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  1.    10 May 2016 #1
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    windows 8 to 10 upgrade


    I have windows 8 (not 8.1) on a laptop. I have ran updates till there are no more important updates. I want to upgrade to 10. I looked at the tutorial (Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums[2]=Installation%20and%20Setup#step6) and it seems straight forward. Just want to make sure this will take me from 8 (not 8.1) to 10?
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  2.    10 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,487
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I don't think you should have any problems. But first, make a backup image of your system to make sure you can restore your PC if there are any issues.
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  3.    10 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,909
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by copiman View Post
    I have windows 8 (not 8.1) on a laptop. I have ran updates till there are no more important updates. I want to upgrade to 10. I looked at the tutorial (Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums[2]=Installation%20and%20Setup#step6) and it seems straight forward. Just want to make sure this will take me from 8 (not 8.1) to 10?
    The System Requirements for the FREE Upgrade to Win10 includes having either Win8.1 or Win7 w/SP1 installed. Win8.0 could be updated to 8.1 free from the Windows Store, might check that. I tried to Upgrade 8.0 to Win10 and it failed big time so I first updated to 8.1 then installed any updates available and the Upgrade to Win10 worked fine. But this is all based on getting the FREE Upgrade, not a purchased product.
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  4.    10 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    windows 10 Home threshold2

    If one wants to upgrade through Windows Update, then the requirement is to have either Win 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1.

    If one wants to upgrade through an ISO file, the above requirement is NOT applicable. One can upgrade Win 7 (without SP1) or Win 8 (without Update 1).
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  5.    10 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 51
    Windows 10 Home x64

    Microsoft have stated that it has to be Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 SP1.
    The installer file size will be very large if you upgrade from Windows 8 or Windows 7.
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  6.    10 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,487
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    If one wants to upgrade through Windows Update, then the requirement is to have either Win 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1.

    If one wants to upgrade through an ISO file, the above requirement is NOT applicable. One can upgrade Win 7 (without SP1) or Win 8 (without Update 1).
    The latter is the process I was referring to.
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  7.    10 May 2016 #7
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    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    The latter is the process I was referring to.
    Yes. I know that.
    My reply is mainly in response to Berton's post.
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  8.    10 May 2016 #8
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    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by kongming View Post
    Microsoft have stated that it has to be Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 SP1.
    The installer file size will be very large if you upgrade from Windows 8 or Windows 7.
    Please read my post #4 again.

    There are 2 ways to upgrade :
    1. Using Windows Update. That requires Win 7 SP1 or Win 8.1

    2. Using downloaded ISO file. That does NOT requires Win 7 SP1 or Win 8 Update 1.

    Whether the installer file " will be very large " or not is another matter. It can be done and it has been done.
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  9.    10 May 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    Yes. I know that.
    My reply is mainly for Berton.
    I was expanding on my first reply.
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  10.    10 May 2016 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Quote Originally Posted by copiman View Post
    I have windows 8 (not 8.1) on a laptop. I have ran updates till there are no more important updates. I want to upgrade to 10. I looked at the tutorial (Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums[2]=Installation%20and%20Setup#step6) and it seems straight forward. Just want to make sure this will take me from 8 (not 8.1) to 10?
    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation
    Upgrade editions: Windows 8 (footnote 3)
    3 Must be running the latest version of Windows 8 (Windows 8.1 Update) to receive the free upgrade to Windows 10 via Windows Update.

    To go directly from Win8.0 to Win10 you need to upgrade using an ISO
    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation 7. To Upgrade to Windows 10 with an ISO file

    Get the ISO
    Techbench: Windows 10 ISO Download
    -- OR --
    Media Creation Tool: Windows 10 ISO Download
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