1. Joined : Aug 2015
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    windows 10 32bit
       05 Aug 2015 #1

    how to upgrade to windows 10 from an ISO


    i cannot somehow use windows media tool to upgrade to windows10. So i download an iso from another computer, i want to keep all the data and apps. Do i just write the iso to an usb drive,and boot the usb drive to install? Can i do that with a usb drive? Or there is another simpler way?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,858
    Windows 10 Pro
       05 Aug 2015 #2

    chrunos said: View Post
    i cannot somehow use windows media tool to upgrade to windows10. So i download an iso from another computer, i want to keep all the data and apps. Do i just write the iso to an usb drive,and boot the usb drive to install? Can i do that with a usb drive? Or there is another simpler way?
    Extract the ISO to your local hard drive (Use a directory like Windows 10 Upgrade), and then run setup.exe. If you boot the USB drive you will be getting into clean install territory, which you do not want to do until you have successfully activated upgrade.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       05 Aug 2015 #3

    Step 5 (ISO) or 6 (USB) here
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  4. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,373
    Win 10 14393.51
       05 Aug 2015 #4

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Extract the ISO to your local hard drive (Use a directory like Windows 10 Upgrade), and then run setup.exe. If you boot the USB drive you will be getting into clean install territory, which you do not want to do until you have successfully activated upgrade.
    If the OP is running 8.1, there's no need to extract the .iso. 8.1 will mount it directly.

    With Win7, three choices: get a freeware third party utility to mount the .iso, extract it (the freeware 7zip works fine for that), or create bootable media (USB drive or DVD). With a bootable medium, do not boot from it to do the upgrade. Simply plug it in, run the installer from within the OS that you're upgrading.

    Too much information, I suppose.
    Last edited by bobkn; 05 Aug 2015 at 17:02.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    windows 10 32bit
       06 Aug 2015 #5

    Thank you guys. actually each of your answers can solve my problem. much appreciated.
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