POLL: How Did You Install Windows 10?

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. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro

    Every which way!
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    Posts : 2,018
    W10 Pro 20H2
    Thread Starter

    alphanumeric said:
    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.

    Yes, I should say that I did not have any problems. After my upgrade my fixed hard drives were all showing up as removable.
    The solution was easy though, just reinstalling the AHCI driver fixed it.
    I was expecting there might be some driver issues so I didn't give that one much weight. Pretty tame by upgrade standards.
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  3. Posts : 7,128
    Windows 10 Pro Insider

    I chose multiple. Desktop one is a dual boot. Upgraded from 8 to 8.1 to 10 and dual boot to 10 Preview. Desktop two came pre-installed with Win 10. Multiple laptops and tablets that were either upgrade from Win 7 or 8 to 8.1 then to 10. Phone was upgraded from Win 8 to Win 10. I still have one laptop that has XP and Win 7.
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  4. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    I clean installed from a retail box.
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  5. Posts : 253
    Windows 10 64 Bit

    To date, I have upgraded 3 (1x laptop - 1x PC 1x Tablet) from windows 7 (1x 64 bit, and 2x 32 bit)

    In each case, all 'lost' search and Edge within hours. Fortunately I had done myself a USB media stick for both 32 and 64 bit.
    A second quick (did I say quick?) install from the USB corrected these 'problems' - and all have been quite stable since.
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  6. Posts : 632
    Win 10 Pro x64 1607 (Build 14393.953)

    Not updated my Win 8.1 Pro x64 yet, but have a clean install of Win 10 Pro x64 Build 10586 running in VMware Fusion! Still looking for a solution for the VMware Fusion SVGA issue why I can't update my Win 8.1...

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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 enterprise

    First clean install, because upgrade from Windows 7 did not work on my desktop and 2 notebooks.
    Second time another clean install of Windows 10 1511 on my desktop pc, because the upgrade from Windows 10 10240 did not work either.
    So looking forward to the next big 'upgrade', NOT !
    Get your act together Microsoft ...
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  8. Posts : 182
    Windows 10 Pro-21H-19043.985

    Win7 pro-July install via the update method was a long experience. Nov downloaded the iso, burned to cd, installed inplace upgrade...everything went well.
    Laptop 8.1 July install did not go so well, had to be repeated for success. Nov upgrade was smooth.
    Recently that repeated download/install for the Visual C 2012 occurred on the desktop but not on the laptop. The repair routine in Programs-Features got that sorted out.
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  9. Posts : 9
    Win10 x64bit Home

    CLEAN install for 2 systems for me, How? see below:

    Note: I used a 4Gb USB2.0 flashdrive for each system as the windows 10 Home installation media will not exceed this size.

    From within each of my Windows 7 HP 32bit & 64bit systems,
    I used the 'microsoft media creation tool' to download and create an installable USB flashdrive for each.

    Then I Backed up, Backed up and used manufacturers SSD tools (from a prepared bootable usb stick) to wipe and remove partitions from the windows 7 SSD's. (both of which were OCZ SSD)

    Then a clean install was initiated with the created installation flashdrives for each system.
    Once a restart was complete, I logged online, and activated using my windows 7 activation keys, Simple!

    The best thing about this method is, you have a master recovery/ installation usb for each respective PC or laptop.

    {The Genuineticket method does not seem to work on version 10.0.10586 but worked on the previous version]
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  10. Posts : 405
    Windows 10 21H1

    I did a clean install with a Windows 10 license key - not an "upgrade", "update", or anything like that. No, I did not use the "free upgrade" offer, I'm keeping my Windows 7 until the hardware stops supporting it.
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