windows 7 to 10 ltsc?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by decoded_, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. decoded_

    decoded_ MDL Novice

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    So I'm currently having some hardware problems which have reminded me that staying on win 7 is definitely is not tenable long term. I was already planning to transfer to windows 10 ltsc, but haven't figured out the best way to do so yet.

    Microsoft officially doesn't support in place upgrade from 7 to 10 ltsc, but considering the "windows 7 does not support new Intel chipset" thing from a year or so back which turned out to be a single Boolean check in windows update, not any fundamental incompatibility, I take that with a grain of salt. Does one of you fine people know how such an in place upgrade could be achieved while preserving installed programs etc.?

    I have the non-eufi version of windows 7 ultimate.
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 Has left at his own request

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    Best would be to go Win 7 Ult >> Win 10 Pro first, since is a supported upgrade path.

    Make backups before and after.

    Then go Win 10 Pro >> LTSC 2019 via Up/Down-Trick, you can use the LIC SWITCHER feature of my JATD GUI tool to do the needed reg changes ;).
     
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  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Does that allow to keep the installed software?
     
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  4. s1ave77

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    It does, since for the system it's like an 'Repair-Inplace-Upgrade from LTSC to LTSC ;).

    Needs the Pro to have correct Reg Entries for LTSC 2019. JATDs LIC SWITCH sets them accordingly.
     
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  5. s1ave77

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    To go Win 10 Pro >> LTSC 2019 with JATD: In tools LIC SWITCH tab in first drop-down choose EnterpriseS, have the LTSC ISO mounted and in second drop-down use UP_DOWN_SET_ONLY, then press 'SWITCH', start the setup.exe of mounted LTSC ISO afterwards.
     
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  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Will have to test it when i have the time :)
     
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  7. decoded_

    decoded_ MDL Novice

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    Thanks.
    Just to be sure, those backups, should I make it just of my system (C: )drive or also of my D: drive, which contains most installed programs? Making a full backup of D: might take more space than I currently have available on by back-up drive.
     
  8. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    For the upgrade only C in my experience
     
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  9. s1ave77

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    as @endbase said backing up system drive (c:\) is sufficient ;).
     
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  10. johndoevolvo

    johndoevolvo MDL Novice

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    so i can grab a windows 10 pro latest insider build and turn it into ltsc non eval copy?
     
  11. bfoos

    bfoos MDL Guide Dog

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    No.
     
  12. s1ave77

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    No, you need to In-Place-Upgrade Pro to LTSC using LTSC ISO.
     
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    note that this only works with the LTSC 2019 release and not the older LTSB 2015 & 2016 releases.
     
  14. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Didn't @s1ave77 post exactly that?
     
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  15. MRT_

    MRT_ MDL Novice

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    Hello, Enthousiast. @s1ave77 Do you know why he left the forum and twitter?
     
  16. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    For different and changing reasons.
     
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    MRT_ MDL Novice

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    So he won't be around anymore? It is really sad to lose such good value among us, I hope it will return to us again. Thank you for your answer.