1.    03 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 277
    Windows 10 Build 1703

    Upgrading from Win 7 directly to Win 10 RTM


    With all the information regarding upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 RTM I would have thought I could find something that would show me how to upgrade my Win 7 Home Premium to Windows 10 RTM. I could not sort it out.

    I have Win 7 Home Premium installed and have looked all over the place for an way to use Windows Update to the job.
    I have no or little interest in doing a clean install via an ISO at this point.

    Will someone point me in the right direction.

    Thank you.
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  2.    03 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,143
    Windows 10 Pro

    If you don't have the GWX icon on your taskbar, and are not being offered Windows 10 in Windows update, it will be much easier to simply use the Media Creation Tool to perform the upgrade. You don't have to burn anything to a disk, just run the tool, select the correct edition (in your case, Windows 10 Home) and whatever bitness you are install, then choose Upgrade this PC now.

    Make sure you perform an upgrade first, you can clean install any time you want after that, no key is required (just click the skip button if you decide to do a clean install).

    This assumes that your current Windows 7/8.x is valid, genuine, and activated.

    See

    Windows 10: How to skip the line and claim your free upgrade right now | PCWorld
    Last edited by Mystere; 03 Aug 2015 at 16:29.
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  3.    03 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,372
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Also a good tutorial by Brink here: Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
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  4.    05 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 277
    Windows 10 Build 1703
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    If you don't have the GWX icon on your taskbar, and are not being offered Windows 10 in Windows update, it will be much easier to simply use the Media Creation Tool to perform the upgrade. You don't have to burn anything to a disk, just run the tool, select the correct edition (in your case, Windows 10 Home) and whatever bitness you are install, then choose Upgrade this PC now.

    Make sure you perform an upgrade first, you can clean install any time you want after that, no key is required (just click the skip button if you decide to do a clean install).

    This assumes that your current Windows 7/8.x is valid, genuine, and activated.

    See

    Windows 10: How to skip the line and claim your free upgrade right now | PCWorld
    Thank you very, very much. I didn't realize the Media Creation Tool would do that! I thought, mistakenly, it was for just for creating a DVD or USB disk. I worked like a charm.
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