1. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12
    Win 7
       04 Apr 2015 #1

    upgrading to official Win 10 when released


    I have a desktop with Win 8.1 and I am planning to put on it Win 10 TP. When the official Win 10 is released, will I be able to just update the desktop with it without reinstalling all the applications? I presume so but I would like to verify, thank you.

    Dudley
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       04 Apr 2015 #2

    It's impossible to know for sure, but that seems to be the way it's progressing.

    Whether or not you SHOULD do that is a different story, since multiple upgrades tend to leave beta junk behind....
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       04 Apr 2015 #3

    Upgrades have always been iffy. Maybe you want to reconsider that. A clean install has a lot less gremlins.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 322
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       04 Apr 2015 #4

    Follow the rules of Beta testing and NEVER put any Beta version of an OS on your PC, over the top of your main and legal OS.

    In most cases, there is NO reversing that move. Even Microsoft tells you NOT to do that.

    Be safe..... not sorry!

    The only safe way to go from one OS to a newer one, is to back up all your data and do a clean install of the new OS.

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  5. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12
    Win 7
       05 Apr 2015 #5

    Thanks for all the great answers. I will defer with the installation. Can't wait to get the official release!

    Dudley
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       05 Apr 2015 #6

    dudley said: View Post
    Thanks for all the great answers. I will defer with the installation. Can't wait to get the official release!

    Dudley
    You can still test the preview builds. Put it into a virtual machine. That is really handy. Here is how.
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