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Specialist
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎12-22-2012
Message 11 of 25 (1,864 Views)

Re: Upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 10

I admit I won't be trying this for a while! Seems a bit too confusing!

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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎06-18-2013
Message 12 of 25 (1,834 Views)

Re: Upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 10

Debbierebel:

 

Your caution is reasonable. What do you think your “Huge fan noise and restarts” indicate? Possible CU overheating or fan blades striking CPU? Replacing Win Vista with Win 10 shouldn’t help fan problem. All-In-Ones, like laptops, are notoriously difficult to open up and repair/replace components on folded, flexible motherboard.

 

I was resigned to replacing my ~7 year old VAIO AIO if my attempt to install Win 10 failed. My VGC-TR100Y has Intel Core 2 Quad CPU and 4 GB RAM, enough to run Win 10 smoothly. Looked for AIOs with new Intel Skylake CPUs and Win 10 installed (not 8.1 with free upgrade you have to download and install). Lenovo is biggest AIO seller, but refused to answer when they would release Win 10/Skylake CPU AIO. Wanted to sell me Win 8.1 AIO, now obsolete according to Microsoft. Found Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240 recommended by PCmag editor (see review). Four models in $1,000-1,400 range; 2 with touchscreens; Intel Skylake core i5 or i7 CPU; discreet graphics moderate/high speed combinations. Attractive ~24” monitor, excellent 20 lb. knock-off of Apple’s AIO.

 

Suggest you consider saving up and replacing your VAIO Vista. Sadly, Sony VAIO only had 3% of PC market; Sony’s sale wiped out hope of future VAIO AIOs in US; VAIO will concentrate on selling laptops Japan; no plans for foreign AIO sales incl. US.

 

MWM

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Registered: ‎12-22-2012
Message 13 of 25 (1,831 Views)

Re: Upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 10

Thank you for your thoughts on this.  This all in one is sitting and taking up space - had sent it to Sony once and they could not do anything for me.

 

I had to go out and buy a new desktop and have another all-in-one - SVL24147cxb.  I was able to install Win 10 on this and it was pretty easy.

 

How should I dispose of my OLD one?  It is pretty much empty. I have antivirus on it, etc. I hate to get rid of it, but like said, it just sits.

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-24-2016
Message 14 of 25 (1,814 Views)

Re: Upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 10

Thanks MWM: I just read other posts too. Problem is my silver VAIO AIO is pretty as well as fantastic mechine for many years. I hate to discard it. Yours and others experience scares me. If I walk your route, what do you suggest  about back up? Individual selective files ot program or as whole back up from hard drive. It is a few days job for me. Or may be I should wait for next snow billzard.

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Registered: ‎12-13-2015
Message 15 of 25 (1,780 Views)

Re: Upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 10

Hey there,

Coming to me, I would recommend backing up your personal files only (Pictures, Music, Videos, Documents.. etc). I would not suggest backing up the programs for two reasons, one is that they'll consume much space of your drive, two is that programs are updated occasionally; thus, I would prefer downloading the latest versions of programs taking into consideration the programs you'll use most. In this way, you'll avoid unused software and make sure the system runs smoothly. For the latest versions of programs, you can check the program's site or find them here:

www.filehippo.com

or

www.filehorse.com

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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎06-18-2013
Message 16 of 25 (1,734 Views)

Re: Upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 10

Hi Kalakhel:

 

BROTHERS gives you good advice. Anything you’ll need – except programs – you have to copy to your External HD, because you’ll lose it when Windows 10 “clean install” reformats your hard drive.

 

I’d add backing up your e-mails, addresses and browser bookmarks. Mozilla has Mozbackup.exe, which saves backups of Firefox and Thunderbird, and re-installs them after you wipe your HD or move to another PC. Otherwise, you lose all your connections with friends and business, and have to reenter e-mail addresses etc. from scratch.

 

It’s a lot of work, but I don’t know an easier way. Also, if you’d carefully study Windows Vista and Windows 10 textbooks, you’ll get the knowledge necessary to confidently perform these basic tasks. Hoping your friends will know is risky.

 

MWM

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Posts: 20
Registered: ‎12-22-2012
Message 17 of 25 (1,724 Views)

Re: Upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 10

Hello MWM:  I am hanging onto hopes that my computer will survive and know to buy the Microsoft Windows 10 when I have cash....

 

I don't have files on that computer anyway - had to take everything off.

Thanks for your comments on this thread.

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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎06-18-2013
Message 18 of 25 (1,702 Views)

Re: Upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 10

Hi Debbierebel:

 

In trying to delete 12+ GB of Windows-old (Vista) folders on my VAIO, I mistakenly deleted some Windows 10 folders. Followed Woody Leonhard step-by-step “Windows 10 All-in-One for Dummies” to find Windows Restore/Rollback, which responded by “Restoring your previous version/build of Windows (10)”. So, if your new VAIO Win 10 crashes, you have reliable Win 10 help “that doesn’t touch your data or programs”, but is buried by Microsoft so you need a guide to find it in Windows Recovery Environment (p 698).

 

Now I have to learn how to take ownership of Windows-old folders from Windows TrustedInstaller, so I can delete them. In trying unsuccessfully to loosen its protective grip (you cannot delete this file…), I slipped into my Win 10 Windows folder and did damage, which Restore fixed in 10+ minutes!

 

Good luck.

 

MWM

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Registered: ‎12-22-2012
Message 19 of 25 (1,693 Views)

Re: Upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 10

MWM:  Thank goodness for Restore!

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Registered: ‎11-02-2016
Message 20 of 25 (1,041 Views)

Re: Upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 10

Greetings,

 

    IF you are using the Windows Media Center Stuff, the TV tuner and the like, I would not recommend upgrading to 8 or 10.  10 DEFINITELY does not have it.  I think you can get it on 8/8.1 but it's a pain in the behind.  Also, 10 is missing a LOT of drivers for various old and obscure hardware.  I can't speak specifically for using it on the RT100y, as I haven't done it yet, but I would be concerned about that point as I've had problems trying to use various USB devices on my Windows 10 laptop. 

 

I would think you could upgrade to Windows 7 and still have all the media center and TV tuner stuff.

 

BTW, I *just* got a VGC-RT100y and need the recovery / reinstall discs for it, as someone removed the original HD.  If anybody can help me get one I would appreciate it. 

 

Thanks

-IS

 

 

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