1.    20 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 10162

    Can I keep my data & app settings when upgrading from a USB stick ISO?


    My system install of build 10162 won't activate, as they pulled the validation from these builds. Unfortunately, I can't upgrade to 10240, which can, I was told by Windows support, be activated. This is because Windows isn't already activated!!! (Windows Update won't download it (it always stays at 0% )).

    To solve this, I want to upgrade manually and thus I flashed the ISO on a blank USB stick. Can I keep all my data and app settings, etc. if I upgrade using the ISO on the stick? Or, in other words, is it possible to "upgrade" when installing an ISO, or do I have to do a clean install?

    Many thanks!
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  2.    21 Jul 2015 #2
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    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    If you so choose you can keep everything even with ISO upgrade. Mount ISO somewhere, I prefer USB, doesn't have to be bootable, and click on setup.exe. it will ask you which way to upgrade.
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  3.    21 Jul 2015 #3
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 10162
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    If you so choose you can keep everything even with ISO upgrade. Mount ISO somewhere, I prefer USB, doesn't have to be bootable, and click on setup.exe. it will ask you which way to upgrade.
    Thanks! Is it still alright if it is bootable?
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  4.    21 Jul 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmds25 View Post
    Thanks! Is it still alright if it is bootable?
    Of course it is, it's even better because if something goes wrong you can start repairs by booting from it.
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  5.    21 Jul 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 10162
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Of course it is, it's even better because if something goes wrong you can start repairs by booting from it.
    All I needed to know!
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