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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Washington
    Posts : 302
    Windows 10 10586
       18 Jul 2015 #1

    How has everyone's upgrade experience been?


    I'm curious to see how this past year with jumping build to build as an upgrade, how has it been? Any oddities that come with upgrades like software not working or hardware drivers going fowl?

    The reason I ask is that I've never believed in doing upgrade installs of Windows, always go clean. I've had a few issues along the way, such as the previous build when I upgraded, the Start Screen stopped opening and some flyout panes wouldn't work anymore without a restart. Clean install of that build, it ran smooth as butter.

    What's concerning to me is the fact there are PCs out there that have been running Windows 7 since 2009 that will have an upgrade install done. Just imagine what possible gunk will carry over to 10...
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,351
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       18 Jul 2015 #2

    I've done mostly upgrades since the first Win 10 preview. I think I clean installed 10074 just to try it but all upgrades since then. Started with Win 8.1 Pro X64. All upgrades went well, no not self-inficted problems.

    This is going to be a very busy forum starting July 29th though. There are going to be problems, lots of problems so it would behoove us here in this forum to urge anyone who comes here for help to run the ESDtoISO tool to create a ISO and do a Clean Install (after backing up their data) in many cases, especially when long time installed Win 7 systems have upgrade problems as you mentioned.
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  3. Joined : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 2,917
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       18 Jul 2015 #3

    from 7 to 10 should be fun,,i think i have win7 on a dusty computer in the corner ,rarely used,lots of old games and stuff on it ,must boot it tomorrow to see if update is available ,maybe ill try to upgrade it in a few weeks time
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  4. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,351
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       18 Jul 2015 #4

    I wonder how many of the preview testers upgraded from Win 7? I would expect most were from 8.1.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 17,447
    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro
       18 Jul 2015 #5

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I wonder how many of the preview testers upgraded from Win 7? I would expect most were from 8.1.
    Most likely, but a lot of 7'ners are thinking hard about taking the plunge.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,937
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       18 Jul 2015 #6

    I did an upgrade most of the time and a few clean instillations for dual boot testing and all went rather well. This time I did an upgrade over WIn8.1 with build 10240 and it's gone fine for me at least.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,937
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       18 Jul 2015 #7

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Most likely, but a lot of 7'ners are thinking hard about taking the plunge.
    I wonder how many really will?? If they didn't like WIn8.1 due to metro would they like Win10 with even a bit of Metro/Apps in it??
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  8. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,394
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       18 Jul 2015 #8

    Familiar Feel


    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I wonder how many really will?? If they didn't like WIn8.1 due to metro would they like Win10 with even a bit of Metro/Apps in it??
    Using W10 is very similar to using W7, compared to the W8 series.

    I suspect some W7 users will be annoyed by:
    • The new Start Menu (but it should feel more familiar and it is less annoying than the W8 Start Screen)
    • File Explorer
    • The sneaky way MS has hidden the Local Account option
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 19 Jul 2015 at 00:44. Reason: Syntax
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  9. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 167
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
       18 Jul 2015 #9

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Using W10 is very similar to using W7, compared to the W8 series.

    I suspect some W7 users will be annoyed by:
    • The new Start Menu (but it should feel more familiar and it less annoying than the W8 Start Screen)
    • File Explorer
    • The sneaky way MS has hidden the Local Account option
    How come you think 7 users will not like file explorer?
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  10. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,394
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       19 Jul 2015 #10

    Delicieuxz said: View Post
    How come you think 7 users will not like file explorer?
    IMO, some users will not like:
    • The fact that you can't use the Details pane and the Preview pane at the same time (unlike W7)
    • The "Ribbon"
    • The large amount of clutter in the Navigation pane
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