Windows 10: Upgrade Eight to ten

  1.    29 Oct 2015 #1

    Upgrade Eight to ten


    How can I upgrade my O.S eight to ten. It's possible?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15042
       29 Oct 2015 #2

    Hello Rasel, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, you can use step 4 in the tutorial below to upgrade your Windows 8 to the free Windows 10 offer.

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation
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  3.    29 Oct 2015 #3

    I think you have to upgrade to Windows 8.1 first.
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  4. Posts : 2,777
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       29 Oct 2015 #4

    Johannes said: View Post
    I think you have to upgrade to Windows 8.1 first.
    Yes, to get the FREE Upgrade. There's other procedures for Win8.0.
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  5.    29 Oct 2015 #5

    Johannes said: View Post
    I think you have to upgrade to Windows 8.1 first.

    Berton said: View Post
    Yes, to get the FREE Upgrade. There's other procedures for Win8.0.
    Incorrect. You can get the FREE Upgrade to Windows 10 directly from Windows 8.0. The person must use an ISO file by upgrading with the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool - or downloading the ISO file from another source and running setup.exe inside the ISO file from within Windows 8.0. Windows 8.1 is only a requirement to use the native Windows Update method to upgrade.
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  6.    29 Oct 2015 #6

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Incorrect. You can get the FREE Upgrade to Windows 10 directly from Windows 8.0. The person must use an ISO file by upgrading with the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool - or downloading the ISO file from another source and running setup.exe inside the ISO file from within Windows 8.0. Windows 8.1 is only a requirement to use the native Windows Update method to upgrade.
    NavyLCDR is absolutely correct. I just did a clean install on my laptop with the Windows 7 SP1 iso. I installed NO updates at all. I had the Win10 10240 iso and used that to upgrade. I extracted the iso to a folder and started the upgrade (Setup.exe) from the desktop. The upgrade went smooth and Win !0 activated with no problems. I had read you were able to do this so I thought I would give it a try.
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  7.    29 Oct 2015 #7

    TrustMe said: View Post
    NavyLCDR is absolutely correct.
    I have a Windows 7 Home Premium DVD with NO SP1. It upgrades to Windows 10 just fine without SP1 using Media Creation Tool.
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  8. spapakons's Avatar
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       29 Oct 2015 #8

    I think the requirement for SP1 in 7 or 8.1 is to block some pirated Windows. To get SP1 in 7 or to upgrade from 8 to 8.1, one would normally have to do all the intermediate updates and thus risk locking an illegally activated Windows installation. That's what Microsoft is trying to do, trick those with pirated copies to lock them. Also a Windows 7 installation with SP1 or Windows 8.1 in theory have more updated drivers and are less probable to have any incompatibility issues while upgrading to Windows 10.
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  9.    29 Oct 2015 #9

    spapakons said: View Post
    I think the requirement for SP1 in 7 or 8.1 is to block some pirated Windows. To get SP1 in 7 or to upgrade from 8 to 8.1, one would normally have to do all the intermediate updates and thus risk locking an illegally activated Windows installation. That's what Microsoft is trying to do, trick those with pirated copies to lock them. Also a Windows 7 installation with SP1 or Windows 8.1 in theory have more updated drivers and are less probable to have any incompatibility issues while upgrading to Windows 10.
    Except that there is no requirement for SP1 in 7 or 8.1. Brink in post #2 provided the method to upgrade Windows non-SP1 7 and Windows 8.0 to Windows 10 for free using the Microsoft provided Media Creation Tool.
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  10. spapakons's Avatar
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       29 Oct 2015 #10

    Yes, I know. The requirement is to do it via Windows Update. Using an ISO you can go straight from 7 without SP1 to 10 or from 8.0 to 10. But an average user is not supposed to know that. He/she will upgrade to Windows 10 via Windows Update.
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