Riches Informatique Computer Support Questions & Answers
|Question||Last Updated on 12.4.2020 at 15:07:35|
Can you upgrade my computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10?
Yes! At the time of writing, but there may be some caveats though...
Why? Because Windows 7 has been surpassed by Windows 8 and then Windows 10, the manufacturers who make the hardware components that live inside your Windows 7 computer such as the Wi-Fi card, Bluetooth, the touchpad, to name a few, may not have developed a new driver that makes their older components work with the newest Windows operating system.
What that means is whilst it is usually possible to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 without a hitch, not everything may work as it did beforehand when you were running Windows 7.
During the automated upgrade process, Microsoft does do a good job at getting everything back working as it should and normally there are no issues. But, if after the upgrade process has been completed successfully, one or two things don't work as they did, there are workarounds to try.
Riches Informatique will manually look for updated drivers for the hardware components that are installed on your computer that don't seem to work as they should, download and install them and see if that rectifies the problem.
Riches Informatique will manually roll-back a driver and test if an older driver works better than the driver currently installed. Also if possible, we'll try compatibility mode and see if that works.
When none of that works, the only solution left is to purchase a new component to replace the old component that's stopped working; let's use an Ethernet card in a tower computer as an example...
... an Ethernet card lives inside your computer which you can use to plug your internet cable into and, by fitting a brand-new Ethernet card that is sold with the drivers necessary for it to function on Windows 10, it should re-enable your internet access.
Usually, upgrades go smoothly without the need for any tinkering afterwards. If not, don't worry, there are workarounds to get your computer back up and running as you liked it.
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