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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-21-2019, 02:14 AM - Thread Starter
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Windows 10 install: any gotchas?

Due to Windows 7 support ending I'm finally going to reluctantly move to Windows 10. I'm going to go to a fresh install rather than an upgrade install (which I've heard is problematic). First I'm going to back up all my drives using Clonezilla imaging software off of the Ultimate Boot CD.

Questions:

1. Does Windows 10 require the BIOS be put into UEFI mode? I much prefer legacy mode.

2. Does Windows 10 come as a burnable ISO image?

3. is GPT significantly better than NTFS?

If anyone had any guides or gotchas on installing Windows 10 I'd like to read/see them. In particular, I'm interested in how to xfer my Origin and Uplay games and GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City over to the the Windows 10 install. TIA.

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First thing you should do after installing the OS is downloading O&O ShutUp10 which turns off all the telemetry crap
https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

Since i hate the Windows 10 layout i use a few programs that can make it look and work like Windows 7
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1. No you do not need it to be in UEFI mode as I have installed 10 on several legacy machines that don't have UEFI.

2. Yes you can get it here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

3. GPT is mostly for drives over 2TB, so unless you are installing onto a large drive, NTFS is fine.

Also you can use your windows 7 key on your new Windows 10 install, just tell it you don't have a key and select the version that your Windows 7 key is (Home or Pro). Once all the drivers and updates you can activate windows using the 7 key. This will create a windows 10 key for that machine and you can keep note of it.

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