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  1. Posts : 19
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    Windows 10 Compatibility for HP DV6?


    Windows 10 Compatibility for HP DV6?
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    Thanks for replies to my postings.

    My HP Pavillion dv6-2066dx AMD processor came with OEM installed Win 7 and AMD processor.

    As Microsoft stopped Win 7 updates, I am thinking of getting to win 10

    I am hearing stories that say win 10 is not compatible with HP Pavillion dv6-2066dx AMD processor.

    I did find the DIY 2019 tax software claims , it has issues with win 7 laptop install and it will not work
    properly with win 7 .

    We know that win 10 is not stable either.

    What are the options , I have ?

    Thanks for your guidance.
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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    I am hearing stories that say win 10 is not compatible with HP Pavillion dv6-2066dx AMD processor.
    Do you have some links you can share to back this up?

    I would say create an image backup of your current drive using Macrium Reflect to an external hard drive then try it. You may be pleasantly surprised.

    I've installed Win 10 on several different HP Pavilion dv6 laptops with no problems at all other than the video running hot which is a design flaw in some of the older dv6 systems.
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  3. thomaseg1's Avatar
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    MDRI said:
    Windows 10 Compatibility for HP DV6?
    I am hearing stories that say win 10 is not compatible with HP Pavillion dv6-2066dx AMD processor
    We know that win 10 is not stable either.

    .
    I have had several Hp Laptops and desktops as well as Acers, Gateway's, and Asus which I have upgraded.
    HP's seem to me as being the most compatible of the lot with fewest problems and failed updates.

    I am even running a Virtual Machine win 10 beta on a dual core Apple computer with 4 gigs
    of memory and no problems , I have several 32 bit and 64 bit machines.
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  4. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    MDRI said:
    We know that win 10 is not stable either.

    What are the options , I have ?
    1. I did not know Windows 10 was not stable. It's been perfectly stable on all my computers for 4 1/2 years.

    2. Options? Well...Linux, Mac, Chromebooks...
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  6. Posts : 19
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
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    Thanks for weighing in. I did not see my laptop model in following site.

    HP Products Tested with Windows 10

    It raised my concern.

    Since I have OEM installed win 7 , how do I get win 10?

    I have many tools /software of win 7.

    Will these software/tools work without any issues with win 10?

    Thanks for your guidance.




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  7. Jacee's Avatar
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    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.928
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    What is your model number? The more details you can give us, the better we can help you. HP Pavillion dv6-2066dx AMD processor.?


    MSI is a "mother board". https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03343058
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  8. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    Windows 10 is stable and I have the latest version working on two 2006 desktop PCs plus 4 other PCs.

    Just try the upgrade to Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool as mentioned above - and backup your system first,.
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  9. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    One relatively easy trial you could run - and which gives you a very useful tool- is to create a Win 10 live boot disk, boot your PC from that (no change to your Windows installation) and see what happens.

    Older complete iso: from links here:
    Toolkit Item: Kyhi’s Rescue Disk – Win10.Guru
    or full DIY instructions in the thread for this at the top of the Software and Apps section of tenforums.

    Note: you need to know how to create a bootable disk from the iso.

    As Microsoft stopped Win 7 updates, I am thinking of getting to win 10
    Note that antivirus products are likely to remain compatible with and updated for Win 7 for at least 2 years. There's no real necessity to upgrade. Your PC might die in that timescale...


    I have many tools /software of win 7.
    Will these software/tools work without any issues with win 10?
    Impossible to say given no information- and you are best advised to check the relevant site for those programs for compatibility information.

    As a generality- many programs including older ones- do run perfectly well on Win 10. The registry structure and usage is essentially the same. Some you may have to update. Some may not.

    CPU: you express concerns about your (unspecified) CPU. You could perhaps check using links here:
    Microsoft updates the Windows 10 CPU requirements for the May 2019 Update - Neowin

    We know that win 10 is not stable either.
    - depends what you mean. Every major build introduces changes, so in that sense it's evolving. Some build have introduced significant bugs. The most reliable build in general at present is 1903; in 1909 MS attempted changes to file explorer search and made a mess of it.
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  10. Bree's Avatar
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    MDRI said:
    Thanks for weighing in. I did not see my laptop model in following site.
    HP Products Tested with Windows 10
    It raised my concern.
    HP are notorious for the early ending of support for their older models, not just PCs, printers too. Often they seem to go as far as removing the driver downloads for their older models. Other makes such as Dell and Toshiba seem to leave their driver support in place indefinitely, even if they may not be developing them any more.

    HP PCs manufactured before August of 2013 might not have a complete set of hardware and/or drivers required to use all of the features in Windows 10.


    • HP is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for these PC products.
    • If you choose to use Windows 10 some features, applications, and connected devices might not work as expected....
    https://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c05195282

    Just because an OEM doesn't list a PC as compatible, it doesn't mean it won't run W10. Microsoft has an extensive collection of legacy drivers and more often than not has a suitable one for an older machine.
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