not sure how bad it'll be.

    For those of you who upgraded to a win 10 preview from an old win 8 install with a bunch of stuff installed(over 1 year old), how has it gone? Any regrets? Wish you did a clean install?
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  2. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,923
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       04 Jun 2015 #2

    Mine always went very well, when mounting the ISO in File Explorer and upgrading via setup.exe.
    As long as your image/system is very stable you'll have no problems, although you will have to reset some settings(not all) to how you like it.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,537
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       04 Jun 2015 #3

    I had the same experience as Cliff. Still a few things but for the most part it saved a lot of time.
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  4. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,923
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       04 Jun 2015 #4

    One more thing I almost forgot... make sure you sync everything with OneDrive first, and you'll have almost the same desktop(settings) as before. I actually used Windows 10(on my Windows 7 laptop) before I bought my Windows 8.1 desktop, and after the initial install, it was the same as Win10!!! I only had to copy files from OneDrive to my Libraries.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       04 Jun 2015 #5

    No problems here with upgrading Build 10074 over Windows 8.1 Pro. Everything has worked properly since then.
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  6. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 120
    Win 10 Pro x64
       04 Jun 2015 #6

    I'm glad the actual upgrade went fine for all. But what about the performance. Slightly sluggish or unnoticeable?
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  7. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,923
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       04 Jun 2015 #7

    On my desktop from UEFI 8.1>10 no difference for me, but I have 16GB RAM and a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD.
    On my laptop from BIOS/EFI 7>10 a bit of a boost, specially boot times, 8GB RAM and a Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD.
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  8. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 120
    Win 10 Pro x64
       04 Jun 2015 #8

    Cliff S said: View Post
    On my desktop from UEFI 8.1>10 no difference for me, but I have 16GB RAM and a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD.
    On my laptop from BIOS/EFI 7>10 a bit of a boost, specially boot times, 8GB RAM and a Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD.
    That's good news. I have about the same RAM as well as an SSD.

    I'm going to make a full clone of my win 8.1 C: drive before I do the upgrade just so I can revert in an emergency. Don't forsee any problems but it's good to have just in case.
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       04 Jun 2015 #9

    bobsagetfullhou said: View Post
    I'm glad the actual upgrade went fine for all. But what about the performance. Slightly sluggish or unnoticeable?
    I didn't notice any difference in performance. The only difference was that W10 takes a few seconds longer to boot, which isn't a huge issue with an SSD.
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  10. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,956
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       04 Jun 2015 #10

    I did not have any problem upgrading from 8 to 10 or from 10 to 10. However, I hate the fact that when you ugrading, Windows re-arranges things and creates an extra 450MB partition tagging at the end of C drive (NOTE: this is with UEFI installation, I have no idea how it works with MBR since I don't use it) . This might be OK if you run it as a stand alone system but if you plan on dual booting then it might cause problem and becomes unbootable, in which case you might have to re-create the BCD.
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