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  Reply # 1355447 30-Jul-2015 18:25
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In the last 24 hours I've updated 10 x Win 7 Pro PCs (with assorted hardware) to Win 10 Pro.
None of these updates have been automatic.

I've had best results with the Windows Update Tool.

I usually got "something happened" errors if I tried to update directly, but creating a USB (once only) and running setup.exe has worked every time.
Usually the software does not ask for your Windows 7 key, but keep it handy just in case ....
Win 10 activation is automatic after the update.

Love Windows 10 smile





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  Reply # 1355450 30-Jul-2015 18:49
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I had no luck Installing from Windows Update, USB, ISO or the Media Download tool - All failing with an error (Windows update general 0x80xxxxxx error and all other tools "something happened".

I deleted the contents of the Download folder as mentioned in this thread and started the install from USB and went through without a hitch.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1355472 30-Jul-2015 19:28
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I am still waiting to be notified for my confirmed update, no files yet either

Should I keep waiting or do a manual download of the ISO etc ?



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  Reply # 1355534 30-Jul-2015 20:32
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xlinknz: I am still waiting to be notified for my confirmed update, no files yet either

Should I keep waiting or do a manual download of the ISO etc ?




i would do the manual download, even microsoft recommends it.

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  Reply # 1355535 30-Jul-2015 20:34
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I just updated with the USB image and did an upgrade form the USB key within windows... Took about 35 minutes... No issues. So far all my settings and apps seem to be alive including VPN software, windows activation, activation of a few purchased apps etc. Might have to uninstall start8 to see what the news menu looks like (Yes I know about start10)

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  Reply # 1355540 30-Jul-2015 20:53
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Nothing happened to so used theWindows Update Tool to create a USB and installed from there. It took a few minutes (can't remember really, was that fast) and up and running now. So far so good... Norton 360, MalwareBytes, Office 2013 all working.





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  Reply # 1355541 30-Jul-2015 20:56
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Of course my PC still crashes when I shutdown, but it did that in windows 7, windows 8, windows 8.1 and now windows 10... It's the only time it crashes so I can live with it... A bit annoying though.

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  Reply # 1355586 30-Jul-2015 22:29
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nathan:
invisibleman18:
dacraka:
invisibleman18: Am currently using Windows 7 and I get this message that my wireless adapter is not compatible and I may not be able to connect to the internet:



Guess the upgrade is not worth the risk.


Virtual wireless adapter? Meaning not your real wireless adapter e.g. a virtual one to make a virtual machine work or something?

What are all your network devices in device manager at the moment?


I don't know what the virtual wireless adapter is doing, it's nothing I've knowingly set up. In device manager I also have DW1501 Wireless-N Half-Mini Card and a couple of Bluetooth Devices.




send us a screen shot of "Device Manager" with the Network Adapters tree expanded


Here is the device manager:



Is it safe for me to upgrade?

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  Reply # 1355587 30-Jul-2015 22:29
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nathan:
invisibleman18:
dacraka:
invisibleman18: Am currently using Windows 7 and I get this message that my wireless adapter is not compatible and I may not be able to connect to the internet:



Guess the upgrade is not worth the risk.


Virtual wireless adapter? Meaning not your real wireless adapter e.g. a virtual one to make a virtual machine work or something?

What are all your network devices in device manager at the moment?


I don't know what the virtual wireless adapter is doing, it's nothing I've knowingly set up. In device manager I also have DW1501 Wireless-N Half-Mini Card and a couple of Bluetooth Devices.




send us a screen shot of "Device Manager" with the Network Adapters tree expanded


Here is the device manager:



Is it safe for me to upgrade?

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  Reply # 1355594 30-Jul-2015 22:34
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Finished installing 10 on my laptop a few hours ago, and so far I'm unimpressed:

I've spent the last hour and a half trying to get touchpad scrolling to work. Scrolling is enabled, and all the gesture stuff is disabled (I'm fairly sure this touchpad is too old to support multi-touch anyway.) Seems to be a common enough problem for there to be quite a few threads about it, but there doesn't appear to be any real solution. Guess it's back to Windows 7 on Saturday. undecided




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  Reply # 1355599 30-Jul-2015 22:47
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Installed on a Lenovo X200 from the iso as the installer said something along the lines of 'working with partners to ensure the install goes smoothly on my specific PC'.

So far, so good.  Eset NOD32 came over from the old install, as did a few of the Lenovo specific programs.  I opened a new Lenovo program that appeared in my start menu that Windows10 must have installed by itself and was prompted to visit a site for an update, which immediately started downloading an installer for Lenovo companion.

Impressive for such old hardware to still have current support.

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Detruire: Finished installing 10 on my laptop a few hours ago, and so far I'm unimpressed:

I've spent the last hour and a half trying to get touchpad scrolling to work. Scrolling is enabled, and all the gesture stuff is disabled (I'm fairly sure this touchpad is too old to support multi-touch anyway.) Seems to be a common enough problem for there to be quite a few threads about it, but there doesn't appear to be any real solution. Guess it's back to Windows 7 on Saturday. undecided


this might not seem like an obvious question, but what is the make/model of your hardware?

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  Reply # 1355601 30-Jul-2015 22:50
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MadEngineer: Installed on a Lenovo X200 from the iso as the installer said something along the lines of 'working with partners to ensure the install goes smoothly on my specific PC'.

So far, so good.  Eset NOD32 came over from the old install, as did a few of the Lenovo specific programs.  I opened a new Lenovo program that appeared in my start menu that Windows10 must have installed by itself and was prompted to visit a site for an update, which immediately started downloading an installer for Lenovo companion.

Impressive for such old hardware to still have current support.


great feedback, thanks :)

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  Reply # 1355605 30-Jul-2015 22:54
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Detruire: ... Guess it's back to Windows 7 on Saturday. undecided


If you are going back to Windows 7, do it the easy way:

Settings > Recovery > Go back to Windows 7

"This option is only available for a month after you upgrade to Windows 10"

Only takes 5 minutes or less.




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  Reply # 1355606 30-Jul-2015 23:08
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Detruire: ... Guess it's back to Windows 7 on Saturday. undecided


If you are going back to Windows 7, do it the easy way:

Settings > Recovery > Go back to Windows 7

"This option is only available for a month after you upgrade to Windows 10"

Only takes 5 minutes or less.


Thanks for the tip, but I've been meaning to format it for months anyway. smile

nathan:
Detruire: I've spent the last hour and a half trying to get touchpad scrolling to work. Scrolling is enabled, and all the gesture stuff is disabled (I'm fairly sure this touchpad is too old to support multi-touch anyway.) Seems to be a common enough problem for there to be quite a few threads about it, but there doesn't appear to be any real solution.


this might not seem like an obvious question, but what is the make/model of your hardware?


It's a Synaptics touchpad. I'm not sure the model: Mouse Properties says "Synaptics TouchPad V6.3 on PS/2 Port 1" and I didn't notice anything meaningful in Device Manager.




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