Windows 10: Win Vista to Windoze 10

  1.    08 Mar 2018 #1

    Win Vista to Windoze 10


    Is it possible, do I need to buy something, or maybe Bat.1 will give me cr-----k/key?
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Mar 2018 #2

    You cannot upgrade Vista to Windows 10. Only Windows 7 and above can be directly upgraded to 10. For anything earlier, like Vista, it has to be a clean install (so you'd need a key and have to reinstall your programmes too).

    If you want to keep installed software, there is a long convoluted way to go from Vista to 10. First you have to upgrade Vista to Windows 7 SP1 - this is a supported upgrade path. Then Windows 7 can be upgraded to Windows 10. With a valid Win7 key you should be able to activate this Win7 upgrade. Once Win7 is activated, you can upgrade from 7 to 10 and that too will be activated.

    Somewhere along the line you'll have to buy a licence, either for 7 or 10.

    There's also the question of whether the 'Vista-era' hardware supports Windows 10. Your processor may be too old to run Windows 10.

    Devices that run Windows 10 for desktop editions require a 1 GHz or faster processor or SoC that meets the following requirements:+
    • Compatible with the x86 or x64 instruction set.
    • Supports PAE, NX and SSE2.
    • Supports CMPXCHG16b, LAHF/SAHF, and PrefetchW for 64-bit OS installation
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/win...ments-overview

    You may find this thread informative.

    Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware
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  3.    09 Mar 2018 #3

    lobo11 said: View Post
    Is it possible, do I need to buy something, or maybe Bat.1 will give me cr-----k/key?
    New poster on a respected Windows 10 forum, and you start with a semi derogatory term like Windoze. Way to go - how to win friends and influence people!
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  4. Barman58's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 1803 - 17134.5 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       09 Mar 2018 #4

    lobo11 said: View Post
    Is it possible, do I need to buy something, or maybe Bat.1 will give me cr-----k/key?
    cereberus said: View Post
    New poster on a respected Windows 10 forum, and you start with a semi derogatory term like Windoze. Way to go - how to win friends and influence people!
    Also accusing other members of supplying illegal software keys is not likely to help your stay at the forums
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