1.    06 Jun 2016 #1
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    UK
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Can I Update my Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H System to Windows 10?


    I have the following home built desktop PC currently running Windows 8.1 Pro x64:

    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (Rev 1.0) motherboard & F15Q BIOS & 16GB RAM, using UEFI and secure boot
    Intel 180GB SSD system disk
    WD 2TB disk for user files
    WD 500GB disk for backups
    Sapphire Toxic R9 280X GPU (using the UEFI boot BIOS) - I don't know if this will work in Windows 10?
    Microsoft mouse & keyboard

    I've tested all the software I need to use on my Windows 10 laptop with no issues. The current installation has been running fine since 2012 - I've never had to repair or reinstall Windows 8.1.There are Windows 10 motherboard drivers dated July 2015 on Gigabyte's web site. I'll have a full Macrium Reflect backup anyway.

    I want to upgrade to Windows 10 before the current offer expires. Has anyone had any problems upgrading a similar system or can advise whether I can expect any upgrade issues with the above PC?
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  2.    06 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    I know of many much older systems with W10, shouldn't be problem with yours. Your GPU is also very well supported with newest drivers from AMD.
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  3.    06 Jun 2016 #3
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    Inverness
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    Win 10

    I used to have that motherboard. Should not be an issue upgrading.
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  4.    10 Jun 2016 #4
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    My system updated fine in 30 mins with no issues. The following drivers were installed for which I've found newer versions:

    Intel Management Engine Interface
    W10 installed v9.5.15.1730 and doesn't find newer versions, Gigabyte web site has v11.0.0.1158

    Intel LAN Driver
    W10 installed v12.12.50.6 and doesn't find newer versions, Gigabyte web site has v20.2

    AMD R9 280X Driver
    W10 installed Crimson v15.11 and doesn't find a newer version, the AMD Updater finds WHQL v16.3.2

    Realtek Audio Driver
    W10 installed v10.0.10586.0, Gigabyte web site has a newer version

    Please advise whether it's best to stick with the versions installed by Windows 10 or it's 'safe' to upgrade to the later versions I found.
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  5.    10 Jun 2016 #5
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    I would test first with drivers as they are. Newest Crimson drivers should be just fine. Change Realtek drivers only if you have problems.
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  6.    10 Jun 2016 #6

    Steve, during the upgrade, MS chose the "best" drivers (according to them). I would follow Mike's advice and leave them alone, at least until you see how everything is running.
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  7.    10 Jun 2016 #7
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    Understood - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I took a Macrium Reflect image as soon as the W10 update completed and again after my initial configuration so I'm well protected.
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  8.    10 Jun 2016 #8
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    I had a similar board that I ran Windows 10 on. I prefer gigabyte boards in general, and I had a number of Z77X boards.

    In general, I stick with the Microsoft drivers with a few exceptions.

    1) I typically upgrade the video drivers to the latest (I prefer NVidia chipsets).
    2) I typically install drivers that have enhanced features from the basic ones. It often depends on the device. An example might be the TrackPoint driver or keyboard/mouse drivers.
    3) Of course any device that doesn't have a Windows Update supplied driver.

    Otherwise, I leave everything the same..
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