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  1. reddice's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #300

    I question that has been bugging me. If I decide to upgrade to the Home version when they offer it at a discount do I have to uninstall the Free version or can I just install the Home version over it?
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  2. kado897's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64bit v20H2 and insider builds
       #301

    reddice said:
    I question that has been bugging me. If I decide to upgrade to the Home version when they offer it at a discount do I have to uninstall the Free version or can I just install the Home version over it?
    It's probably safest to uninstall first.
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  3. reddice's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #302

    kado897 said:
    It's probably safest to uninstall first.
    Thanks. However will my backup images from the Free version still work on the Home version?
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  4. kado897's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64bit v20H2 and insider builds
       #303

    reddice said:
    Thanks. However will my backup images from the Free version still work on the Home version?
    Yes they will. You will want to create a new recovery disk/USB though.
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  5. Posts : 2,764
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #304

    Hi,

    Yes they will. You will want to create a new recovery disk/USB though.
    Agreed even though they'll still work fine to restore images created with V6 or V7 though.

    Cheers,
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  6. reddice's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #305

    kado897 said:
    Yes they will. You will want to create a new recovery disk/USB though.
    I always do that now when a new update comes out anyway.
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  7. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #306

    reddice said:
    I always do that now when a new update comes out anyway.
    and update the boot menu option. Takes so little time, not worth not doing it.
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  8. Stephanie's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional x64
       #307

    kado897 said:
    Yes they will. You will want to create a new recovery disk/USB though.
    I do that at each update is that overkill ?
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  9. Posts : 2,764
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #308

    Hi,

    I do so every time. Quite often MR will recommend it in the change log if they deem it necessary. Nonetheless I do it anyhow.
    It doesn't take long on UEFI systems. I let MR create an ISO, mount it and copy the content to my MR rescue usb sticks or backup drive.

    Cheers,
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  10. kado897's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64bit v20H2 and insider builds
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    Stephanie said:
    I do that at each update is that overkill ?
    Not overkill Steph but not always necessary. The difficulty is spotting when it is needed so I do it with every update. It would be nice if the release notes mentioned it.
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