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    Odds and ends: Updates and reader questions




    FIELD NOTES

    Odds and ends: Updates and reader questions


    By Tracey Capen

    Windows 10 is now running on millions of systems, but the upgrade process has not gone well for everyone. While some Windows users report difficulty installing the new OS, others who did not want to move to Win10 got the update anyway.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/field-notes/odds-and-ends-updates-and-reader-questions/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    One of the starting points for determining whether a Win7 system can be upgraded is to download and run the MS Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (site), which scans your PC and reports potential compatibility issues.
    "... to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7."?

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    Will the real upgrade adviser please stand up?

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    "... to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7."?
    Anyone who followed the link knows you get a tool that tells you if your system is ready to upgrade TO Win 7.

    In my experience, the first step of the Win 10 upgrade is a compatibility check. There doesn't appear to be a separate upgrade advisor.

    Per the MS Community forum (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...dc0a3?auth=1):
    You can use the Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant as a barometer to determine your system readiness too. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...oad-online-faq

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