[SOLVED] upgrading from windows 8.1 to windows 10

xJesserX

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hey ! i'm going to upgrade to windows 10 pro from windows 8.1 pro and i want to know, after the upgrade to i need to reinstall driver and programs that have been installed for the windows 8.1 version? for example my gpu drivers are for windows 8.1 do i need to re download the windows 10 version ? also will it work fine on 7200 RPM hdd ( HITACHI HDE721010SLA330) ? and thanks !
( edit : i'm gonna use the Windows 10 installation media)
 

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An inplace 'Upgrade', if it goes well, you should not need to reinstall anything.
If it goes well.

As always, for any major change like this...have a fallback plan in case it does fail.
Be prepared for a full OS reinstall.

What hardware are you working with?
Is this a preinstalled OEM Win 8.1, or a Retail that you purchased?
 

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An inplace 'Upgrade', if it goes well, you should not need to reinstall anything.
If it goes well.

As always, for any major change like this...have a fallback plan in case it does fail.
Be prepared for a full OS reinstall.

What hardware are you working with?
Is this a preinstalled OEM Win 8.1, or a Retail that you purchased?
 

xJesserX

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i7 3770 , 16GB ram , gt 730 , Hitachi HDE721010SLA330 hdd , 80 plus bronze power supply. yeah i purchased it and the licence ends on October
 

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also one last question , i'm doing the upgrade cause i'm having some system issues ( not that big ) and i don't want to loose my files will there be a problem after the install ? will it be like fresh install ?
 

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purchased it from ebay 2 years ago
That is not a valid OS license. A real 8.1 license has no "expiration date".

Given that, no idea what might happen with an inplace upgrade to Win 10.
And as above, you need to be prepared for if it all goes wrong.

But..."i'm doing the upgrade cause i'm having some system issues "
An upgrade may or may not "fix" whatever ails it. That is not the way to fix things.
 

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