Windows 10: Windows 7 & Windows 8 Users Can Now Upgrade to Windows 10 Solved

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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       26 Jan 2015 #31

    I need to tell you that Win7 doesn't have Hyper-V

    You can run Virtual PC on Win7, but I wouldn't. It's far less powerful virtualization, plus I'm not all that familiar with it.

    This is good, planning is important.

    I know the feeling about using your 8.1 machine - it took me a while (4 months) to setup a Hyper-V machine on my newly upgraded laptop. It was my only machine at the time.

    I think you'll have much better luck using the Win8.1 machine ... more than that though, it's the only one I can really help you with because it has Hyper-V.

    I can point you to a Virtual PC tutorial, but I'd have to read it and scratch my head while you read it and scratched your head - no sense both of us doing that.

    Try this:
    Set p the Hyper-V machine all the way up to installing Win10. You won't be able to do anything with it until an OS is installed, but the practice might give you the confidence to move forward.

    Let me know if you decide to use the 8.1 desktop or even just test setting up a Hyper-V machine.

    It's pretty easy and very safe - everything you'll use is native to Windows.

    Bill
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 15063 Multiprocessor Free
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       26 Jan 2015 #32

    Okay
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 15063 Multiprocessor Free
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       26 Jan 2015 #33

    Okay. I am on the 8.1 desktop now. What do I need to do?
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       26 Jan 2015 #34

    Alright - you need to provide the same information as before for this machine
    physical memory and a disk screen shot

    One more thing you need to do ... understand that this won't be real time. I was just about to hit the hay. I might not be on everyday and I might get busy helping other members. You're pretty quick

    Please post the information and read the tutorial. Post any questions and I or another member will answer them.
    If you feel really anxious - try the test Hyper-V setup (you can stop at the ISO part or .... if you're really anxious go ahead and install the ISO.

    I'm assuming you have already joined the Insider program and have downloaded the Win10 bld 9926 ISO from their reference page - yes?

    If you haven't done any of the above then you have more reading to do, start here: The Insider Program

    Bill
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 15063 Multiprocessor Free
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       26 Jan 2015 #35

    Its a 1 TB Hard Drive with 4 GB DDR3 Memory.

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    Yes, I have joined the Insider program. This will not interfere with my system, will it?
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 15063 Multiprocessor Free
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       26 Jan 2015 #36

    Not seeing Hyper-V.
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  7.    26 Jan 2015 #37

    Jesse, make sure you have full backups of both your systems, then you can try various options without risk of losing anything.

    I have a mutil-boot setup and VM's running - no problem - just follow the tutorials.

    Good luck.
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  8.    27 Jan 2015 #38

    Jesse Williams said: View Post
    Not seeing Hyper-V.
    You need 8.x Pro to have Hyper-V. Also, 4GB is not very much memory, barely enough to run every apps much less run a virtual machine.

    You could download the free VMWare Player, but you're going to find it painful with only 4GB.
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       27 Jan 2015 #39

    Well, how are they going to support it for Windows 10?
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  10.    27 Jan 2015 #40

    Jesse Williams said: View Post
    Well, how are they going to support it for Windows 10?
    4GB is plenty to run Windows on its own.

    But if you were to run Windows 10 inside a Virtual Machine you're running 2 versions of Windows at once - one on your host machine and another version inside the VM.

    This means your 4GB is being shared between 2 operating systems. Simplistically you could give 2GB to each one (although there may be better ways to tweak the split; perhaps to give a little more to the host OS ). Although Windows 8 and Windows 10 will both run in 2GB, it is a bit more of a squeeze and it will be slower.

    I'd still recommend using a Virtual Machine if you want to try out Windows 10 though. I'd suggest the 32 bit version of Windows 10 which will save a little space.
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