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Can I upgrade h8-1230 from Win7 to Win10?

Q: Can I upgrade h8-1230 from Win7 to Win10?

I bought this in Nov, 2012, Win7 SP1. I would like to update to Win10, but I'm not sure the Broadcom WLAN driver will work in Win10. The adapter version is 5.60.350.6 (3/22/2010), BCMWL664.SYS. I don't want to update only to find I have no internet or network access.

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Preferred Solution: Can I upgrade h8-1230 from Win7 to Win10?

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A: Can I upgrade h8-1230 from Win7 to Win10?

Greetings, Win 7 upgrades to Win 10 can be problematic with no easy way back to Win 7 unless you have a good image and bootable rescue media. The safest way to upgrade is to clone your existing Win 7 install to a second HDD or SSD. Connect only the cloned HDD to your PC to do the upgrade. Carefully read this entire article by Ed Bott to learn what needs to be done, and the time invested, if you have to rebuild Windows 7. Win 10 may have the correct WLAN driver as well as all other drivers needed to run correctly or the upgrade could choke. You still have the original Win 7 install on the first HDD and can move on with your computing life. Cheers!

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Can-I-upgrade-h8-1230-from-Win7-to-Win10/td-p/5596437
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I bought this in Nov, 2012, Win7 SP1. I would like to update to Win10, but I'm not sure the Broadcom WLAN driver will work in Win10. The adapter version is 5.60.350.6 (3/22/2010), BCMWL664.SYS. I don't want to update only to find I have no internet or network access.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Wireless-and-Networking/Can-I-upgrade-h8-1230-from-Win7-to-Win10/td-p/5596437
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I have a friend with WIN7 64 bit just like me. He received a message about upgrading to WIN10. He clicked on the X at the top right. It downloaded the update but he did not install it. It keeps asking about installing the upgrade.
What can he do to remove the WIN10 upgrade download?

What can we do to permanently remove any request to upgrade. Neither of us are computer gurus. We need a step by step simple procedure to stop any updates or requests for WIN10.

We have no desire for WIN10. Thanks, Bob.

A:Disabling WIN10 Upgrade for WIN7 64 bit

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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/396921-disabling-win10-upgrade-win7-64-bit.html
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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. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Trying-to-upgrade-from-Win7-to-Win10-quot-CPU-not-supported/td-p/5632325
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Hallo all.

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

The problem:
I Tray to upgrade and got some error code: C0000022, windows restarting in 88% and nothing. Then i tray to fix the problem with MicrosoftFixit50123. Restart pc and tray again and got the same error, after that I tray update troubleshooting with WUD.diagcab and got another error:0x80070057
I also tray sfc /scannow and also have corrupted file.
Can someone help me, I don`t know what to do...

A:Win7 to win10 upgrade error.

I putt also CBS and CheckSUR. Maybe someone can help...

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/378546-win7-win10-upgrade-error.html
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My plan now is to use the media creation tool to download the .iso, burn that to a disk, and boot to it. Will that allow me to install windows 10, or is it still going to insist that I need service pack 1?

If that won't work, are there any other methods I could use?

Thanks
~Paul

A:Win7 to Win10 upgrade without service pack 1

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:
Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/50685-win7-win10-upgrade-without-service-pack-1-a.html
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So then I flattened the drive put win 7 back on and windows update caused me problems. Also the Blue tooth driver wouldnt work. hmmph

tried to win10 upgrade it again online.

2x attempts... hangs at 99% on the install portion. (left it going overnight)

Can't figure out whats the issue. Guess I'll try a fresh install from a iso or something.

This laptop is my 'tv server/storage' HP DV6 pavillion (1134)

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2. I know it doesnt work....

I know it must be me...

Stay tuned... I have caddies ssd's and 2 laptops and a desktop. hehe and a usb key from toshiba with a win 10 full factory reinstall ...for a toshiba not a HP...lol

might load a driver for my bong compiler. :

A:Win7-Win10 upgrade - install hangs at 99%

I find Win10 buggy and takes up a lot of disk space on my 32 gbs.capacity Acer One 10 laptop.

Always updating whenver I try to close or reboot my laptop.

