Windows 10: Why did my W10 upgrade revert back to W7 during installation?

Discus and support Why did my W10 upgrade revert back to W7 during installation? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I was just upgrading my Dell Vostro 460 desktop from W7 Pro to W10 Home and towards the end of the process I see that it is removing all updates and it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by graywoulf, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. graywoulf Win User

    Why did my W10 upgrade revert back to W7 during installation?


    I was just upgrading my Dell Vostro 460 desktop from W7 Pro to W10 Home and towards the end of the process I see that it is removing all updates and it reboots back to W7 Pro. I was not watching the monitor as I knew it would take a while so that was quite a surprise. This is not my first W10 upgrade so, I don't know if I missed something or what happened. Help!

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    graywoulf, Jun 27, 2020
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  2. BobiJoBJ Win User

    W7 to W10 upgrade

    I have tried to upgrade to W10 home premium from my 64-bit W7 home premium operating system on my laptop. I checked that I meet all requirements and have tried everything anyone ever suggested. I wasted 2 days in December 2015, and still failed.

    I had no problem in March 2016 upgrading my desktop W7 Ultimate to W10, so I thought I might try again to upgrade my W7 home premium.

    I have now wasted another 2 days in March trying to upgrade the laptop. Either it is a problem with my laptop that the Windows Update Trouble-Shooter does not find, or W7 Home Premium (64) will not upgrade to W10. I give up.
     
    BobiJoBJ, Jun 27, 2020
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  3. Can't revert from W10 to W7

    Hi. Sony don't have any updated drivers for Windows 10 on my laptop (bought with Windows 7 installed) nor do they intend to provide any. I've been on their website and they don't list my laptop never mind about drivers for it (Vaio VPCS11X9E running W7 Professional)

    My problem is that in W10 my screen is very dark and difficult to work with. This is why I want to revert back to Windows 7. I understood that I could do this within a month but when I go to the 'revert' screen I get the message

    'We're sorry but you can't go back. The files we need to take you back to a previous version of Windows were removed from this PC'

    All I've done so far is follow the instructions! Help!

    Will I have to do a clean rebuild? If so how do I get hold of a W7 system disc? I'm no geek and getting very worried...
     
    KabaleBabe, Jun 27, 2020
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  4. Why did my W10 upgrade revert back to W7 during installation?

    W7 to W10 Update Failure

    Contacted MS via chat on 2016-08-02 and agent was courteous, and stated that I should have been able to update from W7 to W10 given my issues.

    In any case, tried to Remote Desktop with agent, but was unable to do so. Got download link from agent for USB W10 update and...

    . Failed 2x to update from W7 to W10 (after apparent W10 update, PC rebooted and reverted back to W7...) using USB thumb drive.

    . Decided to do clean install to W10 directly (loosing my W7 setups - no matter for this PC, and I had image backup...) and this time it did work (need to input your License Key Number in order to complete the update)....

    Apparently my W7/PC combination was not able to be updated (why? don't know) but it did work doing a clean W10 from USB.
     
    RafaelZorrilla, Jun 27, 2020
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