Windows 10: Any disadvantage to upgrading with the Media Creation Tool?

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    Windows 7 Professional
       29 Jul 2015 #1

    Any disadvantage to upgrading with the Media Creation Tool?

    Hey guys. I am in the same boat as a lot of people in these threads and unfortunately, Windows 10 is not automatically installing. I've downloaded the Media Creation Tool (x64) and have my original Windows 7 Product Key, but is there any specific disadvantage to installing with the tool instead of waiting for my reserved copy?

    For instance, will I forfeit my reservation for a complete, free copy of Windows 10? Will I not receive a decades worth of updates? Will I be able to get activated, etc.

    Thank you so much for the help guys.
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2

    No disadvantage, it's basically the same, you are just launching the setup files in a different way, instead of getting it from Windows Update, you are getting it from the ISO. No matter what method you use, they still have the same setup files. And no, you will not forfeit the reservation since you are upgrading from an activated copy of Windows 7 and not doing a clean installation. Just remember to upgrade first and activate the Windows 10 before doing clean install, clean installation can be done after the Windows 10 activation.
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