1.    15 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Bedford, Ohio
    Posts : 118
    Win 10 64 bit

    Should I try for Windows 10 on my Windows 8.1 pro desktop?


    Desktop is at least 10 yrs. old. Installed Windows 8.1 Pro couple months ago just to play around. I can get the Windows 10 update, but I don't know if I should.
    Desktop has a Q6600 CPU, ATI 4870 video card, and Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS sound card. I found the last official drivers for these and everything works.

    Will I loose the drivers if I update? Can I roll back / uninstall Windows 10 if it doesn't work and get the drivers back and working? Should I even bother?

    Thanks for any help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    15 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,381
    Windows 10 Pro

    Make a backup image of it before the upgrade and you can go exactly back to the way it is now if Windows 10 doesn't work.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    15 Aug 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Bedford, Ohio
    Posts : 118
    Win 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Backup or System Image. They seem to be two different things.
    First two on this list.

    Windows 10 Forums - Search Results

    Seems to be two different ways to backup / create image.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    15 Aug 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,381
    Windows 10 Pro

    We recommend Macrium Reflect Free. It will save either the entire hard drive or just the Windows partition as an image contained in a single file:

    Macrium Software | Your Image is Everything
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    15 Aug 2017 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Bedford, Ohio
    Posts : 118
    Win 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    I downloaded the software but don't know how to use it. That link I showed is for the Macrium software, but it seems to be used two different ways. Which way do I use it?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    15 Aug 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 1,387
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    If you like W8 then leave it alone, but in my opinion W10 is better than W8, but they are both just operating systems.

    Create an image of C and any other necessary boot partitions.

    Create and upload an entire shot of Disk Management and we`ll tell you which ones.

    Choose Go Advanced in your reply then click the paperclip icon to upload the shot.

    Example:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture.JPG   DM W10 Pro CU.JPG  
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    15 Aug 2017 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 1,387
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    Simply check which partitions you want to image, then click image this disk.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture.JPG  
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  8.    17 Aug 2017 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 20
    windows 10

    My Compaq Presario laptop is way older than 10 years but it's a star. Vista was the original OS, then I installed Win 7 and now I have had each version of Win10 and have just done a clean install of Win10 Creators. Never had any problems. Win10 just installed the correct drivers etc all by itself! Am well impressed with the latest version as my laptop seems to be running even better! Don't keep many files on my hard drive and can always reinstall fave programs. Couldn't clone, partition or image disks to save my life. Just keep it simple but I can never resist the newest OS. Go for it my friend!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    22 Aug 2017 #9
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro

    I've always used Macrium Reflect to clone an OS to new HDD's.
    I'm receiving a refurb Surface Pro in a few days that has Windows 8 Pro. I want to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
    Can I image the existing OS to a USB to reinstall if necessary?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
windows Remote desktop cannot connect to windows 10 home
Hi guys , as the title says I am not able to connect remotely to windows 10 home edition even disabling the target pc firewall. I have no issues in connecting to other pcs.i am connecting on a local area network using windows in built remote...
Network and Sharing
Move Files From Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Desktop Computers
My Windows 7 desktop computer powers itself off almost every day. So I bought a Windows 10 desktop and set it up. Now I want to move all my data folders and files to it. I will do fresh installs of my programs as I need them. I copied most of...
Software and Apps
windows 8 laptop won't detect windows 10 desktop homegroup via wifi.
Hi there. i have been at this for about 6 and a half hours now. I am trying to connect a windows 8 laptop to a windows 10 desktop homegroup via wifi. The desktop created the homegroup with no issues and if i go into the "media streaming options" i...
Network and Sharing
Desktop PCs and the Windows desktop: Endangered species?
Read more at: Desktop PCs and the Windows desktop: Endangered species? | ZDNet AmF_izdlsvY
Windows 10 News
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 18:06.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums