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  1. #1

    windows 10

    hello to you all, i have a new laptop a month old payed 300 for it on windows 8.1
    i have a link on the 29th for windows 10,
    i take it this would wipe of my windows 8.1?
    is this a good or bad move ?
    i'm happy with what i have now and don't no alot
    about this windows 10 on windows 8.1

    thank you

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  2. #2

    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,593
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)

    It depends what you mean by "wipe of my windows 8.1". The Win 10 upgrade will replace the OS on your 8.1 machine but will keep all programs and data intact.

    Whether it's a good or bad move is up to you. There's no hurry, you have a year to decide if you want the free upgrade. Some people really like Win 10 and can't wait to upgrade. Personally, I'm lukewarm on it and in no rush to upgrade.
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  3. #3

    so all my software will still be there and my files in my documents if i upgrade to windows 10 ?
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  4. #4

    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro

    If everything goes as expected you'll keep them.
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  5. #5

    Yes however you should prepare by creating an image of your windows 8.1. I use Macrium Reflect Free edition will work for Images you would create a complete disk image. In addition to a disk Image I would create a file and folder back up to insure that your don't lose your data. MR Free will not do file and folder back ups but use what ever your back up routine is, to insure if thing don't go well you won't lose your data.
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