Win 10 Pro 64-bit Upgrade Install via Bootable USB/Win 10 ISO

  1. tjg79's Avatar
    Posts : 142
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 10.0.19041 (v2004)

    Win 10 Pro 64-bit Upgrade Install via Bootable USB/Win 10 ISO

    I've got an OEM Win 7 Pro 64-bit system with all updates. It's only a few days old. I don't see the Win 10 upgrade icon in the notification area. I've got Win 10 install ISO on a bootable USB device, SanDisk Micro 8 GB Cruzer.

    What do I need to do to cause this upgrade install to happen?

    Just plug in the bootable USB device and see what happens? Or, reboot with the bootable USB plugged in and the BIOS set to boot USB first?

    I'm ready to give this a shot in spite of reading about all the users that go back to Win 7.

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  2. Posts : 986
    10 + Linux

    Pro Version

    You have to mount the file. There is no need to boot from the USB stick or to pass by the BIOS. See the link below. Do you still have the file in the download folder? It's the best way to upgrade, via the download file (ISO directly). There is no need also to build an ISO image to upgrade. The second link seems to be the best for you.

    Solved Testing 10240 Upgrader: 10166 to 10240 Activated - Windows 10 Forums

    Solved Upgrade to 10162 directly from the flash drive: Rufus 2.2.668 - Windows 10 Forums

    Solved 10158 to 10159 Upgrade Directly From the ISO File - Windows 10 Forums

    Good luck!
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  3. essenbe's Avatar
    Posts : 12,519
    Windows 10 Pro 1903

    Try this, select the method that is best for you.
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