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Sticking to 8.1

  1. #31


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1


    I'm upgrading all my PCs to Windows 10 once it comes out except one. I haven't tested W10 or anything like that but to me it just looks cool and I'm pretty stoked for it.

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  2. #32


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    It would be nice if when changing to 10 from 8.1 if all personal files & programs could be kept.

    Having to download new copies of program exe's & setting up all your passwords & login stuff is a pain in the butt.

    Installing 10 on July 29 is something I personally won't do.
    Maybe within a year.
    8.1 is supported till 2023 I think.

    Microsoft could do it this way.
    They have people who could write the code to allow the keeping of programs & files & folders or whatnot.

    If I remember correctly, when I upgraded from 8 Pro to 8.1 Pro everything was kept.
    We will see soon.

    They could at least have the upgrade provide a list of things lost in the process.
    So you will have a handy list of things to replace.
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  3. #33


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    It would be nice if when changing to 10 from 8.1 if all personal files & programs could be kept.

    Having to download new copies of program exe's & setting up all your passwords & login stuff is a pain in the butt.

    Installing 10 on July 29 is something I personally won't do.
    Maybe within a year.
    8.1 is supported till 2023 I think.

    Microsoft could do it this way.
    They have people who could write the code to allow the keeping of programs & files & folders or whatnot.

    If I remember correctly, when I upgraded from 8 Pro to 8.1 Pro everything was kept.
    We will see soon.

    They could at least have the upgrade provide a list of things lost in the process.
    So you will have a handy list of things to replace.
    Don't quite undestand what you are saying here. If you upgrade from 8.1 to 10, All programs and Settings will be kept. In addition, there's a Windows.old folder created containing a copy of the previous Windows installation so you can recover what's in there if needed.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 17 Jul 2015 at 06:39.
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  4. #34


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    It would be nice if when changing to 10 from 8.1 if all personal files & programs could be kept.

    Having to download new copies of program exe's & setting up all your passwords & login stuff is a pain in the butt.

    Installing 10 on July 29 is something I personally won't do.
    Maybe within a year.
    8.1 is supported till 2023 I think.

    Microsoft could do it this way.
    They have people who could write the code to allow the keeping of programs & files & folders or whatnot.

    If I remember correctly, when I upgraded from 8 Pro to 8.1 Pro everything was kept.
    We will see soon.

    They could at least have the upgrade provide a list of things lost in the process.
    So you will have a handy list of things to replace.
    I went from Windows 7 to 10074 and didn't lose a thing in the process. I did the upgrade via the Insiders page. Once I switched to my Microsoft Account all my Windows 8.1 settings were synced in. Web site Passwords, favorites, themes, etc, etc. Upgraded to each new build after that via Windows update and still didn't lose anything. I lost count of how many times I did that, 6, 7, or 8 times? How many builds were there? How are you doing your upgrades?
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  5. #35


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    How are you doing your upgrades?
    I installed Windows 10 TP & it was a new OS with nothing held over.
    I had to download & install Macrium on it so I could use my image to revert to 8.1.
    I've never tried digging through windows.old to restore things.

    I just assumed the July 29 Windows 10 would be the same.

    I forget where 10 TP came from.
    The Store or Windows Update...or somewhere.
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  6. #36


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    How are you doing your upgrades?
    I installed Windows 10 TP & it was a new OS with nothing held over.
    I had to download & install Macrium on it so I could use my image to revert to 8.1.
    I've never tried digging through windows.old to restore things.

    I just assumed the July 29 Windows 10 would be the same.

    I forget where 10 TP came from.
    The Store or Windows Update...or somewhere.
    If you upgraded online, it would have been via the Insiders Page. That's the way I did mine and I didn't lose anything. If you ran setup.exe from the ISO, what happens depends on what options you say yes or no too. Same deal if you boot from the ISO, all depends on whether you do an upgrade install or a custom clean install. Mind you, my Media PC that had Windows 7 on it, didn't have a lot of extra programs etc installed on it.
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  7. #37


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I seem to remember it was an iso & I clicked on the setup.exe.
    Maybe I'll do better if I try the new windows 10 sometime.
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  8. #38


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I seem to remember it was an iso & I clicked on the setup.exe.
    Maybe I'll do better if I try the new windows 10 sometime.
    Ah, there you go. Just pay close attention to the check boxes/options next time and you should be good.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1


    So I may have missed it, but in preview versions on Windows 10 TP, there was a way to rollback to 8.1 if you did not like it. even though you may lose data in the process , I wonder if after the 29th this will be the case.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Critique/pre-review of Win10 from PC World. Disappointed in his review of Edge.

    Nadella was quoted as saying "Win 10 will save the Windows Phone." My dream OS would be one for a PC only that could be synced to a phone, but then I am old enough to be many of you guys Dad.


    Windows 10, the pre-review: Six things build 10240 reveals about the new OS | PCWorld

    The Edge browser is Windows 10’s problem child, something that could drag down the review. My beef with Edge can be summed up neatly: It’s dull, some of its vaunted features are overplayed, and it struggles to compete with its chief competitor, Chrome
    No, we’re not giving that away just yet. But here’s what I can tell you: As a vision, the scope of Microsoft’s ambition for Windows 10 is breathtaking. What we plan to review for July 29 is simply one facet of it. Windows 10 is an ecosystem, spanning the PC, tablet, phone, HoloLens, and Xbox One.
    I have some concerns that it’s trying to do too much. I also worry that aesthetics and latent bugs will hobble Windows 10. But as I craft my review, there’s no denying that Windows 10 feels like a tribute to the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8, and it moves the ecosystem forward
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