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Upgrade Notification Should I upgrade Win 8.1 to Win 10

  1. #1


    Pakistan
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Upgrade Notification Should I upgrade Win 8.1 to Win 10


    I got notification on my system tray about free upgradation of windows 10. Should I upgrade my windows 8.1 to Windows 10.
    Any one upgarde system to windows 10? Please suggest me thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    A LOT of people have upgraded to windows 10..

    Before upgrading I would strongly suggest you create a complete system image backup (backup your whole HDD - in case of trouble)
    Using a program like Macrium Reflect > Macrium Reflect Free
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  3. #3


    Pakistan
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    A LOT of people have upgraded to Windows 10 Pro Build 10240 .

    Before upgrading I would strongly suggest you create a complete system image backup (backup your whole HDD - in case of trouble)
    Using a program like Macrium Reflect > Macrium Reflect Free
    How do i use this program any video or text tutorial for windows 8.1 ISO ?
    Last edited by Robinhoot; 15 Oct 2015 at 00:26.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by Robinhoot View Post
    I got notification on my system tray about free upgradation of windows 10. Should I upgrade my windows 8.1 to Windows 10.
    Any one upgarde system to windows 10? Please suggest me thanks.
    A lot of people have upgraded and they have had problems, some who eventually uninstalled. The best place to go to see what's going on with Windows 10 is to the "Windows 10 Forum". There are many posts there of people who really like it and there are posts of problems with it and how to fix the problems. Those who have it on the Windows 10 Forum really, really like the upgrade. You'll have to review everything to make a decision if you want to upgrade. Don't do anything yet, review the information first. I hope this helps you. Oh, and you may also want to view posts in Windows 8 Forum as well.
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    Good tutorial for Macrium here: Imaging with free Macrium
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  6. #6


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    BTW the 10 forum is here: Windows 10 Forums
    I'm holding off for personal reasons I won't discuss here. Better to read the posts over there.

    Why no direct hot button for it at the top like for 7?
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  7. #7


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


    I'm holding off too.
    My try from the iso resulted in a black screen & cursor.
    A transition to a new OS should work flawlessly.
    This one did not for me.

    Not a good selling point.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    I went back to 8.1 - but have 10 via VHD
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  9. #9


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Without a system image backup of your current OS I would NOT! upgrade at this time. I am not bashing W10 here but more than a few have had serious problems. Hope for the best but plan for the worst. If you are not prepared for the worst (system image backup) I would not do it.

    Just yesterday and after 28 days of running W10 I rolled back my HP Notebook to 8.1 because of instability and my Notebook model had been W10 tested by HP. To be fair, my issues were likely caused by a faulty download or installation glitch but nevertheless if I had not been prepared with a system image backup from before the upgrade I would not be a happy person right now. In addition, the rollback option has not worked perfectly for some. When my system returned to 8.1 the W10 download was still in place and ready to install again so I had to deal with that as well.
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  10. #10


    Before you jump right in and install Windows 10, you should backing up your personal information and creating an all important system image.
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