Which ISO do I use when updating from Windows 7 Ultimate?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by riahc3, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. riahc3

    riahc3 MDL Senior Member

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    Im kind of confused on which ISO should I use when I am updating from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 Professional. I had a 32bit one with both Home and Pro but it does not let me upgrade without a product key.
     
  2. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    There is a skip botton, you DO NOT enter a Key.
     
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  3. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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  4. Jack_Fenon

    Jack_Fenon MDL Novice

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    Just skip that step. Don't enter product key there.
     
  5. bodmas

    bodmas MDL Member

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    #5 bodmas, Oct 5, 2015
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    if you do not want to see the cd key insertion things then mount/extract the widnows 10 iso to your internal HDD and run the setup file from there. pl do not boot from the DVD/pendrive, just run the setup file and you will never be asked for any cd key.
     
  6. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #6 xinso, Oct 5, 2015
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    For upgrade in-place, the right Architecture and Edition must be used.

    e.g.

    x86 Windows 7 vs. x86 Windows 10 multiple_editions
    x64 Windows 7 vs. x64 Windows 10 multiple_editions
     
  7. ElleHarries

    ElleHarries MDL Novice

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    You can upgrade Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 Pro. you do not need to use a product key during the process: hit the little 'Skip for now' button and let Windows 10 install. But you should remember that Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade starting July 29. But that free upgrade is good only for one year as of that date. Once that first year is over,Windows 10 Pro will cost $199.:D
    you do not need to use a product key during the process: hit the little 'Skip for now' button and let Windows 10 install.
     
  8. rjk123

    rjk123 MDL Member

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    #8 rjk123, Oct 5, 2015
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    Well, I have done a half dozen or so in-place upgrades of Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro, and have never been asked for a key. Just copy the contents of the Win 10 iso to a folder on the hard drive, and run the setup program. If I boot the Win 10 installation media, and do a fresh install after upgrade then yes, I had to skip key entry a couple of times.
     
  9. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Yes, you are correct, not sure why I got the key screen before, but just did a win 7 to 10, then a 8.1 to 10, both from mount, then a win 7 to 10 boot with key screen.

    Both times, this time from mount no key screen.
     
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  10. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    Yes indeed, if you are doing the in place upgrade by copying iso to hdd and then running the setup program, it should not ask for a key. I have seen it ask for a key when I copied the wrong iso to hdd. ;)
     
  11. Jack_Fenon

    Jack_Fenon MDL Novice

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    I like the idea that OP has said. You should try for this.
     
  12. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    What idea did you like, the one that said they were confused ? :eek:
     
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