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Old 06-12-2019, 03:56 AM
 
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Reinstall Windows 7?Did you backup the computer data?If i were you,i can not do that without a backup.
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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If your computer is old it may not accept a change to W10. Dell posted that my portable was not upgradeable so I went ahead and did it and the computer failed partway through the upgrade. I was able to recover.
My desktop has Solidworks 2011 and I read in a SW forum that my old copy would fail under W10. Having learned my lesson, I left it alone. Everything works fine with W7 and I'm sticking with it.
Upgrade at your peril.
Also, if you are low on memory or have had virus/malware problems, it might be a difficult situation. I know that I don't have enough memory on my 2010 Asus laptop to run Win 10 smoothly.
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I have W 7 on my desktop which is non-authentic. Pirated I guess. Should I just buy a new or refurbished desktop rather than deal with this mess of upgrading? I am not computer savvy and would hate to lose everything on here, including valuable genealogy files.
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:22 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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I have W 7 on my desktop which is non-authentic. Pirated I guess. Should I just buy a new or refurbished desktop rather than deal with this mess of upgrading? I am not computer savvy and would hate to lose everything on here, including valuable genealogy files.
You should already have a backup of your data regardless. It's amazing to me how many people neglect this. IF you value your data, find a backup solution. Invest in an external drive, setup a free cloud backup etc.

As for your hard drive crashing, it's not a matter of 'if' but 'when' and you are rolling the dice if you don't back up. If that happens, your personal data could be gone in a blink of an eye
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Having all your data backed up is a different question than upgrading.
Regardless of what system you're running, none are 100.0000% reliable. Back it up! Ditto your customizing settings for all programs installed.

That said, I thought that Win7 to Win10 required a full, virgin install of the 10. IE: there's no 'upgrade path'. You must buy a Win10 license regardless, and then install it, and then install all your programs, and then customize them, and then copy over all your user-data files.

I've been a Win7 hold back just for the above reasons. Also, my Win7 ain't broke, so why fix it.

Quick tip: Before you decide to do the jump over to Win10. Make sure you have your personal files backed up, AND have install disks / USB files of the programs you have currently installed, PLUS each of their serial numbers. I'll even do screen-capture picture of each program's start up, so I can see how my customizations are done (IE: tool bar changes).
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Old 06-18-2019, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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That said, I thought that Win7 to Win10 required a full, virgin install of the 10. IE: there's no 'upgrade path'. You must buy a Win10 license regardless, and then install it, and then install all your programs, and then customize them, and then copy over all your user-data files.
Not 100% sure what the current state of the art is, but a few years ago I upgraded several Win7 and Win8 machines to Win10. At that time, the upgrade was in place with nothing lost (other than Windows Media Center, but that was known / expected).

Of course I had full image backups of the machines I cared about, but none of the 6 had any issues, and almost everything was in place and working after the upgrade (Quickbooks needed a repair installation on one machine, and my wife had to migrate to a newer version of MS Money).
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:22 PM
 
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No matter which operating system you use, you can't guarantee 100% perfection. People who use Windows 7 will complain about Windows 7, and people who use Windows 10 will complain about Windows 10,even if you can successfully upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, the odds of getting into trouble are 80%.Unrecognized login passwords, lost data, and crashed computers are common problems.
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:41 AM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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I use Windows 7 and my only complaint is that I can't keep using it forever.
(I had the same complaint about DOS/Desqview )
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:47 AM
 
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Just emphasizing here how annoying item 3) can be. I have a Xerox DocuMate 510 scanner. It's a gem, and has given me well over 10 years of service, probably well beyond its expected life span. But ... it plain doesn't work w/ Win 10 (it's been years, so I can't recall the exact problem - I think it was Xerox not making drivers for Win 10 because the hardware was so old?). So until it dies, I have an laptop running XP (very, very old and very compatible w/ the scanner) just so I can scan docs. A PITA, to be sure, but it works.
Sometimes other drivers work that aren't advertised to. For example, I have an EPSON Perfection 1200 scanner. No drivers for it in Win 7. Went online and found a post which indicated using the driver for EPSON Perfection 2400. Works perfectly. So, you might find a post online somewhere which will indicate a a driver that will work for your Xerox with Win 10.
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