I would stick with Windows 7 and not upgrade it.
It more reliable and easier to use.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f338/win7-win10-upgrade-install-hangs-at-99-a-1145881.html
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To MS Engineers;

Hi there. I'm not sure who to address this to but hope you read it anyways;

I have a Dell Inspiron 1535 Studio, Intel Dual core WIN7, just upgraded to WIN10.
After the upgrade, My Counterstrike game wouldn't play like it used to. The game lags, very slow. The display shows every movement, together with the sound, as if it's a slo-mo frame-by-frame photo shoot. That's the best description I can come up with.
I'm not a technical guy so I thought I should ask, if there's any way around this? Make the game playable (smooth..) again.

Thanks.

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d2bfe0b2-243a-4385-96a9-982bc6770288/win7-to-win10-upgrade-videodisplay-lag?forum=w7itproinstall
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A:Win7 to Win10 Upgrade - DVD drive now missing

Hi: See if one of the resolution steps below resolve the problem.  Try each one as applicable. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/314060  

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Win7-to-Win10-Upgrade-DVD-drive-now-missing/td-p/5698150
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Activate Windows 7 on the new system first and then upgrade that to Windows 10. If you upgrade to Windows 10 on the old system, when you replace the motherboard, Windows 10 will deactivate itself when it detects the new motherboard and you would likely have to put a Windows 7 install on it temporarily to regain activation.

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A:Windows 10 64bit- Upgrade from Win7 to Win10 On HP Elite 820...

Anytime. Glad to have been of assistance. Maybe try again before the free period expires. It is possible they will have worked out some bugs and release more updates to W10. Who knows...it could even be the onboard Intel W10 graphics driver that is buggy. I've had my 8200 Elite run XP Pro x64, Vista Business, W7 Pro, W8.1 Pro and now W10 Pro working perfectly on each OS. 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Windows-10-64bit-Upgrade-from-Win7-to-Win10-On-HP-Elite-8200/td-p/5228406
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/H8-1240T-Pavilion-Upgrade-from-Win7-to-Win10-Went-Smoothly/td-p/5670711
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A:Can still use Win10 thumb drive to upgrade from Win7 after July 29?

Might want to chat online with a MS rep and see what your options are.

http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask-question/434298-can-still-use-win10-thumb-drive-upgrade-win7-after-july-29-a.html
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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?

On a related note, I also use OneDrive for multiple users -- a different login for each Windows user account. I understand that Win10 is tightly integrated with OneDrive, but is limited to accessing one login.
Must I use just a single OneDrive login across the entire machine (i.e., all Windows user accounts)? Or does each account get to login to its own storage on OneDrive?

Thanks, in advance, for any enlightenment.



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

Good luck.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/57148-will-win10-upgrade-install-follow-win7-redirects.html
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Thanks.
 

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/index.php?threads/verify-win10-upgrade-available-on-cloned-win7-hard-drive.310382/
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Error log just says

Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0xe06d7363: Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586.

System


-
Provider

[ Name]
Microsoft-Windows-WindowsUpdateClient

[ Guid]
{945A8954-C147-4ACD-923F-40C45405A658}





EventID
20





Version
0





Level
2





Task
1





Opcode
13





Keywords
0x8000000000000028




-
TimeCreated

[ SystemTime]
2015-12-10T19:11:07.145622700Z





EventRecordID
601760





Correlation




-
Execution

[ ProcessID]
308

[ ThreadID]
5688





Channel
System





Computer
AlisonXPS




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Security

[ UserID]
S-1-5-18

-
EventData


errorCode
0xe06d7363


updateTitle
Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586


updateGuid
{2AF34381-A9A9-42D5-8A36-1B86F0A6235F}


updateRevisionNumber
202

Anti virus is just Windows Security.

