1.    16 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1

    how do I start to upgrade to windows 10


    Currently I'm still with Windows 7 ultimate.
    How do I start to upgrade?
    where from?
    Didn't see any upgrade to windows 7 related to this upgrade.
    Which type of windows 10 will it be? I expect more than home premium for my ultimate version.
    thanks
    I couldn't find relevant post regarding the how question. most post deal with upgrading 8.1 (which I already did on my laptop)
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  2.    16 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,132
    Windows 10 Pro

    Windows 10

    Windows 7 Ultimate upgrades to Windows 10 Pro.

    NOTE: It appears as if the Windows 10 upgrade/download pages are down at the moment (blank), just keep trying, hopefully they come back up soon. I expect Microsoft is updating something on them.
    Last edited by NavyLCDR; 16 Jul 2016 at 05:04.
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  3.    16 Jul 2016 #3

    You can follow this tutorial to upgrade to Window 10. Bare in mind that the most issue we have on this forum is from people upgrading from Windows 7 so you might want to consider doing a clean install after the upgrade. Remember to backup your files!
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  4.    16 Jul 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Central West NSW Australia
    Posts : 787
    7 and 10 on various machines

    Hmm my experience with an upgrade was very frustrating so I decided to clean install to a new drive.
    Also if you do a clean install onto a small drive it can be then cloned to a larger one, and like me activate the 10 with your Ultimate key (I used my 7 Pro key for mine) when done

    But it is your budget I guess but this way gives you an out (you still have the 7 on the original drive) if the upgrade goes wonky.
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  5.    16 Jul 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    how do I start to upgrade to windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    You can follow this tutorial to upgrade to Window 10. Bare in mind that the most issue we have on this forum is from people upgrading from Windows 7 so you might want to consider doing a clean install after the upgrade. Remember to backup your files!
    ----------------------------
    thank you for your quick answer
    clean install is out of the question. I'm too old for that and I have too many applications. I hope they'll work after the upgrade.
    my experience with upgrading from 8.1 was that everything worked except a change into local interface language.
    I had to download and install the English (US) pack yo overcome this stupidity.
    Next time I won't upgrade from microsoft.
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  6.    16 Jul 2016 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 57
    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
    Hmm my experience with an upgrade was very frustrating so I decided to clean install to a new drive.
    Also if you do a clean install onto a small drive it can be then cloned to a larger one, and like me activate the 10 with your Ultimate key (I used my 7 Pro key for mine) when done

    But it is your budget I guess but this way gives you an out (you still have the 7 on the original drive) if the upgrade goes wonky.
    ---------------------
    upgrading my 8.1 (from my laptop) ended up with me automatically activated and all applications working.
    I have image of C (the system ssd) so I hope I could go back if something horrible happens.
    I'm not considering a clean install since I'm too old and I have too many applications.
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