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Windows 10 Upgrade anyone?
Jim Hillier
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August 2, 2015 - 8:30 am

Not 100% sure of the question Daniel, sorry. I'm assuming you're talking about upgrading Win7 to Win10 and leaving XP as is?

If you upgrade Win7 to Win10, it should automatically create a dual boot manager for you with Win10 as the default OS. However, the only complication might be, seeing how XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, whether or not the upgrade will recognize XP and include it in a dual boot manager. If not, then you could use EasyBCD to create a dual boot menu for you.

And yes, just save an image of your Win10 system to your backup drive, no problem. Just remember, if you upgrade Win7 to Win10, it's the Win10 partition which will contain the bootloader. If you end up going with EasyBCD, whichever operating system you use to install and setup EasyBCD will be the one which contains the bootloader.

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August 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Yes XP has to stay. When I set this up I cloned W7 from another HD to the partition where it is and then installed Easy BCD and created the XP boot entry. I should be able to run the W10 Media Creation Tool from within W7 and install W10. I could then install Easy BCD in W10 and create my dual boot with XP.
If I can't do this then I have no options for installing W10.

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August 6, 2015 - 8:31 am

My own personal W10 upgrade notification!!!! Maybe later Microsoft?
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August 6, 2015 - 8:55 am

Daniel, I've successfully upgraded both of my Windows 8.1 installations, which was always the plan.
I'm dual booting to 7 and 10 now (XP on one machine).

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August 7, 2015 - 1:36 am

Ok Marc I finally got W10 installed on my PC. You might be interested in how I installed W10. This is still a work in progress, I will resize and move partition to have a Data partition as my #4 partition. Everything is running and booting well.
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August 8, 2015 - 7:41 am

dandl said

Hi Jim,
It runs fine in W7 but kept crashing in W10 usually when I tried to play some of the card games and sometimes with the Edge browser. The only other graphics driver that would work was the Windows Basic Graphics Driver but then Auto Update kept trying to install the NVidia Driver.

NVidia Graphics Driver 353.62 which is the updated driver seems to be working fine. Thanks NVidia!!

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August 8, 2015 - 8:01 am

Marc Thomas said

I'll delete the Windows.old folder because I won't be reverting.
Ni idea what the difference is mate.

I tried to delete the windows.old folder but I guess I didn't have file delete permission guess I'll just wait for 30 days and see if Windows will delete it.

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August 9, 2015 - 9:22 pm

dandl,

How did you try to delete the windows.old directory?

Should be run Disk Cleanup
Choose Clean Up System Files
Choose the drive letter
Choose Previous Windows Installations
Click OK

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August 9, 2015 - 10:44 pm

David Hartsock said

dandl,

How did you try to delete the windows.old directory?

Should be run Disk Cleanup
Choose Clean Up System Files
Choose the drive letter
Choose Previous Windows Installations
Click OK

I finally deleted the windows.old folder by clicking on Action center/All Settings/System/Storage/This PC and was able to delete the windows.old folder from their.Thanks Dave.

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August 12, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Have bee nreceiving some sort of updates from ms for win 10. All of them fail. Called ms and after 2 days they answered a chat connection. Can't be too busy as all lines closed at 5:30 pm edt yesterday? Not accepting any scheduled callback requests.
Anyway MS customer person says my system needs updated driver for win 10 even though ms previously scanned my pc and said it was ready for win 10. MS says HP the mfr is responsiible for all updates since they provided original win 7 and also do some mods of their own. HP says no way but they are running a casino called the win 10 scam and will possibly do required updates for a minimum of $29.. HP says unlike in the past they are not providing downloads free for this problem. I do not think this is right and I have the feeling both companies are hell bent for the scrap heap. There must be better customer oriented companies out their. I guess I will be looking for someone who cares.

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August 12, 2015 - 4:58 pm

Hi Robert - It's called "the run around".

Not sure what sort of drivers would interfere with Windows Update, that doesn't make a lot of sense to me. What are you seeing under Device Manager - any yellow exclamation marks?

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August 18, 2015 - 9:48 am

I like to have a System Restore Shortcut on my desktop. This is how I did it in W10 open up File Explorer>C:>Windows>System 32> right click on the rstrui.exe file and send to desktop as a shortcut. Rename the shortcut to System Restore and you have a few less clicks to your restore points.
Remember System Restore is usually turned off by default in W10 and will have to configured under This PC>Properties>Advanced System Settings>System Protection. Create restore points with the Create Tab.
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August 31, 2015 - 4:20 pm

I've been trying to download Windows 10 insider preview Spanish today with no luck.
I keep getting redirected by MS to the media creation tool and when I click on download the tool, the page isn't available.

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August 31, 2015 - 8:18 pm

Marc Thomas said

I've been trying to download Windows 10 insider preview Spanish today with no luck.
I keep getting redirected by MS to the media creation tool and when I click on download the tool, the page isn't available.

I have been trying get a post to go through all day.

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September 8, 2015 - 9:25 am

I have been doing a little research on the W10 product key and this is what I have found and which doesn't surprise me. Evidently the W10 product key is just a generic key that MS issues during the upgrade for activation and W10 is tied to the machine through the motherboard ID and this is supposed to be on file with the MS server for a reinstall.
I downloaded and ran the zip file from Major Geeks that Jim gave a link to. I have three machines in my house that has W10 installed and all three are returning the same product key #.
Now, what this means in real time I have no idea, except that if the machine or device breaks then that generic product key will probably just vanish.
I wonder if this is the same upgrade key for all machines?
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