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system required for win 8.1 and (coming 10)

  1. #1


    Saudi Arabia
    Posts : 26
    win 8 Enterprise

    system required for win 8.1 and (coming 10)


    Hi.

    Recently I am running Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit, 4 MB ram,
    Motherboard : MSI H61MU-E35 (MS-7680) (SOCKET 0) 32 C,
    CPU : Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz 51 C Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology,
    Storage : 2 TB Western Digital WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0 ATA Device (SATA)
    (full specification is on attached file)

    I came to know that Windows 8 Enterprise is not upgradable to 8.1.

    Is my pc is ok for win 8.1 (and coming win 10) ?.

    AND is it possible to backup my exist data and software the restore after installing win 8.1 ?. if not what is best solution ?.

    AND shall I wait for win 10 release and buy windows or windows upgrading to 10 for free ?.

    Thanks and regards.
    system required for win 8.1 and (coming 10) Attached Files

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Acronis or Macrium Reflect will back up your Data files or create an Image of your disk.
    I didn't know that enterprise was not updateable to 8.1??
    MS has not announced the cost for Windows 10 yet.

    You should always have your data backed up. And yes create a disk Image before updating would be the safest way. That way if you run into a problem you can just go back to where were before you started. Very few people had any issues upgrading to 8.1
    You should look on the manufacture of you unit they may have some drivers you need to update before the upgrade and after. It would be very smart to follow there recommendations for your unit/ Same for your motherboard since it appears that you built your unit.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Saudi Arabia
    Posts : 26
    win 8 Enterprise


    Hi Clintlgm

    I was not clear enough, I meant if I could transfer data and software from recent windows 8 to the new 8.1 and/or coming win 10.

    sorry for Inconvenience.

    Thanks.


    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Acronis or Macrium Reflect will back up your Data files or create an Image of your disk.
    I didn't know that enterprise was not updateable to 8.1??
    MS has not announced the cost for Windows 10 yet.

    You should always have your data backed up. And yes create a disk Image before updating would be the safest way. That way if you run into a problem you can just go back to where were before you started. Very few people had any issues upgrading to 8.1
    You should look on the manufacture of you unit they may have some drivers you need to update before the upgrade and after. It would be very smart to follow there recommendations for your unit/ Same for your motherboard since it appears that you built your unit.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    The system requirements for Windows 10 are the same as Vista-8.1 so the only major hangup you may find is if you need new drivers for Win 10.

    If you're upgrading from 8.1 to 10, all your data and programs should migrate just fine, but if you're going to do a clean install of Windows 10, you'll have to reinstall all programs and then restore data from backups. It's also unknown at this point if Windows 10 will be a free upgrade since Microsoft hasn't made any kind of official announcement and those announcements also tend to vary by region. I would plan on it not being free, or even offered at a discount for an initial promotional period. That way if it is offered at a reduced price or even free, it's an added bonus, but if it's not then you're fully prepared for that eventuality. I also wouldn't go getting my hopes up about Win 10 being offered for free. In its entire history, Microsoft has never offered a free upgrade to Windows and I doubt that they're going to start now. Not sure where it is people got this idea in their head, but I suspect most of them will be very disappointed whenever Windows 10 finally releases and have only themselves to blame for believing the hype in the absence of any information one way or the other.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by mrsfaith View Post
    Hi Clintlgm

    I was not clear enough, I meant if I could transfer data and software from recent windows 8 to the new 8.1 and/or coming win 10.

    sorry for Inconvenience.

    Thanks.


    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Acronis or Macrium Reflect will back up your Data files or create an Image of your disk.
    I didn't know that enterprise was not updateable to 8.1??
    MS has not announced the cost for Windows 10 yet.

    You should always have your data backed up. And yes create a disk Image before updating would be the safest way. That way if you run into a problem you can just go back to where were before you started. Very few people had any issues upgrading to 8.1
    You should look on the manufacture of you unit they may have some drivers you need to update before the upgrade and after. It would be very smart to follow there recommendations for your unit/ Same for your motherboard since it appears that you built your unit.
    DATA yes, Programs no they will have to be reinstalled
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Saudi Arabia
    Posts : 26
    win 8 Enterprise


    Hi.

    We can only wait and see.

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by asvent View Post
    The system requirements for Windows 10 are the same as Vista-8.1 so the only major hangup you may find is if you need new drivers for Win 10.

    If you're upgrading from 8.1 to 10, all your data and programs should migrate just fine, but if you're going to do a clean install of Windows 10, you'll have to reinstall all programs and then restore data from backups. It's also unknown at this point if Windows 10 will be a free upgrade since Microsoft hasn't made any kind of official announcement and those announcements also tend to vary by region. I would plan on it not being free, or even offered at a discount for an initial promotional period. That way if it is offered at a reduced price or even free, it's an added bonus, but if it's not then you're fully prepared for that eventuality. I also wouldn't go getting my hopes up about Win 10 being offered for free. In its entire history, Microsoft has never offered a free upgrade to Windows and I doubt that they're going to start now. Not sure where it is people got this idea in their head, but I suspect most of them will be very disappointed whenever Windows 10 finally releases and have only themselves to blame for believing the hype in the absence of any information one way or the other.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Saudi Arabia
    Posts : 26
    win 8 Enterprise


    Hi.

    something is much better than nothing -
    What software do you recommend for data transfer ?.
    Is this option built-in windows 8, if yes how ?.

    Thanks.

    [QUOTE=Clintlgm;446152]
    Quote Originally Posted by mrsfaith View Post
    Hi Clintlgm
    DATA yes, Programs no they will have to be reinstalled
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  8. #8


    Posts : 21
    Windows8


    WET, Todo PCTrans can transfer data among the PCs (including in-place system upgrade). If referring to Windows 8.1, don't suggest you Windows Easy Transfer.
    In addition to, if you plan to transfer software, you could try Todo PCTrans, it offers the service.
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  9. #9


    Saudi Arabia
    Posts : 26
    win 8 Enterprise


    Thanks but I noticed free version is supporting only 2 applications, if it is 2 programs it is useless.
    Buying software to use one time is not fair.

    Regards.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy456 View Post
    WET, Todo PCTrans can transfer data among the PCs (including in-place system upgrade). If referring to Windows 8.1, don't suggest you Windows Easy Transfer.
    In addition to, if you plan to transfer software, you could try Todo PCTrans, it offers the service.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    You don't need a special program to transfer data like Word documents you've created, or photos. Just copy them onto an external HDD or a USB flash drive and then copy them back later. No special software required.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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