Windows 10: Are Updates Transferable?

  1.    18 Nov 2015 #1

    Are Updates Transferable?


    I have a copy of Windows 7 Pro that i want to upgrade to Windows 10 but before upgrading i was thinking about slipstreaming updates into Windows 7 using Win toolkit. Then installing Windows 7 Pro with included updates and upgrading to Windows 10 from there. The reason i say this is because i believed that upgrading to Windows 10 from a Windows 7 install that has all the relevant updates, general updates, hotfixes, security updates and so on, would somehow make the Windows 10 install more stable as a opposed to upgrading without any updates or doing a clean install of windows 10. So it would basically be install Windows, enter product key, upgrade.

    so my question is
    Are Windows 7 Pro updates transferable to an upgraded Windows 10 Pro install?

    Thanks
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       18 Nov 2015 #2

    You only need to install windows 7 and SP1

    Windows 10 will overwrite Win7 anyway - so do not bother with updates or drivers..
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    18 Nov 2015 #3

    The answer to the question is, "No."

    However, slipstreaming the updates might be a good idea. You essentially will have a Windows image you will be satisfied with should the upgrade to Win 10 turn out disastrous. IOW, you will be creating an image while you're calm, instead of doing so while frustrated from the upgrade experience.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    18 Nov 2015 #4

    Kyhi said: View Post
    You only need to install windows 7 and SP1

    Windows 10 will overwrite Win7 anyway - so do not bother with updates or drivers..
    SP1 is not required.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    18 Nov 2015 #5

    IIIUSER00II said: View Post
    so my question is
    Are Windows 7 Pro updates transferable to an upgraded Windows 10 Pro install?

    Thanks
    No, they aren't. What I would do if I were you - install Windows 7. Do all the updates to it. Get it running 100% updated and stable. Make a backup image of it to either a big flash drive or external hard drive using Macrium Reflect Free. Copy getosstate.exe from the sources directory of Windows 10 USB, DVD or ISO to your desktop. Run it as administrator. Copy the resulting genuineticket.xml file to a safe place (along with your Windows 7 Product Key). Wipe the entire hard drive and clean install Windows 10. Use either the Windows 7 product key or genuineticket.xml file to activate it.

    A faulty Windows 7 installation will contribute to failure of the Windows 10 Upgrade process. A fully updated Windows 7 installation will do nothing to make the Windows 10 installation more stable.
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