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Upgrading normally to Windows 10 w/o using Windows 10 Insider


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#1 cmptrgy

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 09:58 AM

HP Compaq 6000 Pro Win 7 Pro SP1 32-bit desktop

I had signed up for the Windows 10 insider back in Aug but never got into it and uninstalled pertinent KB’s

However I wish to upgrade to Windows now and I’m hoping I can upgrade via the standard upgrade procedure by allowing the uninstalled KB’s to be reinstalled

Since I had signed up for Windows 10 Insider back in Aug is that a factor on what I want to do?

 

The reason I prefer the normal upgrade procedure is so I get the experience of doing it that way.

I volunteer at our senior citizens center and many of them are inquiring about the free Windows 10 upgrade

So if I do so on my computer I’ll be able to see the hands on procedures that should help me on their computers because I’ll know what to expect



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 10:36 AM

I've done a Windows 10 "upgrade in place" via the reservation process and using a disc created via the Media Creation Tool and the differences in the process are utterly insignificant.

 

Were I you I would simply create a Win10 upgrade disk via the Media Creation Tool and choose the "Upgrade this PC now" option.


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Posted 11 November 2015 - 03:44 PM

"Were I you I would simply create a Win10 upgrade disk via the Media Creation Tool and choose the "Upgrade this PC now" option."

Actually I just did that in case I decide to use that option

But what came across in my mind is that if my computer doesn't qualify for the upgrade at this time due to some incompatibility issue, will the "Upgrade this PC now" option notify me?



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 03:54 PM

I don't know whether there is a compatibility checker built in to the Media Tool version of the upgrade, but I suspect there is.

 

There are ongoing issues with some hardware that passes the "Check this PC" tests for the "reserved copy" process mostly related to device drivers.

 

If your hardware vendor hasn't stated that a given machine is Win10 upgrade tested/ready then you end up being on your own as far as what you decide to do anyway.  It can pass the MS checks but still potentially have issues.

 

This is why it's critical to take a full system backup, including a system image, before upgrading to Win10.  That way if you want to go back, but the built-in rollback process fails, you can still use the recovery tools in Windows 10 to reload your system image to go back.  (That or use your Microsoft System Repair Disc to boot from and use its recovery feature with the backup you made).


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Posted 11 November 2015 - 07:37 PM

Thanks Brian. I'm a system image backup person and I use Macrium Reflect.

Your comments also reminded me I can go to the HP website and I believe it can determine whether my computer can upgrade to Windows 10 ok

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