1. Joined : Oct 2014
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    Windows 7
       18 Nov 2014 #1

    Installing 9879 did not pick up installed software


    I just installed Window 10 build 9879 on my Win 8.1 laptop. Things seemed to go well except that the programs in Program Files (X86) and Program Files in the 8.1 folders did not appear in their 9879 folders. Missing were all of Office 2010 programs as well as Quicken. The Desktop Shortcuts to them appeared but of course the wouldn't open the non-existent programs.

    I really don't want to reinstall Office and the others. Should I have expected them to be picked up by 9879? Is there a way around this?

    Thank you very much.
    Last edited by JJG10; 18 Nov 2014 at 14:20. Reason: Left Something out
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  2.    18 Nov 2014 #2

    JJG10 said: View Post
    I just installed Window 10 build 9879 on my Win 8.1 laptop. Things seemed to go well except that the programs in Program Files (X86) and Program Files in the 8.1 folders did not appear in their 9879 folders. Missing were all of Office 2010 programs as well as Quicken. The Desktop Shortcuts to them appeared but of course the wouldn't open the non-existent programs.

    I really don't want to reinstall Office and the others. Should I have expected them to be picked up by 9879? Is there a way around this?

    Thank you very much.
    You should NOT have expected them to be picked up by the new OS.
    The only way around that is to re-install the programs, unfortunately.

    EDIT:
    Somewhere in the process you may or may not have seen a prompt similar to this one:

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    however, I hope you backed up your Windows 8.1 OS!
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 145
    Windows 7
       18 Nov 2014 #3

    Thank you very,very much, Edwin. I thought that might be the case!

    Yes, I have Paragon backups going way back to where I first installed Win 7
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  4.    21 Nov 2014 #4

    I would want to know how programs function in the TP.
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  5. Joined : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 2,917
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       23 Nov 2014 #5

    Installing 9879 did not pick up installed software
    as would be expected with a preview install of windows .[that one day next year will stop working ]I would think
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,560
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Nov 2014 #6

    JJG10 said: View Post
    I just installed Window 10 build 9879 on my Win 8.1 laptop. Things seemed to go well except that the programs in Program Files (X86) and Program Files in the 8.1 folders did not appear in their 9879 folders. Missing were all of Office 2010 programs as well as Quicken. The Desktop Shortcuts to them appeared but of course the wouldn't open the non-existent programs.

    I really don't want to reinstall Office and the others. Should I have expected them to be picked up by 9879? Is there a way around this?

    Thank you very much.
    I have to say I very strongly disagree with responses you have got, they are not valid.

    Edwin said: View Post
    You should NOT have expected them to be picked up by the new OS.
    The only way around that is to re-install the programs, unfortunately.
    To quote Edwin's words, slightly changing them: You SHOULD have expected them to be picked up. Fortunately, there's no need to reinstall programs if the in-place upgrade is done correctly.

    caperjack said: View Post
    as would be expected with a preview install of windows .[that one day next year will stop working ]I would think
    Expecting that to happen is to admit not to know how in-place upgrade works. Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 to Windows 10 Technical Preview are supported in-place upgrade scenarios.


    When an in-place upgrade from either Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 to any build of Windows 10 Technical Preview is done correctly, all your installed apps and programs are still there after the upgrade (subject to app / program being compatible with Windows 10).

    Just to get screenshots, I did now two in-place upgrade installs, one from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 Build 9879, the other from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Build 9879. Both the same start situation, only few apps installed but enough to show in-place upgrade really works (VLC Player, Office 2013 Professional Plus, Google Chrome, Adobe Reader). Start situation in both in-place upgrades in this screenshot from Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 10 Build 9879 upgrade install started and clearly stating that it will keep my settings, files and apps:

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    Second screenshot is 8.1 Pro after it was in-place upgraded to 10 Build 9879, same apps to start with as I had in Windows 7 Upgrade to Build 9879 in first screenshot:

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    Office 2013 (#1), Chrome (#2), Adobe Reader (#3) and VLC Player (#4) from Windows 8.1 Pro still there, seconds after Build 9879 in-place upgrade had finished. Both my 9879 in-place upgrade installs work perfectly, all apps installed before the upgrade working perfectly also after the upgrade.

    How did you upgrade? Did you start the upgrade install by launching the Build 9879 installer from Windows 8.1 desktop, or did you boot the Windows 8.1 laptop with Windows 10 Build 9879 install media?

    Tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...ows-7-8-a.html

    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 24 Nov 2014 at 06:07. Reason: Added tutorial link
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  7.    23 Nov 2014 #7

    I did an in place upgrade from 8.1 to 10TP on my Surface Pro by running the setup from the .iso. It picked up all my software just fine and put it in the menu but not in the start screen part of the start button (if that makes sense).

    I would have expected no less for an upgrade.

    On my desktop, I used a bootable USB stick and put a virgin W10 on a partition. In that one, I told it to pick up on the Surface Pro's backup and it has all the app names of 'modern apps', but they aren't installed. I don't think it picked up the desktop applications though. I had to manually install those as I remember. Again as I had expected.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 145
    Windows 7
       24 Nov 2014 #8

    Kari said: View Post
    I have to say I very strongly disagree with responses you have got, they are not valid.

    MUCH SNIPPED

    How did you upgrade? Did you start the upgrade install by launching the Build 9879 installer from Windows 8.1 desktop, or did you boot the Windows 8.1 laptop with Windows 10 Build 9879 install media?

    Tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...ows-7-8-a.html

    Kari

    Thank you Kari.







    I did the upgrade by running setup in the iso from the the Desktop.
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  9.    24 Nov 2014 #9

    This thread was interesting, i did not realise an upgrade option was available even though the option is in the setup process.
    i shall continue with new installs however.Until I Know how much the final O/S is going to cost and release date, I will continue just experimenting with the duel system.
    I will keep myself updated with these upgrade Threads.

    Regards Topper.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 839
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       27 Nov 2014 #10

    To confirm what Kari has already said, I also did an in-place upgrade from win8.1 to win10TP -- and everything was carried over, all the apps, all the data. I only had to reinstall one thing -- but it's not officially supported in Win8, either, so I expected to have to do that one reinstallation.
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