If I install Windows 10 update on Windows 7, will it upgrade me?

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    If I install Windows 10 update on Windows 7, will it upgrade me?

    I want to install the Windows 10, but I'm afraid that once its finished that its going to force me to upgrade. Something which I don't want to happen.
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  2. Word Man's Avatar
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    What do you mean by "force me to upgrade"? Do you mean "force me to pay for the upgrade"?

    If you have a genuine activated copy of Windows 7 (may need to be SP1), you are entitiled to a free upgrade to WIN 10.

    When you say "install the Windows 10", how were you planning to install it? You have to do the free upgrade to a qualifying system first and have it activated before doing an actual "clean install" of Windows 10 (unless you use the gatherosstate.exe method for which Brink has a tutorial here).
    Last edited by Word Man; 13 Oct 2015 at 06:30. Reason: typo
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  3. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    If you make a second partition (or hard drive), boot from the Windows 10 USB, select custom install and point it to the new partition, it will not force you to upgrade your Windows 7.

    But it will force you to enter a purchased product key to activate.
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