Windows 10: Some questions about updating an Acer laptop to Win 10


  1. Posts : 7
    Reverted to Windows 7 Pro
       02 Jun 2016 #1

    Some questions about updating an Acer laptop to Win 10


    My neighbour has a late model Acer 17" with Windows 8.1 64bit and wants to update to Windows 10.

    What "precautions" should one take? Is there a web link to some cautionary info?

    If this will not work out, is it still possible to roll back?

    Thanks in advance
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    02 Jun 2016 #2

    This is based off my experience after upgrading 10 different computers at my house:
    Important precautions to take before upgrading to Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 7
    Reverted to Windows 7 Pro
       02 Jun 2016 #3

    Thanks for your very detailed reply. In this case, there is only one laptop, with OEM software, and I must assume that there is a recovery sector as well.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    02 Jun 2016 #4

    ineuw said: View Post
    Thanks for your very detailed reply. In this case, there is only one laptop, with OEM software, and I must assume that there is a recovery sector as well.
    The recovery "sector" probably won't help you much after upgrading to Windows 10 because most recovery partitions used by computer manufacturers require their proprietary recovery software to be used to restore the computer to factory software.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 7
    Reverted to Windows 7 Pro
       02 Jun 2016 #5

    Thanks again, so it's best if I make a system backup beforehand.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    03 Jun 2016 #6

    ineuw said: View Post
    Thanks again, so it's best if I make a system backup beforehand.
    I doubt very seriously that a single member here would disagree with that.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
I'll try my best to describe the issue that I am having. I bought a refurbished hp tower that came loaded with Windows 10. I took the 500gb hard drive out of it and replaced it with a 1TB hard drive from a friends computer. I am now trying to take...
This is for my brother's computers, so I don't have all the specs, but I know enough about computers and earlier operating systems to figure this out but 1) Wifi comes up for the linksys - home network 2) Asks to connect 3) Click connect 4) Says...
Hi all my acer predator doesn't wake up from sleep mode , when I press any keys or the power button , it only wakes up the keyboard light and hardcover and it doesn't wake up the whole PC and the screen goes black , any ideas ?
windows 10 help laptop acer in General Support
Hello, I have a acer laptop, this is what happened I was watching a movie, out of nothing my cam went on for 1 sec, then i watched further, after that, a AVG screen came in, it was removing something. after that, my whole screen went...
I have an Acer ASpire laptop which after updating to windows 10, the screen displays the recycle bin, the cursor, the lower toolbar, it cannot connect to internet and the sound icon has an "X" I pulled the battery to see if it would continue but...
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 03:41.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums