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Old 03-27-2018, 08:26 PM
 
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I've done it multiple times. IMO, it would be better to replace a Windows 7 computer than upgrade it to Windows 10.
Are you sure ? replace a Windows 7 computer ? But I can't afford another computer. i just want to upgrade my old Windows 7 ,
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:35 PM
 
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I will second the above, buy new computer with 10 on it if you wish to go that route, many items on older 7 computers may give you issues when you downgrade to 10, some say 10 is great, others hate it, IMO anything that they try to force on people is not something worth having, they tried to force 10 on many of us who have 7, I and many others refused but had to do a work around to refuse since ms put it in an update..
I get it , maybe i will get some issues if i launch this program , my friend had the same problem after the upgrade ,The computer crashed, she was not allowed to access her computer, Because the login password can not be recognized.so i just want to get some advice to avoid these problems. I don't know what kind of problems I'm going to have.

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Old 03-27-2018, 08:36 PM
 
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I have 40 former Windows 7 computers running Windows 10 that would disagree with both of you.
Sounds like a professional , any suggestions ?
Thanks
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:39 PM
 
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I've got a 2010 HP desktop, that I upgraded to Windows 10 years ago. I've had no issues.

Before you upgrade, check these things:
1) Microsoft has a site that will scan your PC and notify you how well it is prepared to run Windows 10. So start there, and make sure it doesn't raise any flags.

2) Next you might want to check any special software you might be running, that will no longer work on Windows 10.

3) Finally, you may have hardware that might not work. I've heard folks having trouble with an old printer or scanner after the upgrade. Some vendors don't provide Windows 10 drivers for older printers.

Once you decide you want to upgrade, your final step is to make sure all your data is backed up somewhere. Should anything go wrong, be prepared that it will only cost you time to reformat, but not cost you any lost data.

It may take hours to upgrade, so just be prepared for the process. But if all the above checks out, I'd say go for it and don't be worried!
What website ? i just know it https://account.live.com/password/reset
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:42 PM
 
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I strongly recommend you do a clean install instead of an upgrade if you decide to go forward. In either case backup everything you need before starting.
OMG , Reinstalling is a disaster.
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:47 PM
 
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If your computer is old it may not accept a change to W10. Dell posted that my portable was not upgradeable so I went ahead and did it and the computer failed partway through the upgrade. I was able to recover.
My desktop has Solidworks 2011 and I read in a SW forum that my old copy would fail under W10. Having learned my lesson, I left it alone. Everything works fine with W7 and I'm sticking with it.
Upgrade at your peril.
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Old 03-28-2018, 12:03 AM
 
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1) Microsoft has a site that will scan your PC and notify you how well it is prepared to run Windows 10. So start there, and make sure it doesn't raise any flags.
This. If your computer can be upgraded this scan will tell you it's okay.

Do nothing until you have run this scan.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...d-ee93a1632932

Scroll down to the Windows 10 section. And do this.

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If you are using Windows 7 SP1 or 8/8.1, use the Windows 10 upgrade checker [GWX]. I am not sure but I think that if you have Windows 7 pre-SP1 and do not want to complete that update first, you might have to use the same substitute compatibility checker that I suggest for XP & Vista users.
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Old 03-29-2018, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Direct link to the WIndows Update Checker copied from the site Tek posted. It's legit. I wouldn't post an evil link.
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...WebWindows.exe

Tips: if asked to create a Microsoft account DO NOT DO THIS. You can add one later if you want but it can complicate things during the install.
I also have a doc around here somewhere I will find for you with some serious tips nd suggestions on installing.
Don't worry. Millions have done this with no issue.
Let us know the results of your check.
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:53 AM
 
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Is that he document you posted when things were going ballistic around here? I used that one - thankyouverymuch.
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Are you sure ? replace a Windows 7 computer ? But I can't afford another computer. i just want to upgrade my old Windows 7 ,
You said "upgrade" and upgrading's a multi-step process. You can't go directly from 7 to 10 without going through 8, unless you wipe and reinstall, or switch hard drives and install from scratch. Going directly between the 2 may mean that you'll run into the driver issues that someone else mentioned.
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