02-24-2016 08:14 AM
I just bought this. It has Windows 7 on it, but it is new, so I figured it would upgrade.
02-24-2016 08:20 AM
FWIW, the page at newegg says:
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit via Windows 8.1 Pro downgrade rights
NOt sure if this means it will boot up for the first time into Windows 7, or 8.1.
If I have a choice, would a Win 10 upgrade be easier from 8.1?
02-25-2016 08:50 AM
It will boot in Windows7. If you want to upgrade to Windows 10, then make a set of installation discs from the installed program before you start to upgrade. If you order a set from Lenovo, you will get a Windows8.1 set, not a Windows 7 set as installed on your new PC.
It is not more difficult to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 than from windows 8.1, or visa verse.
02-25-2016 09:18 AM
02-25-2016 09:43 AM
Now the installation files you want me to copy, are the "factory reset" files/partition---to reset back to Windows 7 if something goes wrong? Or did I misunderstand you?
02-25-2016 09:43 AM
02-25-2016 10:27 AM - edited 02-25-2016 10:51 AM
I think the person who answered on the post over ment that you should take every program that you have innstalled on your computer, and save the settup files on a disc or usb. You can also check Lenovo`s homepage to see if there are any driver updates you can download and save for windows 10. before you start the actuall windows 10 installation
Your computer will upgrade to Windows 10
Once you get the computer home, download rufus from their homepage.
Now, go to microsoft and download win 10 from their homepage
Start Rufus, need no installation, find the litle icon with a disc, press it, and ad your downloaded win 10.iso.
On file system option, make shure that its on "create ntfs"
Put a emty USB drive into your computer at let rufus create the windows 10 install files there.
And finally, press start.
After this you have a bootable usb. Restart your computer and start the usb from bios. Comlete installation and enjoy your windows 10 when you do this, there will be no backup data if you format your drive.
(backup of your old system is saved as a windows.old folder at C:/, if you need to go back to the old windows. just complete the stetps in system settings somewhere.. it is really easy to find
02-25-2016 03:55 PM
What I meant was, that you should use the program that is installed from the factory, to make a set of installation discs.
It can be done from the menu or from the control panel. It can only be done once, because you are not allowed to make a series om installation discs and distribute them.
When you upgrade to Windows 10, it will automatically make a "regret function" but this will only work for one month, after that, you are stuck with "10". If you regret after one month, you will be able to install Windows 7 from scratch using the disks you created.
02-25-2016 03:59 PM
Sounds easy enough.I'll do that right before I upgrade to Windows 10.
Now if I can just avoid clicking on the tracking number for my laptop (en route) 30 times a day.