1.    11 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    WIN7

    Unable to update Win 7 to Win 10


    I have a Acer Aspire Netbook running win 7, used mainly for image and powerpoint viewing and playing Freecell. I have been unable to move to Win 10. Trying to download and install goes on for up to 6 hrs without any sign of completion. Trying the update button goes to 23% downloaded and stops at that point, the green downloading bar keeps pulsing for ever. I realise that many of the updates to Win 7 must have arrived automatically and looking in the Update History many of these updates are tagged as failed. Will this be the reason why I cannot move to Win 10 and how can I overcome this problem?
    Ericoldie
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  2.    11 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Windows10

    Do the upgrade manually using link below. No need to do all the updates to Windows 7.

    Windows 10
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  3.    11 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 941
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    Read the information in this forum about the genuine ticket approach to activating Win10.

    I recently did a clean install of Win10 on an HP laptop and nothing I did would get it activated. It claimed the product keys I entered were invalid and HP (as usual) was of no help in this. MS reps were useless -- as they kept telling me that you could NOT use Win7 product keys to activate Win10, even after I told them that I had installed using version 1511, built 10586.35.

    I followed the genuine ticket method, applied that after the Win10 install, and the PC activated with no problems!

    Also, use Macrium Reflect to make a full image backup of your PC before you do the upgrade. It only takes a few minutes and, if anything goes wrong, or you simply want to restore Win7, it's only a few minutes to do that, instead of hours of work.
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  4.    12 Feb 2016 #4
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    WIN7
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your thoughts. The problem is I cannot download WIN 10 in total, never mind installing it!!
    ERICOLDIE
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  5.    12 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by ERICOLDIE View Post
    Thanks for your thoughts. The problem is I cannot download WIN 10 in total, never mind installing it!!
    ERICOLDIE
    Any chance you don't have enough disk space in your internal memory.
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  6.    12 Feb 2016 #6
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Read the information in this forum about the genuine ticket approach to activating Win10.

    I recently did a clean install of Win10 on an HP laptop and nothing I did would get it activated. It claimed the product keys I entered were invalid and HP (as usual) was of no help in this. MS reps were useless -- as they kept telling me that you could NOT use Win7 product keys to activate Win10, even after I told them that I had installed using version 1511, built 10586.35.

    I followed the genuine ticket method, applied that after the Win10 install, and the PC activated with no problems!

    Also, use Macrium Reflect to make a full image backup of your PC before you do the upgrade. It only takes a few minutes and, if anything goes wrong, or you simply want to restore Win7, it's only a few minutes to do that, instead of hours of work.
    Your activation issues were pretty unusual.

    I would recommend that the OP backs up Windows 7 (as you say), trys standard manual upgrade first, and if that does not activate, then try the genuine ticket approach.
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  7.    14 Feb 2016 #7
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    WIN7
    Thread Starter

    To Davidhk I have ample free space on my Hard Disk as I have hardly anything saved on it at all. I was wondering if Microsoft has already downloaded Win 10 to my netbook (Ref to this weeks Computeractive Mag where it is stated that MS is doing so? I must go and look and would I recognize it or should I just try to find a "Install" message rather than trying to download it?QUOTE=cereberus;566358]Your activation issues were pretty unusual.

    I would recommend that the OP backs up Windows 7 (as you say), trys standard manual upgrade first, and if that does not activate, then try the genuine ticket approach.[/QUOTE]
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