Proper steps to install and upgrade a Windows 8 Pro Notebook to Windows 10

We just received the message that NOW we can download Windows 10.  However, we did download it manually a bit over two weeks ago.  We would like to know EE experience for streamlined installation upgrade process or at least a tested method for upgrading our notebooks.


What should we expect during this installation process?
Are there any other issues we should consider?
Can we revert to windows 8 if any problem?

For your information if necesary; we downloaded the Windows 10 at
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Not much to consider.
If you are sure your software works on 10, just do a final backup (if you haven't got any) and do it.
You need about 30 GBs of free space on c:
There is a way back (settings - update and recovery - rollback option for 30 days)
You can put the ISO on a network share, double click to mount it, start setup.
rayluvsAuthor Commented:

How was your W10 upgrades?  Had any hassles?
No hassles, very smooth. Not a single piece oft software so far that worked on 8.1 that did not work on 10.
Minor things to consider:
-unpin certain apps from start
-migration of pins from 8.1 is NOT done automatically
-the windows explorer now prefers to display recently used folders and documents instead of your drives - this can be reverted in folder options
-if you set a GPO to not display the last username, this has an odd effect on 10 (see for yourself what happens if you lock the screen: to unlock, you will need to insert both your name and password now - unpleasant)
-some graphics cards (many nvidias, most intel HD) will need driver upgrades (else: generic basic display driver takes over).
-Edit: and there's the browser thing... the IE-Icon gets exchanged for edge so people think they still use IE and adoption of edge is pushed. Problem1: edge has no adblock mechanism. Problem2: no plugins possible! Problem3: site compatibility needs to be tested... but IE11 is still there as well.

And some more things, but nothing to be afraid of.

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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Thanx!! That's comforting to know.  What about apps like MS Office 2010, VB2012, and the already created VPC of Windows 8?
Hope you read my last section on IE/edge which I edited in.
Off2010: just works. Wait: one glitch for those who 'd like to keep IE11 as default browser, read
VIsual Studio 2012? Two developers here run it on 10, if I am not mistaken and that would mean, they have no problems. VPC: I would stick to hyper-v - but I guess that's what you mean. All keeps working in hyper-v.
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Guys, Thanx lots!!!
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