Windows 10: Win 7 Pro upgrade to Win 10 via 8.1 Solved

  1.    03 Oct 2015 #1

    Win 7 Pro upgrade to Win 10 via 8.1


    I have a new ASUS laptop, bought with Win 7 pro pre-installed (although shipped from Asus with Win 8.1).


    It is not receiving the Win 10 "upgrade" and I am advised to use the recovery disks supplied with the laptop, to re-instal Win 8.1. and then go for Win 10


    Is there an instruction sheet I can download which explains how to put Win 8.1 back on this laptop? - I have 3 disks:
    1.Recovery Media for Win 8.1 - marked Boot DVD Disc 15091-2190000 N5799 V1.0


    2. A two pack CD set - marked Recovery Media for Win 8.1 - Recovery DVD 1 of 2 15091-202D0000 N5650 V1.0 and then disc 2 of 2.


    How do i use these, and which comes first. OR is there a preinstalled partition which recovers to Win 8.1 ?
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  2.    03 Oct 2015 #2

    Before you do any upgrade of your Windows installation, make sure you have a working backup of the complete contents of the C: drive!

    carrotmuseum said: View Post
    I have a new ASUS laptop, bought with Win 7 pro pre-installed (although shipped from Asus with Win 8.1).


    It is not receiving the Win 10 "upgrade" and I am advised to use the recovery disks supplied with the laptop, to re-instal Win 8.1. and then go for Win 10
    Unless you have major problems with WIndows 7 (devices not working correctly, devices causing bluescreens or so), I would not go to 8.1 first. Reading between the lines, I think your problem is that you do not get the notification popup and that this is the reason why you think you would have to use Windows 8.1.

    However, you don't have to.

    Use the Media Creation Tool to upgrade your Windows 7 to Windows 10.
    Here is a tutorial: Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

    The upgrade will enable you to keep all your programs, drivers and files. If you in fact want to do a clean installation of Windows 10, where your programs, drivers and files are not kept, then this can also be done with the Media Creation Tool.
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  3.    03 Oct 2015 #3

    Sorry I should have given you between the lines! - it has the pop up telling me its reserved, just that everyone I know has got the upgrade, including my othr laptop from Win 7 premium, and I wondered if M/s was not recognising the "downgraded" version of windows I have. Do you think I should hang on a bit longer? or force the issue!
    Joergi said: View Post
    No, don't go to 8.1 first. Reading between the lines, I think your problem is that you do not get the notification popup and that this is the reason why you think you would have to use Windows 8.1.

    However, you don't have to.

    Use the Media Creation Tool to upgrade your Windows 7 to Windows 10.
    Here is a tutorial: Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

    The upgrade will enable you to keep all your programs, drivers and files. If you in fact want to do a clean installation of Windows 10, where your programs, drivers and files are not kept, then this can also be done with the Media Creation Tool.
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  4.    03 Oct 2015 #4

    The deciding point is whether your current Windows installation is activated or if it is not.

    Since you bought Windows 7, it should be activated. However, just to be sure, please check that again!

    If Windows 7 is activated, you can use the Media Creation Tool, have it upgrade your PC and Windows 10 will activate as well.

    You can start that directly after you made sure that you have a working backup!
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  5.    03 Oct 2015 #5

    How do I check it again?
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  6.    03 Oct 2015 #6

    carrotmuseum said: View Post
    How do I check it again?
    You mean how you check a backup after you have created one?

    Well, in an ideal world you would play it on a computer and see, if it's working. However, often the world is not ideal. Often there are no two identical PCs, of which you can just replace the contents of one with a backup without caring for the data on that other PC.

    During creation of the backup, some kind of validity checks will have been run as well. The fact that these did not error out is an indicator for the good shape of the resulting backup. Personally I usually never really do an actual test of the backups I do. If the backup process finishes without error, I look at the file size of the result and if that more or less fits to what I expect, then I put it on the shelf and that is it.
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  7.    03 Oct 2015 #7

    carrotmuseum said: View Post
    How do I check it again?
    I think you mean how do I check if Windows 7 is activated. From a command prompt type "slmgr /xpr". You should get a return that says "This machine is permanently activated".
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  8.    04 Oct 2015 #8

    One option, is to go here, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10 and do the Upgrade This PC Now option. 7 Pro will get you 10 Pro. If you upgrade from 8.1 Core, you'll only get 10 Home. You need 8.1 Pro to get 10 Pro.
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  9.    07 Oct 2015 #9

    Upgrade ot win10 from Win 7 Pto


    Brilliant! - only 12 hours later BUT it worked - I have Win10 pro - woo hoo!
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  10.    07 Oct 2015 #10

    Good stuff. Once its activated on that PC its yours for the life of that device. Now you can clean install Windows 10 Pro.
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