Windows 10: I've still not used the FREE Windows 10 upgrade

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  1.    12 Jun 2016 #1

    I've still not used the FREE Windows 10 upgrade


    Brink , I've still not used the FREE Windows 10 upgrade, What are your suggestions for me , before this offer expires ? No more than I know how to keep from facing issues later .
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  2. Posts : 20,864
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       12 Jun 2016 #2

    Hello Georgia,

    It's up to you, but if you wanted Windows 10, then you could go ahead and upgrade to get your free Windows 10, and get a digital entitlement of Windows 10 for that PC.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html

    This way you could go back to Windows 8 if wanted, and be able to reinstall Windows 10 when you like.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...s-windows.html
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  3. Posts : 5,011
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       12 Jun 2016 #3

    If you do this, don't rely on the roll back feature as it sometimes does not work.

    Create a backup image of your existing Windows 8.1 install using Macrium Reflect Free to an external USB hard drive ($60US for a 1TB drive). Once you have that, then upgrade to 10. If any problems, simply restore the backup image and your up and running again.
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  4.    13 Jun 2016 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Georgia,

    It's up to you, but if you wanted Windows 10, then you could go ahead and upgrade to get your free Windows 10, and get a digital entitlement of Windows 10 for that PC.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html

    This way you could go back to Windows 8 if wanted, and be able to reinstall Windows 10 when you like.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...s-windows.html


    Brink thanks for your reply and help. I've read all the comments on
    "Going back " this is way too complicated for me to even think I can do this.
    I'll just have to lose the FREE try .
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  5. Posts : 20,864
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       13 Jun 2016 #5

    Georgia,

    OPTION TWO is the easiest way to go back to the previous Windows if you wanted to upgrade to your free Windows 10 to lock it in. If you have any questions about it, I'll be happy to help.
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  6.    13 Jun 2016 #6

    Ztruker said: View Post
    If you do this, don't rely on the roll back feature as it sometimes does not work.

    Create a backup image of your existing Windows 8.1 install using Macrium Reflect Free to an external USB hard drive ($60US for a 1TB drive). Once you have that, then upgrade to 10. If any problems, simply restore the backup image and your up and running again.
    Hi ....Thanks for your great suggestions, I'm too scared to try this after reading the comments on " GOING BACK "
    I'm not at all techie
    .
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  7.    13 Jun 2016 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Georgia,

    OPTION TWO is the easiest way to go back to the previous Windows if you wanted to upgrade to your free Windows 10 to lock it in. If you have any questions about it, I'll be happy to help.
    Thanks so much , I'll stay in touch to see if this gets easier for others taking a chance on Windows 10.
    I have just this Laptop, to use , So keeping it clean and updated for my use is important to me , as you know.
    I'll keep watching . as I really would like to get the new Windows 10.
    Thanks again.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       13 Jun 2016 #8

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  9.    14 Jun 2016 #9

    Brink,... If I decide to try this, I'll come back here to let you know before I do anything.
    Thanks again


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