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 ====== Upgrading a HP computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 ====== ====== Upgrading a HP computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 ======
  
 +[[other:​index#​windows_10_notes|Other Windows 10 related notes]]
 +
 +<WRAP center round tip 60%>
 +HP computers: [[https://​support.hp.com/​us-en/​document/​c05115630|Using the HP Cloud Recovery Download Tool]]
 +</​WRAP>​
 ===== Prerequisites ===== ===== Prerequisites =====
  
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     * Select //Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit Professional//​     * Select //Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit Professional//​
     * Select //Operating System & Drivers// and //Western Europe// and a server in //Europe//     * Select //Operating System & Drivers// and //Western Europe// and a server in //Europe//
-    * Select a USB drive with at least 16 Gb (the content of the drive will be erased!) and start the download+    * Select a USB drive with at least 16 Gb (the content of the drive will be **erased**!) and start the download 
 +      * Note: the created drive used 10.4 Gb
  
 ==== Performing the factory reset ==== ==== Performing the factory reset ====
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     * Note that if you select //UEFI - SanDisk Ultra// instead of LEGACY, you may not ne able to select some of the partitions when choosing where to install Windows     * Note that if you select //UEFI - SanDisk Ultra// instead of LEGACY, you may not ne able to select some of the partitions when choosing where to install Windows
   * Follow the instructions from //Windows Setup//   * Follow the instructions from //Windows Setup//
-    * Select the **language** (e.g. French)+    * Select the **language** (e.g. //French//)
     * Select the **operating system** (e.g. //Windows 10 Anniversary Update Pro - WestEU, x64, 20/​03/​2017//​)     * Select the **operating system** (e.g. //Windows 10 Anniversary Update Pro - WestEU, x64, 20/​03/​2017//​)
     * Accept the **Licence**     * Accept the **Licence**
     * Select the **partition** where you want to install Windows     * Select the **partition** where you want to install Windows
       * The partition needs to be big enough (>14729 MB)       * The partition needs to be big enough (>14729 MB)
 +      * Optionally format the partition where the previous system was, if you want to make a really clean start
 +    * Wait...
 +    * The computer will reboot at some point and may start the full installation process again! If that's the case, interrupt the installation process at the partition selection step, and remove the USB drive during the reboot
  
-<wrap hi>The following steps have not been tested</​wrap>​ 
- 
-    * Follow the instructions 
     * Once the actual Windows 10 configuration starts, go to the [[#​basic_windows_10_installation|Basic Windows 10 installation]] section     * Once the actual Windows 10 configuration starts, go to the [[#​basic_windows_10_installation|Basic Windows 10 installation]] section
  
 ===== Basic Windows 10 installation ===== ===== Basic Windows 10 installation =====
  
-  * If/When Windows 10 wants you to create an online Microsoft account or to use a company account, disconnect the computer from the network and Windows 10 will allow you to create a local account, and create an account+  ​* Select the **language** (e.g. //​French//​) 
 +  * Disable **Cortana** (by clicking on //​Deactivate vocal control//​) 
 +  * Choose the **region** (e.g. France) and keyboard layout (e.g. //​Français//​) 
 +    * You can ignore the secondary keyboard layout 
 +  * Let Windows quickly look for updates (if you have a network connection) 
 +  * Accept the **Licence** 
 +  ​* If/When Windows 10 wants you to create an online Microsoft ​**account** or to use a company account, disconnect the computer from the network ​before selection Home/​Office,​ go to the next screen and accept to ignore this step, and Windows 10 will allow you to create a local account 
 +    * create an account that has the same login as your LSCE account
   * Reconnect the network and do some basic configuration:​   * Reconnect the network and do some basic configuration:​
-    * disable Cortana, ​etc FIXME+    * disable Cortana 
 +    * disable all the personalized settingsin order to get as much personal data protection as possible
   * [[win10misc#​updating_windows_10|Update Windows]]   * [[win10misc#​updating_windows_10|Update Windows]]
-  * Clean the ''​C:''​ disk, including system files. You may gain 30+ Gb if you accept to completely remove the previous version of Windows (Windows ​7+  ​* **Clean** the ''​C:''​ disk, **including system files**. You may gain 30+ Gb if you accept to completely remove the saved (''​C:​\Windows.old''​) ​previous version of Windows 
 +  * <wrap hi>​Important step before installing the specific system drivers!</​wrap>​ **Activate the system protection** on the ''​C:''​ drive, in order to be able to create system restore points. Allocate 5-10 Gb of disk space for the restore points. You can always set a lower limit later, when you know that the sytem is stable 
 +    * English: go to the Control Panel, search for Recovery, and then select Recovery > Configure System Restore > Configure and make sure Turn on system protection is selected 
 +    * French: dans le Panneau de configuration,​ recherchez Récupération,​ puis sélectionnez Récupération > Configurer la Restauration du système > Configurer et assurez-vous que l’option Activer la protection du système est sélectionnée 
 +  * [[https://​support.microsoft.com/​en-us/​help/​4027538/​windows-create-a-system-restore-point|Create a system restore point]] ​([[https://​support.microsoft.com/​fr-fr/​help/​4027538/​windows-create-a-system-restore-point|Créer un point de restauration système]]),​ and give it a meaningful name (e.g. //After initial Win10 install and update//), in case you have to use it later 
 +  * To be extra safe, create also a [[https://​support.microsoft.com/​en-us/​help/​4026852/​windows-create-a-recovery-drive|recovery drive]] ([[https://​support.microsoft.com/​fr-fr/​help/​4026852/​windows-create-a-recovery-drive|Créer un lecteur de récupération]]) 
 +    * The recovery drive need to have at least 8 Gb free and all of its content will be erased 
 +    * The recovery drive that was created at that point needed only 5.32 Gb 
 +  * Allow Windows ​Update to update all Microsoft products, and delay the installation 
 +    * Windows+I (open Settings=> Mise à jour et sécurité => Paramètres de mise à jour 
 +      * Reboot options: choose //More notifications//​ 
 +      * Advanced options: 
 +        * get updates for more Microsoft products 
 +        * updates can be delayed 7 days, **but do not choose to interrupt updates** (this would //interrupt all updates// for 35 days)
  
