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  • Hello im not very good with computers. i have a desktop that i upgraded to windows ten already. and a laptop running on windows 7 

    my question is : is there a way for me to copy the operating system on the desktop and install in on my laptop so i dont have to wait anymore for my upgrade.

    Monday, August 17, 2015 9:05 PM

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  • Hello im not very good with computers. i have a desktop that i upgraded to windows ten already. and a laptop running on windows 7 

    my question is : is there a way for me to copy the operating system on the desktop and install in on my laptop so i dont have to wait anymore for my upgrade.

    Assuming your Win 7 is a genuine copy and that there is no compatibility issue with Windows 10, you can use the following method.................

    1. Use the link below to download Media Creation Tool.
    Make sure you pick the correct bit-version.
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/soft...?OCID=reserve_r_PostReserve_MediaCreationTool

    2. Run the Tool and select Create installation media for another PC.
    That will start creating a Win 10 ISO file for you.

    3. After the ISO is created, right click at it > click Mount > click Setup.exe.
    Installation will begin.
    This method does NOT require a Win 10 product key.
    This method will allow you to keep your files, settings and apps ( most of them).
    Activation will be automatic.

    I used the same method to install Win 10 Home and Win 10 Pro on my 2 computers.




    Monday, August 17, 2015 9:13 PM
  • The fastest way to get the upgrade is to download the ISO.  An ISO is like a dvd so to use it you will need to right click>mount.  Start the upgrade from within windows.

    WARNING:  DO NOT USE THESE TO DO A CLEAN INSTALL (until after you have already updated).  If you do you will not be able to activate it unless you have previously upgraded to win 10 and activated it.  You then will be forced to re-install your previous OS before upgrading to win 10

    The Official Final Windows 10 download is now available

    Use the download tool to create ISO media to update your windows.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    Use Download Tool Now (32bit version)
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616935

    Use Download Tool Now (64bit version)
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616936


    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    Monday, August 17, 2015 11:48 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello im not very good with computers. i have a desktop that i upgraded to windows ten already. and a laptop running on windows 7 

    my question is : is there a way for me to copy the operating system on the desktop and install in on my laptop so i dont have to wait anymore for my upgrade.

    Hi,

    No, you cannot copy the Operating System directly from your desktop.

    You just follow above suggestion to use the Creation Media Tool to download the ISO file and perform the upgrade process on your laptop directly.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 8:36 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hello im not very good with computers. i have a desktop that i upgraded to windows ten already. and a laptop running on windows 7 

    my question is : is there a way for me to copy the operating system on the desktop and install in on my laptop so i dont have to wait anymore for my upgrade.

    Assuming your Win 7 is a genuine copy and that there is no compatibility issue with Windows 10, you can use the following method.................

    1. Use the link below to download Media Creation Tool.
    Make sure you pick the correct bit-version.
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/soft...?OCID=reserve_r_PostReserve_MediaCreationTool

    2. Run the Tool and select Create installation media for another PC.
    That will start creating a Win 10 ISO file for you.

    3. After the ISO is created, right click at it > click Mount > click Setup.exe.
    Installation will begin.
    This method does NOT require a Win 10 product key.
    This method will allow you to keep your files, settings and apps ( most of them).
    Activation will be automatic.

    I used the same method to install Win 10 Home and Win 10 Pro on my 2 computers.




    Monday, August 17, 2015 9:13 PM
  • The fastest way to get the upgrade is to download the ISO.  An ISO is like a dvd so to use it you will need to right click>mount.  Start the upgrade from within windows.

    WARNING:  DO NOT USE THESE TO DO A CLEAN INSTALL (until after you have already updated).  If you do you will not be able to activate it unless you have previously upgraded to win 10 and activated it.  You then will be forced to re-install your previous OS before upgrading to win 10

    The Official Final Windows 10 download is now available

    Use the download tool to create ISO media to update your windows.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    Use Download Tool Now (32bit version)
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616935

    Use Download Tool Now (64bit version)
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=616936


    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    Monday, August 17, 2015 11:48 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello im not very good with computers. i have a desktop that i upgraded to windows ten already. and a laptop running on windows 7 

    my question is : is there a way for me to copy the operating system on the desktop and install in on my laptop so i dont have to wait anymore for my upgrade.

    Hi,

    No, you cannot copy the Operating System directly from your desktop.

    You just follow above suggestion to use the Creation Media Tool to download the ISO file and perform the upgrade process on your laptop directly.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 8:36 AM
    Moderator