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Avoid Win10 upgrade issues

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:12 am
by hime3
Aiming to avoid issues if decide ot upgrade Win8.1 to Win10.

BIBM converted GPT to EMBR, limited partitions.
Dual boot Win8.1 and Win7.

1-- Will W10 attempt to convert EMBR to GPT?
2-- Read W8 corruption, and other related posts. Will W10 re-enable Fast Start? If so, how avoid corruption on W10 reboot?
3-- Any issues restoring C:\Win8.1 partition ifw image after W10 upgrade?

thanks
hime

Re: Avoid Win10 upgrade issues

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:11 pm
by TeraByte Support
1 - it shouldn't. just boot in CSM mode so it doesn't want one.

2 - The issue is the same as W8. Disable it.

3 - You can restore just as you always have. It's recommended that windows
be in c:\windows or c:\winnt otherwise support scripts and other things
won't be able to find windows.


"hime3" wrote in message news:9720@public.bootitbm...

Aiming to avoid issues if decide ot upgrade Win8.1 to Win10.

BIBM converted GPT to EMBR, limited partitions.
Dual boot Win8.1 and Win7.

1-- Will W10 attempt to convert EMBR to GPT?
2-- Read W8 corruption, and other related posts. Will W10 re-enable Fast
Start? If so, how avoid corruption on W10 reboot?
3-- Any issues restoring C:\Win8.1 partition ifw image after W10 upgrade?

thanks
hime


Re: Avoid Win10 upgrade issues

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:49 pm
by mjnelson99
As I understand it, when you upgrade to Win 10 you lose your current
licensed copy of Windows. Check it out.
Mary

On 6/5/2015 12:11 AM, TeraByte Support wrote:
> 1 - it shouldn't. just boot in CSM mode so it doesn't want one.
>
> 2 - The issue is the same as W8. Disable it.
>
> 3 - You can restore just as you always have. It's recommended that windows
> be in c:\windows or c:\winnt otherwise support scripts and other things
> won't be able to find windows.
>
>
> "hime3" wrote in message news:9720@public.bootitbm...
>
> Aiming to avoid issues if decide ot upgrade Win8.1 to Win10.
>
> BIBM converted GPT to EMBR, limited partitions.
> Dual boot Win8.1 and Win7.
>
> 1-- Will W10 attempt to convert EMBR to GPT?
> 2-- Read W8 corruption, and other related posts. Will W10 re-enable Fast
> Start? If so, how avoid corruption on W10 reboot?
> 3-- Any issues restoring C:\Win8.1 partition ifw image after W10 upgrade?
>
> thanks
> hime
>
>

Re: Avoid Win10 upgrade issues

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:50 pm
by DrTeeth
On Fri, 5 Jun 2015 19:49:18 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
MJNelson disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>As I understand it, when you upgrade to Win 10 you lose your current
>licensed copy of Windows. Check it out

Doesn't the usual trick of installing a copy of Win x, not authorising
it and them using that as a valid upgrade work anymore. Happy to get a
free copy of Win 10, but not if I *have* to upgrade current working
installs/copies of Win 7.
--
Cheers,

DrT

** You've never known happiness until you're married;
** but by then it is too late.

Re: Avoid Win10 upgrade issues

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:31 pm
by mjnelson99
Not sure.

What I did wonder is if I can use 2 installs of Win 10, the first time
with no install code like with Win 7?
Mary

On 6/7/2015 12:50 AM, DrTeeth wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Jun 2015 19:49:18 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
> MJNelson
>
> disturbed my reverie and wrote:
>
>> As I understand it, when you upgrade to Win 10 you lose your current
>> licensed copy of Windows. Check it out
>
> Doesn't the usual trick of installing a copy of Win x, not authorising
> it and them using that as a valid upgrade work anymore. Happy to get a
> free copy of Win 10, but not if I *have* to upgrade current working
> installs/copies of Win 7.
>

Re: Avoid Win10 upgrade issues

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:31 pm
by DrTeeth
On Sun, 7 Jun 2015 12:31:02 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
MJNelson disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>What I did wonder is if I can use 2 installs of Win 10, the first time
>with no install code like with Win 7?

That's what I was thinking of in my OP.
--
Cheers,

DrT

** You've never known happiness until you're married;
** but by then it is too late.

Re: Avoid Win10 upgrade issues

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:04 pm
by EdBrady
What I've read so far is that for the free upgrade, you must start the process from a running, eligible OS (7 or 8.1), and while you can go back to your previous OS if you want, you can't dual boot to it. I have no idea what would happen if you went ahead and upgraded, then restored the old OS from an image backup.

Re: Avoid Win10 upgrade issues

PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:56 pm
by DrTeeth
On Tue, 9 Jun 2015 23:04:55 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
EdBrady disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>What I've read so far is that for the free upgrade, you must start the process from a running, eligible OS (7 or 8.1)
As you say, an upgrade version just has to find a valid running
version. That is often the latest version itself, so can one upgrade a
newly uninstalled and unregistered version of , say, Vista or 7. This
may apply to v10 too.

So one has an upgrade version DVD of Win 7. So one installs Win 7 from
the upgrade disk and does NOT register or activate it.

One then reboots and uses your Win 7 upgrade disk to upgrade your
unregistered Win 7 version. This does work; go figure, but we are
talking about MSoft.

--
Cheers,

DrT

** You've never known happiness until you're married;
** but by then it is too late.

Re: Avoid Win10 upgrade issues

PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:17 pm
by mjnelson99
Makes sense.
BUT - that makes it an upgrade install. That is what I would not want.
Mary

On 6/13/2015 6:56 PM, DrTeeth wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Jun 2015 23:04:55 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
> EdBrady disturbed my reverie and wrote:
>
>> What I've read so far is that for the free upgrade, you must start the process from a running, eligible OS (7 or 8.1)
> As you say, an upgrade version just has to find a valid running
> version. That is often the latest version itself, so can one upgrade a
> newly uninstalled and unregistered version of , say, Vista or 7. This
> may apply to v10 too.
>
> So one has an upgrade version DVD of Win 7. So one installs Win 7 from
> the upgrade disk and does NOT register or activate it.
>
> One then reboots and uses your Win 7 upgrade disk to upgrade your
> unregistered Win 7 version. This does work; go figure, but we are
> talking about MSoft.
>

Re: Avoid Win10 upgrade issues

PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:03 am
by DrTeeth
On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 17:17:10 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
MJNelson disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>BUT - that makes it an upgrade install. That is what I would not want.

I might have lost what you want here Mary. Do you want a clean install
of Win 10 or do you want Win 10 to upgrade your current windows
installation or something else I have missed?
--
Cheers,

DrT

** You've never known happiness until you're married;
** but by then it is too late.