Windows 10: Upgrade

  1.    18 Nov 2016 #1

    Upgrade


    I'm building a new computer and I have the full windows 7 DVD so can I upgrade to Windows 10?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 1,832
    10 Home x64 (1607) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       18 Nov 2016 #2

    The official free upgrade offer has ended. Having said that, you could try - some have reported an upgrade still get's activated long after the official end date. Failing that you'll have to buy a licence for 10.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    18 Nov 2016 #3

    Hi!
    First, Please check and make sure you system can take a windows 10 upgrade.
    Compare system requirements by clicking here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wind...specifications
    Also do you still have the upgrade email/link, i'd keep that.
    Then try but if not then, you'll have to buy the win10.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    19 Nov 2016 #4

    Practically any computer built these days can run W10 but not everything is 100% compatible with W7, actually drivers are problem. There was recent scare about Skylake W7 compatibility for instance. That was resolved but there is still a question of newer processors compatibility with older windows.
    As for upgrade, look at this: All the Ways You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    19 Nov 2016 #5

    CountMike said: View Post
    Practically any computer built these days can run W10 but not everything is 100% compatible with W7, actually drivers are problem. There was recent scare about Skylake W7 compatibility for instance. That was resolved but there is still a question of newer processors compatibility with older windows.
    As for upgrade, look at this: All the Ways You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free
    I guess my Win8 system; was just a fluke then?
    Please explain, as other then divers being a problem;
    I lost a windows 8 system to a windows 10 upgrade by
    lost; R.I.P lost. It was due to something in the updates/software.
    I'm glad that for this user that there is still a way to get win10 for free.
    Thanks for posting!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    19 Nov 2016 #6

    Laptops and some brand name pre-built computers can have a problem with proprietary drivers and/or programs or even BIOS options. Some older (XP and before) HP and Dell laptops and desktops even went so far to require Windows specially modified by respective makers.
    Any vanilla, of the shelf parts you buy nowadays to build a computer have more than enough updated drivers for W10. Even W10 setup is more than likely to install 99 -100% drivers for everything. They may not be newest ones but that's easy to tweak after installation.
    Newest laptops on the other hand, may even face lack of drivers to support W7 if they come with W10 and you want to downgrade.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    19 Nov 2016 #7

    Thank you for the clarification, and it indeed was a laptop that I lost due to windows 10, be installed. I will say that then I never even thought to look into if my system was able to take it. So this is why I warn folks to check because if I can save them from it because I found out the hard way then it's worth a post.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    19 Nov 2016 #8

    Captain said: View Post
    Thank you for the clarification, and it indeed was a laptop that I lost due to windows 10, be installed. I will say that then I never even thought to look into if my system was able to take it. So this is why I warn folks to check because if I can save them from it because I found out the hard way then it's worth a post.
    Wise precaution, just like checking weather report before leaving the port eh ?
    Btw. i served a stint in the navy and used to do some boating mainly in lake Ontario but also Erie when i lived in Toronto and had a 18' boat. Once I made a trip to Quebec City and thru canals.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Hi Guys, I'm trying to upgrade a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit machine to Win 10 Pro 64-bit. Ideally I want a clean install... I tried using the method that worked before on other PCs (Media Creation Tool -> Upgrade this PC) but I got a BSOD when it...
I feel that we as experts on this forum should try and persuade any novices who are not sure about upgrading to Windows 10 should help explain why its good for them to upgrade from earlier versions. So I'll start off: Latest security ...
I have some Win 7 upgrade dvds from Microsoft, previously used on pc's that have now been upgraded to Win 10. Q: Can I use a Win 7 upgrade on an old Win XP unit ? Will it be refused as an already used key ? What I am aiming to accomplish is...
Hi All Had Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit OEM-SLP on HP laptop and got the Get Windows 10 icon a few weeks ago. Reserved copy but as it didnt download i went to Microsoft and downloaded the Media Creation tool to upgrade that way. After install all worked...
Read somewhere that the latest Win 10 Insider Prev will be upgrades to Win 10 full when it is released. A good idea to install this sooner rather than upgrading Win 7 / 8.1 to 10?
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:39.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums