Friday, August 21, 2015

OEM Supported Systems for Windows 10 Upgrade

Windows 10

It has been over three weeks since Windows 10 was officially released.  However, there are still inquiries in forums with people asking why they haven't received the upgrade to Windows 10 and are still getting the "Thank you" message:

Windows 10 Thank you for reserving your free upgrade

Granted, with an anticipated billion computers to be upgraded, many are still in the queue.  There is also another side of the coin.  Although Microsoft indicated that all qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers could upgrade to Windows 10, it seems that for many devices the "qualification" is dependent upon the OEM.  For example, as stated by a Dell representative here,
"As per the update from Microsoft, all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 systems should be eligible for the Windows 10 free upgrade. But, Dell will decide which systems Dell will validate and support with Windows 10."
Other OEMs may be following a similar procedure.  If you are still waiting to get the upgrade, it may be beneficial to check the OEM website.

The links below may be helpful in determining whether your device has been approved by the OEM as supported for Windows 10 upgrade.

You may also want to check the OEM website for any driver updates for your device.
h/t:  Thanks, Techie, for helping to track down the references!

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