Had Win8.1, tried Win10, huge problems, back Win8.1, bak 2 Win10

  1.    04 Dec 2015 #1

    Had Win8.1, tried Win10, huge problems, back Win8.1, bak 2 Win10

    I Had Win8.1, tried Win10, had huge problems (Win10 problems and Saitek Drivers non-existent for Win10), went back to Win8.1, Now want to go back 2 Win10 , now that Saitek has newer Win10 drivers for peripherals. (Saitek, was all screwed up refused to make Win10 drivers for a very long time.

    Will Win10 install over my Win 8.1 and keep my applications, or will I have to re-load al my applications and programs?


    I have DCS, IL-2 and also, Steam with Flight Simulators. Also Flight Sticks, etc. Drivers, Software, etc.
    All in the Win8.1 install.
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  2. BlueBaron's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Education 64-bit
       04 Dec 2015 #2

    If you use the Media Creation tool to do an upgrade, and as long as you chose "Upgrade this PC now" , you should be fine. The only problems you may encounter are incompatible drivers. You can also create a bootable media, but upgrading it directly is better IMO.
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  3. jds63's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       04 Dec 2015 #3

    Not really installing over it, will save older OS for backup in case you wanted to go back within 30 days after upgrade.
    It will give you the option during the upgrade on what to save, but i would still backup all my software and files to an external device before hand.
    Look here
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