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  1. Thread: Windows 10

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    Free upgrade still available if you know how: ...

    Free upgrade still available if you know how:

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/1/12340318/microsoft-windows-10-free-upgrade-still-available
  2. Thread: Windows 10

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    It appears that the Windows boot manager...

    It appears that the Windows boot manager interferes with sleep mode so I've gone back to AiR-BOOT and removed the Windows 7 entry from the Windows 10 boot manager and I can actually use sleep mode...
  3. Thread: Windows 10

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    I've disabled the Radeon driver and am running...

    I've disabled the Radeon driver and am running Intel graphics and it seems reasonably stable again. May need another BGA reflow or just fuck it. I've been careful with keeping the Turbo Boost off...
  4. Thread: Windows 10

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    Hmm... It may not be the drivers. I think my...

    Hmm... It may not be the drivers. I think my video card is flaky and crap.
  5. Thread: Windows 10

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    Sleep mode doesn't work in either Win 7 or Win...

    Sleep mode doesn't work in either Win 7 or Win 10. I get a fresh boot every time. I'm wondering if that has something to do with using the Windows boot manager. I may try taking the Win 7 entry...
  6. Thread: Windows 10

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    I reinstalled the Catalyst software suite for...

    I reinstalled the Catalyst software suite for both OS's from AMD's web site. Win 7 has become pretty stable. 3 clean boots after Win10 in a row. Hopefully that holds. Win 10 is still unstable...
  7. Thread: Windows 10

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    Still working on the video driver issues. Very...

    Still working on the video driver issues. Very weird.

    In Win 10, rebooting doesn't always work but uninstalling the AMD graphics driver (Radeon HD 6700M) but NOT THE FILES and then scanning for...
  8. Thread: Windows 10

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    While googling bcdedit I stumbled on a message...

    While googling bcdedit I stumbled on a message board recommendation for easybcd, which has a free version which did the job. I ran it under Windows 10 and managed to add the Windows 7 drive to the...
  9. Thread: Windows 10

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    Hmm... It appears that there may be a way to make...

    Hmm... It appears that there may be a way to make Win 10's boot manager boot the other drive with something called bcdedit.exe but the stuff I'm finding on it doesn't seem to match what I'm trying to...
  10. Thread: Windows 10

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    I spoke too soon. On the next boot of Win10, the...

    I spoke too soon. On the next boot of Win10, the Win7 partitions are visible.

    HP recovery creates 4 partitions, SYSTEM and HP_TOOLS which are normally hidden (they're on the boot drive) and...
  11. Thread: Windows 10

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    I spoke too soon. On next reboot, it can see the...

    I spoke too soon. On next reboot, it can see the Win7 disk from Win10 but the Windows boot manager does not offer boot options.
  12. Thread: Windows 10

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    So I put the regular hard drive back in and Win...

    So I put the regular hard drive back in and Win 10 cannot see it, much less have the boot manager know how to boot it. This is pretty annoying as I can't see my Win7 files from Win10. To transfer...
  13. Thread: Windows 10

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    The fans that Speedfan couldn't see and which I...

    The fans that Speedfan couldn't see and which I couldn't hear in spite of having "fan always on" selected in the BIOS, yes.
  14. Thread: Windows 10

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    Clearly, I was confused about how install from...

    Clearly, I was confused about how install from USB worked. I didn't realize that you just run setup. I finally got to the right path to select upgrade. I could have gotten to that point hours ago...
  15. Thread: Windows 10

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    Hmm. Looking at the web page again I downloaded...

    Hmm. Looking at the web page again I downloaded UpgradeAssistant. That seems to be setting up an upgrade. It's downloading right now.
  16. Thread: Windows 10

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    I made it bootable using the tool TSG mentioned. ...

    I made it bootable using the tool TSG mentioned. It booted and it seemed to want to do an install rather than an upgrade.
  17. Thread: Windows 10

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    I tried that a few hours ago and it wanted a Win...

    I tried that a few hours ago and it wanted a Win 10 key.
  18. Thread: Windows 10

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    The C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution directory has...

    The C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution directory has not grown in over 4 hours.

    The WindowsUpdate.log hasn't had anything substantive in over 4 hours (just something about piggybacking on an AU...
  19. Thread: Windows 10

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    The update to windows update is taking forever to...

    The update to windows update is taking forever to download. I don't think it's downloading.

    I installed Speedfan and this new install appears to be able to see the fan for the GPU (but still not...
  20. Thread: Windows 10

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    Resetting BIOS settings to default worked. Had...

    Resetting BIOS settings to default worked. Had to reinstall Windows 7 from scratch again. Network drivers didn't install. Fortunately I had them on CD. Updating Windows Update right now. Bracing...
  21. Thread: Windows 10

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    First attempt failed. I ran into this: ...

    First attempt failed. I ran into this:

    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/quot-Detect-some-error-during-PININST-BBV-quot/td-p/2593075/page/5

    I reset the BIOS...
  22. Thread: Windows 10

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    Um... I may try that tomorrow.

    Um...

    I may try that tomorrow.
  23. Thread: Windows 10

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    Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for the info.
  24. Thread: Windows 10

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    Out of curiosity, what happens if I try to dual...

    Out of curiosity, what happens if I try to dual boot like that article says? I assumed I would have to enter my Win7 key and it would work and that's apparently not the case?
  25. Thread: Windows 10

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    I can't dual boot but I can reinstall Win7 if I...

    I can't dual boot but I can reinstall Win7 if I want? Weird.

    Yes, my Win7 came from HP with the laptop (January 2012) and the key is printed on the flap that goes over the hard drive.

    Thanks...
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