1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Hello everyone. Maybe all of you have noticed that all the PC's with Win 7 and 8/8.1 are now showing the "Get Windows 10" registration option. My main's PC (Win 7 Pro, SP1, 32 bits) has shown it, but my HP Stream 7 (Win 8.1 with Bing) hasn't. Does anybody know why?
    06-01-2015 01:58 PM
  2. Mikegwald's Avatar
    Same here nothing on my hp stream 7
    06-01-2015 02:07 PM
  3. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Patience is a virtue.
    You will get your copy of W10
    http://m.windowscentral.com/find-out...u-upgrade-free
    06-01-2015 02:24 PM
  4. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    I have not seen that on any of my PC's yet. It is just home versions that are getting the notifications at this time?
    06-01-2015 03:49 PM
  5. addz77's Avatar
    Not just me then... Mine is fully updated
    06-01-2015 04:29 PM
  6. froi francisco's Avatar
    i did received mine just last night and went to reserved it
    06-02-2015 05:59 PM
  7. qkpham's Avatar
    You can force the Windows 10 icon by following this tutorial : techdows.com/2015/06/how-to-enable-get-windows-10-app-icon-windows-7-or-8-1-taskbar.html

    It worked for me (also try method 2 & 3 down in the comments). It might take a few minutes but it worked on my Stream 7 but also older devices I had
    06-03-2015 02:48 AM
  8. Jiffybag's Avatar
    They are sent out in stages, so some will get it before others.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    06-03-2015 02:10 PM
  9. Freebyte's Avatar
    I have a feeling it's based on your Microsoft account. I'm a Windows Insider and mine showed up before the news starting hitting the web sites.
    06-04-2015 08:43 AM
  10. aximtreo's Avatar
    I used the Windows Insider to get Win 10 on my Stream 8. Don't know what happened to mine but now I have a useless brick. It has the 1022 version loaded and runs but I only have about 100 MB of storage left and errors out on most things I try to do. Foolish me, I did not make a recover disk and now can't go back to Win 8. I'm hoping HP will help me go back but so far, they want $149 to restore it to factory settings. A little steep for me since I paid that for the Stream 8 new.

    If you do decide to go with Win 10, make sure you make a recovery disk. The 32 GB in the 7 $ 8 are just at the hairy edge of not being enough to run Win 10. I say that because that's what I see on mine. I may have gotten a corrupt install. Just make sure you prepare to go back.
    Harrie-S likes this.
    06-04-2015 09:30 AM
  11. Jas00555's Avatar
    I used the Windows Insider to get Win 10 on my Stream 8. Don't know what happened to mine but now I have a useless brick. It has the 1022 version loaded and runs but I only have about 100 MB of storage left and errors out on most things I try to do. Foolish me, I did not make a recover disk and now can't go back to Win 8. I'm hoping HP will help me go back but so far, they want $149 to restore it to factory settings. A little steep for me since I paid that for the Stream 8 new.

    If you do decide to go with Win 10, make sure you make a recovery disk. The 32 GB in the 7 $ 8 are just at the hairy edge of not being enough to run Win 10. I say that because that's what I see on mine. I may have gotten a corrupt install. Just make sure you prepare to go back.
    Not really. All you need is a USB OTG cable, an 8GB flash drive, an ISO of Windows 8.1 with Bing, and another computer and you can make a bootable USB stick.
    Harrie-S likes this.
    06-04-2015 09:43 AM
  12. ccase360's Avatar
    The "Get Windows 10" app appeared on my HP Stream 7 today. It says the tablet meets the requirements and I reserved my copy. Note: Make sure update KB3035583 is installed, the app won't appear if that update isn't installed
    07-14-2015 01:50 AM
  13. Simon Kimber's Avatar
    Just to say after much hassle I managed to upgrade my HP stream 7 to windows 10 today. I had real problems with the get windows app, with it not appearing. I tried reinstalling the crucial KB update. Windows downloaded the gwx exe but it wouldn't run.

    In the end I found a much easier way. I found a link for a fresh install from scratch and have installed windows 10 that way. I needed extra storage space, but used the micro SD card I have for that. Its slow to upgrade this way, but it works
    07-30-2015 11:23 AM
  14. theartdude's Avatar
    Mine just showed up, upgrading now. If your win 10 free upgrade prompt isn't showing, make sure you update your windows to a point where there are no additional updates. If you don't spend some time to update your current windows, don't expect win 10 free upgrade prompt options.
    08-06-2015 01:41 PM
  15. NoICon's Avatar
    Still waiting... sigh. For those that got the update, is the Stream 7 better on Windows 10 versus Windows 8.1?

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    08-06-2015 02:56 PM
  16. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    Still waiting... sigh. For those that got the update, is the Stream 7 better on Windows 10 versus Windows 8.1?

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    see my post here:
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/hp-...ml#post3162113

    I followed this site for installation. More importantly, I like my HP Stream 7 better now after W10 upgrade. I love it. Everything is working as it should and I have an enjoyable smooth experience. I am using the device more often than I used to since the upgrade.
    One caveat: Because you are not upgrading the existing 8.1, the system may not be activated. You have to find other means of activation (I used KMS activation - search the W10 forums at MDL).
    Or you could just call the activation number to get it activated since it is legit anyway.

    cheers
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    08-06-2015 04:50 PM
  17. monotheist's Avatar
    I did not get a notification for a few days on my stream while my other laptops and PCs got the notification.

    Today I got the notification on my HP Steam. I also ran the scripts to force windows to show the icon a day before. But that didnt work.

    Finally today it suddenly popped up. My steam has Windows 8.1 for Bing.
    08-08-2015 12:14 AM

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