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Windows 10 Upgrade

Hey everyone,

I was hoping to get some feedback from anyone that has recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.  I would like to know if your Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC had any issues?  Did your plugins still work or did you have to go back and reload everything?

I'm down to the final 8 days of free upgrade to Windows 10 but I'm scared to death of doing this. 

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. 



  • TrevTrev Moderator
    edited July 2016


    I thought someone with W10 may have answered by now, apparently not, and since I don't have W10 I can only go by what I have read and a friend's woes on W10 upgrading.

    Now W10 works just fine for 'normal' people, but a lot of photographers (PS/LR users really) out there have had lots of issues, you would need to make sure you have your Drivers up to date, and if using an older AMD Graphics Card you will be in a world of pain from what I've read, with nVidia cards being a solid choice.

    The only thing I can comment on personally was a friend who used LR only, no Photoshop and he had lots of trouble to get it to even run, let alone have his libraries on hand. After a lot of searching it was put down to AMD Graphics Card issues, swapped out for nVidia, installed up to date nVidia Drivers and he is working fine again.

    I have spoken to some people I know at 2 computer stores, and when I am out back walking through the offices I notice 99% of their workstations are all W7 Professional or Enterprise, when asked about upgrading to W10 I got a response: "Don't need the headaches." But they do agree on new systems built from scratch they will install W10, but also a lot of clients bring in their W7 Pro licenses so that OS is to be installed on new builds.

    I have no intention of jumping ship at all personally, still have W7 Pro.

    Here is some reading:






  • Trev.... Thank you so much for the response. You are always the best at giving the best, most complete responses. I believe that I've finally resolved this in my mind and will stay where I am. I am running Windows 8.1 and have had no issues. So, why change? I finally came to the resolution that I could see no advantage in upgrading to Windows 10.  So, I feel much better now that I've gotten that out of my head.

    On a side note, one of these days, I hope to get back to Australia and if I ever do, I would love the opportunity to meet you!  I could probably afford to visit there again if only I could stop buying so much camera equipment! :-)  My wife and I visited back in 2010.  Such a beautiful country.  We visited Sydney and down to Melbourne, then back up to the Blue Mountains.  Got to visit Canberra and toured the Parliament.  It was a wonderful trip. 

    If I ever get to go back, I'd love to see the Western side.  Maybe take one of those adventure trips to the Outback!! 

    Anyway, I guess I'm rabbling.  Thanks again for the response and I will also look at the links you've provided. 

    Thanks again Trev!
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