(From my Tom's Hardware Thread)
Okay, so I've been currently running Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro as a temporary solution for my first pc build until all the hype died around Windows 10 and I could have time to fully consider my decision on which OS.
So now I've decided to take advice from a friend and simply purchase a Windows 7/8.1 license and upgrade from there.
Before doing so, I'd like to have a step by step explanation of the procedure so as to avoid bumps in the road and wasting time and money.
Also, will my files and settings remain through this process be kept or should I save a backup on to my external hard drive? On that note, would I be able to restore said backup once upgrading (I've never had to restore a backup before so I'm kind of shaky on the subject).
I ask these really simple questions because when searching the internet for them, I've come up with several mixed results and I'm confused as to which are true/pertain to my situation.