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Discussion in 'Software' started by zxspectrum, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    So, i did the upgrade to windows 10, not in a VM but on my laptop. I saved the recovery partition to an external drive, which has decided to go belly up on me, and when i go on the Acer site, there is no recovery partition for my laptop, which is quite frustrating.

    I have tried to repair and get all the files from the external hard drive, but it a no no, every time it boots, i just get the blue screen and have to boot back into preview etc.

    Anyone got any ideas how to get out of this mess???

    Cheers

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  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Why not stick with windows 10 ?
     
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  3. zxspectrum

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    Well from what I have been told, in April it reverts back to 8.1, and as my recovery is goosed, then my OS will cease to exist, or am i wrong???

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  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    They are going to give Windows 10 free, what is possibly a thorny issue, is if you can upgrade from preview to Windows 10 full or if you must do a clean install.

    So you might need to download Windows 10 full in April, and put in your laptop license details, who knows...
     
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  5. Haroon Mustafa

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    Yes, i agree ^^ they are giving Windows 10 free towards the end of the year. Only free for previous Windows 8 & 8.1 users. However, the people with preview windows 10 were warned that they should have a a recovery or another OS to fall back on.
    That does not mean you're screwed. But i am not saying they will give preview users a win 10 update fro free. Because that means Win 7 users can just put preview on there PC and get win 10 for free...
     
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  6. Juelz

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    I'm going to wait till its free... I may run it as a VM at some point though.. it looks like you will just have to reinstall the original OS tbh and lose your files.. I assume when you upgraded to W10 it was a clean install so your files wouldn't have been saved anyway. (I could be talking out my rear-end I knew nothing about OS until a month ago, but from what I've read in my book this could be the case)
     
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  7. dmarsh

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    Actually I heard Windows 10 will be free for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users, so pretty much everyone.
     
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  8. Haroon Mustafa

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    Windows 7?!?! That's something I have not heard off:3
     
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    i might need to catch on some reading, lol.
     
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  11. SimonD

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    One thing for those running Windows 10 now, remember this is for testing purposes only and will\may crash more often than your existing OS.

    I for one wouldn't be running it as an every day environment with critical data on it, I would run it as a VM just to get a feel for it.
     
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  12. Shinigami

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    If need to go back to your previous Windows 7 installation and your recovery partition is now fubar, you could try downloading an ISO from our recovery center: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery

    You need to type the license key (e.g. retail key in this case I believe, assuming you have one) and the download should be available. Not sure if it also works for OEM ISO's, but worth a try I guess.
     
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  13. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Ive got win 8 but i hope it will work. Creating the media as i type, and yes i have the product key. So fingers crossed

    Cheers


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    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    All done, except the first installation kept crashing at 85%, so got a new download and it worked a treat.

    Didnt even have to put my key in, and the bonus side, its all fresh with no acer bloatware on it. Sweet

    Cheers for the help guys

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  15. Johnd76

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    Yep windows 7 is included in the free upgrade, I use windows 10 everyday and I'm pretty happy with it
     
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