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Posted 7/8/16 , edited 7/9/16
July 29 2016 is last date for installing windows 10 for free. I have not done it. I have windows 8, and I am happy with it. my computer is new (bought in 2014 the latest Dell) . I hate to install a new system myself.

If anyone has installed windows 10, did you

1. have to reinstall programs like windows media player and adobe

2. did you have to reinstall the microsoft home office programs like MSword, excel, and power point

3. did you lose any files like music, video, and word docs.

I'm perfectly happy with windows 8 , according to your opinion should I upgrade to windows 10.



my reply on 7/9/2016---Thank you everyone for your response. I was unsure about whether to upgrade or not. it really doesn't make since to upgrade if windows 10 will be ditched in 2025 and windows 8 will be ditched in 2023. I figured that the public is just being lab rats for Microsoft. Why else would it be free?

I'm not a rich person. if anything happens to my computer, files, or programs because of the upgrade I can't afford the money to fix things. So I'll just stick to Windows 8.

Again thanks!
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No, you don't need to reinstall anything when you upgrade from 8.1. It's completely painless and nothing is lost. Do it while you have the chance.
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I upgraded to windows 10...then immediately went right back to Windows 8. From my experience of Windows 10. I lost my internet connection. I was even unable to find my network. I looked into it and noticed that some people had a similar problem. Those same people also had windows 8. I can't remember the exact reason of why something like that would happen. Maybe it's fixed now as it's been a couple months since i went back to Windows 8.
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I found Windows 10 to be better in every way compared to Windows 8.1
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Usually not. The upgrade is successful for most people, but it has failed for some so you may want to back up stuff on system drive you want to keep just in case.

Also if you update and there are somethings that don't work you might try getting the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10 so you can create an installation CD or USB drive and do a clean install. This seems to solve a good number of update problems.
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I didn't lose anything, nor did I have to reinstall. My Windows 10 was put on a new laptop that was perfectly compatible with it. Some computers and laptops cannot handle the upgrade. I went from 8.1 to 10. Personally, I don't notice any improvement in performance, but neither does there seem to be downgrades.
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Posted 7/8/16
Wont update. Afraid of driver issues.

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Haven't had any new issues over windows 7, just a network issue that I believe is hardware related, since its persisting over 2 OS and 3 full wipes.

I'd say upgrade to 10 regardless so that you get your entitlement license for 10 and then use the downgrade option in the settings to go back to 8 until you want to upgrade again, that way it won't cost you money when you decide to upgrade later.
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My OS is on my SSD while everything else is on my hard drive so I didn't have any issues with losing anything. Might as well upgrade since it's free, can always go back down. Can always re-download the various programs you lose though it's a pain in the butt
Posted 7/8/16
I upgraded my grandmother's laptop from 8.1. Her laptop is cheap and horrible so it was kind of painfully slow, but nothing was lost other than her privacy.
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You might have to update your drivers afterwards but I didn't have to reinstall.
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Didn't have to update any drivers for my GPU or ethernet, so it was all good.
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Ctonhunter wrote:

I upgraded to windows 10...then immediately went right back to Windows 8. From my experience of Windows 10. I lost my internet connection. I was even unable to find my network. I looked into it and noticed that some people had a similar problem. Those same people also had windows 8. I can't remember the exact reason of why something like that would happen. Maybe it's fixed now as it's been a couple months since i went back to Windows 8.


I heard the same thing from my brother, hence I've been skeptical of even trying it. He did the switch and, despite not having any gripes with the U.I., claimed the internet speed went to shit. I don't know if that was a driver issue or what, but I'd rather not experience the same thing.
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I didn't have any issues installing. Windows came with alot of tracking junk defaulted on, I'd highly recommend being on top of the settings.
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My windows 10 upgrade went flawlessly on most computers except I think one laptop. Reverting back down to windows 7 and trying again was extremely easy though time consuming but it did work the second time. I have had absolutely no issues with drivers or lost files/programs. Even the interface is nice and familiar for the most part or very quick to become familiar and comfortable. As qwueri mentioned the only downside was indeed the different privacy/tracking settings which were easy to turn it all off even on the later builds. There is a free program out there called "ShutUp10" that you can grab and it makes editing the settings much quicker and easier.
Link to that here: https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10
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