Windows 10: Upgrade Eight to ten
Upgrade Eight to ten
How can I upgrade my O.S eight to ten. It's possible?
Hello Rasel, and welcome to Ten Forums.
If you like, you can use step 4 in the tutorial below to upgrade your Windows 8 to the free Windows 10 offer.
I think you have to upgrade to Windows 8.1 first.
Yes, to get the FREE Upgrade. There's other procedures for Win8.0.
Incorrect. You can get the FREE Upgrade to Windows 10 directly from Windows 8.0. The person must use an ISO file by upgrading with the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool - or downloading the ISO file from another source and running setup.exe inside the ISO file from within Windows 8.0. Windows 8.1 is only a requirement to use the native Windows Update method to upgrade.
NavyLCDR is absolutely correct. I just did a clean install on my laptop with the Windows 7 SP1 iso. I installed NO updates at all. I had the Win10 10240 iso and used that to upgrade. I extracted the iso to a folder and started the upgrade (Setup.exe) from the desktop. The upgrade went smooth and Win !0 activated with no problems. I had read you were able to do this so I thought I would give it a try.
I have a Windows 7 Home Premium DVD with NO SP1. It upgrades to Windows 10 just fine without SP1 using Media Creation Tool.
I think the requirement for SP1 in 7 or 8.1 is to block some pirated Windows. To get SP1 in 7 or to upgrade from 8 to 8.1, one would normally have to do all the intermediate updates and thus risk locking an illegally activated Windows installation. That's what Microsoft is trying to do, trick those with pirated copies to lock them. Also a Windows 7 installation with SP1 or Windows 8.1 in theory have more updated drivers and are less probable to have any incompatibility issues while upgrading to Windows 10.
Except that there is no requirement for SP1 in 7 or 8.1. Brink in post #2 provided the method to upgrade Windows non-SP1 7 and Windows 8.0 to Windows 10 for free using the Microsoft provided Media Creation Tool.
Yes, I know. The requirement is to do it via Windows Update. Using an ISO you can go straight from 7 without SP1 to 10 or from 8.0 to 10. But an average user is not supposed to know that. He/she will upgrade to Windows 10 via Windows Update.
I feel that we as experts on this forum should try and persuade any novices who are not sure about upgrading to Windows 10 should help explain why its good for them to upgrade from earlier versions.
So I'll start off:
• Latest security
I have some Win 7 upgrade dvds from Microsoft, previously used on pc's that have now been upgraded to Win 10.
Q: Can I use a Win 7 upgrade on an old Win XP unit ? Will it be refused as an already used key ?
What I am aiming to accomplish is...
Had Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit OEM-SLP on HP laptop and got the Get Windows 10 icon a few weeks ago. Reserved copy but as it didnt download i went to Microsoft and downloaded the Media Creation tool to upgrade that way. After install all worked...
my bro windows 8.1 pro OEM
i dont get tray icon windows upgrade
i did click windows update still noting to get tray icon windows 10 upgrade
Read somewhere that the latest Win 10 Insider Prev will be upgrades to Win 10 full when it is released. A good idea to install this sooner rather than upgrading Win 7 / 8.1 to 10?