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lilGTO
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I have a Pavilion HPE with Windows 7 and I want to install Windows 10

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I want to install Windows 10 but not sure what the best way to do it is; whether to install over 7 or totally erase 7 and install 10.  The PC has the following: Intel Core i5- 2390T processor,  8GB DDR3 system memory, Radeon HD 6450 graphics card with 512MB DDR3 dedicated memory, 1 terabyte hard drive, and a SuperMulti DVD Burner.  Cost restraints are keeping me from purchasing a new PC; will upgrading work or will it cause problems?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Your PC should be able to run W10 just fine with the exception of the Ralink wifi adapter.

 

If you click on the blue Update Now button, you can still get the free upgrade from W7 to W10.

 

Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade | ZDNet

 

If you clean install W10, you will have to pay $120 for a product key.

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The only thing I have to add is that the update automatically loads Windows10 Home. You then have to open Windows Explorer --> MyComputer-->[right-click]Properties then select "Change Product Key or Upgrade Edition of Windows".

At that point, provide your valid authorization ID from 7 or 8 and it'll do the upgrade a second time.

It's a two-step process. I think when Microsoft started doing this, it required only a single pass.

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