Windows 10: How to upgrade from windows 8.1 to windows 10 successfully. Solved

  1.    21 Aug 2015 #1

    How to upgrade from windows 8.1 to windows 10 successfully.


    The problem with the upgrade is that there is many things that could happen when upgrading i recommend when you upgrade to first wipe windows 8 and format all hard drives using the windows 8 install disk and if you cant, back all your files to an external hard drive before doing so. Then when you wipe windows 8 and reinstall windows 8 type in your Microsoft account and it should say you have your reservation and when you do this read carefully what it says and then you want to open up windows update in the control panel and check for updates and this should fix any problems you have with your upgrade. If you have any questions post below what your problem is with this is and i will be glad to help.

    Alex
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    Windows 10 Home
       21 Aug 2015 #2

    B0mbDaBaselV said: View Post
    ...i recommend when you upgrade to first wipe windows 8 and format all hard drives using the windows 8 install disk and if you cant, back all your files to an external hard drive before doing so...
    And if you CAN? Where is your data and what do you now have to UPGRADE??? - nothing it seems like. Some places to start: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/
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  3.    21 Aug 2015 #3

    I agree, there's no need to reinvent the wheel. We're all here to help, but you won't find better tutorials than what's here already.
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  4.    21 Aug 2015 #4

    Right a clean install will solve lots of problems. But first you will need to upgrade your activated windows 8.1 so as to harvest your key. Once you have a activated Win 10 upgrade you can then do a clean install of Windows10. This of course is to receive the free upgrade. You are welcome to do whatever you like if you purchase a copy from retail
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    Windows 10 Pro
       21 Aug 2015 #5

    Yes, that's good way to do when you've the product key of Windows 10 or going to buy it within its trial period. However, when one wanted to do free upgrade than installing Windows 10 over the existing Windows 7 or 8.1 without formatting is important.

    For free upgrade, there is a very informative post here- Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation
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