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Operating Systems – Methods for upgrading to Windows 10

Comparison of methods of upgrading to Windows 10 at UW-Platteville.

In-place Upgrade
  • Keeps all applications and most of your settings
  • Takes 45 minutes.
  • Underlying issues with operating system, your profile, or any applications will remain through the upgrade.
  • Items and applications pinned to the task bar will need to be re-pinned.
Wipe and Load
  • Clean starting point
  • Wipes the machine of all data and re-installs from scratch
  • Re-images the whole machine
  • All applications and settings will need to be re-installed and configured.

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

Keywords:in place wipe load update   Doc ID:61464
Owner:Tiffany N.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2016-03-02 16:52 CSTUpdated:2016-03-03 13:24 CST
Sites:UW Platteville
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