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Hello Mike

I hope I am in the right category and you can help.

My laptop is Dell Inspiron 14R N4110 running Intel i5 core 2 duo,  Windows 7 home premium, AMD Radeon 6630m graphics. The Amd Radeon chipset is no longer functioning and the driver is also disabled. It is currently using the built in Intel graphics. As a result in Device Manager the Intel graphics is shown, not the Amd driver.

I do not play any games and use it mainly to surf internet and word processing. Therefore the Intel built in graphics currently suffice.

I' ll like to know given the conditions can I upgrade to Windows 10 whereby the icon has already appeared in the desktop asking me to upgrade?  I am afraid windows update will start looking for and update Amd driver if I upgrade to win 10 and this will cause problems.

Your reply is very much appreciated. Thank you.


Hello Chan

Yes, no problem, I'm pretty sure you will have no troubles installing the upgrade to windows 10. In fact during the upgrade process it will check to make sure everything is compatible.  I have even installed it on a computer that has the windows icon in the system tray which states you are eligible for a free upgrade and then when I go to proceed it does the check and says it is not compatible due to the graphics card/chipset. This is true, in this case it was an ATI chipset/internal-integrated graphics on the motherboard.  I proceeded anyway by using the windows 10 media creation tool which you can learn more about from this link:

This is the way I have been upgrading most of my client computers.. have done about 160 since Windows 10 came out on July 29, 2015. Even though the icon is on the system tray stating "lets go" I  have found using this media creation tool method works flawlessly whereas using the 'lets go' from the icon has produced failed attempts that cause nothing but more time to upgrade since you need to first restart and then in most cases, delete the download data and start using the media creation tool is the best approach.

Hope this helps


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