Windows 10: Upgrade to Windows 10
Step 3 in tutorial has been updated for upgrading to Windows 10 using the new Media Creation Tool from Microsoft.
Thanks Shawn! I was able to successfully upgrade W10 over my W7 Home Premium install. Hopefully I can use the esd to create an iso from.
Yes, you can.
ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File
However, you could just download an official ISO at anytime from Microsoft now.
Windows 10 ISO Download
Yes, I know I can download the ISO, but I have a metered Internet access and I am trying to conserve data. Just the upgrade took over 3.6 Gbs of data. Hopefully I can do a clean install once Rufus finishes doing it's thing. Thanks for your help!!
The entire process was kind of neat looking.
Cliff S said:
I'm wondering if I can also do an upgrade using Step 3 rather than Step 4 and still get the activation status?
The posts in this Twitter conversation by Gabe Aul and 'northfacehiker' (who seems to be a Microsoft support person and I've seen mentioned in Gabe's tweets before) suggest that an upgrade install from the ISO will activate, and I'm pretty sure I've seen similar behaviour when I installed an earlier Insider Build over Windows 8.1
In my case I'm on metered data so I'm hoping I can download an ISO once and use it to upgrade more than one PC to get activated status, then clean install later.
Do you think this would work?
I was able to upgrade from 8.1 to 10 using the Media Creation Tool, and 10 was activated for me afterwards. It's worth a try, to see if it'll do the same for you.
Thanks for that.
Sounds like it might work then.
(I'll do a backup of 8.1 first though, to be on the safe side in case I need to go back and start from 8.1 again.)
Great post & tutorial Shawn.
I have a question regarding step 15, regarding the 'Change what to Keep' dialog box.
Can we go a bit in depth what happens when we choose any of the above 3 options?
I have a partition/2nd drive which my default windows users library points to (documents/pictures/videos/etc...). Say I choose the 'Nothing' option... what happens exactly? Are all the files also deleted from my 2nd drive or is just the primary hard drive [c:] cleaned out?
Thank you for your time.
I feel that we as experts on this forum should try and persuade any novices who are not sure about upgrading to Windows 10 should help explain why its good for them to upgrade from earlier versions.
So I'll start off:
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