Vista to Windows 10 upgrade.

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by ajr2, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. ajr2

    ajr2 MDL Novice

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    Does anyone know if Microsoft plans on offering an upgrade from Vista to Windows 10 without having to reload everything?
     
  2. timster

    timster MDL Senior Member

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    Windows Vista users will need to clean install Windows 10 .. or upgrade to Windows 7 and then get a free upgrade to Windows 10
     
  3. EnjoyTheJoy

    EnjoyTheJoy MDL Novice

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    But you can upgrade Vista to 7 first, and then 7 to 10.
     
  4. Super User

    Super User MDL Addicted

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    To Windows 7 SP1 :)
     
  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Not sure it will work, just could try to use an Windows 7 DVD or bootable ISO and change after booting the the Windows 10 TP DVD or ISO and start the install from there while chose Update instead of clean install.

    It's maybe possible that those will works, like you use an Update DVD or ISO without to have the needed old OS installed.

    Again, I'm not sure and never was try on my own, it's maybe worth a test and if works, fine!
     
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  6. b52gun

    b52gun MDL Novice

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    Related question: How can you upgrade Windows 10 Preview Core Edition to Windows 10 Preview Pro Edition?
     
  7. paul1149

    paul1149 MDL Novice

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    It would be interesting to know what the Win10 update validater looks for that disqualifies Vista.
     
  8. SAM-R

    SAM-R MDL Guru

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    go to Settings, Update & Security, Activation, Change Product Key and enter a Pro Key.
    it will upgrade you from Core to Pro