Yeah i look on the system details and its just 8.1, nothing after it so thats means i get free 10 home ?hmm, i read it as 8... i don't see a clear choice, I expect its probably home?
you can upgrade to any version but it doesn't say which if its just labelled 8.1.
win 8.1 Professional existed so you must have Home
i have all the diff windows installs and repair computers ect but never had windows 8 or 8.1 and see it looks like win 10 which was a surprise after like 7 so much . Its a ASUS T100 with 32 bit and 2GB soldered into board so i think i will stay with 32 bit and try a fresh win 10 Home and see if the 8.1 key accepts. Win 10 can be unstable on some products but ASUS seems to have win 10 in their support for this 2in1 , but i be ready to go back to 8.1 which final support ends in a couple years anyway and will work for years after as win 7 is doing now... Vista really had compatability problems from my experiance too but 8.1 seems stable so not popular i guess but seems perfectly good although ended.Sounds about right
On another PC, download the Windows 10 media creation tool and use it to make a win 10 installer on USB
boot from installer
follow this guide: https://forums.tomshardware.com/faq/how-to-do-a-clean-installation-of-windows-10.3170366/
only stage you need to change is entering product key when it asks.
Yeah sorry i forgot about TPM as even my old dell has UEFI and its ten years old. It be nice if MS listened to feedback and made windows requirements comparable for the as the amazing work they put into its ability to work with so many computers and programs. Free upgrade is nothing to sneer at too.Most PC made in last 12 years have some sort of UEFI, so that shouldn't be a big issue for a large number of users. I know there are some left behind but thats more on the hardware maker and not Microsoft. MS expecting UEFI boot and GPT drives 12 years after it was released is almost about time.
A lot of the blame should go onto hardware makers. They are the ones who drop support for their hardware before windows stops working with it. Or don't add support for things MIcrosoft has been asking for, for at least since 8.1 was released... namely the real bug bear:
The requirements that upset most people are the necessity to have Trusted PLatform Module support on CPU or Motherbaord, and many don't have it. That is what is going to cause more heart ache. PC that are as little as 4 years old can't upgrade to 11.
The PC without UEFI are from before 2009 (and a few after) and probably shouldn't be upgrading to new OS now. Comes a time PC has to just stay on an OS that it works on. I never put 8.1 on my VIsta PC. I sort of guessed it was too old.
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