Windows 10: Upgrading to 10 soon, few questions


  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 (Home Edition)
       03 Aug 2015 #1

    Upgrading to 10 soon, few questions


    I'll be upgrading to Windows 10, from 8.1, tomorrow. But before I do it i'll backup everything I can to avoid losing anything important, and ask a few questions to you gusy who understand the matter way better than me:

    .I'm planning on using a bootable USB to perform a clean install, after the upgrade is successful. I used the media creation tool to create a 10 Home Single Language, both x86 and x64 bootable USB, but the media creation tool did not ask me about UEFI or Legacy. I have no ideia what either of those are, so I was wondering if anyone could clarify it for me and if I should be careful.

    .I see many people are facing issues with the installation not being successful, stoping at different percentages. My question is, what can I do if it happens to me?

    That's it for now, if I could get answers for these i'd really appreciate it.

    Thank you for your time
    .
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  2. Posts : 5,011
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       03 Aug 2015 #2

    Hopefully the MCT creates the right kind of flash drive automatically, UEFI/GPT or BIOS/MBR. You can search Google for what those are.

    If you have problems post here and we'll see if we can help. A lot of people have been helped but many have not found a resolution yet so are waiting for Microsoft or a device manufacturer to fix their specific problem. No way we can tell you what to do at this point.

    I'd strongly urge you to do a image backup to an external hard drive using software like Macrium Reflect Free
    A good tutorial here: Imaging with free Macrium
    Says it's for Windows 7 but applies to Windows 8 as well.
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 (Home Edition)
    Thread Starter
       03 Aug 2015 #3

    Thank you for your reply
    Ztruker said: View Post
    Hopefully the MCT creates the right kind of flash drive automatically, UEFI/GPT or BIOS/MBR. You can search Google for what those are.
    I've done some research, but I'm having trouble understanding what it really is. From what I can gather they're different ways of partitioning drives, and UEFI/GPT is the new standard so I assume I should go for UEFI/GPT since my laptop is new and a powerhouse (ASUS G751JY)

    But even so, is there any way I can check if my bootable USB is UEFI/GPT or if my laptop is compatible? And before the clean install, I should probably delete all partitions on the drive where i'm installing 10 and leave it as unnalocated space right?

    ...damn, this is confusing
    Ztruker said: View Post
    If you have problems post here and we'll see if we can help. A lot of people have been helped but many have not found a resolution yet so are waiting for Microsoft or a device manufacturer to fix their specific problem. No way we can tell you what to do at this point.

    I'd strongly urge you to do a image backup to an external hard drive using software like Macrium Reflect Free
    A good tutorial here: Imaging with free Macrium
    Says it's for Windows 7 but applies to Windows 8 as well.
    Yeah I probably should, have to find a drive big enough for a image backup though.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 5,011
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       03 Aug 2015 #4

    Easiest way to test the flash drive is to try to booty it. There should be a Fn key you can press at boot time to bring up the boot menu where you can choose what device to boot from.

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

    It's for 8 but holds fro 10 as well. Boot it far enough to be sure it works then cancel out until your actually ready to do it.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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