Any suggestions appreciated

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A:Upgrade from Win7 Pro to Win10 Failed Error code 0xe06d7363

1) Start your computer and log on as an administrator.
2) Click the Start button then select All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then click System Restore.
3) In the new window, select "Restore my computer to an earlier time" option and then click Next.
4) Select the most recent system restore point from the "On this list, click a restore point" list, and then click Next.
5) Click Next on the confirmation window.
6) Restarts the computer when the restoration is finished.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/33325-upgrade-win7-pro-win10-failed-error-code-0xe06d7363.html
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You still need at least all the Security updates
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ows-7-8-a.html

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A:Win10 Upgrade from Win7 caused Warm Boot to Fail - ANOTHER OPTION

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Interesting most issues are from windows 10's fast start features which is the first thing I would disable in 10 and in the machines bios for good measure
I've never heard of warm boot :/

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/388170-win10-upgrade-win7-caused-warm-boot-fail-another-option.html
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Part5 = swap (extended)
This setup worked good.

Part2 win7 got buggered, and reinstalled (nvidia chip-set melt down during win7 boot). The MB was replaced.

I can no longer get to win10 boot Part1. Booting to Part1 or Part2 results to booting the newly installed win7. Rafaela boot did not change: still working.

How can I reclaim my win10 boot? I can't upgrade for free anymore so I'm hoping there's a way to work with what's there.

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Does this work for enabling their use in future installs of Win10? Requiring a call due to hardware change is acceptable too
 

A:"Flagging" Win7/8 keys for Win10 upgrade via VM

Try installing another Win10 in another VM and see if it auto activates.
Don't use a key when you install.
 

https://hardforum.com/threads/flagging-win7-8-keys-for-win10-upgrade-via-vm.1906491/
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Well I don't see why not as long as you don't download and install win-10 preparation updates :/

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/387118-i-want-use-win7-forever-never-upgrade-win10.html
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Hi Welcome to Windows Central! Give this a look. I have no experience with this, so you're on your own! http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=tEsdeZOr

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A:I have Win10 from upgrade, must reformat PC. How do I get Win10 again?

you can download the newest build of windows 10 > http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10

boot from the setup media - remove every partition (wipe) the HDD

and clean install widows 10

since you already had win7 and windows 10 on that PC - if asked for product key - just skip that screen

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A:Upgrade Win7 starter using win7 upgrade software for Vista?

Hello there, wil.

There's no problem at all. follow this tutorial and you'll be able to install them without problems.

Clean Install Windows 7

EDIT: sorry, is this one:

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A:HP Pavilion ZE 1230 Laptop

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Can you get to the Advanced tab to se if the name of the driver is correct.

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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.

90% of problems could be solved if people only too regular backpps.

\this advice must have been given AD NAUSEAM by loads of people on the forums.

If only you had an image -- ouldtake you around 30 mins max to restore back to W7.

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A:Replace Win10 with Win7

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Windows 10 Forums

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Don't junk your printer
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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 .

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/13509-dual-boot-win10-win7-win-8-1-you-already-have-your-pc.html
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I've upgraded my Win7Pro to Win10 Professional a few months ago. I want to install Win7 back for testing purposes. I still have my Win7 activation key.

What's going to happen after the testing when I'll install Win10 again? Will it be activated or will I have to pay?

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.

Note: you will need to be careful about partitions on your disk - best to delete the Win 10 ones then install Win 7, then delete Win 7 ones and restore Win 10.

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/61878-what-happens-my-win10-license-if-i-go-back-win7-day.html
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A:In between Win10 and Factory Default Win7

UPDATE TO POST.

I just found the backup image in HD, but Recovery Mode in Win7 won't find it - that I know with certainty as I tried it with a tech on the phone. How do I get this backup image to Win 7 using Advanced Tools?

Thank you.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/54318-between-win10-factory-default-win7.html
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anyway i noticed that win10 had this option to Roll Back from Win10 to Win7.
i'm not sure how he updated it, because there is no
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i tried some 3rd party software, same result.
 
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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.
 
If the Recovery Partition is intact, you may be able to revert to a WIndows 7 factory state by tapping a key during boot to bring up the Recovery Wizard. When you open Disk Management do you see a Recovery Partition approx 15GB in size. Edit: I noticed you posted you could not see a recovery image. Nothing in Disk Management? For HP tap F11 at boot. This will bring up the Recovery Manager. Any personal data currently on the computer needs to be backed up first.
 
