Windows 10: Too Good to Be True - Win7 to Win 10

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  1.    23 Nov 2014 #1

    Too Good to Be True - Win7 to Win 10


    I ran across and article somewhere that led me to believe if i installed Win 10 Build 9879 over Win7, it would bring all the Win 7 apps over to Win 10 and I wouldn't have to reinstall them.

    Can this possibly be true?
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  2.    23 Nov 2014 #2

    Nope.. doing that would require you to re-install all of your apps you had installed in Win7.

    Someone may correct me but I think I read this in another thread here.
    Oh and welcome to the group!

    Jeff
    EDIT:
    Here's the thread that I found that information in:
    https://www.tenforums.com/installatio...-software.html

    HTH
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  3. Posts : 605
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)
       30 Nov 2014 #3

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Nope.. doing that would require you to re-install all of your apps you had installed in Win7.

    Someone may correct me but I think I read this in another thread here.
    Oh and welcome to the group!

    Jeff
    EDIT:
    Here's the thread that I found that information in:
    https://www.tenforums.com/installatio...-software.html

    HTH
    I don't know about 9879, because I did a clean install, but the prior builds did in fact do in-place upgrades and bring along all programs and settings flawlessly. I only even attempted it on a whim, and was surprised when it worked fine!
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  4.    30 Nov 2014 #4

    sgage said: View Post
    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Nope.. doing that would require you to re-install all of your apps you had installed in Win7.

    Someone may correct me but I think I read this in another thread here.
    Oh and welcome to the group!

    Jeff
    EDIT:
    Here's the thread that I found that information in:
    https://www.tenforums.com/installatio...-software.html

    HTH
    I don't know about 9879, because I did a clean install, but the prior builds did in fact do in-place upgrades and bring along all programs and settings flawlessly. I only even attempted it on a whim, and was surprised when it worked fine!
    Good to know.
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       30 Nov 2014 #5

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    sgage said: View Post
    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Nope.. doing that would require you to re-install all of your apps you had installed in Win7.

    Someone may correct me but I think I read this in another thread here.
    Oh and welcome to the group!

    Jeff
    EDIT:
    Here's the thread that I found that information in:
    https://www.tenforums.com/installatio...-software.html

    HTH
    I don't know about 9879, because I did a clean install, but the prior builds did in fact do in-place upgrades and bring along all programs and settings flawlessly. I only even attempted it on a whim, and was surprised when it worked fine!
    Good to know.
    post #6 in your link says it all
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    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Nov 2014 #6

    In-place upgrade has always interested me, so for once I decided to check the in-place upgrade all the way from Windows XP to Windows 10 via Vista, Seven and Eight. The results: https://www.tenforums.com/installatio...sing-apps.html
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  7.    30 Nov 2014 #7

    Hi all, I was reading with interest about upgrading from win 7 to win 10.I have had no problems with 9860 or 9879. All my settings and apps were there. Only had to re-install 2 programs.
    Cheers, Jim
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  8.    01 Dec 2014 #8

    Whenever doing an in place OS upgrade it is best to have an image backup of the original OS. Of course you should have a backup of all your data files. If the upgrade goes wrong, and it does happen occasionally, you could lose everything.

    Also remember that Windows 10 is currently only a preview and will expire.

    An in place upgrade isn't a bad thing. Just be sure to understand the implications.
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  9.    04 Dec 2014 #9

    Thanks LMiller,I did make an image back up with Macrium Reflect before updating just in case.
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  10.    04 Dec 2014 #10

    Thanks LMiller,I did make an image back up with Macrium Reflect before updating just in case.
    NOT telling you what to do -- but -- there is no way to go back to what you have now short of a complete clean reinstall.

    Also, consider that if the update goes well, you will probably want to use Win10 after the Consumer Preview comes out, and with that, you should do a fresh "upgrade".

    And then, when the RTM comes out, you would probably want to do another fresh "upgrade".

    What I did was image off 8.1, "restore" that to a new drive, and use that as the basis for doing an upgrade with Win10 TP.

    I'm planning on doing the same again -- for the CP, and for the RTM.

    So, if you make a backup with MR (which is what I used), then you have a stable basis for making each of the upgrades -- and for restoring your working Win7, if you decide at some point to go back to that.
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