Upgrading from 7 to 10

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by delarado, May 24, 2016.

  1. delarado

    delarado MDL Novice

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    Hi guys,

    Ive seen this thread:

    forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/64770-How-to-upgrade-from-W7-8-1-without-going-through-the-complete-upgrade-process

    It mentions doing a fresh install. Silly question, but does this mean I cannot upgrade from Win7? I have to do a complete fresh install of windows 10 and reinstall all of my programs?
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    You can upgrade of course if you want to keep all the programs already installed. A fresh installation will not you should know that.
     
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  3. BJ0RN

    BJ0RN MDL HTTP-uploader

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    Upgrading will as said, UPGRADE. This will keep your files and other sh*t.
    Clean install will as said, remove all files, settings and other sh*t.
    If I was upgrading from windows 7, I would first backup my files and then do a fresh install as it will remove the clutter of leftovers from windows 7. Im sure @cole can explain more. :D

    Best, Bjørn :cool:

     
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  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    More...... :biggrin:
     
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  5. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    If you need to upgrade. Just do it.


    The procedure is good just for people who don't have a Win7 to upgrade and want to activate a win 10 already installed. Or for people living still in 1995 that consider the word upgrade as an insult :D
     
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  6. delarado

    delarado MDL Novice

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    ah ok, it mentions doing a fresh install - so its meant in the way of "you can do a fresh install now if you want" rather than "you absolutely must do a fresh install"

    So I can upgrade no issues without the upgrade ticket, but if I want to do a fresh install I can use the upgrade ticket for that?

    Does this change anything if someone has used Daz's loader on an OEM windows 7?
     
  7. uffbros

    uffbros MDL Senior Member

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    No..Your fine with DAZ
     
  8. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    #8 PhaseDoubt, May 24, 2016
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    You might want to consider downloading and using the Media Creation Tool; I've had better success using it.

    Once you've upgraded you system, create the installation media of your choice. If you ever do need to do a clean install of Windows 10, on that machine, you won't have to worry about activation. Activation for Windows 10 is based on a Hardware ID ... HWID.

    It's also a good idea to verify your machine is capable of accepting the upgrade. Some machines have the required specs but lack the necessary CPU features , some makers are not supplying Windows 10 drivers and etc.
     
  9. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Yes. But fresh install is not the main purpose of that thread. To say better that was the initial purpose. But turned out that you can activate officially a win 10 already installed w/o having to start from 7 and then upgrade it. That is really great.

    People who start with a blank disk has practically nothing to gain. Still two installation to do
     
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