Windows 10: Win 10 upgrade Solved

  1.    06 Dec 2017 #1

    Win 10 upgrade


    I have switched to Mac about 4 years ago.
    Now a friend needs to upgrade from windows 7.
    Can I get a windows 10 upgrade and will it work on Win 7?

    Mark F.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
       06 Dec 2017 #2

    Hello Mark, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Personally, I prefer a clean install, but yes you sure could upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 without losing anything.

    Upgrade to Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  3.    06 Dec 2017 #3

    Thanks you
    I would refer a new install too. But she would lose a ton of her work.

    Mark F.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 30,070
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
       06 Dec 2017 #4

    You're most welcome. We certainly don't want her to lose anything.
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       06 Dec 2017 #5

    Make sure you back up her data first.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
       06 Dec 2017 #6

    Yes, best to be safe than sorry.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       06 Dec 2017 #7

    Tigermidge said: View Post
    Can I get a windows 10 upgrade and will it work on Win 7?
    Currently, yes. An upgrade will activate. There's some doubt as to how much longer though. An end date of 31 December has been announced for the free upgrade for Assistive Technologies. It may be that Microsoft intend to turn off all free upgrades at the same time?

    Free Windows 10 Upgrade for assistive technologies ends December 31
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  •    06 Dec 2017 #8

    Tigermidge said: View Post
    Thanks you
    I would refer a new install too. But she would lose a ton of her work.

    Mark F.
    do what I did, add an external HDD and copy all your stuff to that. Then when I upgraded, it left a folder in C Drive called windows.old, between the two no problem.
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  •    06 Dec 2017 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Mark, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Personally, I prefer a clean install, but yes you sure could upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 without losing anything.
    Upgrading Windows 7 to Windows is not a difficult task ,but i am not sure if these will be any data loss, after all , i have failed several time of upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       06 Dec 2017 #10

    Ammsdwer said: View Post
    i have failed several time of upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10
    Both my machines in my system specs below were Windows 7 originally. Both upgraded without a problem.

    It would be a sensible precaution to make a system image of the original machine to an external HDD first though, just in case.
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