Windows 10: Upgrading a corporate laptop to W10

Discus and support Upgrading a corporate laptop to W10 in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; So I have a computer that my father gave me. It was from his old office. It's an older machine with W7. It either has professional or ultimate. It was... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by striper, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. striper Win User

    Upgrading a corporate laptop to W10


    So I have a computer that my father gave me. It was from his old office. It's an older machine with W7. It either has professional or ultimate. It was linked to a domain. They had some kind of professional IT service setup all the computers at his office. I believe the windows product key is one that this company had a licence to. I don't think the company that setup the domain is still in business.

    I was able to reset all of passwords and I have been using the computer. It works just fine. I would like to sell it though. I already have too much stuff and I could use the money.

    If I accept the W10 upgrade am I likely to encounter any issues with the upgrade?

    Also, how will an older machine be at running W10?

    :)
     
    striper, Jul 3, 2016
    #1

  2. Laptop dying - need to transfer Win 10 to replacement machine.

    My laptop is old spec and unbearably slow and unreliable. I took advantage of the W10 free upgrade when it became available but it didn't go well and I ended up downloading the full W10 OS from a link on the Microsoft website to DVD and installing that.
    Overall I'm happy with the OS.

    I have the opportunity to buy a used Dell desktop machine but it's running W7. If I buy the desktop system I would (for the sake of domestic harmony) prefer to install W10. So, assuming the old laptop will no longer be in use, can I simply install W10 on
    the desktop machine from my DVD or do I have to jump through hoops? The desktop system is ex-corporate so I'm not sure whether I may get an option to upgrade to W10 when I put the machine online. I'd prefer not to have to buy a new copy of the OS, but I do
    want to remain legal. Your thoughts appreciated. Upgrading a corporate laptop to W10 :eek:)
     
    Pidgeonpost, Jul 3, 2016
    #2
  3. peterjax Win User
    W8.1 pro upgrades to W10 Home

    My laptop, running W8.1 pro was upgraded to W10, but the version is W10 Home. How can I revert back to W10 Pro? Why did it not upgrade to W10 Pro initially?
     
    peterjax, Jul 3, 2016
    #3
  4. Berton Win User

    Upgrading a corporate laptop to W10

    I Upgraded 4 Win7 Pro Notebooks that came out of a company to Win10 Pro without issue but fortunately they were not running the Enterprise version of Win7. My understanding is that the Enterprise version does not qualify for the Free Upgrade in the same manner as the Home or Pro versions do, might check that out with Microsoft's site.
     
    Berton, Jul 3, 2016
    #4
  5. striper Win User
    So the computer has W7 Professional installed.

    Here are the spec:

    4GB of ram. I'm assuming it's DDR2
    Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 @ 2.8
    I believe it has a SATA I interface which is very limiting......

    Will W10 slow down this machine to the point where it's not worth it? I don't have a product key for this one. If I do the upgrade can I go back without having to reinstall W7?
     
    striper, Jul 3, 2016
    #5
  6. showkey, will show you your key, https://www.tenforums.com/software-ap...7-showkey.html . You can do a Rollback in the first 30 days after upgrading. After 30 days a scheduled disk cleanup removes the windows.old folder and rollback won't work. At that point you need to reinstall 7 to go back.
     
    alphanumeric, Jul 3, 2016
    #6
  7. striper Win User
    I use a program called magic jelly bean. It just shows all BBBBBBBBBBBBBB, etc. The computer was setup by a company. It has some software installed on it.
     
    striper, Jul 4, 2016
    #7
  8. NavyLCDR New Member

    Upgrading a corporate laptop to W10

    Is there a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker on it that has a Windows 7 product key printed on it?
     
    NavyLCDR, Jul 4, 2016
    #8
  9. striper Win User
    It has a Windows Vista Business OEM sticker
     
    striper, Jul 4, 2016
    #9
  10. NavyLCDR New Member
    The BBBB's for the product key means it was installed with a Windows 7 volume license key purchased by that company and non-transferrable. Your legal option at the moment is to purchase a retail Windows 7, 8.1 or 10.
     
    NavyLCDR, Jul 4, 2016
    #10
  11. striper Win User
    So what would happen if I accept the upgrade that windows is trying download?

