Received My FREE Windows 10 Upgrade a few days ago, so here is my review on the upgrade and install process and how it works for me.
In a nutshell W10 64-bit Pro upgraded my old Windows 7 Professional 64-bit operating system nearly perfect the 1st time.
Like many of you that have been waiting for your reserved upgrade to be downloaded, mine finally came in on August 06 2015.
My suggestion is to fully back up your old Windows installation to a USB portable hard drive before beginning the upgrade process. If you’re running W7 use it’s included backup utility (the same as in W10) backup all user accounts and drive C:. And be sure to create a system repair / boot dvd or disk so you can recover your old system if necessary.
I’m really not all that impressed with Windows 10. And actually other than the new start menu it looks pretty much like Windows 7.
I found all my old software worked the 1st time, including an ancient version of Paint Shop Pro 9 that i’ve used for over a decade. Only one program did not work (Webcam XP5 Private) but using Windows 10 compatibility assistant and setting it to run as Windows 7 cured that problem.
Windows 10 prompts you to sign into your Microsoft Account on installation. Then after the upgrade was finished after several reboots, i found my old Windows login password didn’t work. To log into my computer i had to use my Microsoft Account Password.
Big Brother – Bill Gates is watching everything you do online! Guess that’s why Microsoft is giving Windows 10 away for FREE! 😆