Question upgrading 7 to 10

darrenfay79

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im planning to upgrade 7 home 64bit to 10 home 64bit with the in place upgrade option. assuming this is successful will the install be stable? or should i just buy SSDs and do a clean install. i would use the same HDD set up i have now 2x2TB SSD drives. if i can avoid spending any money on this i will but if that isnt an option.........
 
it's not exactly an "upgrade" in the sense that it is any different from a fresh install.
the drive will be formatted and the latest version of 10 will be installed.
they may still give the option to keep user files & settings but this usually just consists of your personal folders being migrated over; Pictures, Video, Music, etc.

if you have game saves or other files you want to keep in place make sure you back them up first to ensure they're still around for use in 10.
 

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im planning to upgrade 7 home 64bit to 10 home 64bit with the in place upgrade option. assuming this is successful will the install be stable? or should i just buy SSDs and do a clean install. i would use the same HDD set up i have now 2x2TB SSD drives. if i can avoid spending any money on this i will but if that isnt an option.........
Assuming it goes OK, it will be stable.

As with ANY major software or hardware upgrade, have a known good backkup and fallback plan before you start.


Where did your Win 7 license come from? This may impact how you do this.
If this was a prebuilt system, in place upgrade.
If a Wn 7 license that you bought, do a full wipe and reinstall, and then apply that WIn 7 license to activate the Win 10.
 

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