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  1.    07 Aug 2015 #1
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    Upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 or Windows 8.1?


    I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. Normally, I go to Belarc Advisor to check what things are on my computer. I happen to do that today as I wondered how it had changed since my last check there on Windows 7. I was shocked to see--not Windows 10 operating system, but it listed Windows 8.1 Build 9600 instead. Has anyone else had this happen? I checked my computer in the registry and it says Windows 10, so if that is the case where in the world would Belarc Advisor get Windows 8.1? I am wondering if I was misled.
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  2.    07 Aug 2015 #2
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    Just ran it on mine and it says Windows 10 Professional (x64) (build 10240).

    Could it be reading a product key stored in Bios? Did you downgrade to Windows 7 from an OEM Windows 8.1 that came with the computer from the manufacturer?

    Open a command prompt and type winver
    (or you can even just do winver from search)

    What does that say?
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  3.    07 Aug 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Just ran it on mine and it says Windows 10 Professional (x64) (build 10240).

    Could it be reading a product key stored in Bios? Did you downgrade to Windows 7 from an OEM Windows 8.1 that came with the computer from the manufacturer?

    Open a command prompt and type winver
    (or you can even just do winver from search)

    What does that say?

    I bought my computer with Win 7 installed. It has always come up Win 7, so I don't see how the product key in Bios would be different. I have never been even close to win 8 or 8.1.

    I opened up winver as you instructed. It does say win10 build 10240, so that really has me puzzled where Belarc would have gotten win8 build 9600 from my computer.
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  4.    07 Aug 2015 #4
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    Maybe email Belarc and ask them about it?
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  5.    07 Aug 2015 #5
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    Thanks! I just did that. I'll post what they say when they reply...hoping they do.
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  6.    07 Aug 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by domkey View Post
    I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. Normally, I go to Belarc Advisor to check what things are on my computer. I happen to do that today as I wondered how it had changed since my last check there on Windows 7. I was shocked to see--not Windows 10 operating system, but it listed Windows 8.1 Build 9600 instead. Has anyone else had this happen? I checked my computer in the registry and it says Windows 10, so if that is the case where in the world would Belarc Advisor get Windows 8.1? I am wondering if I was misled.
    Did you grab a new Belarc or use what you had. There were many 3rd party programs that mis-identified Win10 as Win8.1 during the preview.

    Try downloading a fresh copy of Belarc Advisor
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  7.    07 Aug 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Did you grab a new Belarc or use what you had. There were many 3rd party programs that mis-identified Win10 as Win8.1 during the preview.

    Try downloading a fresh copy of Belarc Advisor

    You hit it!!! A BIG thanks! I couldn't remember if I used my regular setting, so I cleared everything out then went on line and started from there for Belarc. When it came up, it was Windows 10 with the right build! I would have never thought of getting a fresh copy of it. I really appreciate your suggestion and hopefully, someone else will see this thread and be helped as well!! Again, Thanks!
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  8.    08 Aug 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by domkey View Post
    You hit it!!! A BIG thanks! I couldn't remember if I used my regular setting, so I cleared everything out then went on line and started from there for Belarc. When it came up, it was Windows 10 with the right build! I would have never thought of getting a fresh copy of it. I really appreciate your suggestion and hopefully, someone else will see this thread and be helped as well!! Again, Thanks!
    You're welcome.

    Keep this experience in mind as you explore Win10 - there might be more software that migrated and is NOT Win10 aware.
    Simple fix is to check for an update to that software

    If you use a 3rd party Anti-Virus, definitely check for an updated version. MS Defender (full real time Anti-Virus - not the malware scanner of previous Win versions) works well enough for me. You might consider adding Malwarebytes (Mbam) FREE to your anti-malware portfolio - this is an on demand scanner that does a good job protecting your system from malware that is not a virus. Mbam Free is not real time protection though, you have to periodically launch a scan.
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  9.    08 Aug 2015 #9
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    I will do that-check for updates in my software. The transition to Win 10 has gone pretty decent for me with regard to my existing programs, but I am still learning. I am glad to know there is a forum for Win 10. I am also glad to know that MS Defender is sufficient. I have been (and currently) using Emsisoft Anti-Malware real time protection for a couple years. When my subscription is out I may just use the MS Defender, since you are quite satisfied it does what it is supposed to do. I do plan to download MBAM shortly.

    I appreciate the suggestions!
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  10.    08 Aug 2015 #10
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    Cool!

    Malwarebytes plays well with most AV programs, it's a good tool to have on your belt.

    You can find good information on the threads, but you might have to sift though the posts to find a solution to an issue. TenForums tutorials are well written and tested.

    For quick reference to the tutorials, visit the Tutorial index:


    You can also browse the categories or search the section:


    Signing off your thread now

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