1.    05 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    California
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit and Windows 7 pro 64

    Should I Upgrade to Windows 10??


    Iím thinking of upgrading my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit system to Windows 10 while itís still free. Please refer to my system specs for information. Since the Mobo, processor and everything else on the system predates Windows 10 (and Window 8 for that matter) Iím a little concerned that the system may not be optimized properly for Windows 10 or that there may be some other disadvantage Iím not aware of. I donít have any problem with Win 7 but am interested in some of the bells and whistles on 10. I am aware that Windows 10 will delete the AMD Catalyst Control Center but there are workarounds for that. I also have quite a few older programs on the computer but nothing is showing up in the Win 10 compatibility report.
    Can anyone tell me what if any downside there may be in upgrading my system to 10?
    Last edited by tweakit; 05 Feb 2016 at 14:49. Reason: add detail
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  2.    05 Feb 2016 #2

    You can upgrade, if there are major issues you can go back to the win 7 install.
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  3.    05 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,120
    Windows 10 Pro

    If you have an external hard drive or network storage, make an image first with Macrium Reflect Free. Then you are 99% guaranteed to be able to go back. Windows 10 built in reversion to Windows 7 has proved problematic for many in the past.
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  4.    07 Feb 2016 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    California
    Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit and Windows 7 pro 64
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. I've always used Windows 7 backup for making images and its worked flawlessly the few times I've done a recovery. I will install Macrium Reflect and make an image with both programs. This should take me from 99% confidence to something even higher!
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  5.    07 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 5,446
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by tweakit View Post
    Thanks. I've always used Windows 7 backup for making images and its worked flawlessly the few times I've done a recovery. I will install Macrium Reflect and make an image with both programs. This should take me from 99% confidence to something even higher!
    Always pays to have a plan.
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