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  1.    16 Nov 2015 #11
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    I am wondering why I was able to install Windows 8.1
    with no issues and I passed the compatibility check in
    Windows 8.1but can't upgrade to 10 because it's a dual
    boot on a virtual drive. Maybe I have to upgrade Win 7
    to 8.1 and then to 10
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    16 Nov 2015 #12
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2,357
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)

    Windows 7 need SP1 to update from Get Windows 10. Otherwise, you can download the ISO from here that doesn't have this requirement. The same with Windows 8, GWX needs 8.1, while the ISO can upgrade 8.0 straight to 10.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    16 Nov 2015 #13
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    I had no issues installing Windows 8.1 and the Windows 10 compatibility check
    shows no issues to install Win 10 but since it is a dual boot install with virtual
    drive, it won't let me upgrade from 8.1 for that reason.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    16 Nov 2015 #14
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by spapakons View Post
    Windows 7 need SP1 to update from Get Windows 10. Otherwise, you can download the ISO from here that doesn't have this requirement. The same with Windows 8, GWX needs 8.1, while the ISO can upgrade 8.0 straight to 10.
    Can I upgrade Windows 7 with the ISO and keep all installed programs?
    My Win 7 install is up to date with all available updates
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  5.    16 Nov 2015 #15
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,390
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by hgroth View Post
    Can I upgrade Windows 7 with the ISO and keep all installed programs?
    My Win 7 install is up to date with all available updates
    Yes. Either use a program like UltraISO to mount the ISO file in the OS and you will get a drive letter like a DVD, run setup.exe from the drive letter that appears.

    Or burn an actual USB or DVD from the ISO, insert the USB or DVD with Windows 7 running, like you were going to play a movie or copy a file. Run setup.exe from it while inside Windows 7.
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  6.    16 Nov 2015 #16
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    Are you sure this will bypass the upgrade problem if I run it from within Windows 7
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  7.    16 Nov 2015 #17
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,390
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by hgroth View Post
    Are you sure this will bypass the upgrade problem if I run it from within Windows 7
    No, I am not sure if the upgrade will be successful. I was only answering the last question:

    Quote Originally Posted by hgroth View Post
    Can I upgrade Windows 7 with the ISO and keep all installed programs?
    Yes, you can.
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  8.    16 Nov 2015 #18
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    I think it will give the same upgrade error if I run it in Windows7
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  9.    19 Nov 2015 #19
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    I installed the same driver in Windows 7 that I have in Windows 8.1 where I have no issue with the CPU but since its a virtual drive
    installation I cannot upgrade to Windows 10. It is still not working and now I discovered another issue when I tried to just do a
    clean installation, I cannot boot from my DVD drive, it does not load the Windows 10 ISO and the drive works without any problem when
    I am booted into Windows I can start the installation from DVD but it stops again due to the CPU issue. What can I do now?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    19 Nov 2015 #20
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2,357
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)

    Check your BIOS if you boot in UEFI or Legacy mode. If there is an option set it to "UEFI first" (so if no bootable media found will then try legacy mode), otherwise try setting that to Legacy. Some DVD don't like UEFI, they boot only on Legacy mode.
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