1. Joined : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 10162
       20 Jul 2015 #1

    Can I keep my data & app settings when upgrading from a USB stick ISO?


    My system install of build 10162 won't activate, as they pulled the validation from these builds. Unfortunately, I can't upgrade to 10240, which can, I was told by Windows support, be activated. This is because Windows isn't already activated!!! (Windows Update won't download it (it always stays at 0% )).

    To solve this, I want to upgrade manually and thus I flashed the ISO on a blank USB stick. Can I keep all my data and app settings, etc. if I upgrade using the ISO on the stick? Or, in other words, is it possible to "upgrade" when installing an ISO, or do I have to do a clean install?

    Many thanks!
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
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       21 Jul 2015 #2

    If you so choose you can keep everything even with ISO upgrade. Mount ISO somewhere, I prefer USB, doesn't have to be bootable, and click on setup.exe. it will ask you which way to upgrade.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro Build 10162
       21 Jul 2015 #3

    CountMike said: View Post
    If you so choose you can keep everything even with ISO upgrade. Mount ISO somewhere, I prefer USB, doesn't have to be bootable, and click on setup.exe. it will ask you which way to upgrade.
    Thanks! Is it still alright if it is bootable?
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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
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       21 Jul 2015 #4

    pmds25 said: View Post
    Thanks! Is it still alright if it is bootable?
    Of course it is, it's even better because if something goes wrong you can start repairs by booting from it.
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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro Build 10162
       21 Jul 2015 #5

    CountMike said: View Post
    Of course it is, it's even better because if something goes wrong you can start repairs by booting from it.
    All I needed to know!
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