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  1. #111


    Posts : 112
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    I want to first know if it is going to go smoothly with no issues on upgrade anyway, than to worry about clean install. I do have a Windows 8.1 Disc, so not much worry.
    Windows 10 allows you to easily go back to 8.1 by backing your install and settings in a .old folder -
    What is the Windows.old Folder and How Do You Delete It?

    It’s easy to downgrade from WIndows 10 to Windows 7 or 8.1. After installing Windows 10, you can open the Settings app, tap Update & security, and tap Recovery. You’ll see a “Get Started” button under “Go back to Windows 7″ or “Go back to Windows 8.1″, depending on which version of Windows you had installed before you upgraded.
    Click this button and Windows will restore your old Windows operating system, using the Windows.old folder as the source.

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  2. #112


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by mrgeek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    It's o.k., we would all like to do a clean install gets rid of all excess clutter of upgrade. Point being for now have to buy Windows 10 disc. Remember this with Windows 8 to 8.1 able to finally do clean install afterwards. I postponed again and had to uninstall my AV first make sure i am set, but now not getting the prompt countdown i had before yet.Although set for 6 pm.
    The Windows 10 ISO is already out ! -
    Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help

    But be aware of the clean restrictions pointed out before. Upgrade THEN clean install with current 8.1 key -

    Note


    • If you upgraded to Windows 10 on this PC by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer and successfully activated Windows 10 on this PC in the past, you won't have a Windows 10 product key, and you can skip the product key page by selecting the Skip button. Your PC will activate online automatically so long as the same edition of Windows 10 was successfully activated on this PC by using the free Windows 10 upgrade offer.
    I knew this, if read before posts, ty
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  3. #113


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by mrgeek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    I want to first know if it is going to go smoothly with no issues on upgrade anyway, than to worry about clean install. I do have a Windows 8.1 Disc, so not much worry.
    Windows 10 allows you to easily go back to 8.1 by backing your install and settings in a .old folder -
    What is the Windows.old Folder and How Do You Delete It?

    It’s easy to downgrade from WIndows 10 to Windows 7 or 8.1. After installing Windows 10, you can open the Settings app, tap Update & security, and tap Recovery. You’ll see a “Get Started” button under “Go back to Windows 7″ or “Go back to Windows 8.1″, depending on which version of Windows you had installed before you upgraded.
    Click this button and Windows will restore your old Windows operating system, using the Windows.old folder as the source.
    Same here, ty.knew it.
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  4. #114


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyGui View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by schmety View Post
    i just want to upgrade at this time , not a clean install.

    if i choose option , "upgrade now" i'm getting, that i can't use all options at upgrade , cause installation files want to install in my language and not in english, which is btw my default language.

    if i choose to download iso file and run setup on DVD under win 8.1 it writes me, that i need to insert 64bit dvd, which i already choose when asking which os i want 32bit or 64bit. (strange).
    i'm running win 8.1 home 64bit.
    You must burn that ISO to a DVD. Otherwise you could choose the option in the Media Creation Tool to make a USB disk if you have a USB of at least 4 GB. Does upgrading work then?
    Just mount the ISO, then run setup.exe, that's all I did.

    Worked fine.

    It's an upgrade over a Win 10 beta build upgrade (10162-on-8.1 Pro).

    And no, I have no intention of doing a clean install at this stage, it takes at least two full days to rebuild my setup from scratch, then more time to tweak and customise. I have better things to do with my time.


    Wenda.
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  5. #115


    Posts : 44
    Windows 8


    I have not received the update notice yet (I am in the UK).

    Can I update using the downloaded ISO burnt to an image instead of waiting for the update notification, if I do use the download will I need to reinstall may applications such as MS Office etc.?

    Walter
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  6. #116


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by WalterW View Post
    I have not received the update notice yet (I am in the UK).

    Can I update using the downloaded ISO burnt to an image instead of waiting for the update notification, if I do use the download will I need to reinstall may applications such as MS Office etc.?

    Walter
    Yes, you should be able to. And yes, an upgrade install will let you keep (just about) everything.


    Wenda.
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  7. #117


    Posts : 6
    Win 8.1.1


    after seeing this thread decided to check c. sure enough it was downloaded WITHOUT informing me. not #$%$#$^$ amused. was expecting to get a popup asking me IF i'm ready to install or download. just when i thought micysour might get something right.
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