Windows 10: Windows 10 on SSD


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       01 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 on SSD


    Hi All,

    Not sure if this has already been asked, but I'm waiting for my upgrade to my installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

    It's running on an SSD as opposed to a hard drive and due to space limitations of the SSD, all my libraries for docs, pictures, music etc are located and set up on a secondary standard hard drive.

    My questions are . .

    When the upgrade takes place, will I need to set up the library paths again, or will everything stay in place with upgrade?

    Normally I find it's better to do a clean install of an OS rather than an upgrade. Is this still the case?

    Can I chose when to upgrade? I'd rather download Win 10 and wait awhile before installing. Is this possible?

    Many thanks for the help.

    Dumfy
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    01 Aug 2015 #2

    Hi

    Welcome to TenForums
    Have a look at this tutorial by Shawn:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html

    Hope this helps

    Regards
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    01 Aug 2015 #3

    dumfy said: View Post
    Hi All,

    Not sure if this has already been asked, but I'm waiting for my upgrade to my installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

    It's running on an SSD as opposed to a hard drive and due to space limitations of the SSD, all my libraries for docs, pictures, music etc are located and set up on a secondary standard hard drive.

    My questions are . .

    When the upgrade takes place, will I need to set up the library paths again, or will everything stay in place with upgrade?

    Normally I find it's better to do a clean install of an OS rather than an upgrade. Is this still the case?

    Can I chose when to upgrade? I'd rather download Win 10 and wait awhile before installing. Is this possible?

    Many thanks for the help.

    Dumfy

    Have a look at this tutorial by Kari:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

    And the following for the Clean Install - https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Thread Starter
       02 Aug 2015 #4

    Hi all,

    Thanks for the welcome and the info. Much appreciated.

    I've read through the links and am pretty confident I understand what to do when the time comes. It has thrown up another question though . . .

    I would much rather do a clean install than upgrade, but am I right in thinking that I first need to upgrade and then do a clean install? I read on the Microsoft site that to do a clean install of Windows 10 I'll need a Windows 10 product key which I'd need to purchase?

    Many thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    02 Aug 2015 #5

    Yes, you will need to upgrade first, then you can do clean install. Remember to back up! If clean install asks for key, skip it, you can check once install is done to see if its properly accepted the key.

    The reason for doing the upgrade first is so that the key can be associated with your copy of windows.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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