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07-26-2016 12:55 PM
Due to Microsoft's persistent urging, a little curiousity, and the faith that I could recover my system, I upgraded to Windows 10 in June, 2016. It worked great for several weeks, then failed badly. I couldn't boot into regular mode. Research showed that all I had to was start in Safe Mode. When I finally got to the point where the "Restart in Safe Mode" option should have been, I see "Return to Previous Build" instead. I chose that and it reverted back to Windows 7. Windows 7 also didn't work because Windows 10 messed up the partitions. That also prevented me from doing a hard drive Recovery. At this point, I'm starting to think, "**bleep** this is getting to be beyond ridiculous, its a good thing I made Recovery Discs." So I boot the computer with the first of three Recovery DVDs that I made from this computer and it tells me they aren't for this computer (an ongoing miserable failure by many OEM's). HP says its too late to have a working DVD Recovery set mailed to me like they would have before 4+ years went by. So I installed the same version of Windows 7 from a retail DVD. The activation period is over now (I thought it had already activated as everything I've done is proper, legal and legitimate), and my option is to buy a new license. Unbelievable. Will somebody please fix this nightmare.