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  1.    15 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    windows 7 home professional

    Notebook pc acting strange since win 10 icon showed up.


    Hi, new member here and am running win 7 home professional and have had the win 10 icon there for a while and a couple days ago i had the prompt saying it was ready to install but haven't installed it yet due to all the problems im hearing about as well as not having another hard drive or 108 gb worth of disc's to do a full system image backup.

    The problems are sometimes windows explorer crashes and strange network activity as if there is something weird going on and have noticed even typing from the keyboard seems to not register some keys. I've also noticed that the system seems slower to boot and slower all round even though i haven't installed it yet.

    Anyone know whats going on or should i just delete the whole windows 10 icon to get it back to how it was before.

    Thanks for any help you may give.

    I should also point out that my system is an OEM which came pre installed
    Last edited by starman; 15 Aug 2015 at 14:23. Reason: adding info
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  2.    15 Aug 2015 #2
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    10 (Free upgrade)

    Do you have the installation disc that came with your computer?

    It sounds to me that your current OS is getting a bit raggedy round the edges and that might not bode well for your upgrade attempt.

    If you really want to get the new version of Windows, your best bet is to back up your personal files and programs, etc (on whatever disc space you can find) and re-install Windows 7... THEN do the upgrade to Windows 10... THEN do a clean install to Windows 10, activating each of the processes along the way... THEN re-installing your favorite programs and personal files!

    Yes, it's a pain, but from what you've posted so far, this is what I would do if you brought that computer to me.
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  3.    15 Aug 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by teachermark View Post
    Do you have the installation disc that came with your computer?
    No as it didn't come with a disc but it does have the acer e recovery program installed from the initial startup and have used that to re install drivers and such. I bought the notebook pc brand new and no disc at all with it and is only a few years old now even though the video driver is not supported (mobility radeon hd4250) with win 10

    Thanks
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  4.    15 Aug 2015 #4
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    If it was me, I'd back any files I don't want to lose and do the E recovery to restore it to factory condition. Then do the upgrade. Less chance of something going wrong that way. IMHO.
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  5.    15 Aug 2015 #5
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    Windows 10 64bit

    Sounds to me like you have some spyware or a virus on your computer. I would do a scan for both.
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  6.    15 Aug 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by teachermark View Post
    Do you have the installation disc that came with your computer?

    It sounds to me that your current OS is getting a bit raggedy round the edges and that might not bode well for your upgrade attempt.

    If you really want to get the new version of Windows, your best bet is to back up your personal files and programs, etc (on whatever disc space you can find) and re-install Windows 7... THEN do the upgrade to Windows 10... THEN do a clean install to Windows 10, activating each of the processes along the way... THEN re-installing your favorite programs and personal files!

    Yes, it's a pain, but from what you've posted so far, this is what I would do if you brought that computer to me.
    Ok thanks i will just leave it for now and try and get some hard drive or something. Cheers
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  7.    15 Aug 2015 #7
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    10 (Free upgrade)

    ...even though the video driver is not supported...
    Well, just because it's not supported that doesn't mean that it won't work.
    If you have the Windows 10 icon in your task bar then you have passed the test!

    But that doesn't mean that you can upgrade without a hitch.

    Here are your options...

    1 - Don't upgrade.

    2 - Go through the upgrade process and install Windows 10 on top of your current system.
    (Back up as much as you can, although the installation will/should keep your files and programs.)
    Test out the upgrade for a couple of days to make sure it has installed correctly and everything works.
    If everything works then do a clean install of Windows 10.
    (This means that NOTHING on the hard drive will be saved from your previous version of Windows.)

    3 - Make a note of your activation number for your current version of Windows.
    Download a copy of Windows 7 Pro (Not hard to find.)
    Activate it during the installation then follow the steps outlined in my previous post.
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  8.    15 Aug 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by ram1220 View Post
    Sounds to me like you have some spyware or a virus on your computer. I would do a scan for both.
    No virus that i know and im gonna re check the spy ware but this has only been happening since the pop up notification, every thing was perfect before.
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  9.    15 Aug 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by teachermark View Post
    Well, just because it's not supported that doesn't mean that it won't work.
    If you have the Windows 10 icon in your task bar then you have passed the test!

    But that doesn't mean that you can upgrade without a hitch.

    Here are your options...

    1 - Don't upgrade.

    2 - Go through the upgrade process and install Windows 10 on top of your current system.
    (Back up as much as you can, although the installation will/should keep your files and programs.)
    Test out the upgrade for a couple of days to make sure it has installed correctly and everything works.
    If everything works then do a clean install of Windows 10.
    (This means that NOTHING on the hard drive will be saved from your previous version of Windows.)

    3 - Make a note of your activation number for your current version of Windows.
    Download a copy of Windows 7 Pro (Not hard to find.)
    Activate it during the installation then follow the steps outlined in my previous post.
    Im thinking of just sticking with 7 tbh but thanks for help and will post again when i need to.

    Thanks
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  10.    15 Aug 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    If it was me, I'd back any files I don't want to lose and do the E recovery to restore it to factory condition. Then do the upgrade. Less chance of something going wrong that way. IMHO.
    Thanks i will consider this if i decide to go thru with it. I didn't think of that.
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