Windows 10: Best to Upgrade Win 7 or a new installation of Win 10 Pro?

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  1.    11 Dec 2017 #11

    In my minimal experience, it sounds like your laptop does not me the requirements to upgrade to Win 10. Just saying. I upgraded my Gamer yesterday and all went fine. Today I am going to try another but this one has MS 2010 Office Pro. Can't wait to see if all goes fine with the Office Pro.
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  2.    11 Dec 2017 #12

    cficare said: View Post
    Today I am going to try another but this one has MS 2010 Office Pro.
    Office 2010 installs and works perfectly fine. I use it.

    Office 97 also works but earlier versions have (not insurmountable) issues I believe.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       11 Dec 2017 #13

    I would use the Media Creation Tool to create a USB, which you may already have, and then run setup from key.

    It has been a while since I did a clean install and then entered key. It was one on the processes that was originally used. I imagine it is still working.

    If you devices have secure boot and or fast boot in BIOS please disable them until Win 10 is install.

    For information, I've installed Win 10 on a 10 year old laptop as well as lots of other old gear.
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  4.    11 Dec 2017 #14

    cficare said: View Post
    In my minimal experience, it sounds like your laptop does not me the requirements to upgrade to Win 10. Just saying. I upgraded my Gamer yesterday and all went fine. Today I am going to try another but this one has MS 2010 Office Pro. Can't wait to see if all goes fine with the Office Pro.
    The Upgrade Tool said that is was okay to upgrade. It has some pretty decent specs so don't think that is the issue. I think it may be something to do with all the HP Junk on it, this is just from what I've read, maybe not. But this pc is one of the most loaded I've ever seen with HP Junk because it was a business pc.
    I'm Updating now, it was stuck somewhere in 2015.

    I don't think I can Clean Install, though like Caledon Ken is saying, if so please elaborate, I lost the link that someone here was saying they did this. I think it may have been back when W10 was free.

    Another thing is, I still have that Update that says Windows 10 is not longer free, and I think this is the culprit...possibly....maybe? Meaning I think Windows 10 was being offered to the computer when it was free, but the owner did not accept it, then that grace period passed and now it is being blocked. I'm hoping the Updates will fix this because I cannot find the Update. Anyone have any info on that?

    Thanks, FunkMaster
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       11 Dec 2017 #15

    FunkMaster,
    Each computer manufacturer has software that the end user can install onto the drive.
    Some of this software can interfere with an upgrade.
    This surprises many people.
    In addition multiple BIOS updates can contribute to the windows upgrade problems.
    So consider creating a new thread and post links to the Panther logs for troubleshooting.
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  6.    11 Dec 2017 #16

    FunkMaster said: View Post
    I don't think I can Clean Install, though like Caledon Ken is saying, if so please elaborate, I lost the link that someone here was saying they did this. I think it may have been back when W10 was free.
    The free upgrade still works.

    1. You can do it like this if you have 7 installed Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    2. Or this if you want to just type in the number: Clean Install Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    There have been some posts saying it will stop working at the end of the year but how true they are I dunno. The first option worked for me a couple of months ago and according to posts on the tutorial still does.

    Probably worth doing this month anyway to get the license.

    You can worry about missing drivers (if any) later. In my experience (on several machines) only drivers for my old Lenovo GPRS SIM weren't downloaded. All the rest worked OK automatically.
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  7.    11 Dec 2017 #17

    Thanks lx07, I just started my own thread

    I know the Upgrade still works, I'm sure it is just a little technical issue. Thanks for the links!

    Yes, I've done this before and windows 10 has been very good for drivers. My new Thread below.
    Assistive Technologies Upgrade Failed? - Windows 10 Forums
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  •    11 Dec 2017 #18

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    I would use the Media Creation Tool to create a USB, which you may already have, and then run setup from key.

    It has been a while since I did a clean install and then entered key. It was one on the processes that was originally used. I imagine it is still working.

    If you devices have secure boot and or fast boot in BIOS please disable them until Win 10 is install.

    For information, I've installed Win 10 on a 10 year old laptop as well as lots of other old gear.
    1. Okay
    2. That is good information, exactly what I was interested in, because I know this will at least install it, but don't know if that will get me the license. I don't want to waste to much time doing that if I don't get the license, so will take my time to see if we can come up with something else.
    3. Yes, I've heard this before also, good to know it will run on older hardware!
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       11 Dec 2017 #19

    Regarding the free offer ending December 31, 2017.... this is from and MS site.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/acce...ndows10upgrade
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 Dec 2017 #20

    cficare said: View Post
    ...Today I am going to try another but this one has MS 2010 Office Pro. Can't wait to see if all goes fine with the Office Pro.
    I have upgraded two Win7 machines with Office preinstalled, one with Office 2007, the other with Office Starter 2010. Both version of Office came through the upgrade without a problem.
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