Windows 10: Windows 7 Upgrade to Windows 10 Insiders Preview 10074

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  1. Posts : 92
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       30 Apr 2015 #1

    Windows 7 Upgrade to Windows 10 Insiders Preview 10074


    Would it be possible to update my Windows 7 Pro to 10074 and still get the final release?
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  2. Posts : 92
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       30 Apr 2015 #2

    Well I am going to try it.
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  3. Posts : 92
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       30 Apr 2015 #3

    Well I did it, took several hours. The first Attempt failed at 98%. I restored Win 7 and started over. It took quite a long time and when finished it seemed to be stuck in a loop. Then a black screen for 20 minutes. Anyway if anyone is interested some users that have this same problem are going to be upset. Some will quit. I hope MS gets their act together. I know that this is only a preview but...?
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  4.    09 May 2015 #4

    I hope you took a backup before getting rid of the Win 7 install, just in case.

    From what i've heard, you should be able to now install Win 10 Gold as a upgrade to Win 10 Inside Preview or do a clean install using the Win 7 key as proof of having a valid OS to be able to get Win 10 free.
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  5. Posts : 138
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       16 May 2015 #5

    Gary,

    According to Microsoft's Gabe Aul, yes, you will get the RTM build when it's done.
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       16 May 2015 #6

    Michaelvas17 said: View Post
    Gary,

    According to Microsoft's Gabe Aul, yes, you will get the RTM build when it's done.
    Thanks for the reply.
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  7.    17 May 2015 #7

    I've had issues upgrading from 8.1 to 10, several times. Did a clean install with that same build and no such issues. From what I've read, your current Windows 10 install remembers that it was upgraded from Windows 7. So when you do the final upgrade to the RTM build it passes that info on. Then your good to go. If you do a clean install of the Technical Preview, the RTM upgrade will know that and want proof of your qualifying OS. What you have to do for proof I have no idea. That's the way I read it anyway.
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  8.    17 May 2015 #8

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I've had issues upgrading from 8.1 to 10, several times. Did a clean install with that same build and no such issues. From what I've read, your current Windows 10 install remembers that it was upgraded from Windows 7. So when you do the final upgrade to the RTM build it passes that info on. Then your good to go. If you do a clean install of the Technical Preview, the RTM upgrade will know that and want proof of your qualifying OS. What you have to do for proof I have no idea. That's the way I read it anyway.
    The way I think it will work is the install will look for a key or file on the computer. If it finds it Windows 10 will install and be activated. If the key or file isn't found you will be asked to insert a valid key from a qualifying OS.
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  9.    17 May 2015 #9

    Winuser said: View Post
    The way I think it will work is the install will look for a key or file on the computer. If it finds it Windows 10 will install and be activated. If the key or file isn't found you will be asked to insert a valid key from a qualifying OS.
    Hopefully its something that simple.
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  10. Posts : 92
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       17 May 2015 #10

    funny thing with all the builds that I installed, I was never asked for a key. Maybe that is because I used my outlook.com account..
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