 ===== Installing HP Software ===== ===== Installing HP Software =====
  
-You can use either SDM (HP SoftPaq Download Manager) or HP Support Assistant. SDM will offer more packages to download (not all of them useful), but SA is easier to use. The version numbers may differ slightly between SDM and SA +<WRAP center round tip 60%> 
 +Windows 10 seems to install the correct device drivers during the [[win10misc#​updating_windows_10|Windows update step(s)]] (Intel proc & video drivers, touchpad, audio, some HP drivers), so it may be a good idea to <wrap em>use the HP tools only to install the BIOS updates and not worry about the rest</​wrap>​ 
 + 
 +Added in March 2019: 
 +  * **HP Hotkey Support**: makes it possible to use more function keys (e.g. screen brightness) 
 +  * **HP wireless Button Driver**: the wireless button has an orange color in //​Airplane//​ mode 
 +</​WRAP>​ 
 + 
 + 
 +You can use either SDM (HP SoftPaq Download Manager) or HP Support Assistant. SDM will offer more packages to download (not all of them useful), but SA is easier to use (and possibly unstable). The version numbers may differ slightly between SDM and SA. SA stopped working at some point (it said that there were no available updates) 
 + 
 +<note warning>​The test computer (EliteBook 840 G3) could not boot anymore (//system thread exception not handled// BSOD) after installing //HP Universal Camera Driver// (Realtek 10.0.15063.11290) in Windows 10 Pro 1709 (OS Build: 16299.125), in Feb 2018. The following solutions were tested: 
 +  * most **radical** solution: completely reinstall and enable restore points 
 +  * **intermediate** solution: go back to a restore point before the camera driver 
 +  * **best** solution (if you know what's going on): boot in safe mode and uninstall the camera driver 
 +</​note>​
  
 ==== Using HP SoftPaq Download Manager ==== ==== Using HP SoftPaq Download Manager ====
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   * Expand the //​Software-Solutions//​ panel and download and install the //HP SoftPaq Download Manager//   * Expand the //​Software-Solutions//​ panel and download and install the //HP SoftPaq Download Manager//
   * Execute the download manager (Start => HP => HP Softpaq Download Manager)   * Execute the download manager (Start => HP => HP Softpaq Download Manager)
-    * If there is an available update for the BIOS (with the //manual install// status), select only this one and accept the manual installation +    * If there is an available update for the BIOS (with the //manual install// status), select only this one and accept the manual installationIf you still have the same BIOS after the rebootcheck the [[#​bios_update|BIOS update]] section below
-      * If the BIOS does not seem to have been updated ​after you followed ​the instructions and rebootedmaybe the installation files were not in the right place! +
-        * Copy the ''​F:​\Hewlett_Packard''​ (//​HP_TOOLS//​) directory to ''​D:​\''​ (//​HP_RECOVERY//​) +
-        * Reboot, type ''​ESC''​ to enter the //Startup Menu//, and choose //Update System ​BIOS//. The //Update BIOS// button should display the version of the new BIOS you want to install (e.g. ''​1.24''​)+
     * Install the packages that are preselected (packages shown as //Newer version available//​)     * Install the packages that are preselected (packages shown as //Newer version available//​)
     * Install the packages that have a //​Critical//​ priority     * Install the packages that have a //​Critical//​ priority
  
-Note: Some of the packages ​(e.g. BIOS) can't be installed automatically! They will be downloaded to ''​C:​\ProgramData\HP\HP SoftPaq Download Manager\SWDownload''​ and you have to execute them from this directory+=== Installation by hand === 
 + 
 +Some of the packages can't be installed automatically! They will be downloaded to ''​C:​\ProgramData\HP\HP SoftPaq Download Manager\SWDownload''​ and you have to execute them from this directory 
 + 
 +=== BIOS update === 
 + 
 +If the BIOS does not seem to have been updated after you followed the instructions and rebooted, maybe the installation files were not in the right place! 
 +  * Copy the ''​F:​\Hewlett_Packard''​ (//​HP_TOOLS//​) directory to ''​D:​\''​ (//​HP_RECOVERY//​) 
 +  * Reboot, type ''​ESC''​ to enter the //Startup Menu//, and choose //Update System BIOS//. The //Update BIOS// button should display the version of the **new BIOS** you want to install (e.g. ''​N75 1.55''​ for an //HP EliteBook 840 G3//, in May 2022) 
  
 ==== Using HP Support Assistant ==== ==== Using HP Support Assistant ====
  
-  * Install [[http://​www.hp.com/​go/​hpsupportassistant|HP Support Assistant]] and check if there are other recommended updates+  * Install [[http://​www.hp.com/​go/​hpsupportassistant|HP Support Assistant]] 
 +  * Execute HP SA for the first time and select to automatically ​check for updates, but to choose when the updates should be installed 
 +  * Check if there are (other) **recommended** updates 
 +    * Install the **recommended** packages (e.g. HP Universal Camera Driver, Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver) 
 + 
 +===== LSCE specific configuration ===== 
 + 
 +Let the LSCE IT take care of the rest of the configuration!
  
 ===== Other resources and links ===== ===== Other resources and links =====
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