Upgrade using ISO

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by plimoman, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. plimoman

    plimoman MDL Novice

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    I have quite a few systems to upgrade so I downloaded the ISO of Windows 10 Home and used Rufus to put it on a USB stick. Now when I try to run the Setup from the USB in Windows 7/8/8.1 I am being asked for a product key and I cannot skip the step. Is there something that I missing?
     
  2. darkodar

    darkodar MDL Addicted

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    Run setup.exe from folder soruces in ISO file.
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Not from sources, from ISOs root :cool2:.
     
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  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Afaik that one is missing the crucial activation checks ... :g:. If the upgrade path is legit and the system is properly activated, you can always skip all key prompts.
     
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  5. joluboga

    joluboga MDL Member

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    OP, which editions of Windows do you currently have installed on your computers? If you have Windows 8.1 Single Language, you'll need the corresponding iso: Windows 10 Single Language, not the Multiple-Editions one.

    When you use the RIGHT iso, it doesn't ask for keys during the upgrade process.
     
  6. plimoman

    plimoman MDL Novice

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    I got to this answer too late, I did the media creation tool upgrade which takes very long instead. I just noticed afterwards the laptop was Windows 7 Pro and I was trying Home and Home single language. I will make sure I have the right ISO on my next upgrades.
     
  7. genuineintel

    genuineintel MDL Member

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    How about Windows 8.1 Enterprise activated with MAK? Can it be upgraded directly from Windows 10 ISO? If so, which version is applicable:confused: Thanks:worthy:
     
  8. oloruin

    oloruin MDL Novice

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    You could use mediacreatetool once to create the proper versions of USB installers. I upgraded quite a few systems on launch day with a mediacreatetool USB drive without issues. I upgraded a few stubborn systems via mediacreatool / upgrade this unit.
     
  9. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    No Free Upgrade for Volume versions (i.e. Ent)!!!

    Only KMS atm.
     
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  10. plimoman

    plimoman MDL Novice

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    I've managed to do the upgrade on a couple windows 8.1 systems using the Windows 10 ISO (not single language). Once completed and activated I do a clean install using the same ISO on a USB stick. Problem is it will not activate after the clean install. I read a few places that you must use a valid microsoft account for this to work. Is this correct?