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  1. whs
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    Windows 7
       #11

    You can run your 8.1 as long as you can manage a running system - which should be easy. I myself stay away from W10 - too many problems.
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  2. Posts : 17,344
    Windows 11 Pro
       #12

    I myself have upgraded 10 computers in my house to Windows 10, including a Nextbook 10" tablet with 32gb memory instead of a hard drive, and have no problems at all. Windows 10 has been the best OS ever on the 10 computers in my house.
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  3. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Win 10 certainly has some issues, it's not really polished yet. My main PC is still on Win 7 pro, I never upgraded to Win 8 or 8.1 as it's not a touchscreen and my very limited experience with Win 8 suggested that it is not nearly as good a desktop environment as Win 7. So now I am making the transition to a new Windows OS and relearning where to find everything. It just seamed logical to skip the already superseded version and go straight to Win 10. My main PC will also need to be replaced in the next 12 months and the replacement will undoubtedly be running Win 10. Besides, I am finding tablet mode reasonably useful on these Win 10 tablets. Still some strange behaviour and bugs to iron out but all in all it is workable.
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  4. whs
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    Windows 7
       #14

    I congratulate those who have well running W10 systems. But at the same time I see a lot of reports about problems. And as long nobody can explain to me why I should have Win 10, I stay with Win7 which runs perfectly since day1..
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  5. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #15

    onefish, I think capturing the factory restore partition on a flash drive before deleting it as NavyLCDR suggested is a good hedge. I couldn't tell you off the top of my head but I thing there MIGHT be a way to make the partition useable if it came down to it. I don't know Lenovos well enough but I know it's doable for Dells - I wouldn't need to as I made separate factory restore media as soon as I got my system and then blew away the partition. I know there is a way to generically have an image on a partition that the WinRE is linked to and to use that image for a restore - but again I can't speak precisely to your case and how the Lenovo restore is implemented.

    OTOH, since your disk real estate is so precious and IF your dead certain you don't have any need for the factory restore, that's quite a chunk of space you can recoup even at the risk of never regaining factory restore capability. By all means, though, having an archival full disk image to fall back on if anything goes wrong is a must in my book.

    Now, I see topgundcp nearby and would be interested to see any comment he may have on this.
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  6. Posts : 17,344
    Windows 11 Pro
       #16

    whs said:
    But at the same time I see a lot of reports about problems.
    Windows 10 reaches 200 million devices | TechRadar

    Windows 10 reaches 200 million devices
    I guess it depends on what your definition of "a lot" is.
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  7. whs
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    Windows 7
       #17

    A lot is appr. half of the postings I read about W10. In my book that is 50%.

    And I am not impressed by the 200 million number. Who knows how many of those are really runnimg and even then, 200 million is appr. 15% of the Windows population. Of all PCs it is appr. 10% and less than XP.

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  8. Posts : 17,344
    Windows 11 Pro
       #18

    whs said:
    A lot is appr. half of the postings I read about W10. In my book that is 50%.
    Anywhoo.... the OP already upgraded to Windows 10 with no problems so it's sort of a moot point for this thread.
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  9. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Don't want to derail this thread too far. I think I have probably got the advice I was seeking. Thank you all for contributing!

    whs, I am inclined to agree with you regarding upgrading. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. One compelling reason for Win 10 though is a 10" touchscreen tablet PC. Win 7 is so so painful on such a device, just not made for it.
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  10. whs
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    Windows 7
       #20

    The touchscreen point is a very good argument. Thanks for pointing that out.
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