Dell Backup And Recovery Upgrade Activation Code UPDATED
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Dell Backup And Recovery Upgrade Activation Code
it is possible to upgrade a windows 7 installation to windows 10 using dbar. to begin, you will need to perform a clean installation of windows 10. after you have installed windows 10, you will need to perform a clean installation of dbar. dbar1.9 can upgrade windows 7 installations to windows 10. the dbar functionality is built into windows 7, and there is no need for additional hardware. the upgrade will not require going through a microsoft activation process. if you are upgrading a dell-installed version of windows 7, it is required that you first back up the dell recovery partition (drp) before performing the dbar upgrade, because the original files are not compatible with the new operating system.
answer: either there is no upgrade for the windows 7, or that dell backup & recovery is incompatible with windows 10. further, i can confirm that i have just upgraded an 8.1 system (previous to dbar1.9) to 10 using dbar 1.9 without any problems.
hi mark, i don’t have a problem with 7, there is no reason in this version to downgrade it. with windows 8/8.1, backup and recovery was not yet optimized for windows 10, because the windows recovery manager was still in its infancy. hence, they are more likely to give trouble.
it appears that dell has suddenly implemented an automatic activation failure for windows 10 home with the following (non-functional) error message:”attempting windows activation failed: error 0xc004f04d”
i am using a dell poweredge s900 with dell windows 10 product key. i am trying to activate the dell on my local network via the “dell backup and recovery” interface. how can i activate the dell backup and recovery product?
the microsoft’s create a recovery drive (the link you provided) seems to be the right path to go. ( wonder if the optional delete recovery partition would be useful to keep) as you suggested, users should first clean up the hard drive partitions (including dell created 3 partitions) and install the essential apps with updated dell drivers etc. what i don’t know is whether dbar 1.9 will set up and write the updated pseudofactory recovery partitions (and create the usb drive or stick). that would be great, but seems unlikely based on my conversation with dell higher level support. i plan to wipe clean the hard drive and venture the unknown. if you can guide the planning, i can help that for the benefit of others.
on a windows 10 gpt install (uefi bios) the disk 0 system partitions should look like this. you should have a 100 mb efi partition and a 450 mb recovery partition these are default partitions setup by windows 10 in an uefi install and have nothing to do with dell backup and recovery.for windows8.1 in uefi these will be similar but perhaps differentpartitionsizes.
i don’t see any reason why you couldn’t remove windows 7 from the drive completely, and put it back in. you could then remove recovery from the partition. that will give you a fresh ubuntu install. then, you can restore the partition to dell’s software, and it will all work fine.
windows 8 users running dell software designed for windows 8 can upgrade to windows 10 using the dell backup & recovery dashboard for windows (dbar) software. the latest dbar version, dbar1.9, supports windows 10. however, your current dell backup & recovery software’s designated file structure can be incompatible with windows 10. this means that you cannot have windows 10 installed on the system, and the dbar backup is preventing you from performing a clean install of windows 10. this is not the fault of dbar, but an unfortunate consequence of the windows 10 upgrade process.