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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 461
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT
       18 Jul 2016 #1

    Warning for late adopters


    Yesterday, I decided to upgrade the home office pc from W7 hp to W10.
    I had reminders to update it for some time, so I started the process. No deal, the onboard graphics are incompatible. I didn't want to do a clean load because of all the odd bits and pieces on it.
    Fortunately there is plenty of time for me to get a cheap gt710 before the deadline.

    Athlon II 239e
    Asrock N68C-S UCC
    4gb ddr3
    500 gb Hitachi
    onboard GeForce 7025
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    Glen Cove, NY
    Posts : 146
    Windows 10 64 Bit
       18 Jul 2016 #2

    This is what I did before upgrading. How to Check if Your Computer Can Run Windows 10

    Henry
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Tropic of Cancer
    Posts : 1,648
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       18 Jul 2016 #3

    It is unfortunate that your onboard graphics is not supported.

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    nForce is dead and left away by nVidia.

    There are still tricks there over the webs .... I am not sure how much they works. If you are interested, you may try.

    But, it would be really better if you can get a (at least entry level) supported card. Yes, GT710 will work.

    warning   Warning
    Before you proceed to the update, be sure to make an image backup of your Windows 7 installation, lest it goes any wrong after the upgrade.



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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 461
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT
       19 Jul 2016 #4

    I'm not out of the woods yet thanks to Microsoft.
    I installed the GT710, W10 compatible on the box, and tried the update. Still seeing the old configuration and refusing to upgrade. There is no rescan available.
    I uninstalled KB 3035583, set get updates and reinstalled it. No dice.

    I now need to get Microsoft to rescan the pc or it will miss the free upgrade, any ideas? A clean install is not an option.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Tropic of Cancer
    Posts : 1,648
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       19 Jul 2016 #5

    A clean install is not an option.
    Better you leave it. nForce 630a chipset is too old.

    A clean install usually takes all the driver, but I am not sure for nvidia chipsets.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 461
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT
       19 Jul 2016 #6

    I have a 939 Athlon running W10 no problem, but it took a clean install. The pc in question now has a DX12 graphics and is well up to its required job, you don't need an I7 supercomputer to surf the web.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Tropic of Cancer
    Posts : 1,648
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       19 Jul 2016 #7

    It should, as we can expect.

    nForce chipsets are stopped in the market. Those have not been updated over a number of years. It is not like AMD which is still present in the market. And that is why there is a little doubt. nForce takes the load of not only graphics but network, storage controller and a few other things.

    It is highly expected that a clean installation accompanied by device installation settings enabled will get the required drivers via windows update. But without a clean installation, you may try a final thing. Get the Windows 10 ISO and try the Point 7: To Upgrade to Windows 10 with an ISO file of this guide: Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

    Please dont forget to make an image backup before you proceed.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 461
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT
       20 Jul 2016 #8

    Thanks, Arc, I have got a fresh iso which I downloaded yesterday and will try to keep the files as it loads. I also have cloned C drive just in case it ends up my having to transfer files manually. I have the last known chipset drivers on disk. SSD's don't work well with this board as there are no ACHI options in the bios. It's the only pc I have without an SSD.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Tropic of Cancer
    Posts : 1,648
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       21 Jul 2016 #9

    OK. give it a go. If it does not go as expected, restore the image back.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 461
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT
       21 Jul 2016 #10

    I had a suggestion from a friend to re run the Windows experience index, it failed due to a video driver although the whole set of GT710 drivers were installed.
    Then I set the dvd drive to boot and ran the iso. The instructions were to run the iso from within W7, but it failed because the product key was not recognised.
    I found a spare 500gb hdd, formatted it, installed it in the pc and successfully performed a clean install, seemingly the only option left to me. The original W7 product key has been accepted so W10 is activated.
    I now have two hdd's with the original W7 and files which I will have to transfer manually.
    This pc has caused me more bother than the other five w10 upgrades/ clean installs put together.
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