Windows 10: win 7 pc downloaded win 10 on the 27th - stuck in restart loop


  1. Posts : 5
    win 10 tech preview
       30 Jul 2016 #1

    win 7 pc downloaded win 10 on the 27th - stuck in restart loop


    after saying my win 7 pc was fully compatible, windows 10 was downloaded july 27th. it said to restart windows to start upgrade. every restart takes me back to win 7 without starting the upgrade. win 10 files are on the pc.

    1. how do I start the upgrade using these files, considering the download is no longer available?

    2. if I do get the upgrade started, will it still be free, since the upgrade will have occurred after the 29th?

    many thanks...

    ...joe
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  2. Posts : 596
    7 and 10 on various machines
       31 Jul 2016 #2

    Joe mate if you can afford it get a new drive and do a clean install from the ISO Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums
    After the install has been done you can use your 7 key to activate it if that is what you want to do - and is what I did it saves an awful lot of grief.

    You then still have the old 7 drive which you can get your data from
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    31 Jul 2016 #3

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Joe mate if you can afford it get a new drive and do a clean install from the ISO Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums
    After the install has been done you can use your 7 key to activate it if that is what you want to do - and is what I did it saves an awful lot of grief.

    You then still have the old 7 drive which you can get your data from
    You cannot use old key to activate now.
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  4. Posts : 596
    7 and 10 on various machines
       31 Jul 2016 #4

    You cannot use old key to activate now.
    Yes I was assuming that he may get it seeing he tried the upgrade before the cut off date was up and he is listed on their servers.
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  5. Posts : 11,224
    W10Prox64
       31 Jul 2016 #5

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Joe mate if you can afford it get a new drive and do a clean install from the ISO Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums
    After the install has been done you can use your 7 key to activate it if that is what you want to do - and is what I did it saves an awful lot of grief.

    You then still have the old 7 drive which you can get your data from
    Agreed. Worth a try. Some people are reporting successful activations still.
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  6. Posts : 596
    7 and 10 on various machines
       01 Aug 2016 #6

    Yep simrick mate probably more than the unsuccessful ones - but I just suggest my method only if someone can afford to do that and especially for those posts we are still getting in the 7 forum re going back to 7 after trying 10 and the process has then gone belly up. I started doing it this way when the upgrade was first offered and I had that much grief it wasn't funny, and the spare drive if everything goes ok is useful for it's and future data and even a spare for whatever.
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