Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
  1.    18 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Upgrade: Windows update vs ISO


    Hi,

    I would like to know if there's any difference between upgrading via Windows Update and via ISO (pro and cons).
    I'm not trying to make a clean installation at the moment.

    Thanks.

    Cheers.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    18 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8

    I think both process "Window Update" and "ISO" will serve the same thing. Though if you consider ISO method, then you will need to create a Bootable USB Drive/DVD, so can use them for doing a clean installation in future too.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    18 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the answer.

    So I can upgrade with the ISO and later create a Bootable USB Drive/DVD for a future clean installation.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    18 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by PauloLib View Post
    Thanks for the answer.
    So I can upgrade with the ISO and later create a Bootable USB Drive/DVD for a future clean installation.
    How you're going to upgrade with the ISO without creating a Bootable Disk of Windows Setup? I think , you will need to create the Bootable USB Disk/DVD from the iso to upgrade. Which you can save for future clean installation (if you want).
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    18 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,929
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    create the ISO and then double click the ISO, to mount it.. Run setup.exe to perform the upgrade..

    If you copy the contents of the ISO to a USB stick, you will have bootable setup media on that USB Stick, thus you can do a clean installation. Or you can run setup.exe from the USB and upgrade

    If you right-click the ISO you can Burn to DVD and have bootable DVD media..

    You MUST upgrade first, to register the windows 10 activation.. After that you can perform a clean installation, but do not input any product key when asked, just Skip the key screens.. Windows 10 will re-activate without a key..
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    18 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    I'm in the ghetto
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    What he/she said^^^^^^

    And @PaoloLib,

    I urge you to either backup all your important stuff or create a disk image of your current Win7 installation prior to upgrade. It'll protect you against possible data loss.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    18 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 729
    win 7 dual boot / 10

    That's true on the key thing just keep hitting the skip and set up will ask about three times to put it in but just skip it and it will activate when you get to the desktop.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    18 Aug 2015 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 19
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Thread Starter

    Thanks.

    WhyMe: I already made a backup with easeus Todo Backup

    WindowsUser: I'm planning on mounting the ISO and run the setup.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    18 Aug 2015 #9
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 729
    win 7 dual boot / 10

    I am thinking that you will need to do an upgrade to get the free windows 10. If when installing from an ISO if you do the clean install first it will not use your win 7 key to activate the install. Please let us know how it goes for you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    18 Aug 2015 #10
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,647
    Win 10 X64 Pro 15063

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    create the ISO and then double click the ISO, to mount it.. Run setup.exe to perform the upgrade..

    If you copy the contents of the ISO to a USB stick, you will have bootable setup media on that USB Stick, thus you can do a clean installation. Or you can run setup.exe from the USB and upgrade

    If you right-click the ISO you can Burn to DVD and have bootable DVD media..

    You MUST upgrade first, to register the windows 10 activation.. After that you can perform a clean installation, but do not input any product key when asked, just Skip the key screens.. Windows 10 will re-activate without a key..
    A detail: Windows 8 has a built-in utility to mount an ISO. 7 does not.

    With 7, the options are: install a utility (freeware available) to mount the ISO, extract the ISO to a folder (7Zip works), or create a bootable medium. (To run an upgrade, don't boot from the device.)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Remove Windows 10 Upgrade Option via Windows Update
Hi, I am using Windows 7 SP1 . My upgrade to windows 10 is ready via windows update but i don't want to install it. Any idea how to remove this option so that normal system updates can be install. Thanks. 28821
Installation and Upgrade
I don't want to upgrade and now can't update Windows 7
Windows won't let me update windows 7 unless I'm installing 10, which is downloaded. I changed my mind because of the stuff I'll have to pay to upgrade and a program that I use daily but won't exist in Windows 10. How do I just remove it?
Windows Updates and Activation
Remove Windows 10 Upgrade (via Windows Update) Option.
Hi, I am using Windows 7 SP1 . My upgrade to windows 10 is ready via windows update but i don't want to install it. Any idea how to remove this option so that normal system updates can be install. Thanks. 28828
General Support
Solved Can I upgrade using a bootable USB instead of using Windows Update?
I don't know why, but I can't seem to upgrade to Windows 10 using Windows Update. The installation just doesn't happen, and whenever I go to the update history all "Upgrade to Windows 10 Home" entries show as unsuccessfull. So what I did was...
Installation and Upgrade
Solved Windows Update Prompting an Upgrade to Tech Preview
Hello all, I'm running Windows 7 Ult x64 and I continue to receive this notification upon startup: 6047 Showing more details: 6049 Any ideas on how to remove? It's quite annoying. Choosing "Hide Update" doesn't work.
Windows Updates and Activation
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 13:31.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums