Windows 10: Win 7 programs to remove before installing Win 10

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       10 Jun 2015 #1

    Win 7 programs to remove before installing Win 10


    Sorry for the newb question, but this is a great place for all things Win 10 already, so here goes..

    For the best possible win 10 preview install, I think I should remove the following programs before I try it; am I paranoid, or do you guys agree?

    Esset AV
    All stardock stuff, IE window blinds, windows fx, dreamscape, et al..
    Utorrent
    Vivaldi Web Browser
    Cyberfox Browser

    Is it necessary to remove this stuff for a good install, or, will these programs just not work at all if I leave them and uninstall them after Win 10 is up and running?

    Anything else that should be uninstalled/disabled prior to installing win 10?
    Is it better to run the setup.exe from a dvd I burned, or a usb drive that I setup for this purpose?

    I have version 10074 to install, which I think has been the most trouble free for doing a "new" install, or is there a different version I should use?
    I also assume I should run windows update first thing after it (hopefully) boots into windows 10..anything else to do right away?

    Thanks!
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  2.    10 Jun 2015 #2

    Vivaldi Web Browser
    Cyberfox Browser
    Both of those browsers do work in Wn10.. I've used them and not have an issue.
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    Thread Starter
       10 Jun 2015 #3

    thanks Jeff!

    Is there a tool that I can run before upgrading to make sure the drivers for my current pc/peripherals are available now?
    Its a 8 month old pc with a newer multi core amd processor, but I am concerned my dual AMD graphics card setup might not be supported; although you would think that it would be at this point..also concerned about my Epson all in one printer too, although that too is less than 1 year old..
    I don't have the little icon in my tray, so I cant find another way to run/install the windows 10 "compatibility tool" that I think is out there..

    thanks!
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  4.    10 Jun 2015 #4

    I would remove Eset and use Windows Defender until 10 goes final and Eset is verified to work.
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  5. Posts : 269
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    Thread Starter
       10 Jun 2015 #5

    yeah, that was my plan for certain; also, should I get rid of all the stardock stuff just to be safe?
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       10 Jun 2015 #6

    wase4711 said: View Post
    yeah, that was my plan for certain; also, should I get rid of all the stardock stuff just to be safe?
    Thre are some reports that ESET and Win10 don't play well together ... the others are probably ok.

    AMD gfx drivers have plagued this machine, but they're running ok as of now.

    for a quick check try
    Upgrade Assistant: FAQ - Windows Help


    it is not definitive, but 8 & 10 are close cousins
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    Thread Starter
       10 Jun 2015 #7

    thanks; after it installs, does it just disable things that wont run on it, like Window Blinds, etc.?
    also, has anyone found a stand alone version of the windows 10 hardware compatibility program?
    I cant get the windows icon in my win 7 machine tray, no matter what I do, and I sort of want to run the checker to see what it says about my hardware..

    thanks!
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       10 Jun 2015 #8

    Slartybart said: View Post
    Thre are some reports that ESET and Win10 don't play well together ... the others are probably ok.

    AMD gfx drivers have plagued this machine, but they're running ok as of now.

    for a quick check try
    Upgrade Assistant: FAQ - Windows Help


    it is not definitive, but 8 & 10 are close cousins
    ESET has a BETA AV 9.0.111.0 which works well in 10 .
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       11 Jun 2015 #9

    essenbe said: View Post
    ESET has a BETA AV 9.0.111.0 which works well in 10 .
    Thanks Steve, I'll add that tidbit to any future posts I make re: ESET
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  10.    11 Jun 2015 #10

    essenbe said: View Post
    ESET has a BETA AV 9.0.111.0 which works well in 10 .
    Will it still work when the next build released? I'm going to wait until 10 goes final before I install ESET.
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