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    ttodd0450
       #1

    Upgrade free to windows 10


    Whatís better from windows 7 or 8 ? I have licences for both but didnít want to purchase a furthur third.
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       #2

    Hello @ttodd0450,

    ttodd0450 said:
    Whatís better from windows 7 or 8 ? I have licences for both but didnít want to purchase a furthur third.
    [1] What versions are they?
    [2] Are they OEM, Retail, or Volume licenses?

    I think this is correct for the upgrades to Win 10 . . .

    Windows 7 Starter --> Windows 10 Home.
    Windows 7 Home Basic --> Windows 10 Home.
    Windows 7 Home Premium --> Windows 10 Home.
    Windows 7 Professional --> Windows 10 Professional.
    Windows 7 Enterprise --> Windows 10 Enterprise.
    Windows 7 Ultimate --> Windows 10 Professional.

    Windows 8 --> Windows 8.1 [ FIRST ] --> Windows 10 Home.
    Windows 8 Professional --> Windows 10 Professional.
    Windows 8 Enterprise --> Windows 10 Enterprise.

    Windows 8.1 --> Windows 10 Home.
    Windows 8.1 [ with Bing ] --> Windows 10 Home.
    Windows 8.1 Professional --> Windows 10 Professional.
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise --> Windows 10 Enterprise.

    I hope this helps!
    Last edited by Paul Black; 08 Jul 2020 at 14:25.
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    Paul Black said:
    Hello @ttodd0450,


    [1] What versions are they?
    [2] Are they OEM, Retail, or Volume licenses?

    I think this is correct for the upgrades to Win 10 . . .

    Windows 7 Starter --> Windows 10 Home.
    Windows 7 Home Basic --> Windows 10 Home.
    Windows 7 Home Premium --> Windows 10 Home.
    Windows 7 Professional --> Windows 10 Professional.
    Windows 7 Ultimate --> Windows 10 Professional.
    Windows 8 --> Windows 10 Home.
    Windows 8.1 --> Windows 10 Home.
    Windows 8.1 [ with Bing ] --> Windows 10 Home.
    Windows 8.1 Professional --> Windows 10 Professional.

    I hope this helps!
    The only issue I've had with the Upgrade was trying to go from Win8.1 Ultimate key to Win10 Pro, wouldn't activate because it wanted to install the Enterprise edition and couldn't find a Server to activate, had to use a Pro key.
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    Berton said:
    The only issue I've had with the Upgrade was trying to go from Win8.1 Ultimate key to Win10 Pro, wouldn't activate because it wanted to install the Enterprise edition and couldn't find a Server to activate, had to use a Pro key.
    Thinking about this, I seem to remember that you couldn't directly update from Win 8 to Win 10. You had to update to Win 8.1 first.
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Paul Black said:
    Thinking about this, I seem to remember that you couldn't directly update from Win 8 to Win 10. You had to update to Win 8.1 first.
    No...not true....I just did that about 2 weeks ago. Went from 8 pro to 10 pro. Not an issue at all....knock on wood.
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    ttodd0450
    Thread Starter
       #6

    My windows 8 is retail CD disc /// windows 7 is OEM on hp laptop.. ( and looking at my disc just now it is an 8.1 release)
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    Plankton said:
    No...not true....I just did that about 2 weeks ago. Went from 8 pro to 10 pro. Not an issue at all....knock on wood.
    I have just checked a couple of sites and they say that you do have to update to 8.1 first. Look here . . .

    Which edition of Windows 10 will you get for free?
    Windows 10 upgrade paths

    So you were lucky!
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    I guess. All I know is it worked.
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    Paul Black said:
    I have just checked a couple of sites and they say that you do have to update to 8.1 first. Here is one site:


    Which edition of Windows 10 will you get for free?

    So you were lucky!
    That article is from 2015. So maybe something has changed. Who knows.
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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    Plankton said:
    That article is from 2015. So maybe something has changed. Who knows.
    This one is from 12/05/2019 => Windows 10 upgrade paths
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