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Upgrade from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 1903 Pro RRS feed

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  • In the past I would never consider an upgrade (any version of windows). I always preformed a new install and used Windows Transfer Wizard to save the users data. Recently I've heard that it is Ok to do an in-place upgrade now. Is this the feeling that you have also? Or should I build out a new image? I don't want to be sorry later. Thanks...
    Friday, July 19, 2019 2:05 PM

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  • As you are running Windows 7 so kindly go through the following Microsoft link:

    Upgrade to Windows 10: FAQ.


    S.Sengupta,Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT, Windows Insider MVP

    Saturday, July 20, 2019 2:10 AM
  • Hello, 

    Knowing the fact that Windows 7 will no longer supported by next year, yes, you may upgrade to Windows 10 using ISO file. The upgrade shouldn't affect your data but it is recommended that you backup important files first and then do upgrade. Note that free upgrade offer is no longer available, so you'll need to buy Windows 10 license, after upgrade is done.

    Good luck!


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    Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:06 AM
  • The Windows 7 to 10 upgrade has remained free for many years.

    Upgrade problems happen so it is best to make a backup image.

    (Acronis, Aoemi, EaseUS, Macrium, Paragon, etc.)

    There are free and pay versions depending on the features.

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    This link was last updated April 30, 2019

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/

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    To reduce the potential problems during the upgrade perform the following steps:

    1) Uninstall all non-Microsoft antivirus software using the applicable uninstall tool

    Use Microsoft Security Essentials:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201

    2) Uninstall all non-Microsoft firewall software

    3) Uninstall all non-Microsoft drive encryption software

    Updates can be performed after a successful upgrade.

    If there are upgrade problems having a backup image is important.


    Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:39 AM
  • My question was not how to do an upgrade but if you have a choice to do a in-place or a fresh install. In the past I would do a new install. This is domain wide, not just 1 computer.
    Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:33 AM
  • My question was not how to do an upgrade but if you have a choice to do a in-place or a fresh install. In the past I would do a new install. This is domain wide, not just 1 computer.

    Hi,

    If you don't have a tool to manage Operating System Deployment like MDT or SCCM, I suggest to you to make a In-Place upgrade, like that you'll save time instead of doing a fresh install (format/install drivers, applications, configuring the user profiles...).

    As said above, It's recommended to do a backup of your data before the upgrade.

    Regards,

    SAAD Youssef

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    Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:39 AM
  • If there are no plans to switch from MBR to GPT, no issues with partitions, and no need to switch from 32x to 64x then perform an in place upgrade repair.  Drivers and most applications will not need re-installation as these will occur during the in place upgrade.

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    See these links for in place upgrade and clean install:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.html

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    See thiese links for upgrading and clean install without upgrading first:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2267-upgrade-windows-10-a.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/23354-clean-install-windows-10-directly-without-having-upgrade-first.html


    Sunday, July 21, 2019 3:23 PM
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    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:32 PM
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    • Marked as answer by vaccarom Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:42 PM
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:45 PM
  • OK. If you have any other issue, feel free to post here.

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    Sunday, July 28, 2019 3:47 PM
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