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Currently my operating system isVista Service Pack 2 32 bit. How can Upgrade to Windows 8 or 10

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    Currently my operating system isVista Service Pack 2 32 bit. How can Upgrade to Windows 8 or 10

    
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:08 PM

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  • Hi Lyn386,

    Microsoft won’t be offering a free Windows 10 upgrade to any old Windows Vista PCs you might have around. Only Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs get to join the new Windows 10 era for free.

    you won’t be able to upgrade to the final release of Windows 10 unless you have a Windows 7 or 8.1 license. Windows Vista licenses aren’t allowed to upgrade.

    We could buy the Windows 10 installation media to install.

    Hope it will be helpful to you


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    Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:45 AM
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  • You can purchase either if your hardware supports it

    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag Windows IT-PRO (MS-MVP)

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:53 AM
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  • Hello,

    WINDOWS 10: you CAN'T upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 10 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications#upgrade)

    If your hardware supports it, before data backup,  you have to do a CLEAN INSTALL of Windows 10 (so you need to purchase Windows 10 because you can't do license upgrade).

    WINDOWS 8/8.1: you CAN upgrade it mainteining your personal files (do a backup of your data first anyway). Again you can purchase it if your hardware supports it


    • Edited by Victor Ochs Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:28 AM
    Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:22 AM
  • Hi, 

    You can't upgrade from vista to win 10 at first place however there is a workaround that i read on a tech site by a geek where you can upgrade win 7 first then upgrade it to win 10.

    Note : Please make sure your hardware is ready to support a all new window 10 operating system.

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    "It always seems impossible until it's done"

    • Proposed as answer by Chetan.Cosmos Friday, August 5, 2016 9:15 AM
    Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:55 AM
  • Hi Lyn386,

    Microsoft won’t be offering a free Windows 10 upgrade to any old Windows Vista PCs you might have around. Only Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs get to join the new Windows 10 era for free.

    you won’t be able to upgrade to the final release of Windows 10 unless you have a Windows 7 or 8.1 license. Windows Vista licenses aren’t allowed to upgrade.

    We could buy the Windows 10 installation media to install.

    Hope it will be helpful to you


    Please mark the reply as an answer if you find it is helpful.

    If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:45 AM
    Moderator