Can I safely upgrade my M18x R1 to Windows 10 ?

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  1. icemaker

    icemaker Newbie

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    2 days to go before Windows 10 upgrade is not free anymore.

    I'm still on Windows 7 and don't know if it is safe to upgrade.

    I've seen threads about the upgrade killing the LCD display bu they were posted in December 2015.
    Has this problem been fixed ?
     
  2. GodlikeRU

    GodlikeRU Notebook Deity

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    I would like to know that too.

    No new reports about killing displays for a long time so it looks like they fixed it. Just DON'T use EVGA Precision X = Instant brick. You should also avoid MSI afterburner, just NV inspector and HwInfo
     
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    jerryzago Notebook Consultant

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    Go for it, avoid the softare that is stated above. I downloaded windows 10 iso and used windows 7 key that came with my laptop.
     
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    stefan063 Notebook Consultant

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    No such things ... I am happily on Win 10 for months now...
     
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    Awhispersecho Notebook Evangelist

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    How is the gaming performance on 10 compared to 8.1 and 7? Also, if I dual boot this with 8.1 that means that win 10 will force geforce driver updates on me regardless of what version of the OS I'm using right? As much as I hate the privacy issues and general attitude of MS lately, I'm still thinking of dual booting this and seeing how it performs. I just don't want it to upgrade my NVIDIA drivers on me.
     
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    Same Question here guys. I want to get the latest Version of windows iso soon. So Can I use it safely in my m18x r2 with gtx 780m? Also I would really grateful if you guys could link me a latest modded driver for Gtx 780m for Win 10 64 bit. I will really appreciate it.
     
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    I don't know why is so big hype over upgrading M18 to Windows 10...??!!
     
  8. GodlikeRU

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    DirectX12
    Please check if Hdmi In works in win10 okay?
     
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    If you told me... Of course it works... Perfect. Output (LG TV) and Input as well (PS4)
     
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    what about the latest modded drivers for win 10 for nvidia?
     
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