Windows 10: Is the 1511 upgrade worth it?

  1.    11 Jan 2016 #1

    Is the 1511 upgrade worth it?

    I have Windows 10 Home version. It continually fails to install the 1511 upgrade. I have already spent lots of time on this and am concerned that successfully upgrading will require an inordinate amount of time and effort.

    An HP support person told me that it is not necessary to upgrade but I would like to hear from others. Is it important to upgrade or not?

    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    13 Jan 2016 #2

    The update is important because whatever is causing your PC to fail when trying to install it may also prevent future updates from installing...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    13 Jan 2016 #3

    How have you tried obtaining the updates? If you've only tried Windows Update, try downloading the ISOS. If you still get this issue after the upgrade, you might want to do a clean install with just the 1511 ISO. You won't need to worry about entering the key because its tied to your current hardware.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    14 Jan 2016 #4

    I agree. If it is not installing, then there is an underlying issue that should be resolved.

    If I couldn't figure it out after about 2 hours or so, I would just perform a clean install with the latest version of Windows 10.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. Phone Man's Avatar
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro 1803 64 bit
       14 Jan 2016 #5

    I had a problem on my desktop that was upgraded from Windows 8.1 to W10 and it would also fail to upgrade to 1511.
    I have never liked upgrades but was waiting on 1511 to do a clean install and as it turned out that was the only way to go on this system.
    I did notice that my system runs a lot better since the clean install. I was running in MBR mode and used this opportunity to convert to UEFI.

      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
Solved second attempt for WIN 10 upgrade 1511 in Windows Updates and Activation
I have downloaded the original WIN10 from WIN7 earlier in October. I missed the November WIN10 upgrade to 1511 because I didn't have 31 days on WIN10 yet. Does anyone know when the second attempt will be in December? I don't want to do it myself,...
Hello, Windows 10 on my PC last night upgraded itself to 1511. This morning, I noticed that when I open File Explorer that under "My PC" the folders and files in "Documents" have all disappeared. However, the files are still there and I can...
I want to gather here pros and cons. Sorry, I searched the forum for a similar thread, but couldn't find it. My only interest is in comparing Home versions here. I see no benefit for myself in Pro - for BitLocker I'd use a free (as in free software)...
Be kind, I'm more than a little stressed at the moment... I did a stupid thing. When I upgraded all 5 computers here to Windows 10 several months ago, it went SO WELL I figured doing the November upgrade yesterday would be a snap. Stupid,...
Greetings, I currently have Windows 7, and I've never had issues with it in particular. I'm wondering if upgrading to Windows 10 would be safe or worth it with the following system; It's a Gateway DX4831-01C (link below), I've had it for...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33.
Find Us