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Trying to upgrade from Win7 to Win10: "CPU not supported"

Q: Trying to upgrade from Win7 to Win10: "CPU not supported"

The machine nbsp HP Compaq Elite SFF PC nbsp nbsp Serial number CZC BRProduct number XL AVIntel R Core TM i - CPU GHzWindows Professional -bit Service Pack nbsp Fully updated nbsp The problem nbsp I have the icon in the notification area urging me to upgrade to Win When I click it I get Processor not supported Win7 from Win10: supported" Trying upgrade to to not "CPU with no other details Thanks MS Trying to upgrade from Win7 to Win10: "CPU not supported" nbsp Theory There was a bug in the upgrade nootification nbsp According to nbsp http answers microsoft com en-us windows forum windows -win upgrade cpu-not-supported fa d - nbsp The initial release of the Microsoft tool that checks system upgrade compatibility had some issues and was replaced on A fix was released that will show under optional updates that you need to download and install from Windows Update if not installed automatically nbsp Microsoft is currently moving the fix to recommended in WU nbsp This fix was kb I have checked and this fix is installed nbsp Theory Some CPU features required by Win are turned off in the BIOS nbsp According tohttp www techienews co uk fix-cpu-not-compatible-with-windows- -error nbsp you need to ensure that your CPU supports PAE NX and SSE instruction sets nbsp According to nbsp http www cpu-world com CPUs Core i Intel-Core i - CM html nbsp all of these CPU requirements are supported by the CPU nbsp So I ran CPU-Z and it shows that - SSE is supported- no mention of PAE or NX nbsp I have looked in the BIOS and can find no mention of any processor features I have upgraded the BIOS to the latest version nbsp J v nbsp I have also activated Intel Management Engine BIOS extension v and ME v nbsp These appear to permit the BIOS settings to be managed remotely but I have no idea how nbsp Despite several hours of Googling I can find no way to access or change the BIOS options for the CPU nbsp I am now totally stuck

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A: Trying to upgrade from Win7 to Win10: "CPU not supported"

Hi: I have the 8200 Elite CMT (i7-2600, BIOS J01, v2.28) and had no issues upgrading to W10. I would suggest you upgrade from the link below and see if it bypasses the hardware check. You can try the upgrade now, or make an installation disk or flash drive via the media creation tool. The disk/flash drive does not check compatibility.
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Hallo all.

I have some problem with updating Windows7 Home Premium 64bit OEM to Win10.

The problem:
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The simplest way is to use a tool that automates the change of settings required to prevent the forced downgrade to Windows 10. Download the Never10 utility and it will disable the Win10 download. Extensive documentation and explanations are on its site.
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Hi: See if one of the resolution steps below resolve the problem.  Try each one as applicable.
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I find Win10 buggy and takes up a lot of disk space on my 32 gbs.capacity Acer One 10 laptop.

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You don't need service pack 1 to upgrade to Windows 10 using a DVD, USB flash drive or ISO file. It is only required to get it to show up in Windows update. The alternative method is a clean install:
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To MS Engineers;

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A:Will Win10 upgrade install follow Win7 redirects?

Originally Posted by RiverCityTen

I've received conflicting info on this point, so I thought I would ask the experts here:
Will the Windows 10 "free" upgrade follow any redirects I have added to my Win7 Home Premium installation?

When I installed Win7 on my 250GB SSD, I used an XML script to relocate the Profiles Directory and Program Data folders from my SSD to my hard drive. This saved space on the SSD and simplified future program installs, since they followed these redirections. However, I am concerned that the Win10 upgrade may not do so. Thoughts?

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Hi and welcome to Tenforums.

I have sometimes seen in the past, problems with relocated user directories. You can try the upgrade, and if it fails, set the pointers back to default (you don't have to actually move the data).

Each user account can have an MS login. Or, you can have local accounts, and only sign into MS apps as required. That's what I do.

Since you have a W7 machine, you might want to read this post:

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Page 16 - Windows 10 Forums

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Quote: Originally Posted by rajib650

i m using windows 7 ultimate 32 bit . bt my display driver not suppoted the aero effects. it says
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Provider: microsoft
manufacturer: standard display types

info taken from SIW.

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follow this link for a clean install, from our sister W10 site.
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Hi there

Oh Dear

Why don't some people EVER LISTEN to sensible advice on these Forums

Why on earth didn't you IMAGE you W7 system before doing any upgrades etc --things like MACRIUM are FREE.

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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Did you ever successfully restore the machine to Windows 7?

