Windows 10: how do I start to upgrade to windows 10

  1.    16 Jul 2016 #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

    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. Posts : 770
    7 and 10 on various machines
       16 Jul 2016 #4

    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

    how do I start to upgrade to windows 10


    swarfega said: 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!
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    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

    ICIT2LOL said: 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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