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  1.    06 Oct 2015 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hi Brink.. and team..

    I´ve been a member since vista... thanks for your work..

    hope this is the correct thread for this question.. I´m using a Lenovo Ultrabook.. I upgraded to win 10core from 8.1 sucessfully.. I love it.. I have ~250g of 500g of music and movies on my HDD now... I just read site indicated that I could´ve upgraded to windows 10pro from windows 7ultimate or 8pro for free... I didnt realize this...

    question 1) is this true that I can use 7ultimate to upgrade to windows10 pro....??

    question 2) if 1 is true what would be the best way to proceed.. keeping in mind that I would like to NOT wipe the 250gs of music/vids I have...

    question 3) I have a legit copy of windows7 ultimate (upgrade) used on a legit windows vista PC that is no longer used... w/out compromising your site integrity.. I would hope to use the upgrade to go forth on my lenovo to window10pro...

    Is this possible.. and thanks in advance for you help.. and work.. for us students....
    xmet
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  2.    06 Oct 2015 #12
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)
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    Reply 1) Yes, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate are upgraded to Windows 10 Pro for free. Windows 7 Enterprise cannot automatically upgrade to Windows 10 and you have to contact Microsoft. Also Windows 8.1 Pro is upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. Every other lower version (eg Windows 7 Home Premium) is upgraded to Windows 10 Home.

    Reply 2) If you still had Windows 7 Home Premium, you could run Windows Anytime Upgrade and upgrade that to Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate. Then it would upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. The same goes for Windows 8.1 Core. You would go to Add more features and upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro before upgrading to Windows 10 Pro. Windows 8 must first be upgraded to Windows 8.1. Since you have already upgraded to Windows 10 Home you can go to PC Settings, Activate Windows and press the Go to store button. This will offer you the upgrade from 10 Home to 10 Pro which is $100, I think. In all cases you keep your data and programs, so you don't have to reinstall everything. That's the point with an upgrade, to save you all this trouble. Otherwise you would do a clean installation.

    Reply 3) If the old Vista PC has similar hardware with the Lenovo, that is both have Intel or AMD chipset and CPU at least, then you could try cloning the disk and see if you can boot Windows 7. If you do, then update all the drivers and activate it. Once you activate Windows 7 (and you have SP 1 installed) then your computer qualifies for the free upgrade to Windows 10. You either do all the Windows Updates until you see the Get Windows 10 icon at the notification area, or you start setup directly from a Windows 10 DVD-ROM, if you have made one in another computer. I believe that this Windows 10 will be legit as long as you don't upgrade the old PC to Windows 10 as well, meaning that you would take advantage of the free upgrade twice with the same Windows 7 installation. Maybe there is a grey area here according to the EULA, so I won't accept any responsibility. Proceed at your own risk. I can only tell you that it can be done.
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  3.    06 Oct 2015 #13
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    1) is this true that I can use 7ultimate to upgrade to windows10 pro....??

    Yes.

    2) if 1 is true what would be the best way to proceed.. keeping in mind that I would like to NOT wipe the 250gs of music/vids I have..

    You would not be able to upgrade the existing Windows 10 Home to Pro without doing a clean install or purchasing a Pro upgrade Product Key.

    3) I have a legit copy of windows7 ultimate (upgrade) used on a legit windows vista PC that is no longer used... w/out compromising your site integrity.. I would hope to use the upgrade to go forth on my lenovo to window10pro...

    You would have to move the Windows 7 Ultimate to the Lenovo (uninstall old computer, install on new computer) assuming it is a retail Windows license and not an OEM license, then upgrade the Windows 7 to Windows 10 Pro. Again, on the new computer you would not be able to go directly from Home to Pro without purchasing an upgrade Product Key.

    What features of Pro do you need on the new computer?
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  4.    06 Oct 2015 #14
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    too NavyLC and Spapak.... thanks for the replys.. Ive not read them.. but Im here w/windows7 ready to install.. so Iĺl read and maybe have a follow up... but for now thanks thanks thanks.... w00t
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  5.    06 Oct 2015 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    1) is this true that I can use 7ultimate to upgrade to windows10 pro....??

    Yes.

    2) if 1 is true what would be the best way to proceed.. keeping in mind that I would like to NOT wipe the 250gs of music/vids I have..

    You would not be able to upgrade the existing Windows 10 Home to Pro without doing a clean install or purchasing a Pro upgrade Product Key.

    3) I have a legit copy of windows7 ultimate (upgrade) used on a legit windows vista PC that is no longer used... w/out compromising your site integrity.. I would hope to use the upgrade to go forth on my lenovo to window10pro...

    You would have to move the Windows 7 Ultimate to the Lenovo (uninstall old computer, install on new computer) assuming it is a retail Windows license and not an OEM license, then upgrade the Windows 7 to Windows 10 Pro. Again, on the new computer you would not be able to go directly from Home to Pro without purchasing an upgrade Product Key.

    What features of Pro do you need on the new computer?
    the features I need are 1) bitlocker 2) group policy access.. 3) admin control..

    I know I cant get this without PRO thanks
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  6.    06 Oct 2015 #16
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)
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    The only thing a regular user would want from Windows 10 Pro would be the ability to turn off Windows Update. But for this there is some registry tweak, if am not wrong. He will never need to connect to a domain, unless he takes it at work, let alone use the bitlock function etc. But we usually don't like limitations. If there is more, you want to have it. Probably Windows 10 Home is enough for most of us, but we envy the features of Pro, whether we need them or not. So if one want to have them all, he pays an extra $100 for the upgrade, to stay legit.

    By the way, are the upgrades separated in critical and optional as in earlier Windows versions? I didn't notice. And if they are, can you choose which ones to install or you are forced to install everything? Are Windows 10 Home users presented with optional updates or only the critical ones? How do you setup Windows Update to display the optional ones as well?
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