1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I've upgraded several of the computers in my house successfully to Win 10 already, however my daughter's Compaq CQ71 currently runnning Win 7) laptop seems to be a problem.

    After ensuring all updates were done, I received the task bar invite on the machine as expected and accepted it (requesting that it notify me when ready).

    It's now been over a week and I still have only the invite in the task bar, no notification asking me to schedule the upgrade.

    Any advice on how to actually force the download / install.

    Cheers!
    09-05-2015 06:22 AM
  2. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Yes, just go to this Microsoft page and download the ISO. There's instructions for creating a disc or USB thumb drive installation media.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=xeSS2Q3h
  3. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Yes, just go to this Microsoft page and download the ISO. There's instructions for creating a disc or USB thumb drive installation media.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=xeSS2Q3h
    avmad likes this.
    09-05-2015 09:30 AM
  4. Rising Mos's Avatar
    Ps. Run the created installer from inside your current Windows to make sure your windows 10 activate automatically.
    Ed Boland and avmad like this.
    09-05-2015 09:57 AM
  5. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Yes, actually, when you go to that page and click on the "download tool now (32 or 64 bit)" the program will start and give you the option to "upgrade now"

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    avmad likes this.
    09-05-2015 11:41 AM
  6. avmad's Avatar
    Thank you both!

    I forgot that you could do an 'upgrade this pc now' inside the media creation tool. I will do that!

    BTW - As regards downloading an ISO and creating a disk, I already did this some weeks ago. However, with this particular laptop, what I found was that it did the upgrade from the disk but then once upgraded to Windows 10, resolutely stated that the installation was not activated. I tried entering the (generic) windows 10 key but it would not accept it. Because of this, I went back (PC reset) to windows 7, reinstalled all updates again and got the machine to where it is right now.

    Having said the above, I'm sure that the 'upgrade this pc now' option that you mentioned will avoid this problem, so that's what I will do.

    Thanks again!
    09-06-2015 01:28 AM
  7. Rising Mos's Avatar
    Thank you both!

    I forgot that you could do an 'upgrade this pc now' inside the media creation tool. I will do that!

    BTW - As regards downloading an ISO and creating a disk, I already did this some weeks ago. However, with this particular laptop, what I found was that it did the upgrade from the disk but then once upgraded to Windows 10, resolutely stated that the installation was not activated. I tried entering the (generic) windows 10 key but it would not accept it. Because of this, I went back (PC reset) to windows 7, reinstalled all updates again and got the machine to where it is right now.

    Having said the above, I'm sure that the 'upgrade this pc now' option that you mentioned will avoid this problem, so that's what I will do.

    Thanks again!
    Here is a possible scenario why it didn't work.
    - you run the setup from the disc in older version of windows as required
    - it made you select few things and it got to work.
    - it restarted the computer as part of the installation.
    - the bios is set to run from the disc/usb so it ran the installation again. This is where things went wrong
    - you selected a few more thing and it installed win 10.

    The above procedure will not carry the activation. You have to remove the disc after the restart or make sure your bios does not search for it before the hard disk.

    Just some thoughts for other people :)
    avmad likes this.
    09-06-2015 03:51 AM
  8. avmad's Avatar
    Yep - you are probably right :-)

    Cheers!
    09-06-2015 04:16 AM

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