    Are you saying that technically I'm not legally able to use windows on this computer?
     
    striper, Jul 4, 2016
    #11
  12. NavyLCDR New Member
    Don't know, you can try it. I would expect you would end up with a non-activated Windows 10.

    All indications point to that conclusion.
     
    NavyLCDR, Jul 4, 2016
    #12
  13. striper Win User

    Upgrading a corporate laptop to W10

    Okay thanks for the help. I'm tempted to try but I also have feeling it will reject the upgrade.

    What about this idea. What if I swap the drive and then install Vista Business on the new drive with the old product key. Then I will upgrade Vista to 10.
     
    striper, Jul 4, 2016
    #13
  14. NavyLCDR New Member
    You can't upgrade Vista to Windows 10. Only Windows 7, 8, 8, 8.1 or 10.
     
    NavyLCDR, Jul 4, 2016
    #14
  15. striper Win User
    Okay, thanks for the info. At least I didn't waste an hour trying.
     
    striper, Apr 4, 2018
    #15
Thema:

Upgrading a corporate laptop to W10

Loading...
  1. Upgrading a corporate laptop to W10 - Similar Threads - Upgrading corporate laptop

  2. upgrading w7 to w10

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    upgrading w7 to w10: hello, this not my first round of trying fix windows over the years. got a older toshiba laptop L755 had windows 7 home prem. i like window 10. stupid me thinking upgrade. what could go wrong ???? made a usb drive boot for window 10. put in the laptop to totally new...
  3. upgrading W7 to W10

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    upgrading W7 to W10: Hi. This will probably be a common question. My wife uses W7. Does not want W10. I have been told that I can copy my W10 from my PC to a USB stick and install W10 like that on to her Laptop.. Is this possible please. If so, is there any set proceedure like which files to...
  4. upgrade to w10 1903

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    upgrade to w10 1903: why i can't recive the 1903 update? i'm from Romania [ATTACH] [ATTACH] https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/upgrade-to-w10-1903/ed181fea-4b9c-475f-ad72-5ee735d2e0b1
  5. Ex-corporate PC upgraded from Vista to W10 will not activate Windows.

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Ex-corporate PC upgraded from Vista to W10 will not activate Windows.: I purchased a PC advertised as Windows 10 from a favourite charity shop. It had been upgraded to Windows 10 from Vista and has a watermark in the bottom right of the screen, saying "Activate Windows, Go to settings to activate windows." I have found that this is an...
  6. replacing laptop HDD with SSD after W10 upgrade

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    replacing laptop HDD with SSD after W10 upgrade: replacing laptop HDD with SSD after W10 upgrade and activation If I clean install W10 to the new SSD, will Windows activate automatically..... thanks 45559
  7. Microsoft Wireless Mice not working on W10 Upgraded Toshiba Laptops

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Microsoft Wireless Mice not working on W10 Upgraded Toshiba Laptops: Dear Colleagues, I've been tearing my hair out with this one for 2 days now. I have 2 toshiba laptops (Satellites) which I've just upgraded to W10. They both worked perfectly. One has a Microsoft Wireless Mouse 3500 and the other a Microsoft Wireless Sculpt Mobile Mouse....
  8. W10 upgrade failure

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    W10 upgrade failure: Installed all drivers under W7 Ran upgrade checks - and all backups. W10 upgraded proceeded, went to end reboot and presented Login screen Then found mouse & keyboard not working (in fact no USB at all) Found an old PS2 kyb that worked ... not easy finding your way...
  9. Free W10 upgrade

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Free W10 upgrade: Like I mentioned earlier my Acer I did an upgrade a bit over two weeks ago and the upgrade worked using my 7Starter keys and was upgraded to Home and I'm not talking out of my @$$. I didn't like how much slower it was when it was appified so I ripped it out by the roots and...
  10. Preparing for W10 Upgrade?

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Preparing for W10 Upgrade?: How should I prepare for Windows 10 upgrade on this PC? Specs: AMD Athlon x4 860K @ 4GHz Nvidia Geforce GTX 750Ti 1TB 7200RPM HDD 8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 current OS Why do I ask this? Well, the last time I attempted the upgrade..I...