Windows 10: Use Converted ISO from one hdd to a new one?

  1.    24 Jul 2015 #1

    Use Converted ISO from one hdd to a new one?


    Not sure If my title is clear but here is what I would like to accomplish. My apologies if this has been answered somewhere else or needs to be moved.

    Download the free upgrade on my existing win 7 laptop but not install it. Make an ISO from the downloaded ESD file as noted in the tutorials. Then remove my hdd which has win 7 installed and replace it with a new SSD. Then using the ISO proceed with a clean install of win 10. Would this work? Or does the ESD/ISO file 'tag' the hdd in some way that would prevent it from installing on a new hdd? If anything goes wrong during install or have issues with drivers later on I could always swap back in my win 7 hdd and be up and running like nothing happened. New to all this but little weary of doing an upgrade since In case I need to install win 7 back for some reason its a long process instead of just swapping hdd's. Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 1,750
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       24 Jul 2015 #2

    Try it then tell us how you get on!

    Don't do an upgrade until post release on 29th., if you are sure that you will lose nothing you need by making proper backups.
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  3. Posts : 1,875
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       24 Jul 2015 #3

    we are all hoping to make an iso from the download
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  4.    24 Jul 2015 #4

    Kyhi said: View Post
    we are all hoping to make an iso from the download
    I see guess we wait for release day to know for sure! I just assumed it was possible with the release version also. Has anyone tried what I implied with the technical preview versions?
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  5. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       24 Jul 2015 #5

    Kyhi said: View Post
    we are all hoping to make an iso from the download
    I'd much prefer that MS provide the ISO ala Windows Media Creation Tool
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