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Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Any Program Changes required?

I intend in the next few weeks to upgrade to Windows 10.

Is there any updated software required after this upgrade & if so where can I find it?

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Re: Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Any Program Changes required?

Completely uninstall any 3rd party security program, because of how tightly coupled security programs are with the OS, it's difficult to upgrade with them in place, and can hose the upgrade.   Some require the download and running of an uninstall program (ie. Norton, McAfee), make note of any license key before hand.     

 

Reinstall (ensure that it's Win 10 compatible) after the upgrade and after fully updating Windows.  

 

 

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Re: Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Any Program Changes required?

Al,

Thanks, but I meant are there any Lenovo Programs that I should update after moving to Windows 10 & if so where do I find these?

Note they used to be in the Solution Centre but this part of the Centre does not now exist!

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Re: Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Any Program Changes required?

Make sure that you install "Lenovo Companion" and "Lenovo Settings" from the Windows Store after you've upgraded. Lenovo Companion will also track whether new or updated Lenovo software (BIOS, drivers, utilities) are available for download and installation.

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Re: Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Any Program Changes required?

Thanks,

But where will I find the Windows Store?

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Re: Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Any Program Changes required?

It comes with Windows 10...

 

After installing Windows 10, you'll find the icon on the Taskbar (marked in red in the image below)

 

Lenovo 02.png

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Re: Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Any Program Changes required?

many thanks for reply, & quick as well.

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Re: Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Any Program Changes required?

Make sure that you install "Lenovo Companion" and "Lenovo Settings" from the Windows Store after you've upgraded. Lenovo Companion will also track whether new or updated Lenovo software (BIOS, drivers, utilities) are available for download and installation.

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Thinking about this all night.

Is it not possible to find new Drivers from "Support Center"?

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Re: Upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Any Program Changes required?


@johnoo wrote:

Thinking about this all night.

Is it not possible to find new Drivers from "Support Center"?


Yes, of course it is. And you'll see new drivers there before they appear in Lenovo Companion in most cases. It's up to you.

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