Upgrading to Windows 10 for free after July 29, 2016 cutoff

November 13, 2016 at 16:09:40
Specs: Windows 7, i7 2.8 Ghz
I am planning on trying Windows 10 again. I have a HP Pavilion HPE 270f i7 2.8 Ghz 12 GB Ram.
I have tried the 10 upgrade several times first time I upgraded it installed and was slow. I tried using the go back to Windows 7 and that failed. So I had to reinstall Windows 7 clean. Next time I backed up everything to my external drive using acronis true image and tried again. I still had slow issue so I restored 7 with true image. I really want to give Windows 10 another chance. Question is I downloaded the free upgrade when it was free. Question is that version is before the Anniversary update. Do I have to install with the old version before the Anniversary update? Or is there a free version with the Anniversary already in the ISO? Meaning I want to upgrade using the newest version so I will not have to wait another hour or two to install the Anniversary update.

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#1
November 13, 2016 at 17:17:30
It would be better to do a clean install of Win10 rather than upgrading.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/sof...

http://www.windowscentral.com/windo...


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#2
November 13, 2016 at 18:26:12
I cannot do that. I have to upgrade it takes days and days to reinstall.

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#3
November 13, 2016 at 19:04:21
I upgraded to windows 10 and then updated to the Anniversary with no problem. I also did the clean install with riiders suggestion also.

You can try these:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/microso...

Hopefully this will get you back on track. Unsure why you are having a slow system. Look in your memory cache and see if anything is being kept running in the background. Windows does like to start apps/programs automatically.

I don't need to be right, but I am never wrong.

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#4
November 14, 2016 at 10:10:59
The Free Windows 10 upgrade is still valid ONLY for the disabled that uses assistive technologies (google for it) If you are NOT disabled oh well .....

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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#5
November 14, 2016 at 11:11:39
Well I have downloaded from the link stiefler182 posted. I have not installed the iso is called Win10_1607_English_x64.iso . Not sure if it is home pro or what it never asked the version just 32 or 64. It said something about the link expiring in 24 hours.

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#6
November 14, 2016 at 13:36:28
Free upgrade itself should be fine because you have already had it on there so it will have been registered with MS.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
November 14, 2016 at 14:30:44
Let me explain why I do not clean install. Clean installing removes all my icons from the desktop. That was so dumb of Microsoft I know I can put them back but I should not have to Microsoft should have never removed them in the first place. Another reason is the task bar at the bottom. I have it the old way in Windows 7 never combine and use small icons. I am not sure if there is a setting in windows 10 or not for those two things. The only thing that makes me very very angry about upgrading is I have IE on my desktop not just a shortcut by right clicking and sending to desktop. I have the real icon put there with a registry hack. Upgrading to 10 steals my IE icon off the desktop Microsoft is such chicken thieves. Oh and those the link that was posted for the newer 10 was 10 pro not home. I need the newer home version if possible. I installed it in a VM and did not activate. Thanks

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#8
November 14, 2016 at 15:04:43
I think the Windows 10 download detected which you had home or pro, 32bit or 64bit and installed the same. Windows 10 uses Microsoft Edge browser by default, Internet Explorer is installed but the icon is hidden. You just search for it and open it that way, once it is open you can Pin it to the task bar, making it usable. Edge is better than IE from my experience but i prefer Firefox.
A clean install still detects your Windows 7 and your prior install of Windows 10 as far as I know but is a better install if you have been having any problems. If no problems then an upgrade install should e fine normally. Desktop icons in general remain during an upgrade install but everything else defaults to Windows 10 standards. A clean install will require reinstalling your programs.

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#9
November 14, 2016 at 15:04:59
I suggest you learn how to tweak Win10. All the things you're complaining about can be fixed if you'll just take the time to learn how to do it. Also, you did not have IE on your desktop. IE is a program that resides in a folder. You had a shortcut. It may have looked different that a "normal" shortcut, but it was a shortcut just the same.

Why would you want Win10 Home? Pro is a better product & it's the version offered when upgrading from Win7 Pro or Ultimate. If you have Win7 Home Basic or Home Premium, you will get Win 10 Home. I could be wrong but I think Home & Pro are included in the same download & the version gets sorted out during the actual installation.


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#10
November 14, 2016 at 15:46:42
riider I did not have a shortcut of IE. I can prove it want to see a video how I did it? Or go here http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/1520...

That is a real icon. I can right click and go to its properties and do everything it's not just a shorcut. Microsoft said it could not be done but it can I know what I am talking about I have years computer experience I just cannot accept the fact that Microsoft screwed up an OS that the end user has to do so much work. All these young kids that make it the way they want the older ones like me do not matter they make it how they want it. Just like the forced upgrade some people had an issue with. That is just plain out rape.
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I am sorry to sound rude. I just don't like it when I am told something different and I know I am right. You may feel the same way and I respect that. But here is the download. You can right click this and open with notepad. It is safe it came from the How To Geek website.
http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content...
Thanks for all the help. I will do the upgrade again later this week. I hope this computer last me along time because like I said it is allot of work to tweak and tweak to get it like someone wants it. I really want a new computer but want one as good as the one I got meaning a i7 processor and a real video card not on board. I will probably build my own one day.

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#11
November 14, 2016 at 17:10:01
Just a matter of terminology. It is the official icon with right click features. It is however still a "shortcut" because the Internet Explorer Program does not appear on the desktop, it is located in Program Files.

The features are no big deal and can be reached by various other means. I used to have the official icon at one time but I can't say I miss it.

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