Edit: Unfortunately, your key is gone but you should be able to use the key on the COA sticker but as I said, there is no legal place to download a Windows 7 iso file if it OEM.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/597136/i-want-to-roll-back-from-win10-to-win7/
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A:Installing Win7 on a Win10 computer

Hello Robert mate you need to let us know what that new machineis because there was a post just recent where a fellow had a 10 installed Lenovo machine which would not support 7. I myself bought an Asus ROG laptop a while back and luckily the downgrade 7 I had them put on worked but only after I had to update the BIOS to enable 7 drivers to be installed.
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You could possibly Google it yourself for that matter something along the lines of will my ******** abd1123 machine support 7. But it is becoming increasingly difficult to install 7 on 10 machines because of driver issues for example.

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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.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/43068-questions-about-upgrading-win7-win10.html
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@Paul_Tikkanen? is the usual place to start. 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/downgrade-hp-15-f211wm-from-win10-to-win7/td-p/5665338
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A:Win10 Hi-Jack during Win7 Update

Did the computer come with Windows 7? If so, then you can Activate by Phone, and Microsoft will be able to help you.
As for avoiding the 10 Upgrade, go to Windows Update, and right click the Win 10 Update and Hide it.
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Once your Win 10 Pro is activated, it is "digital entitled".
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A:How do Win7 K and KN keys translate to Win10

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.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/57575-how-do-win7-k-kn-keys-translate-win10.html
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A:Should I repair Win7 before upgrading to Win10?

What exactly do you mean by "not 100%,"...?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/617690/should-i-repair-win7-before-upgrading-to-win10/
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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:
%SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535

NOTE: Put a check mark on everything except: Setup logs files, answer Yes when prompt for confirmation

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A:Selective Win10 Updates (as in Win7)

That is a recurring issue already brought forward to MS.

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/39467-selective-win10-updates-win7.html
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Hey
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A:Upgrading Win7 to Win10 for free ?

hi the free period is over so no not that I know of

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/401838-upgrading-win7-win10-free.html
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GPL

A:Upgrading From Win7 Entprise to Win10

Microsoft never offered to upgrade Enterprise for free.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/57034-upgrading-win7-entprise-win10.html
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A:Possible to install Win10 along with Win7 for first time?

Hi.... Welcome to Ten Forum .... What you're asking can't be done without first upgrading to 10. What I would do if I were you I would get a usb external hard drive. I would copy and paste everything you need from your laptop onto the external hard drive, once that is done I would do a Factory Restore of your laptop back to the way it was when you first got it. Afterwards, I would re load all the software and data back again onto the laptop, get all the windows updates. And remove all the garbages that the manufacturer put on your laptop that you don't need . So afterwards you have your self a CLEAN system . Once everything is loaded back again, I would download Macrium Reflect free version ( link below for it ) ... And make a full back up image of your laptop ( The whole drive must be selected ) Once that is done I would upgrade to windows 10. Once its been upgraded check to be sure its activated. Once windows 10 is activated you can either stay with windows 10 or go back to Windows 7. If you go back to 7 you can always go back to 10 whenever you want now, as long as the life of the laptop lives. Personally, I would stay with 10 and afterwards I would reformat the hard drive and do a clean installation of windows 10 . If you decide to do a clean install just make sure you still have your data stuff from your external usb hard drive intact to reload . Remember you can always go back to 7 with the back up image. I would even try to load the backup image unto a free cloud base service for safe keeping. ( You would need to zip the backup image for it )


Code:
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/43908-possible-install-win10-along-win7-first-time.html
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GPL

A:Upgrading From Win7 Enterprise to Win10

Microsoft never offered to upgrade Enterprise for free.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/57034-upgrading-win7-enterprise-win10.html
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A:Win7 to Win10 setup loop

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Did you ever successfully restore the machine to Windows 7?

If you selected to clean the drive, did you do this through Windows 10? This would have left the Windows 10 OS files on the drive, granted that it completed successfully.

Have you tried to create a bootable Windows 10 USB and boot to it?

