Updating 10240 to 10586 - download update or use 10586 ISO?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by MonarchX, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    I recall that during 10240 to 10586 update process, Windows downloaded the huge update and proceeded to install it as if it was an OS upgrade... There's another PC with Windows 10 10240 that I need to update and I wonder whether I should download the large update and apply it OR just use official Windows 10 10586 ISO and install it on top 10240?
     
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  2. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    I would think it depends on whether you want clean install or not:D
     
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  3. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    either way the update comes out the same. the ISO is only really needed for a clean install.
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I preferre to use the iso option, i believe the upgrade by wu doesn't let you choose what to keep (it keeps all by default) and the iso gives a choice.

    The iso could be modified to your preferences, the wu upgrade not.
     
  5. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I have always had much better luck using iso.
     
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  6. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Yeah just run the setup from the iso...
     
  7. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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  8. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    Another vote for the iso.
     
  9. egroups_megapics

    egroups_megapics MDL Member

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    Would suggest ISO download and upgrade using it.

    In case you install 10240 and then run update it would download 3/4gb installation. In future if you re-install it would again follow same steps. keeping 10586 iso would make your future re-install simple saving time and data download.
     
  10. lobo11

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  11. bpwnes

    bpwnes MDL Member

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    I did a couple upgrades side by side on same hardware, one via USB installer and the other by MCT. Surprisingly the MCT finished way before the USB install. I couldn't tell you why, but I do know the ISO method checked for updates way longer than the MCT did. This was the only time I've tried it tho, and it may not be the case in every instance.