Has anyone had success upgrading a dv7 laptop to windows 10? I attempted a few months ago but had the flickering screen problem discussed in other posts, I need the computer, so the end result was to undo the upgrade until a later time.
I was hoping to get confirmation that it will work before wasting another day of my life on an upgrade destined for failure.
I read your post about upgrading your DV7 to Win10 and wanted to help.
I haven't done a DV7 but I have done a DV6 -- with success -- and will share what it took.
First off, the Upgrades can be disasters! They can trash your PC and render it unusable. It did that twice to me, and the first time, I did not expect it (having believe the LIE that MS said that I could revert at any time!), so it took me days to restore my PC. The second time, I was prepare -- and used Macrium Reflect to make an Image of my install on an external drive.
What I recommend is the following: 1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) 2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick 3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD
I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 10 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore. This is a LOT less time than wasting a day (or more) recovering a corrupted system!
After you have that file, if the Upgrade does not work, you can then (1) use MR to restore your original system in only a few minutes, (2) create the genuineticket.xml file, (3) boot from Win10 media and do a clean-install, (4) use the genuineticket.xml file to activate Win10.
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