Win 10 Install Plan RFC

  1. Posts : 14
    Win 7 Pro

    Win 10 Install Plan RFC

    Please comment on the following plan.
    I intend to
    a. Buy a new 1 TB HD and install Win7 Home Premium on it.
    b. Set a Restore point on my existing Win7 HD
    c. Hold in reserve my original Win 7 HD
    d. Boot the new intsall and wait for Win 7 to ask if I want to Install Win 10
    e. Do the Win 10 install and see if I like it.
    f. If I do then I'll copy data content across from 7 to 10.
    TIA Bob
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  2. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503

    I agree with all except step e. No need to wait. Download the ISO from Techbench or use Media Creation Tool to do the upgrade, create a USB flash drive or burn a DVD.

    See Brink's tutorial here: Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation or here: Windows 10 - Clean Install
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  3. Posts : 17,371
    Windows 11 Pro

    There's no need to install Windows 7 first either, if srfpala has the Windows 7 product key. Windows 10 downloaded from Tech Bench or with Media Creation Tool will activate with a Windows 7 product key.

    1. Make a Windows 10 USB/DVD by downloading ISO from Tech Bench or with Media Creation Tool.
    2. Remove old Windows 7 hard drive, install new 1 TB hard drive.
    3. Boot from Windows 10 USB/DVD and install Windows 10 on new 1 TB hard drive. Click on "I don't have a product key", "skip", or "do this later" when asked for a product key.
    4. After installation go to the activation screen under updates & security from setting, change product key, enter Windows 7 product key to activate.
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  4. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503

    Forgot about that, thanks.
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