Updating m1710 to vista 64 bit
Disclaimer: This is an Unofficial Upgrade path and has no support from Dell or Microsoft.
This Unofficial Free Upgrade Path allowed new Windows 10 Pro Activations for a Period of 1 Year Unofficially aligning with Microsoft’s initial official marketing for Free Upgrades from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
You will get the following error message: “Error 0x80072F8F On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run ‘0x2a 0x80072F8F’ to display the error text.” You will not be able to register a Windows Vista or Windows XP system via the 10130 Insider Preview with a Microsoft Product Activation server to make it a new Windows 10 Pro Device without buying a key. This is a Dell based guide but will work on non-Dell systems also.
The only differences are the keys [F2] and [F12] to enter the BIOS setup and opt for the one-time Boot menu may be different.
Before upgrading its recommended that your BIOS revision is up to date.
This guide will result in Data loss so its recommended you back up all your data to an external hard drive.