Windows 7 to Windows 9 Direct Upgrades Tested by Microsoft

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  1. Posts : 247
    7, 10 (1909)
       #10

    No upgrades here. I will try the W9 on a separate drive and then I will try the final release on the same drive and then if I like it, it might eventually replace W7 in my daily use.
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  2. Phone Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,169
    Windows 10 Pro 1903 64 bit
       #11

    I tried an upgrade from W7 to W10 and it crashed on reboot and then returned me to W7. I didn't do any changes to W7 before I tried the upgrade to see the results and I have a hunch it was a problem with my AV still running. But I will let MS figure it out. It was an interesting process. Download an exe file from MS and after running it there is an Optional Update in Windows Update. Running that update starts the upgrade to W10. I can see in the future MS will offer upgrades through Windows Update and also maybe an ISO.

    Jim
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  3. lehnerus2000's Avatar
    Posts : 1,808
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #12

    Presumably they want to eliminate ISOs, so that you have to use their store.

    Not providing an ISO might reduce "Piracy", but I wouldn't bet on it.

    Businesses will still have to have a corporate image to roll out to their workers, so presumably you will still be able to use "SysPrep" (or whatever it's called now).
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 12 Oct 2014 at 20:27.
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  4. alphanumeric's Avatar
    Posts : 13,521
    Windows 10 IoT
       #13

    If ISO's show up on MSDN, they will show up in the wild. They always get uploaded somewhere by someone. IMHO, making the ISO's hard to get doesn't deter those that want to pirate Windows, they'll find a way to get them anyway. All it does is make it a pain for Joe public that needs an ISO to fix their OEM PC that didn't come with any install media.
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  5. lehnerus2000's Avatar
    Posts : 1,808
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #14

    Agreed


    alphanumeric said:
    If ISO's show up on MSDN, they will show up in the wild. They always get uploaded somewhere by someone. IMHO, making the ISO's hard to get doesn't deter those that want to pirate Windows, they'll find a way to get them anyway. All it does is make it a pain for Joe public that needs an ISO to fix their OEM PC that didn't come with any install media.
    DRM and Copy Protection only effect honest customers (remember XP's WGA and Sony's rootkit).

    They have no effect on commercial software piracy.
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  6. Posts : 66
    Win10
       #15

    Layback Bear said:
    Nope no upgrades for me.
    I want to install W9 on a separate ssd and give it a work out.
    I simply cloned my Win8.1 setup to a spare ssd, and used Win10 to upgrade it. Worked perfectly, and no problems with any of the programs that were installed on 8.1.

    Now I choose which system ssd to boot from with f8.

    Bob Frost
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  7. Phone Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,169
    Windows 10 Pro 1903 64 bit
       #16

    Tried W7 to W10 upgrade again with all my AV type programs removed. It failed twice during the install so I went with a clean install with the ISO.

    Jim
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