Windows 10: Should I upgrade to Win10 from Win7? If so what is the easiest way?


  1. Posts : 30
    PC: Windows 7 / Laptop: Windows 10
       08 Aug 2016 #1

    Should I upgrade to Win10 from Win7? If so what is the easiest way?


    My buddy built me a PC a while ago with Windows 7 at the time. Should I upgrade to Win 10 while it's still free?
    I have a SSD that has Win7 on it and a HDD as well. If you recommend that I do upgrade, how do I do it, I'm not familiar with this. Also, should I do a fresh wipe(don't know how to).

    Also, I haven't backed up my desktop yet, is that something I should be doing frequently and if so what program should I be using?

    Thanks for the help. I'm just trying to figure out the best way to do all this, it's stressful. I'm not good with computers and I'm afraid I'll screw something up

    Edit: You can still upgrade to Win10 buy using this: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/acce...XNhiu3o52rA)()
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  2.    08 Aug 2016 #2

    Which assistive technologies do you use? Unless you truly use assistive technologies to overcome a disability we will not encourage or support using that website for a free upgrade.

    To upgrade without using anything related to assistive technologies, this is what we recommend:

    1. Make an image of your entire SSD saved to your HDD. We like Macrium Reflect Free for that.
    Macrium Reflect Free


    While you are doing that, make a Macrium Reflect Free rescue USB flash drive or DVD so if it goes badly you can boot from that and do a system restore from the backup image.

    2. Obtain and record your existing product keys using showkey plus from this fourm:
    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

    3. Download the Windows 10 ISO file using either Media Creation Tool or Windows ISO download website. (Options 1 or 2 in the tutorial linked to next). Save the ISO file on your HDD:
    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

    4. Mount the saved ISO file in Windows 7:
    How do I mount iso image file in Windows 7?

    5. Run setup.exe from the drive letter that appears in step 4 above to start the upgrade.

    6. When it is finished, Microsoft might activate the Windows 10 upgrade.

    This method has nothing to do with the assistive technologies offer.
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  3. Posts : 30
    PC: Windows 7 / Laptop: Windows 10
       08 Aug 2016 #3

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Which assistive technologies do you use? Unless you truly use assistive technologies to overcome a disability we will not encourage or support using that website for a free upgrade.
    My son has autism. I do not need to go any further. If you wish not to help so be it, but I will not talk about my sons disability to you or anyone else on here.
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  4.    08 Aug 2016 #4

    budmonster said: View Post
    My son has autism. I do not need to go any further. If you wish not to help so be it, but I will not talk about my sons disability to you or anyone else on here.
    That's fine. See method in post #2. You get the exact same results. The assistive technologies website just provides a link to the exact same upgrade you get in post #2 above. The only reason I prefaced my post with that statement is because we will get chastised by the forum moderators for suggesting using the assistive technologies free upgrade offer to those that don't really qualify for it.

    The advantage to the method in Post #2 is that you will also have the Windows 10 ISO file which you can use to make a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or DVD with to re-install Windows 10 if the need arises in the future.
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  5. Posts : 30
    PC: Windows 7 / Laptop: Windows 10
       08 Aug 2016 #5

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    That's fine. See method in post #2. You get the exact same results. The assistive technologies website just provides a link to the exact same upgrade you get in post #2 above. The only reason I prefaced my post with that statement is because we will get chastised by the forum moderators for suggesting using the assistive technologies free upgrade offer to those that don't really qualify for it.
    I wouldn't have posted here if I didn't have a need for it. I don't abuse a system that is meant for the disabled.
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  6.    08 Aug 2016 #6

    budmonster said: View Post
    Also, I haven't backed up my desktop yet, is that something I should be doing frequently and if so what program should I be using?

    Thanks for the help. I'm just trying to figure out the best way to do all this, it's stressful. I'm not good with computers and I'm afraid I'll screw something up

    Edit: You can still upgrade to Win10 buy using this: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/acce...XNhiu3o52rA)()


    As for backup,
    1. Make an image of your entire SSD saved to your HDD. We like Macrium Reflect Free for that.
    Macrium Reflect Free.

    Use the link you posted since you have a qualification.

    No Disrespect was meant to the disability.

    We are just following forum guidelines.
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  7.    08 Aug 2016 #7

    budmonster said: View Post
    I wouldn't have posted here if I didn't have a need for it. I don't abuse a system that is meant for the disabled.
    No need for the harshness. There have been many people using that upgrade method with absolutely no disabilities, aside from their broken moral system. We're here to help, but discussing things that aren't necessary "kosher" could get this forum shut down.

    You are playing by the rules for the upgrade, so no one is doubting you or putting you down.

    The link will work for you. Post back if you run in to any issues.
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  8. Posts : 30
    PC: Windows 7 / Laptop: Windows 10
       26 Aug 2016 #8

    You helped me with my laptop a while ago, I needed to put a fresh copy of Windows 10 on my laptop to get rid of all the bloatware it came with. You told me to put a W10 img on a USB drive:

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    Then you had me save my HDD on my external HDD using Macrium:
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    I still have the Win10 USB drive. So are you telling me not to use this method: Windows 10 upgrade for assistive technology users

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Which assistive technologies do you use? Unless you truly use assistive technologies to overcome a disability we will not encourage or support using that website for a free upgrade.

    To upgrade without using anything related to assistive technologies, this is what we recommend:

    1. Make an image of your entire SSD saved to your HDD. We like Macrium Reflect Free for that.
    Macrium Reflect Free


    While you are doing that, make a Macrium Reflect Free rescue USB flash drive or DVD so if it goes badly you can boot from that and do a system restore from the backup image.

    2. Obtain and record your existing product keys using showkey plus from this fourm:
    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

    3. Download the Windows 10 ISO file using either Media Creation Tool or Windows ISO download website. (Options 1 or 2 in the tutorial linked to next). Save the ISO file on your HDD:
    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

    4. Mount the saved ISO file in Windows 7:
    How do I mount iso image file in Windows 7?

    5. Run setup.exe from the drive letter that appears in step 4 above to start the upgrade.

    6. When it is finished, Microsoft might activate the Windows 10 upgrade.

    This method has nothing to do with the assistive technologies offer.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 30
    PC: Windows 7 / Laptop: Windows 10
       26 Aug 2016 #9

    This link? Windows 10 upgrade for assistive technology users)

    I'm just wondering how everything is going to work since my desktop has an SSD and a HDD? I just need a simple method for upgrading. If your saying all I need to do is click on that link above then I'll do it. I just didnt know if there where any other steps I needed to take beforehand?

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    No need for the harshness. There have been many people using that upgrade method with absolutely no disabilities, aside from their broken moral system. We're here to help, but discussing things that aren't necessary "kosher" could get this forum shut down.

    You are playing by the rules for the upgrade, so no one is doubting you or putting you down.

    The link will work for you. Post back if you run in to any issues.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

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