Windows 10: What's the difference between upgrading Win 10 using WU or ISO file

  1. Cluster Head's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       16 Nov 2015 #1

    What's the difference between upgrading Win 10 using WU or ISO file

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    On November 12th, Microsoft finally began rolling out its first major update for Windows 10 (build 10586). On the same day, the New Xbox One Experience (build 10586) was made available to everyone too, and now we're just waiting for Windows 10 Mobile, which should be arriving pretty soon.

    The Windows 10 November update, or version 1511, brings a lot of changes, improvements, and features that according to the software giant make the operating system mature enough to be recommended as a daily driver for organizations.

    Among the many changes, which you can learn more in our previous article, Microsoft is including performance improvements to help users perform tasks faster than in Windows 7. Cortana brings handwriting recognition and "missed call notifications" features, Microsoft Edge includes changes that make daily browsing more stable and secure, there are new and updated apps, a bunch of new features on the Settings app, and a lot more.
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  2. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       16 Nov 2015 #1

    I think the only difference is that WU allows upgrade to 10 from Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Using the ISO you can upgrade from Windows 7 without SP1 (as long as it is activated) and Windows 8.0 without required to upgrade to 8.1 first. Of course you can burn the ISO to DVD for troubleshooting, as well as using it to upgrade many computers without having to download each time. Another difference is that the ISO (from Tech Bench) supports both Windows 10 Home and Pro, depending on previous Windows version or serial (for clean-install), while WU will give you only Home or Pro. I don't remember any other difference. I vote for ISO.
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