Windows 10: Win 8 not 8.1 upgrade to win 10? Solved

  1.    08 Mar 2016 #1

    Win 8 not 8.1 upgrade to win 10?


    I have a laptop with win 8 on it it does not have win 8.1 on it, can I use the win 10 mediacreation tool to upgrade win 8 (non 8.1) to win 10?
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  2.    08 Mar 2016 #2

    Yes - you do not need to update to 8.1 or install any updates.

    If you prefer you can clean install and use 8 key to activate (run showkeyplus to extract key before you upgrade if you do not know it).
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  3.    08 Mar 2016 #3

    Thank you cereberus.
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    Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Edition
       09 Mar 2016 #4

    cereberus said: View Post
    Yes - you do not need to update to 8.1 or install any updates.
    Oh really? See, I thought you had to install Windows 8.1 at least, and then run the upgrade (then you could clean install later). Shows what I know? Is it because the Windows 8 key is compatible?
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  5.    09 Mar 2016 #5

    Jody Thornton said: View Post
    Oh really? See, I thought you had to install Windows 8.1 at least, and then run the upgrade (then you could clean install later). Shows what I know? Is it because the Windows 8 key is compatible?
    Windows 8.1 was only required (and still is) to get Windows 10 to show up in Windows Update. It was never required to upgrade to Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool and/or ISO file.
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  6.    10 Mar 2016 #6

    You can go directly from 7, 8, or 8.1.
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