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  1. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,226
    Windows 10 IoT
       19 Jul 2015 #21

    I upgraded from Windows 7 to the 10074 Preview via the Insiders page, then upgraded to each new build after that to 10240 via Windows update. I lost track of how many upgrades I did, 6 or 7 maybe? A few glitches along the way, nothing big though. Tiles with no icons in them and one or two with weird names. Fixed easily though. I had issues with early builds before 10074 though, and ended up doing a clean install to fix things.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       19 Jul 2015 #22

    I upgraded over W7 once and over W8.1 Pro three times and in all cases it has worked fine. Of course there were some glitches, but nothing that other Insiders weren't having as well.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 196
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
       19 Jul 2015 #23

    Coke Robert; What I do is do the update and right after that I go into drive c and get the install.esd file and convert it to and ISO file per the instructions here on the forum and then create a dvd and then I can do a clean install from that after backing files up. I also create a complete image of my sytem and also a files and folders backup using Macrium Reflect.
    Once you create a esd to iso a couple of times it is very easy and straight forward. As long as you don't do any system cleanup programs or ccleaner the esd file stays on the system.
    shipinomore.


    Coke Robot said: View Post
    Being able to download the iso image of Windows 10 through bittorrent channels, that's not a shabby idea @Jimbo.

    I wish Microsoft would have made it easier to do a clean install. Having to go through the download, then the lengthy upgrade, and then do a clean install seems like more steps to take for me. Back up user data, wipe down the hard drive, deploy and put back user data in place.

    I'm going to get an iso image of 10 and install that clean on my system as well as a laptop for someone else. By the way, that tablet mode in the recent builds, that is elegantly done!
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 247
    latest windows insider home build
       19 Jul 2015 #24

    I'm not sure why anyone bothers doing clean installs of all these beta/preview models, as long as the upgrade goes ok...
    for me, I am not going to bother with that until the actual release comes out on July 29th, then I will do it the first time, and thats it.

    Its alot of unnecessary work, IMO, as long as your upgrade goes smoothly, and you dont have any "deal killer" issues..
    Of course, if you have alot of time on your hands, I guess I can see why folks might do it, but I have had 6or 7 updates since joining the program, and every update was virtually trouble free, so I never bothered with a clean install..

    I have alot of programs on my pc, so to re-install them all every time is just plain silly, unless I had some serious system issues
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  5. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,226
    Windows 10 IoT
       19 Jul 2015 #25

    wase4711 said: View Post
    I'm not sure why anyone bothers doing clean installs of all these beta/preview models, as long as the upgrade goes ok...
    for me, I am not going to bother with that until the actual release comes out on July 29th, then I will do it the first time, and thats it.

    Its alot of unnecessary work, IMO, as long as your upgrade goes smoothly, and you dont have any "deal killer" issues..
    Of course, if you have alot of time on your hands, I guess I can see why folks might do it, but I have had 6or 7 updates since joining the program, and every update was virtually trouble free, so I never bothered with a clean install..

    I have alot of programs on my pc, so to re-install them all every time is just plain silly, unless I had some serious system issues
    I've only resorted to a clean install because my upgrade install had issues. If that's happened to you 2 or 3 times your inclined to not even bother doing an upgrade, and just clean install. There were a lot of issues with early builds for me.
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  6. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 247
    latest windows insider home build
       19 Jul 2015 #26

    understandable, especially if it happened more than once!
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  7. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,226
    Windows 10 IoT
       19 Jul 2015 #27

    Sometimes its just quicker to start over than to screw around trying to fix things. Especially if those with a similar issue aren't getting anywhere. Then somebody chimes in that a clean install fixed things for them.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1
    WIN 7/WIN 10
       19 Jul 2015 #28

    Hello All,
    New to the forum, first time posting.
    Just wanted to share my upgrade/install experience.
    I've always done clean installs as the few in-place upgrades I've done in the past have all gone bad. But this time I decided to give it a shot on my 2nd backup system(Win 7 x64). I'm a content creator by profession so I have all the Adobe software, Davinci Resolve, Office 2010, Acrobat, Steam games, yadi yada and assorted other programs. Downloaded the ISO, mounted on a bootable flash drive and off I went. Install took about 20 minutes or so. To my delight it booted to the new desktop and everything worked. This is the first time that it all went without a hitch. Now, I always setup my workstations by turning off all the eye candy, put the usual desktop icons on the desktop, use the classic quick launch in the task bar and a neutral gray color scheme. Everything came over just the way left it. I am very pleased. Ultimately I will do the clean install anyway. The one thing that is not working completely is Cortana. She refuses to open any programs. She always opens a browser as search term, no matter what or how I type the request. I also always disable Superfetch, Windows search and Indexing because leaving them on continuously thrashes the hard drives. I don’t know if this affecting Cortana’s ability to open programs. And I haven’t been able to find any posts or documentation on the web.

    Cheers

    P.S. - I really wish you guys had an RSS feed.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Mid-Hudson Valley, NYS
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 & Windows 10 Insider Program, Linux Mint 18
       19 Jul 2015 #29

    wase4711 said: View Post
    I have alot of programs on my pc, so to re-install them all every time is just plain silly, unless I had some serious system issues
    Upgrading and doing many clean installs with the various Windows 10 builds prompted me to look into the use of a power shell script that would automatically install my 15-17 programs for testing purposes. With the help of Kari (https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...mand-line.html) I was able to construct a script that, once started, you could walk away and have a cup of coffee (or whatever ). Something perhaps to look into.

    Rich
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  10. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,584
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       19 Jul 2015 #30

    How has everyone's upgrade experience been?
    I haven't done an Upgrade over anything yet, had an older [days of Vista] Desktop with a clean HDD and used 4-year-old Notebook [came with Win7] with a clean HDD to start with and just did the updated Builds as they became available. Haven't had any real problems when considering they are test versions, will have to wait until I get the release version on a Desktop and a Notebook I've set aside for it. Both computers, and some others with Win7 SP1 installed and GWX working, have been rehabbed so as to avoid the landfill, most just needed working HDDs and a bit more RAM, again salvaged parts. I tried WIn10 on a Notebook of about 10-11 years age with only 2GB RAM and the 32-bit version worked good with the Intel 1.73GHz CPU, only part on it not working is the SD memory card slot but I don't know if it worked before, still not working with Win7 clean install but not needed as it will only be for a Time Clock program running for employee login/logout.
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