Can you not connect to the Alienware BIOS at all? Do you see a splash screen of the logo?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f338/win7-to-win10-setup-loop-1162561.html
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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.
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/hunting-malware-win7-8-1-or-win10.49672/
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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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/392331-why-does-win10-not-allow-overwrite-new-win7-disc.html
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I have a Win-7 Pro laptop. I have a duplicate of the system drive for backup purposes.
If I were to accept the update to Win 10, would I be able to use Win-7 (restored from the duplicate drive), or would the fact of updating the OS mark my existing Win-7 license invalid (somewhere inside MS' servers), and the system will start barking some time soon that it is not "genuine", etc.?

(Sorry, if this topic exists buried somewhere: I tried to search for it but couldn't find.)

A:Will upgrading to Win10 deactivate Win7 license?

And about 10 minutes after posting this question, I finally found the thread that answers my question:
7 to 10, back to 7, eventually to 10.

Unfortunately, in this forum, it is impossible do delete your own thread.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/398066-will-upgrading-win10-deactivate-win7-license.html
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Dear all,

I hope I have not missed a thread with a similar problem:
I had Win10 installed on drive C: with the boot loader on drive D: (where I previously had my old Win10 installation). I wanted to add Win7 to my PC and formated drive D: - I totally forgot that I had the boot loader on that disk... Now I have Win7 on drive D: and drive C: is unchanged but I can not boot into Win10. I tried all the bootrec /fixmbr stuff, but found that my drive C: is not a MBR but a GPT...
Is there a way to access my Win10 installation without reinstalling the whole thing?

Thanks in advance!

A:Win10+Win7 dual boot issue

What drive letter is your Windows 10 partition getting in Windows 7? Let's say it is D:\. Open an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt in Windows 7. In the elevated command prompt Window run:

BCDBOOT D:\Windows /d /addlast

The path in red will be to the Windows folder on the Windows 10 drive letter.

Then reboot the computer.

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Running on an Inspiron 1521 with Win7 64-bit Home Premium.  I gave Win10 a week, then rolled it back to the original Win7.  Everything is working EXCEPT I have no network connectivity.  Network center recognizes my home WiFI network, but connection attempts result in "limited connectivity"  (read: no usable connection).  Control Panel - Device Drivers - properties of the various drivers show they are all "operating correctly".
Also working this issue on answers.microsoft.com.  They suggest 1) "rollback is not a good idea" and 2) "reinstall device drivers".

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997/t/19984886
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A:Strange things happening to Win7 since Win10 came out

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
The worst I've read is willingly using Mcafee
Without knowing all of the tweaks used to get x-p look going on it might be difficult to figure out what is happening ?

Most people simply use classic shell to get the x-p look and call it a day.

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The old Win7 'Window Color and Appearance' has been removed from Windows 8/10.




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Does anyone know if there is a way of making this work?

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I am trying to solve my upgrading issue without buying Windows 10 Home, but have not succeeded in finding the solution yet. Anyone with experiences or good ideas?

A:Upgrading from win7 Enterprise to Win10 Home

Hi,

This thread is from June last year but I should think the position remains the same.


Quote:




Some Windows editions are not eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade. These include Windows RT/RT 8.1, Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise. The Enterprise editions are geared toward large organizations, which typically have their own licensing agreements with Microsoft.




Which edition of Windows 10 will you get for free? - CNET

Looks like you may be out of luck.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f338/upgrading-from-win7-enterprise-to-win10-home-1097369.html
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A:Prevent Win8.1 Win7 updating to Win10

@Chigwells

Here is alternative method for W8.1 only.

1. Clean install OS using Media Creation Tool
2. Select "Do NOT download\install Windows updates" option
3. When setting up newly installed Windows, disable "Automatic Windows Updates"
4. When perform very first Windows Updates, hide (right-click on KB) the following updates (NOTE: some KBs shown below are not related to W10 upgrade - search online for KB # to get infos & make list)

NOTE: In configuring Windows Updates you should choose "Download, but let me decide which to install..."