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A:In between Win10 and Factory Default Win7


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A:What happens with my Win10 license if I go back to Win7 for a day?

Hi, your PC should automatically activate if you reinstall Win 10. Once activated, your right to Win 10 is held on MS's activation servers against your hardware.

I suggest you do the following to save a lot of time:
a. Create a disk image using e.g. Macrium reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage (Use 'Windows Backup'). You can then restore your PC exactly as was with Win10 in under an hour. (Everyone should use disk imaging routinely anyway- strongly recommended here).
b. Reinstall Win 7 and do what you need to
c. Create an image of that so you can restore Win 7 any time you wish in under an hour.
d. Restore your image of Win 10.

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A:Why does Win10 not allow overwrite by new Win7 disc?

I think the BIOS is blocking it. The reason is probably a possible lack of drivers for Win7.
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A:Dual boot Win10 with Win7 or Win 8.1 you already have on your PC

No Offense but you do understand Microsoft is giving a FREE Windows 10 by upgrading, right ? How they like to allow it is all up to them . No one said you can't buy windows 10 and do as you said . But, if you want a free windows 10 ? You can by upgrading from a prior windows 7, 8 and 8.1 OS don't you think you should at least abide to their agreement ? Also, since you used your windows 7 copy twice, once to upgrade to 10 not update but upgrade to 10 legally you can't use the 7 disk and install it again on a different or even on the same hard drive, which is what you just did by installing it on a partition drive .
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A:Upgrading Win7 to Win10 for free ?

hi the free period is over so no not that I know of
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A:Questions About Upgrading: Win7 -> Win10

1) Maybe.
2) Mostly.
3) Probably.
4.) If you install 10 as an upgrade, a windows.old directory will be created, allowing you to revert to 7. That is only good for 30 days, though.
5) Varies.

Two recommendations:

1) Don't upgrade to Windows 10 if you have critical applications for which you lack installation media.
2) If you upgrade anyway, image your Windows 7 installation first. (I haven't used it personally, but Macrium Reflect Free is popular.) That will save you a lot of trouble if the upgrade goes wrong. Especially if you have no means of clean installing 7.
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A:Upgrading From Win7 Enterprise to Win10

Microsoft never offered to upgrade Enterprise for free.
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A:Can I go back to Win7 after the first month of Win10

If it's within 30 days, you can go back to your Win 7 license. If it's over 30 days, I think you're stuck with Win 10.

What is the problem that you're having going back to Win 7? In as much detail as possible, please.
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A:Upgrading From Win7 Entprise to Win10

Microsoft never offered to upgrade Enterprise for free.
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A:Selective Win10 Updates (as in Win7)

That is a recurring issue already brought forward to MS.
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A:Possible to install Win10 along with Win7 for first time?

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A:i want to Roll Back from Win10 to Win7

Unfortunately, on a computer upgraded to Windows 10 you only have 30 days to revert. If the computer is an OEM then you cannot legally download an iso from the web. If you do find one then you would need to activate via phone. HP does provide Recovery Disks at a nominal cost. You would need to contact HP.
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Thanks in advance guys.

A:Hunting malware - Win7, 8.1 or Win10?

NekoJonez said:

In the unending battle against malware, you can do a lot of things. I'm trying to actively find malware (mostly adware) and trying to disinfect computers.

For that, I use various VM's. But because making snapshots and such can take up a ton of disk space and malware creators continually evolve... I'm doubting what windows OS is best to search & test malware on. What OS would you use and why?

Should I upgrade my VM to Windows10 or not? Should I upgrade it to Win8.1? Or should I leave it at Win7?

Thanks in advance guys.Click to expand...

Stay at 7, because its more stable then windows 10.
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You can only use your product key/license from Windows 7 to upgrade to the same edition of Windows 10. Single Language has to upgrade to Single Language. N has to upgrade to N. KN has to upgrade to KN. Sorry, but you can't cross those barriers.
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Windows.old contains your old Windows 7 to allow you to roll back if you choose. Once deleted you cannot roll back.
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Open Admin command pront, copy and paste the following line then run:
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A:Activation method Win7 v Win10

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I'm trying both the setup.exe way and the manual driver install from Control Panel.

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br Lars

A:Win8 upgrade assistent: NV 7400 GO supported, but NO!

A lot of the older Dell's are not supported for newer Operating Systems (no drivers). I've seen some that were able to find non-Dell drivers that work but its hit or mostly miss. I used to do a lot of support on the Dell users forums and the availability of Dell drivers or incompatibility came up often. Basically, "you are on your own" to try and find drivers that will work with the old hardware.

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