Testing Win 10Upgrade from Win 7

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Is there a way to test if a Win 7 PC is upgradable to Win 10 without using the installation media?
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Commented:
This was used back a bit for upgrading to Windows 10 when they were pushing free upgrades.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/will-your-pc-run-windows-10-use-this-well-hidden-compatibility-checker-to-find-out/
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99% of the hardware of the last 10years are compatible. I would not even care for a test.
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I generally agree with the above. Two things:

Update BIOS and Chipset before starting. Windows should upgrade the remaining drivers.  

Also uninstall legacy and outdated software, especially anti virus.

Do that and the upgrades should  work.
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Thank you and good luck with your upgrades

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