Okay, I spent the better part of the weekend trying to upgrade the operating system on my HP laptop from Vista to Windows 7. I was very, very excited about the upgrade because I despise Vista, but after more hours than I'd like to admit, I'm ready to throw the laptop out the window.
Has anyone else made this upgrade on an HP? I followed the instructions veeeeeeery carefully. Luckily, I backed up everything first. I say "luckily" because hours later I had to restore everything. I will spare you the details; the upshot is that after innumerable torturous hours and some pretty spicy curse words, my laptop is still running Vista.
According to the upgrade software provided to me by HP, my "keyboard filter" driver needs to be updated.
According to my HP laptop, I do not have a "keyboard filter" driver.
According to the HP support website, there are a multitude of keyboard-related drivers for my computer for which updates are available. I have run them all.
And according to the upgrade software provided to me by HP, after all those updates have run, my "keyboard filter" STILL needs to be updated. This update is so critical, in fact, that the whole upgrade process screeches to a halt without it. There is, it seems, no work-around.
And so, I remain in the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad world of Vista.
So, two things:
1. Are any of you running Windows 7? Is it worth continuing this fool's errand?
2. What the heck is a keyboard filter driver and how in the world do I update it?