Windows 10: Windows 10 Upgrade from 7 Starter on 32GB Drive?

  1.    04 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Upgrade from 7 Starter on 32GB Drive?


    I've read that the Windows 10 upgrade process can take up to 32GB, so I'm wondering if it is going to be possible on my netboook. This currently has Windows 7 Starter Edition installed on the 32GB SSD.

    Is there anything I can do to ease the process?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 5,003
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       04 Aug 2015 #2

    If you don't save anything during the upgrade you will save some hard drive space as no Windows.old will be created.

    You really need a larger drive though.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    04 Aug 2015 #3

    Ztruker said: View Post
    If you don't save anything during the upgrade you will save some hard drive space as no Windows.old will be created.

    You really need a larger drive though.
    I believe that if the OP doesn't save everything, the free upgrade will not activate.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 5,003
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       04 Aug 2015 #4

    I thought so too but I've seen several posts where that was done and it activated okay.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    05 Aug 2015 #5

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I thought so too but I've seen several posts where that was done and it activated okay.
    I tried it once. Restored 8.1 from an image, and ran a 10 upgrade without keeping applications. Didn't activate.

    Restored 8.1 again (< 10 minutes), and ran the upgrade, keeping everything. Activated. Not exactly critical proof, but it is consistent with what I have read elsewhere.

    I wish that MS provided enough detail that these discussions would not occur.

    I have since done a clean install, deleting the partitions from the OS drive, and it activated.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
I just upgraded to Windows 10 as I planned to use the weekend to sort out any issues I might encounter during the upgrade. Well boy did I ever. My Seagate 3TB drive decided it no longer wanted to be recognized by Windows anymore. It shows up as a...
I have a SATA-1 TSSTcorp TS-H653 (not sure whether it is an F, G, H etc.) CD/DVD writable drive in an Inspirion 537s. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 7 Ultimate, but the drive is not recognized by the OS. However, the drive does...
Solved Upgrade onto a new drive? in Installation and Upgrade
I have windows 7 on a 750GB drive at the moment, but I want to install 10 on my SSD which only has 30 GB of space. Of course, I don't want to have to re-install all my data. If I go the upgrade route, will I have an option to choose which drive I...
Read more: Revolve is Microsoft's upcoming 'conversation starter' app for Windows Phone | Windows Central
windows 7 starter netbook in General Support
spec below, will it take W10? THE SPECS Pricing Part Number
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:52.
Find Us