Thanks for this tip. I had upgraded to windows 10 but now revert back to windows 7. My Dell inspiron 580s drivers are not compatible with windows 10 and thus facing issues with my network driver.
I too had the prob with my network driver. Win 10 mentioned the driver was for Vista...but it was my Win 7 driver.Thanks for this tip. I had upgraded to windows 10 but now revert back to windows 7. My Dell inspiron 580s drivers are not compatible with windows 10 and thus facing issues with my network driver.
If you made substantial hardware changes to your PC, such as replacing your hard drive or motherboard, Windows might no longer be activated on your PC. For info on how to activate your PC,
hi , as the title says , there is how to do.
1- Upgrade Part
This procedure is useful only if you do an upgrade to Win10 from a legit licensed and activated Win7/8 PC.
a- You must have Win7/8 or above installed and activated with a legit license.
b- Go inside Win7/8
c- Then you must do an upgrade to windows10 via Windows Update (or via an ISO from Win10 by inserting the media containing Win10 > open > and run "setup.exe").
d- Follow the installation procedure.
e- When the installation is finished, your win7/8 license will be transferred and modified as a Win10 license. this license will automatically activate Win10 when you will connect to internet.
2- Clean Install part:
You must have done a dvd or usb containing the official Windows10 ISO from microsoft.
here the Link : Microsoft's Media Creation Tool
- Be sure to select the proper version , the same one as your in 7/8 version. example: windows 7 or 8 Home = Windows 10 home )
a- insert the dvd or usb containing the Win10 ISO
b- Go into the Boot menu and select the device that will run the ISO, exit and reboot.
c- Now your PC should load the Windows10 installer.
d- Follow the procedure.
e- Skip all "enter your license" prompts (you should have 2-3 prompts)
f- Once in Windows10 , check if you are activated (go to Control Panel > System > Scroll to bottom) , if not , click the "Activate" button.
g- You should be activated and can npw perform as many clean install as you want.
Always create a bootable usb on a clean pc.