Insider Preview Question on Stability

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  1. Computer

    Computer New Member

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    Hello, I am thinking about trying out the Windows 10 Technical Preview, however I have some questions about it.

    How stable is it, as far as bugs, crashes, compatibility, etc.? I know there will be bugs and that it's not the finished product. I am just trying to decide if it is going to give me problems which would be reason enough to go back to the operating system I am currently running (Windows 7).

    I am planning to take the upgrade route, rather then formatting and losing my configuration and programs. So is there anything that will break/not work? Is there anything that will be removed?
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    I would make an image of your system as it is now. Upgrades from old OS to a newer one is known for having problems. Personally I prefer a clean install.
    Joe
     
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    How do you recommend I do that? While I am tech savvy and know my way around Windows and computers in general, I have no experience in this sort of thing as I have never had a use for it.
     
  4. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    Download and install, EaseUS TODO backup.
    It's very easy to use, it will create it's own recovery disk that will boot your computer and it's free.

    What you need to know is that you need to save the backup on another drive or partition not the one you are backing up.

    http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm

    If you don't have a second hard drive or partition you might want to get an external USB hard drive so you have someplace to back things up, you should have one anyway if you have things on your computer that you don't want to lose.

    http://www.amazon.com/Passport-Ultra-Portable-External-Drive/dp/B00E83X9P8/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1426048562&sr=1-1&keywords=external+hard+drive

    Before you do the upgrade make a backup of your system and create the recovery disk.

    As for stability while there are a few bugs and it's a work in progress, it's the only OS I have installed on my computer and I have all my software and games running in it.

    I do make a backup of my system before every update just to be on the safe side.

    The best answer is to dual boot with your existing OS, to do that you will have to create a new partition or about 150 gigabytes on your computers hard drive unless you have 2 hard drives.

    Then do a clean install on it.

    http://www.howtogeek.com/197647/how-to-dual-boot-windows-10-with-windows-7-or-8/

    If you don't feel confident doing that then it's probably better to just backup your computer and upgrade.

    Mike
     
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  5. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    The first build was very solid but this current one isn't something I would recommend... wait for the next one.
     

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