Windows 10 download - can I delete and re-download?

  1. Posts : 26
    windows 7

    Windows 10 download - can I delete and re-download?

    This should be an easy question.

    To avoid potential conflicts, I need to upgrade a few hardware items before the Windows 10 install due to driver issues, including my graphics card. Not a problem, was looking for an excuse anyway, and may even make a few other changes. Just trying to minimize problems before they occur. I will probably not be ready for dealing with Windows 10 for a few weeks, so not in a hurry.

    I just received the Windows 10 download. So, while Windows 10 is ready to install, I know there is an expected significant update in the next few days/weeks. Would prefer to install Windows 10 once the Service Pack is available.

    Can I delete this download and then replace it with an updated copy before installing, or must I install this copy first and go through the update process? If I can delete and redownload an updated copy, what is the process?

    Interestingly, have several optional downloads to Windows 7 on my computer available this morning. Good to know Windows 7 is still working well.

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  2. Posts : 420
    Windows 10

    You have to let it upgrade your computer. The Service pack is more of a rollup and unlike the Insider upgrades will not contain the entire OS.
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  3. Posts : 26
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Thx! I may end up doing a clean install after downloading everything, but that is a question for another day.
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  4. Posts : 219
    10 (Free upgrade)

    Can I delete this download...
    No need to delete it. Just let it sit there unused while you go about upgrading your PC.

    By the time you want to upgrade to Windows 10 it will probably have changed itself.
    If it hasn't it will download and install the new updates at the same time as you upgrade.

    The upgrade will be a one time thing... at least till the next fixes and downloads come along.
    You won't be installing Windows 10 and then installing updates.
    The upgrade will be one (long) process.

    Actually, this is what happens now. The upgrade process checks for any updates and downloads them to use during your upgrade.
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