1.    24 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Chicago area
    Posts : 32
    Win 7 Home Premium and Win 10

    It doesn't upgrade


    Since I can't actually upgrade from an activated and working Win 7 I suppose I'll stick with Win 7, I've tried several times. Microsoft should have stuck with XP which worked great. They have made this so ridiculously hard I'm surprised any "regular" users have been able to make it work and I wonder how many have. I'm good with hardware but the software end of things I'm not as good at. And when I get frustrated with BS I say the hell with it, not worth it.
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  2.    24 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    There are many methods that you can use to upgrade

    Here's a good place to start

    Windows 10

    You can initiate the upgrade off the web
    You can use the Media Creation tool to upgrade
    or use the Media Creation tool to download an ISO
    or use the Media Creation tool to create install media

    Which methods have you tried? GWX seems to have a higher failure rate than those above.
    Last edited by Slartybart; 24 May 2016 at 22:02. Reason: forgot the Win10 link - thanks for posting the tut Brink ;)
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  3.    24 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,748
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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  4.    25 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,552
    Windows 10 Pro
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  5.    25 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : May 2016
    Chicago area
    Posts : 32
    Win 7 Home Premium and Win 10
    Thread Starter

    What I'd like to do is download to a DVD but it doesn't show options for that, unless I'm missing something. As frustrated as I am I probably am missing something. I'm going to at least download the ISO file so I don't have to keep going through the download process. I can't get updates on my clean Win 7 install and the updates on the Win 10 install just go round and round.
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  6.    25 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,986
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    I'm going to at least download the ISO file so I don't have to keep going through the download process
    Whenever possible I download the .iso file and use that to create the DVD, sometimes more than one. The .iso file is an exact image of the original disc and works great for installing. The disc is cheap at less than $0.29 each [I get the 100-piece package].
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  7.    25 May 2016 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,748
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    In addition, I like keeping a Windows 10 installation USB handy for if/when needed.
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