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    Upgrade from 8.1 to 10?

    Are there any issues with this? Ive been holding off as long as I can to upgrade. I remember my Nexus 7 upgraded and didn't run properly for months until Google sorted it.

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    Robgil,

    Personally, I had absolutely no problems. Of course I'd made an Image Backup using Macrium Reflect just in case. YMMV!

    I've done this on 3 machines w/o problems and one was a dual boot machine.

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    I know someone whose real estate appraisal software stopped working when he did the upgrade. The software tech people could not get it going, so he reverted it back to 8.1.

    I've also seen printers that had to be reinstalled after the upgrade. And one person who uses iCloud with Outlook has been unable to get it to work yet.

    But for the most part I would agree that it generally goes smoothly.
    Last edited by Vincenzo; 2016-05-24 at 17:22.

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    +1 for generally smooth.
    +2 for image first.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    I know someone whose real estate appraisal software stopped working when he did the upgrade.
    Probably the second most important thing to do prior to an upgrade like this is to check to see if there are problem reports for the specific software you rely on.

    And of course, the most important thing is to have a reliable backup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    +1 for generally smooth.
    +2 for image first.

    cheers, Paul
    What Paul said.
    ...and I'd suggest using the media creation tool. Mine has been quite useful (a USB flash drive). You never know when you might want to upgrade a second computer to Windows 10, etc.
    Last edited by RockE; 2016-05-25 at 20:11. Reason: more detail given

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    The first thing I did was to finish all the updates for Win 8.1 and then created an image backup with Macrium Reflect (had already made a rescue CD).

    Then I restored the hidden set of GWX updates, installed them, clicked on the new icon in the tray and let the fun start.

    I got the schedule update notice a while later, then selected 'Update Now".

    The install went smoothly, all my settings were mainly retained, all my applications remained installed and I removed Classic Shell so I could try the new start menu.

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