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4 Weeks Ago   #1
ipbr21054

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Windows 7 advice for possible Windows 10 installation

I purchased this Dell Inspiron notebook/laptop to run 1 piece of software.
When i received it the previous owner had kind of installed Windows 10 but didnt make a good job of it so i reverted back to Windows 7

My question is that this software provider has informed Windows 7 users that Windows 7 will no longer be supported to run there cloud software & advise before the day comes to install Windows 10

How do i now go about installing Window 10 as i have no disc etc.

Many thanks


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ipbr21054 View Post
How do i now go about installing Window 10 as i have no disc etc.

There's an upgrade tutorial over on Ten Forums.


Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 for Free | Tutorials


The alternative is a clean install. You can make a bootable install usb with this tutorial:


Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 | Tutorials
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Simply got https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/soft...load/windows10 hit update now and it will do it all for you if it asks for a key skip it should activate from MS
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
Bree

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post

No, you can't do that I'm afraid. The 'Update Now' option will not be displayed if you visit that page with a Windows 7 or a Windows 8.1 machine. It's only seen if you visit with a W10 machine.


For those machines the only available option is to download the Media Creation Tool, which is what the Ten Forums 'upgrade 7 to 10' tutorial uses.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
ipbr21054

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So download the W10 media tool, install but what about my product key from W7
Will the registration be taken care of ?

Thansks.
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ipbr21054 View Post
So download the W10 media tool, install but what about my product key from W7 Will the registration be taken care of ?
The Media Creation Tool has two options, to 'Upgrade this PC now' or to 'Make install media for another machine...' which can make the install usb for you.

If you take the first option and upgrade this pc now then you will not be asked for a key. If the existing Windows 7 is activated that will mean the Windows 10 will be too. This would be my recommended option as it keeps all your installed software. It is also the preferred option for a W7 machine that has never been upgraded to W10, as it will give the machine a digital licence for Windows 10.

If you make the USB media and use that to do a clean install you will be asked for a key. But as you say "When i received it the previous owner had kind of installed Windows 10...". If that W10 was activated then this PC has a permanent digital licence for the edition that was installed (Home or Pro) stored on Microsoft's activation servers and linked to the unique hardware ID of the PC.

You can click 'I don't have one' when asked for a key. As long as you install the same edition as it had before, then W10 will activate from the existing digital licence as soon as it can contact the activation servers.
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
ipbr21054

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok thanks.
I’m going to do it now.
First step will be selected and you advice is welcomed.
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
ipbr21054

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Now installed thanks
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
Bree

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4 Weeks Ago   #10
ipbr21054

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi,
Ive done the update which took a couple of hours which was fine.
I now haveno sound.

Driver for the 2 audio items under sound have the latest installed.
I run the trouble shooter but no joy.

Ive spent at least 4 hours this afternoon searching & running different tasks from internet advice but still no sound.

I think i used services.msc and had to stop change to automatic then start etc but still the same.


How can i check if my Audio item installed in Windows 10 compatible or would it just not update etc.

Just looking for answers as stumped on what to do next.

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