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Windows Upgrade

Discussion in 'Computer Related Help & Discussion' started by Craig20264, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Hi all,
    I am late to the party as usual, but am going to have to upgrade from 8.1 to Windows 10, to enable me to subscribe to the latest LR/PS package.

    My question is. I am aware I will lose all installed programs, but will I lose Files and Folders?
     
  2. Bipolar

    Bipolar Well-Known Member

    I can't answer that question but I would strongly recommend backing up everything of value as things can go wrong.
     
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  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I’m not sure because there was a free upgrade route (there’s another post on that in the last three months) but I’d certainly have a back-up. I use a simple script based on robocopy (robust file copy, the windows replacement for xcopy) to maintain a clean copy of my user files.

    Microsoft dropped support for Windows 8 but 8.1 is still supported. I always thought it was pretty much like win 10 under the hood, just a rubbish way of dealing with “apps”. Surprised LR won’t run on it.

    Let me know how you get on. I run 8.1 on my office machine and 10 on my laptop. It would be easier to have 10 on both.
     
  4. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    So far so good. It’s downloaded, and before the installation began it asked me if I wanted to keep personal files. I’m nervously watching it install!
    Lightroom was specifying Win 10. Told me my machine wasn’t compatible!
     
  5. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    You bought it or is this the update installer? I hope you did do the file backup!
     
  6. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    Should be fine (touch wood)
     
  7. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    I'll be up for air soon!!
     
  8. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    You won't lose them.
     
  9. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Well, I now have Windows 10 running, all my files and folders intact, LR and PS installed. This was all because I bought a new camera, and couldn't open the RAW files (Fuji RAF) on my old out of date editing software! What an evening that was. How any of you work with computers without throwing them out of the window I'll never know!
     
  10. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    A bit of advice about Window 10 - some software described as 'incompatible' with W10 will work perfectly (for example, my 2009 CD of Adobe Photoshop Elements 7). If you have any old scanners (film of 'flatbed') with old drivers that will not work on W10, don't replace them but find out about Vuescan software. I use this to drive a 20 year old Minolta 35 mm film scanner and a 14 year old A4 scanner that recent versions of Windows wanted me to scrap.
     
  11. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Four hours, not bad, I’ve had that with normal winupdate! Which reminds me my laptop hasn’t been turned on for three months so that’ll need a host of updates!
     
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  12. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    There is a 'new features' version 2004 of W10 (all previous update history is removed) available to download now.
    I have a 10 mps download speed, and the full download and install took nearly 3 hours (mostly install), with 5 or 6 restarts at the end. So if you get this, you may avoid most of the other updates you have missed.
     
  13. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    There is a 2006 update too.
     
  14. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Once installed it should update itself to the latest version anyway - irrespective of the starting point.
     
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  15. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    You could have converted your RAF files to DNG in PS and then opened them.Simples!;)
     
  16. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I did that for a while, a short while, then went from LR 6.14 to Classic. No point in having both RAF and DNG.
     
  17. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    I tried. Didn't have any success. I've been putting off biting the bullet and subscribing for too long now, so it's all good. Nice to be shooting in RAW again, although, I have to say, the Jpegs out of the X100F are a treat.
     
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  18. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    I have been using Windows since 3.1, 3.11 and 95 and now on 10 latest version and I have never, and i mean never had a problem and it is on FOUR computers in the home. Sorry
     
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    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

  20. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    The Adobe DNG converter is the (free) tool to make DNG files if so wished. As far as I know, no raw file format has lost support through becoming obsolete but that’s what the tool was created for.
     
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