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Resolved Unable to install win 10 on 8.1 machine

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by DugE, 2016/01/25.

  1. 2016/03/16
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    You may find some of the SPs in C:\SwSetup. Even if you try to download and then install an HP Driver that is already installed, HP is going to ask you if you want to replace that particular Driver. That means the driver is up to date so don't bother to replace it. But do not delete any drivers already installed. If there is a problem with a driver you'll receive a message asking you if the driver installed correctly. Just cancel that installation write down the number of the update then restart your machine, try to download and install it again by itself.
     
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    Two quick questions before I begin. Will I need a windows key to complete installation? If this installation goes south how do I return to 8.1?
     

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    No you will not need a product key as Windows 10 will just use your current Windows 8 product key in order to activate itself after the installation finishes.

    If things in Windows 10 don't work normally then you would have to download a Windows 8 ISO, burn it to a DVD and perform a clean install of Windows 8 from scratch.
     
  5. 2016/04/24
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    I finally made it back to dad's but he won't let me wipe the drive and install 10 so I'll mark as resolved. Thanks to everyone who helped me get as far as I did and also for the good information provided.
     
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    Not a problem and you're welcome.
     
  7. 2016/04/24
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    Thanks for the update. :)
     

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