In-place upgrade to Win 10 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi.

    This question is regarding upgrade from Win8.1 Pro to Win10 Pro.

    Can i use an In-place upgrade from Win8.1 Pro to Win10 Pro, and use the free Win10 upgrade?
    Or will this mess up the licensing?

    We have around 350 computers that we want to upgrade to Win10.

    • Edited by Danielbj Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:49 AM
    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:45 AM


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  • Hi,

    Which type of product key are you using?
    Free upgrade is only for OEM/Retail keys.

    If you have around 350 computers, I suspect you're using MAK or VL keys and there's no free upgrade for these systems.
    You'll need to replace the product key with a new one from VLSC.


    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:49 AM
  • This is OEM licensing.

    So we can do one and one and upgrade them to win 10.

    But i want to automate this using SCCM and hopefully using the In-place upgrade if this is possible.

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:53 AM
  • Should be possible with SCCM 1511 but I never tested with OEM.
    I only see support for Volume or Retail.

    If it can't update OEM, you should create a custom OSD for your computer then test it on one computer.
    Check this article: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrteam/2015/06/16/revised-content-for-the-windows-10-in-place-upgrade-via-task-sequence-for-configuration-manager/


    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 10:12 AM
  • Hi,

    Yes, you could do in-place upgrade to Windows 10

    More information, refer to this guide:

    Upgrade to Windows 10 with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit


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    Friday, March 11, 2016 7:37 AM
  • I am in an org with 300 laptops running Windows 7. The goal is to upgrade all the machines to Windows 10.

    The sys admin relayed: "I have never experienced a good in-place upgrade roll-out without major problems." And resorting to do a manual upgrade (one laptop at a time). 

    What is the difference between in-place upgrade and "zero touch deployment" (https://www.shi.com/CustomerServices/SHIMarketing.aspx?ContentID=94080 (this costs $20K) 

    I am looking for other vendors who offer "zero touch deployment" (lower price points) [even better would be $0]. Does it really work and/or what are the caveats? 

    Can MS Office 2016 be somehow be incorporated during the deployment process? (rather than installing it separtely for each laptop after the upgrade)

    Who can I reach out for help at Microsoft? 

    Trying to influence how we can wean away from the "manual upgrade" option and take a page from larger enterprises who rollout Windows 10. 



    Friday, August 18, 2017 8:21 PM