1.    23 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro or Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7 Pro ?

    Just replaced motherboard on my old Dell D830 that I had upgraded to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 7 Pro last August.

    Went through steps on setting up new MOBO and it is up/working just fine.

    I happened to run Belarc Advisor just to get a snapshot of data for the file. What is interesting is that Belarc indicates the O/S is Windows 8 Pro (build 9200).

    I looked at another recent thread here at TenForums and also took some of the steps suggested and figured that maybe I needed to install or re-install Windows 10. I checked the Update/Security/Activation tab and it indicates that Windows 10 Pro is installed, activated with a digital entitlement.

    So ... why does Belarc seem to see only Windows 8 Pro? Maybe because of the "maturity" of the D830? I know that Dell has disclaimers at their site that says the D830 has not been certified for Windows 10.

    So, it is working, but the data from Belarc just has me scratching my head.

    Any suggestions or thoughts?
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  2.    23 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Are you running the latest version of Belarc Advisor, or an older version? Looks like the latest version is 8.5c.
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  3.    23 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    W-10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Are you running the latest version of Belarc Advisor, or an older version? Looks like the latest version is 8.5c.
    I was running v8.3b on the older D830. Deleted, updated with v8.5c and reran and now it sees the Windows 10 installation.

    I have V8.5 on the Dell E5430 that I'm using as I write this and will do another update here as well.

    I thought I had "update automatically" checked on the Belarc app ... but maybe not.

    Thanks for helping with the additional "simple" things to resolve my head-scratcher.

    Excellent help and support - NavyLCDR
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