Will win 7 problems/corruption prohibit upgrading to win 10?

  1. Posts : 2
    Win 7 Home Premium Build 7601
       21 Jul 2016 #1

    Will win 7 problems/corruption prohibit upgrading to win 10?

    I have win 7 home premium sp1. There are some problems that cause updating to net.framework 4.5.x and above to fail as well as some other failures of updates. I have not been able to solve these issues despite extensive trouble shooting.

    Does the upgrade from Win 7 to win 10 require a completely healthy and completely updated win 7 or is Win 10 a complete installation by itself?
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  2. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       21 Jul 2016 #2

    As long as you have the Get Windows 10 icon, you should be fine.

    If you`re worried you can always clean install 10 and enter your Windows 7 key.

    Make sure you`re certain that upgrading is what you wanna do, and as always, backup your data.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Win 7 Home Premium Build 7601
    Thread Starter
       21 Jul 2016 #3

    I will try the repair install option for win 7 first before I go the win 10 route. I was just curious. Thanks for the answer.
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  4. MoxieMomma's Avatar
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    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       21 Jul 2016 #4


    >>Disclaimer: I am NO expert and the only Win10 system I have is OEM, not an upgrade.

    Having said that, my "take" on this from having spent a lot of time here and at other fora for the past year is that upgrading a broken system cannot necessarily be expected to fix what ails it.
    IOW, the upgrade will carry over the messed up stuff from 7/8/8.1 to 10.
    "Best practices" would probably be to fix up the Win 7 system first?
    Otherwise, once you upgrade to 10, you may end up having to cleanly reinstall it, in order to resolve issues carried over from 7?

    I would be interested to know what the more expert forum members have to say.

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  5. Kari's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       21 Jul 2016 #5

    In addition something based on my own experience: You can think an in-place upgrade to Windows 10 as a repair install. Windows system components will be changed, upgraded to Windows 10 ones.

    This quite often solves at least some of issues in underlying OS.
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  6.    22 Jul 2016 #6

    I have to agree with MM on this. Of the many W7 "upgrades" I have seen, even those with no problems before upgrading, showed problems after upgrading, and a clean install was required to fix most of them.
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  7.    22 Jul 2016 #7

    I had a Win 7 install that simply would not upgrade. After about the fifth try, I got an error message which I googled. the results were all about "registry corruption." So I finally installed ccleaner, and I was $%*(## amazed at just how much crap it cleaned up.

    Then I ran the upgrade install again, and it proceeded like clockwork.

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  8.    22 Jul 2016 #8

    x509 said: View Post
    I had a Win 7 install that simply would not upgrade. After about the fifth try, I got an error message which I googled. the results were all about "registry corruption." So I finally installed ccleaner, and I was amazed at just how much crap it cleaned up.
    My advice before starting the upgrade on any computer, healthy or not, is to uninstall any anti-virus/anti-malware programs. Any firewall programs. Any of those extra "protections" that people are so fond of. Then do a thorough disk cleaning using option two here:
    Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Install CCeaner and do the default disc cleanup with that. Also do the default registry repair with CCleaner multiple times until no more registry errors or found - or you might have the same 1 or 2 left that just will not go away.

    Do an image backup of your current OS if you have a storage location to hold it.

    Then do the upgrade from an ISO file downloaded from Microsoft.
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  9.    22 Jul 2016 #9

    Will an upgrade solve your problems? Maybe yes, maybe no.

    An OS upgrade will replace all of the system files but that may not solve your problem.
    The purpose of an upgrade instead of a clean install is to retain installed applications and configuration. To make that possible substantial portions of the existing registry will be retained. If these portions have problems the upgrade is unlikely to fix them. Your problems could also be caused by third party programs and they are likely to remain.

    An upgrade can be problematic, even of a healthy OS. If it has issues the potential problems are compounded.

    Definitely make an image backup before proceeding. If things go badly you will at least be able to go back to the original state.
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