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    Default Upgrade to Win10

    Wainuitech, I am getting my technician to install an SSD for the OS and replacing the faulty 1TB HDD and upgrade to Win10 . I would like to have been able to roll back to Win7, but he suggested

    that is would be better to do a clean install of Win10, which will not allow me to roll back if I don't like it. What are your thoughts on this suggestion please.?

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    Default Re: Upgrade to Win10

    Not Wainui, but I would certainly go for a fresh install, as long as the tech is able to help you setup any software and transfer data etc you require. Fresh install always runs better.
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    Default Re: Upgrade to Win10

    Quote Originally Posted by wratterus View Post
    Not Wainui, but I would certainly go for a fresh install, as long as the tech is able to help you setup any software and transfer data etc you require. Fresh install always runs better.
    That is what the tech' said.

    He will transfer data for me. Loosing the ability to go back to Win7 concerns me a little, but I guess I will like Win10.
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    Default Re: Upgrade to Win10

    Keep the old HDD and you could always add it back to the PC if you didn't like W10, but you will like it. Just keep the old W7 HDD safe just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Keep the old HDD and you could always add it back to the PC if you didn't like W10, but you will like it. Just keep the old W7 HDD safe just in case.
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    if you dont like 10.....
    With the old HD, you can just reclone to the new SSD
    or , use your 7 install key to re-install Win7 later to the SSD (wiping 10)

    You wont (shouldnt) lose the ability to go back to 7, but wont be a simple process.

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    Default Re: Upgrade to Win10

    You will be surprised at how quickly you will get used to W10 and wonder why you were reluctant to give It a go.

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    Better late than never -- Yep as its been suggested, a fresh install is always better, and from experience it causes a lot less trouble as well.

    If you wanted to go back to W7 all it means is that it would need to be a fresh install of W7. MS say you cant do that as W10 eats the key, BUT from doing it several times W7 installs and activates perfectly fine.

    I'll say this -- If you are used to W7, REALLY in reality changing to W10 is not that different. MANY people get a preconception its bad and radically different, where in fact its not.

    An example: ( story time) I was at a guys place a few weeks back, he said he had heard how bad the start menu with W10 was --- So I showed him, he also had a W7 laptop sitting right beside W10 PC and did these steps first on one then the other.

    Click on start button up pops the start menu (same with both) Commonly used programs appear at the top or can be added if required -- (Same on Both). On W7 to get to the list of programs -- W7 Click All Programs -- W10 SAME location but called All Apps ( big deal) W7 Everything is listed alphabetically, programs first then Folders -- W10 alphabetically & numerical at the beginning. He said Exactly "so whats the bloody problem ??? W10 is actually better and easier to find by the looks". He said, he often goes into the control panel - its gone, been replaced by setting --NOPE, right click the start menu -WOW -- So easy.

    The explorer menus --OK only ever so slightly different but nothing that you cant learn in a couple of minutes.

    His next question was -- So wheres the confusion that every one hates ----My reply-- you tell me

    Guess whose W7 laptop I'm collecting next week to do a fresh install to W10, as the more he uses W10 the more he likes it, esp after I changed a couple of settings to make it run better with less problems Hes only got 1 old program that wont run in W10 -- BUT install it in compatibility mode and it works perfect.
    Update / Upgrades = Replace old bugs with new ones.

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    Default Re: Upgrade to Win10

    Thanks Wainui, and others, for your helpful comments. I feel I can proceed with confidence LOL. Cheers.

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    CliveM's post really does sum it up nicely
    Update / Upgrades = Replace old bugs with new ones.

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    Default Re: Upgrade to Win10

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    CliveM's post really does sum it up nicely
    I have read similar posts but I guess like everything else you mainly get more of the negative comments.

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