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Should I Bite The Bullet? Upgrading Windows 8.1 To Windows 10?

Altoids Wait till you encounter the ‘Class not registered' error. hope the geeks and techs are not gamers as will get their butts kicked lol mr215 wait for SP1 update that may have fixes for many current problems. comments powered by Disqus Most Popular Articles Most Emailed Articles Microsoft Outlines Privacy Changes in Windows 10 Creators Update Microsoft Ending Access Services for SharePoint Online Microsoft Promising To Enhance Windows Glad to know I'm not the only one who's had to wait this long! http://elizabethandrew.org/should-i/should-i-upgrade-to-windows-8-1.html

You could simply install and activate Windows 10 on a separate partition or another drive. About the Author Jeffrey Schwartz is editor of Redmond magazine and also covers cloud computing for Virtualization Review's Cloud Report. Microsoft’s explanation for skipping Windows 9, however, is little simpler. Omnipotent Guest Please backup your bookmarks first should the unthinkable happen. https://malwaretips.com/threads/should-i-bite-the-bullet-upgrading-windows-8-1-to-windows-10.61724/

I know that questions like these have been posted many times over, but I haven't found concrete answers to all the questions I had. 22 commentsshareall 22 commentssorted by: besttopnewcontroversialoldrandomq&alive (beta)[–][deleted] 2 points3 I know that a clean install is almost always better, but I only have 1 drive (only 1 partition as well, with the Windows installation and all of my files, should've Also FWIW, on that machine, in 5 years, AVG has never failed me for basic Virus detection, although for weird web spyware I do have to supplement with other apps.

In answer to the question you eventually get to, I've only been running W10 on my former W7 system for a day (since I wrote the article), but so far have At $20 per hour so lets say $60…i gonna pay him to tell me for 3 hours not to upgrade and then after his expensive advice i then need pay on You may miss out on Windows features that are of interest to you if you don't upgrade. Not only that, but I've encountered a similar problem with Windows Defender failing to install an update because (apparently) it's in an incorrect format.BillDeverell - when you encountered this problem what

Good reviews aren't just from us, either. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]Swaggy_McSwagSwagModerator 0 points1 point2 points 8 months ago(0 children)Drivers are done automatically with Win10. That said, it wasn't like I was promoting AVG. https://www.gfnetspec.com/should-my-computer-upgrade-to-windows-10/ http://www.cardinalphoto.com/ David Cardinal Kyle -- Thanks for the tip!

Very pleased. and Wang when they shrugged off the arrival of PCs. Phobos Curious didn't it offer an option to either upgrade or do a clean install? Adam Taj Hassam ITS ALWAYS BETTER to start clean i tried the upgrade - got a nice choppy slow system..

Plus, I'm hopeful that it will be supported far longer than W7, so I'll be able to keep this machine around and updated for a long time to come. a fantastic read I used to curse the long hex codes that Windows Update spewed out, until I experienced several errors this time with no code at all -- only a Vonnegut-esque "Something Happened" in the The key takeaway, however, is this: In most of the things that really matter—speed, security, interface, compatibility, and software tools—Windows 10 is a vast improvement over its forbears. Windows 10 would migrate them from a windows 7 install but they were actually not installable.

Sure, I'd upgraded a bunch of ugly Metro-based Windows 8 machines, so of course Windows 10 was better than Windows 8, but I was expecting Windows 10 to seem somehow foreign on my SumGuy954 The install doesn't need to be successful to get your hardware id stored. Not sure which operating system is right for you? A Better Browser Formerly known as Project Spartan, Microsoft Edge brings the OS's default browser into the modern world of browsers.

Discover how the power of Microsoft’s Windows 10 can improve your PC’s performance for the better! jtl999 Why aren't you using a current, open source version of PGP? If you're being redirected from a site you’re trying to visit, seeing constant pop-up ads, unwanted toolbars or strange search results, your computer may be infected with malware. weblink I guess I am about to 'Bite the Bullet' if you will.

While it’s been rolled out on Windows Phone in the past, this is Windows first foray to the desk-bound computer. 4. Microsoft! Oh, and one more thing: If you’re sticking with Windows 7, do yourself a favor and install the “Never 10” program to cut off those pesky alerts prior to July 29th.

After reboot, I went to the settings page I was already activated.

What better test of the upgrade process? them doing so would annihilate the entire windows ecosystem. Microsoft plans to support Windows 8.1 until January 10, 2023, which puts the “end-of-life” date beyond the expected lifespan of any system currently running it. I know, someone's going to chime in about Freebsd not being any easier but the real improvement is stability since OS-X is based on it.

I typically reformat my PC once a year but I haven't done so it the past 2 1/2 years and I am still running on 2008 parts mostly. I wonder if there is a way to tell whether a failed install got far enough to record the hardware ID on Microsoft's servers? That's what discount brokerage Charles Schwab did in the late 1990s just when online trading was about to take off. As soon as you reinstall Windows 10 on your machine at any time thereafter, it will connect to microsoft and identify your licence key, even a year later.Click to expand...

I upgraded through the beta stages with several crashes but no issues at all for a while. Question… Would it be better to install 8, transition to 8.1 (or just go from 7 to 8.1) make sure that it is stable and working properly, before going to 10? I sometimes wonder what their developers are thinking of. permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]danskeman 2 points3 points4 points 8 months ago(8 children)Several ways to do this without affecting current install - no reason to forgo upgrade.

I seldom come across a customer who has all of their pictures and documents backed up even with the advent of cloud storage and cheap external hard drives. Depending on how many gigs you have of personal stuff and your network speeds I'd at least dump everything on one of the following: OneDrive - 5GB for free Google Drive One even did it by itself while I was traveling. Shane Hedges hence "most" people are fine….

http://www.cardinalphoto.com/ David Cardinal Great context! A major thrust of Windows 10's design was to be more familiar to users of pre-8 versions of Windows and more attuned to use with a mouse and keyboard than Windows As far as optimization goes, my WD Blue HDD has only been in use for about a year, since about April/May 2015, so I wouldn't expect many issues on that front. But a major goal of Windows 10 is familiarity and a much simpler learning curve than Windows 8.

Why? My only issue now with 10 is my machine won't actually shutdown when you select shutdown. Unlike Windows 8, Windows 10 PCs can be set up so that this feature may not be bypassed. Sir Chester of Game Rant Chances are, I am going to do a clean install after the fall update comes out.

Jerry is currently the manager of the Danville and San Ramon offices of Berkshire Hathaway Drysdale Properties as well as a California State Certified Instructor for the SRES and GRI programs, Shane Hedges heres a link lol http://www.consumeraffairs.com/computers/avg.html Tim Tian Here, let's have another rating site with overly small sample size: http://www.snapfiles.com/userreviews/107691/avg.html Shane Hedges someone like you.. Huge advance at 50%-70% rendering yet much less power? Go read another article….

Don’t panic, though, it certainly does not mean that we will be stuck with this operating system forever. This is SUCH a huge difference and a time saver… Saving 10-30s every time you are searching for something adds up.