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  1.    31 Jul 2015 #1
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    Upgrade Perfect Now Should I Clean Install


    I did the upgrade on my Laptop from 8.1 to 10, went smoothly everything works so far. Now i have to decide do a reset and do a clean install since i always worry if later there will e a problem, should i safely think if no problems now that if i reformat a clean install that all drivers will be there and everything will be ok. Tomorrow i do my Alienware Aurora R4 desktop and prey it goes well. Then since i have 30 Hard Drives that i will be able to do a network share and be able to see it on my living room TV, will pray.
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    You should do a Google search on alienware and windows 10 upgrade. Lots oof problems with the video.

    As for a clean install, if everything is working well after the upgrade, why do a Clean install?
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  3.    31 Jul 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    You should do a Google search on alienware and windows 10 upgrade. Lots oof problems with the video.
    i did google on alienware but dont see it for Auroroa R4 model, but will search again
    As for a clean install, if everything is working well after the upgrade, why do a Clean install?
    I guess i can wait a bit longer since no problems yet, i always worry about an upgrade i had always relied on a clean install.
    Thanks
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    You should do a Google search on alienware and windows 10 upgrade. Lots oof problems with the video.

    As for a clean install, if everything is working well after the upgrade, why do a Clean install?
    An Alienware Aurora R4 is based on an Intel X79 motherboard. If it's combined with an nVidia graphics card, I wouldn't expect graphics problems. (Apparently their fan speed controller software is another story, but that's not critical.) One of my PCs uses an Asus X79 board and an nVidia GTX 970 graphics card. Upgraded very nicely.

    As for a clean install, it may not be necessary. However, when I was playing with the Insider previews, I found that bugs from one version sometime migrated to the next if I did an upgrade. If I did a clean install, I got a new set of bugs. (Change is good.)

    The Win 10 install on my main PC is a clean install. (Restored 8.1, upgraded it, booted from a USB thumb drive, deleted the partitions, installed Win 10 as on a new HD. It activated, as advertised.) I prepared things so that I could restore my applications and files quickly. (Boot drive is an SSD. Data drive is a 3TB spinner.)
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  5.    31 Jul 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    An Alienware Aurora R4 is based on an Intel X79 motherboard. If it's combined with an nVidia graphics card, I wouldn't expect graphics problems. (Apparently their fan speed controller software is another story, but that's not critical.) One of my PCs uses an Asus X79 board and an nVidia GTX 970 graphics card. Upgraded very nicely.



    As for a clean install, it may not be necessary. However, when I was playing with the Insider previews, I found that bugs from one version sometime migrated to the next if I did an upgrade. If I did a clean install, I got a new set of bugs. (Change is good.)

    The Win 10 install on my main PC is a clean install. (Restored 8.1, upgraded it, booted from a USB thumb drive, deleted the partitions, installed Win 10 as on a new HD. It activated, as advertised.) I prepared things so that I could restore my applications and files quickly. (Boot drive is an SSD. Data drive is a 3TB spinner.)
    Thanks for the info, yes just got home, about to upgrade my Alienware(praying), hope all goes well. I hope if and when upgrade is done, im hoping my shared drives are vilible since they were not in win 8.1. I will keep you updated.
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  6.    31 Jul 2015 #6
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    Redstone_Four

    If upgrading was perfect, don't be shy (rejuvenate you hard drive) clean install Win Ten.
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  7.    31 Jul 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeMecanic View Post
    If upgrading was perfect, don't be shy (rejuvenate you hard drive) clean install Win Ten.
    Well i did the pc reset and it has been stuck at 2% for at least 15 min, hope it goes well, now im scared.
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  8.    31 Jul 2015 #8
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    Redstone_Four

    Upgrade your life: Clean Install 10240
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  9.    31 Jul 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeMecanic View Post
    If upgrading was perfect, don't be shy (rejuvenate you hard drive) clean install Win Ten.
    Well i did the pc reset and it has been stuck at 2% for at least 15 min, hope it goes well, now im scared.
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  10.    31 Jul 2015 #10
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    Don't know if i should wait a bit more, but then what do i do? Seems stuck
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