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"Window to Go" Upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise 1607 RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    A while back, I created a Windows to Go SSD drive using Windows 10 windows to go creation tool and Windows 10 Enterprise. The SSD is activated and is working fine.  I tried a number of ways to upgrade the SSD to Windows 10 Enterprise 1607 to no avail:

    - I tried an in-place upgrade using the latest copy of Window 10 Enterprise but the process fails and reverses itself.

    - Windows update does not update to 1611

    - I tried to use the Cab files to upgrade but there is a version inconsistency.

    Does anyone have an idea how to do this?  Is Microsoft ever going to allow upgrade via /windows update?

    Sunday, September 25, 2016 10:50 PM

Answers

  • Pretty sure in place upgrades are not supported for Windows to Go.

    You would need to re provision the OS onto the drive.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/deploy/windows-10-deployment-scenarios?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    From that article:

    There are some situations where you cannot use in-place upgrade; in these situations, you can use traditional deployment (wipe-and-load) instead. Examples of these situations include:

    Windows To Go and Boot from VHD installations. The upgrade process is unable to upgrade these installations. Instead, new installations would need to be performed.



    • Edited by Damon. Johns Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Dong Friday, October 14, 2016 5:42 AM
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:14 AM

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  • Hello Kopoly,

    You could also upgrade windows 10 to windows 10 1607, and then create a windows to Go SSD drive using windows 10 Enterprise 1607 windows to go creation tool.

    Best Regards

    George


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    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:42 AM
  • Pretty sure in place upgrades are not supported for Windows to Go.

    You would need to re provision the OS onto the drive.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/deploy/windows-10-deployment-scenarios?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    From that article:

    There are some situations where you cannot use in-place upgrade; in these situations, you can use traditional deployment (wipe-and-load) instead. Examples of these situations include:

    Windows To Go and Boot from VHD installations. The upgrade process is unable to upgrade these installations. Instead, new installations would need to be performed.



    • Edited by Damon. Johns Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Dong Friday, October 14, 2016 5:42 AM
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:14 AM