1.    03 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Windows 10 install question(s)


    Ok.... I'm the new guy here so please be patient with me.

    I want to install Windows 10 Pro on my computer running Windows 7 Home Premium.

    I downloaded the helper tool from Microsoft and have the files on a usb drive. I know I have to have a Windows 10 Pro key which I do have. I bought it from Kinguin.org. I know I have to restart my computer and make the usb drive as my startup device insyead of my SSD which has Win 7 installed.

    My question is this: will I just be upgrading my computer to Windows 10 or will it wipe out my files and do a clean install?

    Thanks for the help.....
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  2.    03 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,976
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, if you plan to do a clean install, you would boot your PC from the Win 10 bootable medium.

    If you plan to keep your programs, data, user profile etc etc, then you
    a. Boot normally and log in
    b. Plug in your disk
    c. Run setup.exe on that disk.

    Upgrade to Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    The extensive and professional quality tutorial section is free for all to search and browse.

    N.B.
    Before such a big upgrade, please please act defensively. Some people find they can't boot after upgrading.

    Please create a disk image of Windows with e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot disk + external storage for image sets.
    All contributors here use this routinely, updating their image sets regularly.

    That way you can be so much more assured of a way back if things go wrong.

    It's also wise to
    a. Check your disk before upgrading (e.g. Hard Disk Sentinel (trial)
    b. Run chkdsk before upgrading (a routine maintenance procedure):
    From an admin command prompt
    [Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
    chkdsk C: /F
    Your PC will need to restart.
    Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
    c. Disconnect any unnecessary peripherals
    d. Disable or preferably uninstall your AV (you will probably need a different version when running Win 10).
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  3.    04 Jun 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Thread Starter

    chkdsk results


    Here are the results of my check disk program as requested.

    Also I do have a paid version of Macrium so I will do that before I install the Windows 10 Pro

    Log Name: ApplicationSource: Microsoft-Windows-WininitDate: 6/4/2017 9:43:44 AMEvent ID: 1001Task Category: NoneLevel: InformationKeywords: ClassicUser: N/AComputer: Rich-PCDescription:Checking file system on C:The type of the file system is NTFS.Volume label is SSD_OS.A disk check has been scheduled.Windows will now check the disk. CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...Cleaning up instance tags for file 0xf831.Cleaning up instance tags for file 0x1512f. 800512 file records processed. File verification completed. 3664 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 5948 EA records processed. 95 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)... 979490 index entries processed. Index verification completed. 0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)... 800512 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 3873 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.Cleaning up 3873 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.Cleaning up 3873 unused security descriptors.CHKDSK is compacting the security descriptor stream 89490 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal... 40279280 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in themaster file table (MFT) bitmap.Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.Windows has made corrections to the file system. 937115889 KB total disk space. 233972276 KB in 572106 files. 300912 KB in 89493 indexes. 0 KB in bad sectors. 936893 KB in use by the system. 65536 KB occupied by the log file. 701905808 KB available on disk. 4096 bytes in each allocation unit. 234278972 total allocation units on disk. 175476452 allocation units available on disk.Internal Info:00 37 0c 00 8c 16 0a 00 f7 a5 11 00 00 00 00 00 .7..............c2 9d 00 00 5f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ...._...........00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................Windows has finished checking your disk.Please wait while your computer restarts.Event Xml:<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> <System> <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Wininit" Guid="{206f6dea-d3c5-4d10-bc72-989f03c8b84b}" EventSourceName="Wininit" /> <EventID Qualifiers="16384">1001</EventID> <Version>0</Version> <Level>4</Level> <Task>0</Task> <Opcode>0</Opcode> <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2017-06-04T13:43:44.000000000Z" /> <EventRecordID>1685314</EventRecordID> <Correlation /> <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" /> <Channel>Application</Channel> <Computer>Rich-PC</Computer> <Security /> </System> <EventData> <Data>Checking file system on C:The type of the file system is NTFS.Volume label is SSD_OS.A disk check has been scheduled.Windows will now check the disk. CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...Cleaning up instance tags for file 0xf831.Cleaning up instance tags for file 0x1512f. 800512 file records processed. File verification completed. 3664 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 5948 EA records processed. 95 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)... 979490 index entries processed. Index verification completed. 0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)... 800512 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 3873 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.Cleaning up 3873 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.Cleaning up 3873 unused security descriptors.CHKDSK is compacting the security descriptor stream 89490 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal... 40279280 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in themaster file table (MFT) bitmap.Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.Windows has made corrections to the file system. 937115889 KB total disk space. 233972276 KB in 572106 files. 300912 KB in 89493 indexes. 0 KB in bad sectors. 936893 KB in use by the system. 65536 KB occupied by the log file. 701905808 KB available on disk. 4096 bytes in each allocation unit. 234278972 total allocation units on disk. 175476452 allocation units available on disk.Internal Info:00 37 0c 00 8c 16 0a 00 f7 a5 11 00 00 00 00 00 .7..............c2 9d 00 00 5f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ...._...........00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................Windows has finished checking your disk.Please wait while your computer restarts.</Data> </EventData></Event>
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