 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/prevent-win8-1-win7-updating-to-win10.54766/
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A:driver download (downgrade from win10 to win7 pro)

If you need drivers, please follow these steps:1. In the Run box type devmgmt.msc.2. Unknown devices would be listed as such and marked out with a yellow question mark.3. Select the unknown device or other device for which you need drivers and right click to access Properties.4. In the Properties window click on Details tab and select Device Instance Id  or Hardware ID from the drop down.5. An alphanumeric string like this PCI\VEN_1217&DEV_7130&SUBSYS_012F1025&REV_01\4&6B16D5B&0&33F0 is the identification marker for the device.6. Please provide this number so that we can suggest the appropriate driver.

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I have a new Inspiron 15 that came with WIN8. I updated to WIN10 and cannot stand that either. I have a new WIN7 OS that I would like to install. How do I uninstall WIN8/10 and install WIN7? There is nothing on the computer that needs to be saved.
Thanks

A:INSPIRON 15--- Remove WIN10 OS and replace with new WIN7

If it's the interface you don't like, install Classic Shell, which is free (open source) and lets you have a WIndows 7 interface over Windows 8 or 10.
If you really want to run 7, realize that if you have a Skylake (6th generation) CPU, there are restrictions on how you can install Windows 7 -- and within two years, Windows update will cease to function on Skylake and later CPUs. 
If you do install 7, you'll need a license for it (only Windows 8 and 10 Pro carry downgrade rights;  the standard version does not) and realize that Dell won't support your installation of the older OS - you'll need to check the specific model you have to see if 7 drivers are available from Dell, and if they're not, you'll have to check with the individual component manufacturers for drivers.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19984047
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We (me and a fellow worker) have just started using remote desktop to work. I have been using NetSupport Manager for almost 10 years but just switched to Windows 10 on virtual PC at work and discovered that remote desktop performance with UDP is leaving NetSupport Manager in the dust, performance wise.

I have opened the UDP port for my PC and use in UDP mode since Friday. I just cloned the virtual PC for my fellow worker and adjusted his user. I connect to this PC and UDP is enabled. But he is on Windows 7 x64 and he is not able to obtain the UDP enabled.

Yes, he installed the updates for RDP 8.0 and it shows it.
But UDP is still not working.
I tried to update to RDP 8.1 but it says this:
Any idea ? I suggested to upgrade to Windows 10 but I would rather find a solution for Windows 7 since it is supposed to work.

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A:Dual Boot on Win7 after issues with win10

First, I would recommend turning off Fast Startup in Windows 10:
Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Then from the power icon in Windows 10, select Restart. The fast startup "hibernation" file has been known to cause problems for some people attempting to boot back into Windows 7.

If that doesn't work, and you have data files you need to save from Windows 7, make sure to back them up. I would recommend making an image with Macrium Reflect Free. If you can't get Reflect Free to install and run on your laptop, if you have another computer you can install it and make a rescue disc/USB, boot the laptop from the rescue disc/USB and that will allow you to make a backup image.

If Windows 7 won't boot with fast startup disabled in Windows 10, you will have to clean install Windows 7 over the Windows 7 you have now. Boot from the Windows 7 install media. Click the Install Now button. Choose Custom Install option. Select the partition that contains Windows 7. You can format that partition to wipe the previous Windows 7 installation - or you can just select it and install to it and it will copy the current Windows 7 files to windows.old. What you do not want to do is delete that partition. Point the Windows 7 to install to the partition for Windows 7 and just install to it. This will keep your dual boot with Windows 10 and not affect the Windows 10 operating system partition.

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I was wondering how the upgrade to win 10 will work and if i have to ever reinstaill will my windows 7 key work for a reinstall of windows 10

A:Will my win7 key become a win10 key if i decide to update to windows 1

That level of detail is not clear yet for the "free" upgrade.

You can always buy Windows 10 outright and avoid the problem.

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Hi all,

I currently have a laptop with Win7 Professional 32bit, I read that it's possible to update it to Win10 without having to format the hard drive, is that correct?
And will it be possible to upgrade to a Win10 64bit version as well?

Kind regards

A:Update from Win7 32bit to Win10 64bit possible?

you should be able to update win7 to win10 w/o losing anything. make an image backup & image recovery cd first justincase. a lot depends on the specs of the laptop.

you need a multi core processor for windows x64 & you should have a fair amount of memory, ie. 4gb.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/368620-update-win7-32bit-win10-64bit-possible.html