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  Reply # 1601364 30-Jul-2016 14:50
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The official clock says 7 hours to go. Must be on Hawaiian time!

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  Reply # 1601387 30-Jul-2016 15:28
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nathan:

 

yes you have 31 days to rollback.  It sounds like your PC is mission critical for WAF so I'd personally be creating an image as well

 

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

 

 

Why third party tools and not the built-in Windows Image Backup?





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  Reply # 1601413 30-Jul-2016 18:11
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Nice to know. No guarantees on that one tho.

I upgraded a machine today just to claim the licence to maintain machine resale value. From memory 'reserve' does not do that, installation must be completed. Tho revert is OK after that, 10 is still valid for the machine.

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  Reply # 1601499 31-Jul-2016 03:46
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Sweet, I sometimes use screen magnifier so I wont even be lying when I click it ;)





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How I completed my Windows 10 upgrade at 9.30PM Saturday as my case had not yet arrived... (Note SSD off camera, going to upgrade to one of the NVME SSD's soon enough as budget allows :) )

 

 Thanks GMT-10

 


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  Reply # 1601594 31-Jul-2016 12:05
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Technofreak:

 

The question has to asked, If is free for 12 months why not for ever?

 

One thing I cannot figure out. Microsoft have determined my laptop is able to run Win 10 yet the manufacturer says otherwise.

 

 

 

Probably because they won't "support" windows 10 on that device and there may be a few features or some manufacturer's software that no longer works.  I'm sure you'd be fine.


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gzt: Nice to know. No guarantees on that one tho.

I upgraded a machine today just to claim the licence to maintain machine resale value. From memory 'reserve' does not do that, installation must be completed. Tho revert is OK after that, 10 is still valid for the machine.

 

 

 

I have a laptop - specs are fine i5, HD3000 + AMD Radeon graphics, which won't upgrade because the graphics fails compatability. 

 

I've tried new drivers, disabling either cards to fix it but no luck.

 

I'm sure if I put on a fresh copy of Windows 10 it would detect the graphics chips and install fine however I need to upgrade first - catch 22 situation

 

I'm not too fussed as I still prefer Windows 7 however like you, would like Windows 10 for resale value


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gzt: Nice to know. No guarantees on that one tho.

I upgraded a machine today just to claim the licence to maintain machine resale value. From memory 'reserve' does not do that, installation must be completed. Tho revert is OK after that, 10 is still valid for the machine.


 


I have a laptop - specs are fine i5, HD3000 + AMD Radeon graphics, which won't upgrade because the graphics fails compatability. 


I've tried new drivers, disabling either cards to fix it but no luck.


I'm sure if I put on a fresh copy of Windows 10 it would detect the graphics chips and install fine however I need to upgrade first - catch 22 situation


I'm not too fussed as I still prefer Windows 7 however like you, would like Windows 10 for resale value



There are various comments o online stating a bypass is possible. Short story

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\

SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade

Then add a DWORD (32bit) called AllowOSUpgrade and set the value to 1.

I have not needed it or tried it. I suggest a backup and having MCT standing by for a clean install attempt if the upgrade fails part way. In the worst case hopefully it gets you far enough to claim the key for the machine and do that. Personally I would disable the radeon in bios prior.

Edit: in the worst worst case it's obvious you need a means to reinstall or restore the previous OS.

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gzt: Nice to know. No guarantees on that one tho.

I upgraded a machine today just to claim the licence to maintain machine resale value. From memory 'reserve' does not do that, installation must be completed. Tho revert is OK after that, 10 is still valid for the machine.

 

 

 

I have a laptop - specs are fine i5, HD3000 + AMD Radeon graphics, which won't upgrade because the graphics fails compatability. 

 

 http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Driver-Support-for-AMD-Radeon%E2%84%A2-HD-4000%2c-HD-3000%2c-HD-2000-and-older-Series.aspx

 

"The last operating system supported using the AMD drivers was Microsoft Windows® 8 with the AMD Catalyst 13.1 driver package"

 

 I did manage to get my Windows 10 install working with a pair of 4850's with crossfire by extracting the drivers (running the installer does this) and manually pointing windows to the old drivers. This caused a couple of glitches where the start menu sometimes wouldn't open and have since upgraded :p


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  Reply # 1601766 31-Jul-2016 16:43
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gzt:

 


There are various comments o online stating a bypass is possible. Short story

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\

SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade

Then add a DWORD (32bit) called AllowOSUpgrade and set the value to 1.

I have not needed it or tried it. I suggest a backup and having MCT standing by for a clean install attempt if the upgrade fails part way. In the worst case hopefully it gets you far enough to claim the key for the machine and do that. Personally I would disable the radeon in bios prior.

Edit: in the worst worst case it's obvious you need a means to reinstall or restore the previous OS.

 

 

 

Didn't work unfortunately :-(

 

 

 

However I think I've missed the boat anyway - the free upgrade expired 29 July - even allowing for overseas time it's too late (it even says so on MS website)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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gzt: You need to use the accessibility link:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade


If you are genuinely using assistive technologies




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