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  1.    05 Aug 2015 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
    On my Windows 7 system I've noticed that only 3.5 gb of space is available.
    You are going to need 8 gb of free space for Windows 10 upgrade.
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  2.    05 Aug 2015 #12
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    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    I Upgraded a Dell Venue Tablet with Win8.1 a couple of days ago and got the message about needing 8GB space but it had a place where I could choose a different drive or partition so I pointed it to the 32GB MicroXD card I had installed and the Win10 installation left a 12GB 'Temporary' Folder on it. I'd certainly plan to have more space available.
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  3.    08 Aug 2015 #13
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    I cleared the updates and added 10 gb of hard drive space yet still no upgrade offer. I have over 15 gb free.
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  4.    08 Aug 2015 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
    I cleared the updates and added 10 gb of hard drive space yet still no upgrade offer. I have over 15 gb free.
    Then use the "Upgrade this PC now" option of the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.
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  5.    08 Aug 2015 #15
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    Win 7 8 and 10

    Please make an image of your system BEFORE you upgrade. If you are unsure how just ask and you shall receive.
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  6.    08 Aug 2015 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Then use the "Upgrade this PC now" option of the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.
    Where is that? Is that this? If so that is a link to the ISO download and I already have the download. Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help
    The problem is that I don't have a serial number except for the insider preview.
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  7.    09 Aug 2015 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
    Where is that? Is that this? If so that is a link to the ISO download and I already have the download. Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help
    The problem is that I don't have a serial number except for the insider preview.
    When you first run that Media Creation Tool that you linked to, one of the first options will be "Upgrade this PC now". That is the most reliable method people have used to upgrade. Re-run that same Media Creation Tool and pick that option.

    Or, you can mount the ISO that you downloaded (or burn it to a DVD or make a USB flash drive with it) and run setup.exe from it. Don't boot from it! That will result in a clean install and not an upgrade. Just insert it in the running OS and run setup.exe from it.

    Before upgrading, I would make a backup image of your currently running OS using Macrium Reflect, but you will need either a second internal hard drive or an external USB hard drive for that.
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  8.    09 Aug 2015 #18
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    That is not a download for a tool but for the ISO so please explain how I get the tool that you mentioned. The problem is that I don't have a serial number for 10 RTM. Is one required?
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  9.    09 Aug 2015 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
    That is not a download for a tool but for the ISO so please explain how I get the tool that you mentioned. The problem is that I don't have a serial number for 10 RTM. Is one required?
    To upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10, no serial number is required. After you get a successful upgrade and Windows 10 is activated, you do not need a serial number to do a later clean install on the same computer.

    Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help


    Click on Show All below the grey "Note" box on the webpage and follow the directions step by step ending with step #2 under "Run the tool": "If you're upgrading this PC, select Upgrade this PC now, and then follow the instructions to finish the upgrade."
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  10.    10 Aug 2015 #20
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    Again the download link is for the ISO. Where is the tool?
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