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  1. Joined : Apr 2014
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       1 Week Ago #41

    Sounds like it's time for a full clean install. Upgrade installs from previous versions is often found buggy at best and why many were urked by the initial need to see an upgrade over previous version type install back in 2015. The upgrades typically came out buggy!

    One idea to consider as far as upgrades go in order to prevent potential issues would be to uninstall as much as possible to help the upgrade go as smooth as possible since there would be far less baggage to be carried over. The ideal solution however is a fresh clean install on a fresh clean primary where you start everything off fresh.
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  2. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 20
    Windows 7 x86
       1 Week Ago #42

    This install belonged to a relative who died ten years ago come May, and I intend to preserve it.
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  3. Joined : Apr 2014
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       1 Week Ago #43

    Creating a full system image backup of the drive would be the first step in any attempt to preserve it's present state. Any upgrade attempt would be an automatic change being seen. An upgrade of OS is just that a change of OS which often means changes seen not preservation of. I have two laptops purchased for someone now gone for good. The first saw the upgrade to 10 before that person passed away and also saw the display circuit or something else on the 2012 purchased 7 upgraded to 10 laptop.

    The second was the brand new one year ago purchased Sept. 2015 model laptop that had apparently already seen the TH2 before sale and later the Redstone 1 but after that person was gone the previous week or so. That now simply sits in the carrying case unless someone of the immediate family of said decides to want to learn how to use since other family members already have been busy with their own systems.

    Since that had been a replacement not the original gift laptop purchased back in 2012 allowances for anything in particular the 10 WU updates will be seen while mostly everything else will remain the same as the laptop collects dust from now on apparently for the most part. When someone offered to buy it soon afterwards I simply declined. It won't be seeing Windwos 11 or anything else newer going on other then 10 updates however without any specific intent to preserve everything as is 100% which any upgrade of OS as well as software change at your end would. For a 100% preservation as is you would have to leave it 100% untouched/unchanged. The image backup would be the option to help restore the prsent state in the event at some point the drive was found not to work.
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