1. Joined : Dec 2014
    Chicagoland
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Jun 2015 #1

    Anybody know about anytime upgrade for Windows 10


    I have Windows 7 home premium. I would like to get Windows 10 professional. Anybody know what the options will be? Will they have an anytime upgrade likes Windows 7?
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,932
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Jun 2015 #2

    Home premium will get Win10 home.. and Professional will get Win10 Pro
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  3. Joined : May 2015
    Oakville
    Posts : 21
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       01 Jun 2015 #3

    Hard to say but probably not. It looks like Home users are getting the standard 10 and only Pro/Ultimate and Enterprise users will get Windows 10 Pro.

    I would have said the best bet would be to try the Windows Anytime Upgrade in Control Panel but it has been confirmed by Microsoft (you can search the web) that ever since the release of Windows 8, they have discontinued the Windows anytime upgrade for Windows 7, so there is no way to upgrade the version anymore unfortunately.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2014
    Chicagoland
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Jun 2015 #4

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Home premium will get Win10 home.. and Professional will get Win10 Pro
    Yeah, I know that. I am asking what options there are to get up to Windows 10 pro. Windows 7 had the anytime upgrade, like I said. You all sound like I am stuck at home - I am asking what will it cost me to get to pro.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       01 Jun 2015 #5

    Geneo said: View Post
    Yeah, I know that. I am asking what options there are to get up to Windows 10 pro. Windows 7 had the anytime upgrade, like I said. You all sound like I am stuck at home - I am asking what will it cost me to get to pro.
    Sorry to hear that you're stuck at home

    If you're asking for concrete answers on pricing, you might do better on the MS answer forum: Program Announcements and Registration ... or ... tweet Abe

    Newegg has OEM versions of 10 Pro for $150 ... but it would be a little less expensive to get Win7 or Win8.1 Pro ($135-$140).

    Bit depth shouldn't matter - 32 bit Win7 or Win8.1 Pro are even less expensive ($90-$100). You'd have to read the new licensing, but the bit depth didn't matter before - if you had a license for Win7 or Win8.1 - and.... and you had a retail disc or an ISO, you could install either bit depth. This needs to be explored more before you spend any hard earned cash.

    I saw a matrix that showed both WU and ISO upgrade paths - how that's going to work, I'm not sure. It would be great if a Media Creation tool was created as it was for Win8 - download the ISO and install it - the key on the machine is verified or you plug in a license key during the install - no valid key, no install.

    Before you make a decision - wait a bit for MS to settle on the details. They might offer fairly inexpensive upgrades in the first month or two. They really want to jack the numbers up early.

    Who knows, your Tech Preview Pro might be enough - that would be a nice gesture on the part of MS - to give Insiders not only a free Win10 upgrade but a free Pro upgrade. You deserve something for your part in making Windows better - right? Right!
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  6. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       01 Jun 2015 #6

    Geneo said: View Post
    I have Windows 7 home premium. I would like to get Windows 10 professional. Anybody know what the options will be? Will they have an anytime upgrade likes Windows 7?
    Yes, Windows 10 has the anytime upgrade functionality. Whether or not you can buy a license to upgrade, I don't know.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,509
    Windows 10 Pro
       02 Jun 2015 #7

    Geneo said: View Post
    I have Windows 7 home premium. I would like to get Windows 10 professional. Anybody know what the options will be? Will they have an anytime upgrade likes Windows 7?
    Geneo said: View Post
    Yeah, I know that. I am asking what options there are to get up to Windows 10 pro. Windows 7 had the anytime upgrade, like I said. You all sound like I am stuck at home - I am asking what will it cost me to get to pro.
    The easiest way would of course be to use the Anytime Upgrade now, upgrading your Windows 7 Home premium to Professional. When you then later upgrade to Windows 10 you would get Windows 10 Pro.

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  8. Joined : Dec 2014
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 399
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       02 Jun 2015 #8

    Thanks for the answers.
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  9. Joined : Sep 2015
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       19 Sep 2015 #9

    pulls answer outa thin air


    Mystere said: View Post
    Yes, Windows 10 has the anytime upgrade functionality. Whether or not you can buy a license to upgrade, I don't know.
    Where?
    Windows Anytime Upgrade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Windows Anytime Upgrade: frequently asked questions - Windows Help
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,509
    Windows 10 Pro
       19 Sep 2015 #10

    Windows Easy Transfer is not available in Windows 10.

    PCmover Express is a solution Microsoft offers for free, downloadable directly from MS. They are partnering in this with LapLink, the makers of PCmover:


    (Video from Windows 10 instructional videos by Ten Forums members - Windows 10 Forums)

    The only issue with this free version is that it needs both the old and new computer connected and on at the same time; even if you would move your data and settings from old installation to a new installation on the same machine, you need to another machine available to first move your data to the second machine, then install the new OS on the first machine and finally move the data back from the second machine to new installation on the first machine.

    Kari
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