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What happens if I REFRESH Windows 10 (upgraded from Win 8.1)

by VirendraPanwar / August 1, 2015 3:26 AM PDT

I have windows 8 preinstalled in my VIAO laptop. I upgraded it to windows 8.1 and now I am going to upgrade it to Windows 10. Whenever my system started running slow i choose to Refresh it for gain the performance. My question is if i choose to Refresh Windows 10 what will happen. Will my laptop be downgraded to Windows 8/8.1 or it will remain a fresh Windows 10. Please elaborate this in details.

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Depends on the refresh.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 1, 2015 6:26 AM PDT

If you use the Windows 10 refresh it will be 10. If you use a factory restore/refresh there is a chance it will go back to factory conditions.

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go to system restore in settings
by James Denison / August 1, 2015 10:55 PM PDT

open and delete all previous backups. Next create a restore point for your new windows 10. I did refresh on an earlier Preview Build but not to restore a previous build and all went well including the activation staying current. At the time I was trying to get an update offer again since 3 had failed. A few days later a new update offer came for 10240 and it installed OK that time. Just make sure old restore points are gone and start making some for the new system.

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Thanks for your reply
by VirendraPanwar / August 12, 2015 9:19 PM PDT

Thanks for your reply.. I had recently Reset my friend's Laptop which was running with Windows 10 (upgraded from 8.1). I was thinking that it will Reset the OS back to 8.1 but it didn't. It still running with Windows 10 like a fresh copy. It's a great thing they added in windows 10. Otherwise we have to do all this update and upgrade process again and again. Happy

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