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  1. Laptop is from 2012/2013. Old 15" Dell Inspiron m5030. I did end up getting Win10 installed and running properly. It has the 4000series (4250) graphics so I downloaded the Win8 drivers and injected those and that didn't work, but using the legacy *beta* drivers did the trick. I couldn't get into safe or recovery mode because Windows never fully installed. I had been letting it sit for about 30min but in reality, it took close to an hour, maybe more, for windows to fully install. Doesn't run bad, might look into upgrading to SSD, jumping up to 8gb ram (was 3gb stock, threw in a single 4gb leftover from Alienware Alpha ram upgrade, then threw in another 2gb) and possibly CPU as a last resort. Main use will be so kids can do schoolwork on chrome, so SSD and RAM will probably be good enough. Preliminary tests are good, just need to make sure they don't have multiple tabs open until we get more RAM.
  2. Are these downloads still available? Spent months trying to get updates applied to my Win7 Home Premium OA so I could update to Win10 but had no luck. Laptop updated once in dec 2013 via WU and has been unable to get updates since. We have other computers that are more capable and that we use far more often, but now with kids out of school, I am just trying to see if I can get this thing running. I tried installing Win10, but there seems to be an issue with video driver. I tried injecting the amd legacy video drivers into the iso but it doesn't seem to have worked or I grabbed the wrong ones. Tried dism in cmd as well, to manually add them to the driverstore, but was unable to get them to install. Win10 installs and but hangs (maybe not hangs, but there is black scree) just before the usual "Welcome to Windows, getting things started" where you input your info and select/unselect privacy stuff, so install isnt complete. Not able to boot insafemode because complete install failed. Only workaround I can think of is installing fresh Win7 and injecting all the updates (or just downloading the rollout and installing normally) and then try upgrading to Win10 using the tool. As of now, if I run that tool, I get an error saying I need IE11, but I cannot get IE11 because I need SP1, and I can't get SP1 without a prerequisite of drivers. Some I have been able to obtain and install manually, but there seems to be a specific order that they may have needed to be installed in and I'm not privvy of it.
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