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mizzow
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" bios liecence fault?"

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HP Z800
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

When trying to upgrade my pc to windows10,  the upgrade stops and shows a message "Bios Liecence fault"?

I am kinda stumped?

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@mizzow 

 

It appears the product was introduced in (or near) 2011

 

Is the computer one of those tested to be able to run on Windows 10?

My own check says, "not".

 

If yes, AND if you can find an updated BIOS for this system, it is necessary to update the BIOS.

 

Check, too, for any network drivers - download those and make sure you have them "on hand" somewhere (a USB stick?) so you can update the network drivers for the system.  Also critical, any graphics drivers.  Audio can be irritating if you lose it but it is  nothing compared to not connecting the the 'net or being able to see the screen.

 

Unfortunately, in my own check for the Z800, I do not find any Windows 10 software, drivers and firmware for Windows 10.

 

If there is anything available for this older system, perhaps another expert better versed in Windows 7 > Windows 10 upgrades can help provide guidance.

 

My personal opinion:  If you are able to do so, it is time to consider an investment in newer technology.  

 

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