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Operating Systems – Methods for upgrading to Windows 10

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

Method
Advantages
Disadvantages
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 helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.  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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