Should I upgrade before or after the April 2018 upgrade arrives? Solved

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  1.    29 Apr 2018 #1

    Should I upgrade before or after the April 2018 upgrade arrives?


    I originally upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 on two PCs when it was released. However, I had some problems with it on my laptop and took the option to revert to Windows 7. Now I would like to try it again as it has been working well on my desktop. Would I be better to do it now before the new upgrade is released, or wait until after it arrives?
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  2. AddRAM's Avatar
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       29 Apr 2018 #2

    It doesn't matter, the choice is totally up to you.

    What's wrong with leaving 7 on the laptop ?
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  3.    29 Apr 2018 #3

    You may as well wait for new update 8 may or if you do before you will have to update in a short time so your doing twice the work
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  4.    29 Apr 2018 #4

    That's what I thought but wondered if the trasition might be easier with W10 already in place.
    Nothing wrong with W7, but my understanding is that it will be unsupported in another year or so
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  5. AddRAM's Avatar
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       29 Apr 2018 #5

    I would wait until the Spring Update has been out for 3 or 4 months, then clean install it on the laptop.

    You would just have to enter your W7 key during the install.

    I`ll assume the laptop has Home Premium ?

    If you can`t read the key on the COA use Speccy to retrieve your key.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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       29 Apr 2018 #6

    AddRAM said: View Post
    I would wait until the Spring Update has been out for 3 or 4 months, then clean install it on the laptop.
    You would just have to enter your W7 key during the install.
    Actually, as this PC has already been upgraded to Windows 10 once before it already has a digital license on Microsoft's activation servers. You can do a clean install of the same edition as before (Home or Pro) and skip entering the key when asked. It will activate automatically as soon as it can contact the activation servers.
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       29 Apr 2018 #7

    bunyip22 said: View Post
    However, I had some problems with it on my laptop and took the option to revert to Windows 7.
    Just to add one point.
    Whatever problems you had with the Win 10 on your laptop which you reverted back to Win 7, you will most likely have the same problems after upgrading to April 2018 Upgrades.

    Personally, I would upgrade now and try to fix whatever problems existing. If unable to fix the problems, go back to Win 7 and forget about the new Win 10 Upgrade.
    If you manage to fix the problems, then you will be assured that the April 2018 Upgrade will not inherit the old problems.
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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       29 Apr 2018 #8

    bunyip22 said: View Post
    ...Nothing wrong with W7, but my understanding is that it will be unsupported in another year or so
    supported until 2020.

    Client operating systems End of mainstream support End of extended support
    Windows 7, service pack 1* January 13, 2015 January 14, 2020
    https://support.microsoft.com/help/1...cle-fact-sheet
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  9. AddRAM's Avatar
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       29 Apr 2018 #9

    Ha, people keep saying April Update

    Ya, I had written that you might have the same problems but deleted it.

    I`m not sure if there is still a Windows Upgrade advisor ? Download Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor

    Not to be confused with the Upgrade Assistant.
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  10. Bree's Avatar
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       29 Apr 2018 #10

    AddRAM said: View Post
    I`m not sure if there is still a Windows Upgrade advisor ?
    That was, I believe, another name for the 'Get Windows 10' app that was forced onto many Win7/8 PCs. I think that stopped working a year after the Windows 10 launch.
    Microsoft said:
    The Windows 10 free upgrade through the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app ended on July 29, 2016.
    https://support.microsoft.com/help/1...10-upgrade-faq


    Not to be confused with the Upgrade Assistant.
    There used to be an Upgrade Assistant for each new windows, up to Windows 8. There isn't one for Windows 10, but you can use the install media to check for compatibility without actually going as far as doing the install. Just run Setup.exe with the following command line:

    Setup /Compat ScanOnly

    When you get to the final screen, click Install. The program should end at that point rather than beginning the upgrade. When it does, it writes some information to a file called BlueBox.log, which you'll find in the C:\Windows\Logs\MoSetup folder.Double-click that file to open it in Notepad and then scroll to the bottom and look for the final error code. If you see 0xC1900210, you're good to go. That means there are no blocking compatibility issues.
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/window...atest-version/
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