windows 10

in several users computers are the windows 10 update ready,
what is the risk to go into, i do not want to re configure aplications and the risk of lost data, what can the guys recomend
regards
ErnestoAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
As with any big change: it can go smooth or it can go wrong.
I have done it multiple times (real upgrade, all applications and settings kept) - went smooth all the time. In the past years, I have done hundreds of upgrades from different windows OS' to higher versions - 99% were smooth.

That does not mean it could not go wrong - some applications will even cause bluescreens when upgrading to 10. Since we don't know your environment, you'll have to do what all others do:
-test the upgrade
-create backups and have a recovery plan ready just in case
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ErnestoAuthor Commented:
no way jose,
i keept windows 7
regards
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McKnifeCommented:
Quite sceptical?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I upgraded a Windows 8.1 computer and the results (taken over time) were good, BUT:

1. I had to reinstall Symantec Endpoint Protection and it has since been upgraded for Windows 10.
2. I had to repair Adobe DC.
3. I had to reinstall my VPN application (no surprise) - NCP Secure entry.
4. I had to repair Office 2013 and it has since been upgraded to Office 2016.
5. Lenovo issue nearly a dozen driver updates.

All my data (all 200 GB) survived intact. VMware Workstation survived intact, most small applications were fine.

So an upgrade to Windows 10 can be good and Windows 10 works very well. But be ready for inevitable fallout
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ErnestoAuthor Commented:
i want to know if respect
the domain parametres
the outlook files
i have in users machines windows 7 pro, is going to respect the pro version, i mean is going to be windows 10 pro?
regards
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McKnifeCommented:
All answers yes.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
As I noted above and in agreement with McKnife - ALL data kept. ALL setting kept. No losses.
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ErnestoAuthor Commented:
sounds good
im going to take the risk
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Do one computer and look at the results. Do the necessary updates and see if you are happy.
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Gabriel CliftonNet AdminCommented:
If there is ANY doubt on Windows upgrades as far as applications, what I usually do is build a virtual computer or physical computer with current OS (Windows 7) and all applications running in your organization, completely setup the software with some exported data from another computer and perform the upgrade. This should tell you how your applications will do during the upgrade. I know during the upgrade from XP to Windows 7 I ran across some applications that absolutely did not work with Windows 7 so on the computers that had the problem software I had to wait on the upgrade until the software vendor released an updated version that would work.
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nobusCommented:
you can also make an image of your drive - before the upgrade
so if you don't like it - or it goes wrong - you can revert to the old installation
i use the free paragon software for it :

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/download.html
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ErnestoAuthor Commented:
it is for free the upgrade, im in a company, not personal computer,
later is gona take a charge or its a free benefit?
regards
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It depends on your licensing whether it is free. Retail Windows and OEM Windows I think are free. Volume Licenses are NOT free.
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