View Poll Results: How Did You Install Windows 10?

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  • Upgrade directly from Windows 7

    14 24.56%
  • Upgrade directly from Windows 8

    0 0%
  • Upgrade directly from Windows 8.1

    9 15.79%
  • Clean Install

    19 33.33%
  • Multiple / Some Upgrade, Some Direct

    14 24.56%
  • Was Pre-installed on New system

    0 0%
  • Not upgraded Yet

    1 1.75%
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  1.    20 Jan 2016 #11
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,567
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.125

    Quote Originally Posted by TV2 View Post
    Wondering how many folks here installed Windows 10 by Updating directly from an older OS vs Clean Installing.
    If you upgraded, how did it go?
    Just curious.
    Should of included 8.1
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  2.    20 Jan 2016 #12
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Posts : 964
    Windows IP 17046

    I also have tried both upgrade from 8.1 and clean install, upgrade worked perfectly and didn't bother to do a clean install
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  3.    20 Jan 2016 #13
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Upgrade from 8.1 to 10 with zero issues. But I expected it because I was/am a member of the insider program from day one.
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  4.    20 Jan 2016 #14
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,912
    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    Poll Upgraded, without issue from Version 1 to 2.0


    Forgot to mention I also moved those who had voted "upgraded from 8" and then explained that they actually moved from 8.1 to the correct vote, (that is - everyone )

    The poll is also private now as some do not vote in public polls
    Last edited by Barman58; 20 Jan 2016 at 07:56.
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  5.    20 Jan 2016 #15
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 611
    W10 Home 1709
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Nigel! Nice!
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  6.    20 Jan 2016 #16
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 611
    W10 Home 1709
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for all the comments. Very helpful.

    I upgraded from Windows 7 on one of my backup/server machines as a test. I fully expected to get my activation code and then restore the Windows 7 image and leave it like that until I had time to do a clean install of 10.

    But the upgrade went so well, with nearly everything set up just as it was in 7, that I have also decided to leave it. I also can't see the benefit to doing all the work to clean install now. But it is good to know that this is a common experience, not a lucky shot!

    Now I am more motivated to upgrade my main office machines. I have started preparing this one but have run into a somewhat non-related problem, which I will post in the forum soon.
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  7.    20 Jan 2016 #17
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 374
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot

    Upgraded main machine using ISO within windows and all went well. Just done a start menu audit and all programs working great except VMWare player which a reinstall fixed. Other machine clean install due to lack of space (20gb drives) from USB stick.
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  8.    20 Jan 2016 #18
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,604
    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    I would imagine most of us would, initially, have upgraded from 7 or 8 to, at least, qualify for the free upgrade.
    Since then, for me, it's been so many installs, so many different ways, I've lost count.
    I originally did the free upgrade to get digital entitlements for all my PC's. Clean installs after that. I've had some issues from doing upgrades. They didn't reappear when doing a clean install though.
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  9.    20 Jan 2016 #19
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 14,453
    Windows 10 Professional x64

    My self, my Dad and Mum, four people at work have upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and none have any issues
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  10.    20 Jan 2016 #20
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 93
    Windows 10 pro

    did the upgrade from windows 7 ultimate x64 to windows 10 pro x64 without an issue
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