How has everyone's upgrade experience been?

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  1. Posts : 302
    Windows 10 10586
       #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. Posts : 13,961
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #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. Posts : 5,502
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       #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. Posts : 13,961
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #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. Posts : 56,184
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #5

    Ztruker said:
    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. Posts : 22,739
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #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. Posts : 22,739
    Windows 10 Home x64
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    f14tomcat said:
    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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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
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    Familiar Feel


    BunnyJ said:
    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
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  9. Posts : 162
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
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    lehnerus2000 said:
    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. Posts : 1,809
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #10

    Delicieuxz said:
    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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