Windows 10, upgrading from 8.1

sarah1955, Aug 4, 1:12am
I listen to The Computer Guru on Tunein radio and he says if you are running 8.1 then upgrade now as Windows are stopping the support for 8.1 sometime soon.
I would like to do the upgrade, but have not done a backup of my system And really do not know how to go about it.
Is all a bit daunting for me, any help would be gratefully received.

r.g.nixon, Aug 4, 1:37am
Upgrading from 8.1 to 10 will not lose any of your data or programs. However, you should continue doing backups of your personal data - as per usual (am I assuming too much?)

sarah1955, Aug 4, 1:53am
How do I back up my personal data, also we use MS money as a record for our rental property and I hear it will not work with windows 10.
Any free programs that are similar?

vtecintegra, Aug 4, 2:13am
Windows 8.1 is fully supported out to 2018 and is under set ndes support for another 5 years after that.

No need to brush an upgrades.

cleggyboy, Aug 4, 2:17am
I have just finished installing Windows 10, it went very well, no hiccups but there is the odd tweak I will have to sort otherwise everything is there. Even my display pic.

r.g.nixon, Aug 4, 2:31am
Using a backup program. There are some good free ones. I use Note that it can also do "images", which is basically a backup of everything. So for personal data, ignore the 'image' & 'clone' options.

r.g.nixon, Aug 4, 2:33am

sarah1955, Aug 4, 3:08am
Thanks all, looks like I will hold off for now till MS sort out the MS Money issues.

r.g.nixon, Aug 4, 3:13am
MS won't be sorting it. The program is old and has been unsupported for many years. People on that link have got it working themselves.

sarah1955, Aug 4, 3:17am
r.g.nixon wrote:
MS won't be sorting it. The program is old and has been unsupported for many years. People on that link have got it working themselves.[/quote

Buggar lol!
Don't think I am smart enough to get it working myself.

csador, Aug 4, 3:54am
MS wont be dropping support for 8.1 for a number of years yet so I wouldnt worry about that aspect right now. That said I would still upgrade to 10 within the next year while the free upgrade over is available

chnman, Aug 4, 5:01am
I use the now free MS Money Plus ("Sunset Deluxe") but not yet moved to Win 10, but if you or someone you know is tech minded, you might want to read the following: Also some free software, though have never used personally:

r.g.nixon, Aug 5, 1:45am
You get 15 mins to delete a post, don't you?

midnight42, Aug 5, 1:50am
I don't know. OK I'll try

cleggyboy, Aug 6, 6:45am
I found one important feature that has been omitted, editing and paint seems to be no longer, unless I'm not looking in the correct place for it.

mattnzw, Aug 6, 6:53am
They are there, just type the name into the search box

cleggyboy, Mar 18, 3:52am
Found them now thanks, a lot are hidden in Windows Accessories.
From there one can pin to start or task bar so that is good.

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