- Aug 9, 2015
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This is for those who have one of these machines. On the Dell website this machine is not on the supported list for win 10, so I wondered if that was why the upgrade through the update system kept failing. Eventually after manageing to hold off for a week I became impatient and downloaded Win 10 using the media creation tool to usb. After a lot of reading and backing up I made a system image. I then tried the install. Everything I had read told me to start the upgrade from within win 8.1 which is what I did by clicking on the set up file. It didn't give me an option to upgrade just install so I clicked it. After around an hour we ran though the usual questions and then it asked for the key I clicked skip. It then had a think about this and a notice came up and told me to remove the usb and then restart the machine which I did. I then though I've made a mess of this and am going to have to re-install Win 8 and start again. i However on the restart it then went through the upgrade process which took another 45 mins. Eventually I had the upgrade and things were good My printer (HP Photosmart B110) works both wirelessly and via usb. logitech web cam works external hard drive works and the wireless keyboard and mouse all work. The wireless in the laptop works. The only bit of software that I had problems with was MS Money Sunset but the registry change fixed that. So far (3 days) everything is still working and it seems slighty faster than the old win 8.1. I hope this helps. Also forgot to mention I am running a dual screen setup which is also working normally without me having to change anything.