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windows 8 to windows 10 it is bad step

  1. #1

    windows 8 to windows 10 it is bad step


    hi
    i read in some facebook post some ppl when they update from 8 to 10
    the computer crash in startup and show BSOD

    so what u think should i update my os or not .

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  2. #2


    Last count there were MILLIONS of people who have upgraded to Win10 and only a very small percentage have had problems. IF most folks had problems, the Windows 10 forums would have millions of posts about those problems, and it does not.

    Unfortunately, everyone's machine is different -- so know one really knows if they will have problems until they attempt the update.

    The safest thing to do is to use something like Macrium Reflect to make a full backup image of your PC to an external drive BEFORE you attempt the upgrade. That way, if it goes badly and you can't correct it, you can at least restore your previous working version.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8


    Hi, i have the same doubt. My laptop came with windows 8, it took me a long time to finally decide to upgrade to windows 8.1 because i heard a lot of people had system issues after the upgrade. Luckily for me, i didn t have any problem after upgrade from windows 8 to windows 8.1.

    Now i don t know if i should upgrade to widows 10 right now or should i wait till most of the installation problems are gone.

    I want to know how to backup all my hard drive too, i have western digital's my password external hard drive and it comes with its own program to backup things from my hard drive. Is that enough?? or i still gonna need to use a different program like Macrium reflect like someone stated above.

    And i already got the schedule the windows 10 upgrade message in my desktop, but not sure what to do, does anybody know if i could schedule the installation within 2 months?? so i have enough time get all the necessary backups for my HD.
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    When there are millions installing a new OS it is inevitable that some individuals will have problems. Naturally they will be the ones posting on Facebook and forums looking for a solution. This tells us nothing about the reliability of Windows 10. Millions have installed Windows 10 with no difficulties whatsoever and over the next few days there will be many millions more.
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  5. #5


    Eastbourne uk
    Posts : 89
    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Version 1709) 16299.98


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Last count there were MILLIONS of people who have upgraded to Win10 and only a very small percentage have had problems. IF most folks had problems, the Windows 10 forums would have millions of posts about those problems, and it does not.

    Unfortunately, everyone's machine is different -- so know one really knows if they will have problems until they attempt the update.

    The safest thing to do is to use something like Macrium Reflect to make a full backup image of your PC to an external drive BEFORE you attempt the upgrade. That way, if it goes badly and you can't correct it, you can at least restore your previous working version.
    Hi thanks for recommending the above so if I put my external hard drive that came out of another laptop installed in Probox with usb3.0
    and connected it to that usb port then the above would find it and clone everything over.
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  6. #6


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


    I've upgraded 4 PC's to Windows 10 via the Media creation Tool. I had 1 setup failed. All I had to do was run it a second time and it completed OK. No BSOD or any other issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hTconeM9user View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Last count there were MILLIONS of people who have upgraded to Win10 and only a very small percentage have had problems. IF most folks had problems, the Windows 10 forums would have millions of posts about those problems, and it does not.

    Unfortunately, everyone's machine is different -- so know one really knows if they will have problems until they attempt the update.

    The safest thing to do is to use something like Macrium Reflect to make a full backup image of your PC to an external drive BEFORE you attempt the upgrade. That way, if it goes badly and you can't correct it, you can at least restore your previous working version.
    Hi thanks for recommending the above so if I put my external hard drive that came out of another laptop installed in Probox with usb3.0
    and connected it to that usb port then the above would find it and clone everything over.
    You will have to read the instruction with Macrium Reflect. Actually you create a Disk Image and store it on your USB External drive then you will create a USB Thumb Drive and boot that from a off computer and then restore your Image to your hard drive boom you right where you were when you create the image of your OS Drive. Any files and folders that you want to save off that OS Drive should be backed up with the WD software then once you have you OS Drive working normal copy back your date files.
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  8. #8


    Rather than pay the big bucks for a copy after the fact, I am going to take the free upgrade on my Windows . Given the fact that it's free, I'm willing to take the plunge now rather than pay for it later. Supposedly there is a hardware compatibility test that is run prior to installation, so that will be the final decision maker, free always sounds good to me.
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  9. #9


    Remember the #1 rule or upgrading .... Backup Backup Backup

    Once you have an image backup then your free to play with Win 10 and be sure you can always get back to where you are now if things go wrong., No backup, no safety net.
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