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Windows 7: Specific upgrade paths to get to all versions of Windows 10

04 Jun 2015   #121
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post

I ran the W10 compatibility checker on one of my systems.
David:

Do you have a direct link to this "compatibility checker"---that will work directly from Win 7? I have no "reservation" for Win 10 and don't intend to have one for the foreseeable.


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04 Jun 2015   #122
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I don't know what the info in that article really means, and if it is right or wrong ...
I think that is one example of where this info is coming from that people interpret as "WLM being discontinued".

I ran the W10 compatibility checker on one of my systems.
No problems with hardware compatibility.
It showed 1 program was not compatible with W10.
I have WLM on that system and it did not get flagged as incompatible.
The person who has written that article you linked to is, as you can clearly see if you browse the MS Answers site a bit more, an expert in Copy & Pasting with in my opinion quite limited knowledge in anything else Windows related, so it's no use to post there and ask more information because as Windows Live Mail has not been mentioned anywhere as a discontinued product, he will find nothing to copy & paste.


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Kari,
Off Topic post

Please, don't make yourself . I would pass out before even getting half way down. I would most likely upchuck it but do to medical reason I can't drink anymore, I never drank that much anyway.
The amount of bourbon in my promise is not an issue, I am a Pro whisky lover. It's the taste and smell which makes it difficult.
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04 Jun 2015   #123
derekimo

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Looks like Andre didn't copy/paste correctly, from the link David posted,

Frequently Asked Questions: Windows 10 - Microsoft Community

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Which features will be removed when I upgrade from a previous version of Windows?
Windows Media Center
DVD playback
Desktop gadgets
Preinstalled games
Floppy drive support
Windows Live Essentials (Windows Essentials)
Windows Updates
Windows Virtual PC with Windows XP Mode
From this Microsoft link,

Windows 10 Specifications - Microsoft

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Feature deprecation section
•If you have Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro with Media Center, or Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center and you install Windows 10, Windows Media Center will be removed.
•Watching DVDs requires separate playback software
•Windows 7 desktop gadgets will be removed as part of installing Windows 10.
•Windows 10 Home users will have updates from Windows Update automatically available. Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise users will have the ability to defer updates.
•Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts Games that come pre-installed on Windows 7 will be removed as part of installing the Windows 10 upgrade. Microsoft has released our version of Solitaire and Minesweeper called the “Microsoft Solitaire Collection” and “Microsoft Minesweeper.”
•If you have a USB floppy drive, you will need to download the latest driver from Windows Update or from the manufacturer's website.
If you have Windows Live Essentials installed on your system, the OneDrive application is removed and replaced with the inbox version of OneDrive.
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04 Jun 2015   #124
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Looks like Andre didn't copy/paste correctly, from the link David posted...
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LOL we posted about the same time (my post just before yours), thanks for confirming what I said about this Copy & Paste Pro .
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04 Jun 2015   #125
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Looks like Andre didn't copy/paste correctly, from the link David posted...
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LOL we posted about the same time (my post just before yours), thanks for confirming what I said about this Copy & Paste Pro .
I guess it's pretty obvious then.
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04 Jun 2015   #126
DavidE

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post

I ran the W10 compatibility checker on one of my systems.
David:

Do you have a direct link to this "compatibility checker"---that will work directly from Win 7? I have no "reservation" for Win 10 and don't intend to have one for the foreseeable.
No, i don't know of a direct link for a "W10 compatibility checker".
I have all the W10 Windows Updates installed, and have the W10 Taskbar icon.
I have not reserved a copy of W10, but i can run the compatibility checker from the W10 Taskbar icon.

If you want to run it, the KB3035583 Windows Update needs to be installed (and maybe 1 more) to get the icon.
You could install the update, run the compatibility checker, then uninstall the update.
That might work, if you really want to run it ???
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04 Jun 2015   #127
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post

If you want to run it, the KB3035583 Windows Update needs to be installed (and maybe 1 more) to get the icon.

You could install the update, run the compatibility checker, then uninstall the update.

That might work, if you really want to run it ???
Thanks for the detail on how to do it. I think I'll pass. It was just my idle curiosity. I suspect we will eventually see a free-standing checker soon enough and I can run that. At most, I wouldn't expect it frown on anything except possibly a few software packages.
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04 Jun 2015   #128
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post

If you want to run it, the KB3035583 Windows Update needs to be installed (and maybe 1 more) to get the icon.

You could install the update, run the compatibility checker, then uninstall the update.

That might work, if you really want to run it ???
Thanks for the detail on how to do it. I think I'll pass. It was just my idle curiosity. I suspect we will eventually see a free-standing checker soon enough and I can run that. At most, I wouldn't expect it frown on anything except possibly a few software packages.
I haven't got the Windows 10 updates on my pc either so I ran the Windows 8 compatibility checker instead which passed on everything. I'm guessing the requirements for 10 would be more or less the same?
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04 Jun 2015   #129
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I am not sure if all the answers provided in this link are authentic or not, but it made me happy.
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What happens if I change my motherboard?
As it pertains to the OEM licenses this will invalidate the Windows 10 upgrade license because it will no longer have a previous base qualifying license which is required for the free upgrade. You will then have to purchase a full retail Windows 10 license. If the base qualifying license (Windows 7 or Windows 8.1) was a full retail version, then yes, you can transfer it.
Looks like I've got the answer to my question, retail rights will remain intact after the upgrade.
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04 Jun 2015   #130
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I am not sure if all the answers provided in this link are authentic or not, but it made me happy.
Quote:
What happens if I change my motherboard?
As it pertains to the OEM licenses this will invalidate the Windows 10 upgrade license because it will no longer have a previous base qualifying license which is required for the free upgrade. You will then have to purchase a full retail Windows 10 license. If the base qualifying license (Windows 7 or Windows 8.1) was a full retail version, then yes, you can transfer it.
Looks like I've got the answer to my question, retail rights will remain intact after the upgrade.
That part made me pretty happy too!

People are saying he's just a copy and paste expert. But how do we know he hasn't pasted straight from some sort of MS document? The same people dismissing negativity are also being negative about it. So, not sure what that's about?
Surely the article would be taken off MS if it was giving false information?
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