Windows 10: Should I upgrade from Windows 7 Pro or from Windows 8.1 Core?

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  1.    09 Jun 2015 #1

    Should I upgrade from Windows 7 Pro or from Windows 8.1 Core?


    I have a new Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus laptop with Windows 8.1 Core. I also have Windows 7 Professional from my old laptop which died a few weeks ago.

    I'm thinking it could be a good idea to install Windows 7 Professional in the new Samsung so that it will give me a better upgrade to Windows 10 when it becomes available? I don't have experience upgrading operating systems, so I just want to be sure I'm thinking correctly about this. (I really don't care about not being able to use the touch screen until Windows 10 is available.)

    Thanks for any advice.
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  2.    09 Jun 2015 #2

    I don't think it should matter if you upgrade from 7 or 8.1. Win10 is going to replace everything when installed.
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  3.    09 Jun 2015 #3

    Thanks; what version of 10 would I be getting?
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  4.    09 Jun 2015 #4

    bluegreen1 said: View Post
    Thanks; what version of 10 would I be getting?
    From my understanding if you have Pro you would get Pro and Home would get Home..
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  5.    09 Jun 2015 #5

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    From my understanding if you have Pro you would get Pro and Home would get Home..
    . . .Really do like folks who stay on top of stuff. . .
    Last edited by Lee; 09 Jun 2015 at 21:41.
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  6.    09 Jun 2015 #6

    I assume you are trying to get the 'best' version of win 10. Use win 7 and you will get win 10 pro.
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  7.    09 Jun 2015 #7

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I don't think it should matter if you upgrade from 7 or 8.1. Win10 is going to replace everything when installed.
    Totally agreed. No need to spend too much time on upgrading systems twice in a short period of time.
    But what if I'm not happy with Win 10, can I still get the old system back?
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  8.    09 Jun 2015 #8

    Molyy said: View Post
    Totally agreed. No need to spend too much time on upgrading systems twice in a short period of time.
    But what if I'm not happy with Win 10, can I still get the old system back?
    Yes. Either make a backup or as long as you have a serial key you can reinstall the OS of your choice. . .
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       09 Jun 2015 #9

    bluegreen1 said: View Post
    I have a new Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus laptop with Windows 8.1 Core. I also have Windows 7 Professional from my old laptop which died a few weeks ago.

    I'm thinking it could be a good idea to install Windows 7 Professional in the new Samsung so that it will give me a better upgrade to Windows 10 when it becomes available? I don't have experience upgrading operating systems, so I just want to be sure I'm thinking correctly about this. (I really don't care about not being able to use the touch screen until Windows 10 is available.)

    Thanks for any advice.
    Blue, is your Windows 7 Professional a retail copy or did it come pre-installed on the laptop? If it's retail, you can put it on the new Samsung, but if it's OEM (pre-installed on the computer), you won't be able to install it on another computer.
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  10.    10 Aug 2015 #10

    I apologize for not getting back to this sooner - we've been dealing with some orthopedic issues.

    Thank you for the advice about installing Win 7 Pro in order to get the Pro version of Windows 10 when I accept the upgrade. (I do have the retail version of Windows 7 Pro that I installed on my previous machine.)

    But I would like to make a backup of the Windows 8.1 that came on my 9-week old Samsung - I have never made a backup copy of an OS before. Any advice on how to go about that? Thank you!
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