Upgrade W7 to W10, Check your upgrade status is missing

Hewlett-packard / P6-2435ea
September 29, 2015 at 08:40:22
Specs: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 3.6 GHz / 6039 MB
All over the net it is suggested that before upgrading to Win 10 you can right click the MS icon and use "Check your upgrade status". Here is an example:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/will-y...
On neither of our Win 7 computers does it show this. In that position, below "Get Windows 10", it says instead "Reserve your free upgrade". Here is a screen capture:
http://www45.zippyshare.com/v/eVMHK...

Does anyone know what this is all about? The only thing I can imagine is that you have to first make the reservation. If so the logic escapes me because it would seem the right way round would be to check compatibility before making the reservation.

I realise that you should go to your computer manufacturer but it seems odd that a facility so widely reported doesn't seem to exist.

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September 29, 2015 at 10:01:15
Found a way to get the information but nothing like the way it is presented on web pages. Something I all too frequently run into these days - bags of communication often hopelessly unclear. Yeah, I'm getting old LOL.

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September 29, 2015 at 10:31:00
Welcome to the Senior Club LOL.

Starting with Windows 10, THIS is how MS expect us to find our way around from the mouth of fellow users other than themselves. BUT if your machine is OEM brand, it won’t tell you if OEM drivers are available. In that case, you can visit THIS site (ran by MS MVP) to look up OEM Compatibility Lists for Windows 10 Upgrade. The site mentioned that OEM's are constantly updating their lists as they test older systems, so before upgrading, it can save headaches if users confirm compatibility beforehand. I used it to test my old HP desktop. Below is what I learned:

HP has not tested your PC model for upgrade to Windows 10.
If your Windows 7 or 8 PC was manufactured before August 2013 or is running Windows XP or Windows Vista, HP cannot confirm it can be upgraded to Windows 10.

What did I do? Nothing other than allow it to keep running Windows 7 until its very last day in the future.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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September 29, 2015 at 10:54:27
XpUser

Some interesting stuff there, thanks. My HP Tower is just outside their August 2013 timescale too. I intend holding on likewise. Strangely I haven't found anyone on line who has updated it.

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