Win 7 to Ultimate - upgrade still possible to Win10 ?

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  1. Arcadian's Avatar
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    Win 7 to Ultimate - upgrade still possible to Win10 ?


    I started with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit then upgraded to Ultimate some time ago however it's getting slower so would like to upgrade to Win 10 as a backup to my existing Win10. I know the free upgrade offer expired some time ago so wondering if it's still possible ?
    Not a techie....
    Last edited by Arcadian; 02 Dec 2018 at 05:02. Reason: Typo
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Should work - I searched the forum for you for 'free upgrade' , Advanced search, the last month:

    Vista upgrade to Windows10 - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

    post #14 - mentions Win 7

    Take due precautions- create a disk image of Windows before attempting the upgrade.
    For advice and troubleshooting- see the tutorial (in the Tutorial section) on how to upgrade to Win 10.
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  3. Arcadian's Avatar
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    "I've done the Vista to Win7 Upgrade then gotten the free Win10 Upgrade over Win7 using MCT, last time was 3 weeks ago."

    Thank you great !! But what does MCT mean....?
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  4. Access Denied's Avatar
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    Arcadian said:
    "I've done the Vista to Win7 Upgrade then gotten the free Win10 Upgrade over Win7 using MCT, last time was 3 weeks ago."

    Thank you great !! But what does MCT mean....?
    Media Creation Tool.... it is what you download from MS to make a bootable usb drive/iso/dvd for installing Windows.

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  5. dalchina's Avatar
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    Upgrade to Windows 10 | Tutorials

    - best read carefully...

    and you will find
    3. Do the step below depending on how you want to upgrade to Windows 10.

    • step 4: To Upgrade to Windows 10 using Media Creation Tool
    • step 5: To Upgrade to Windows 10 with an ISO file
    • step 6: To Upgrade to Windows 10 with USB Installation Media
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  6. Arcadian's Avatar
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    A lot to take in many thanks.... :)
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  7. Arcadian's Avatar
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    I think there's a problem as it's not recognizing the product key which is on the bottom of my original Win 7 Home premium, whereas I would guess it wants the Ultimate product key....?
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  8. Porthos's Avatar
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    Arcadian said:
    I think there's a problem as it's not recognizing the product key which is on the bottom of my original Win 7 Home premium, whereas I would guess it wants the Ultimate product key....?
    Do you have your Ultimate key? It should not have asked you for a key if you did an upgrade and not a clean install.
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  9. Arcadian's Avatar
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    No I can't remember what happened now but I've been using it with no problems for a good few months, only recently starting to slow down....
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  10. Access Denied's Avatar
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    If you have previously activated Win10 on the PC. When it asks for a key, click on I do not have a key. It will continue to install and activate once you get into Windows after the install is completed.
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