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Windows 7: Specific upgrade paths to get to all versions of Windows 10

21 May 2015   #31
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

If I buy a windows 10 system builder OEM and install it, I technically have to sell the system but I could sell it to myself and support myself. That how I am thinking of using windows 10 if I use it at all.


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22 May 2015   #32
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

I have 7 Windows 7 Ultimate licences and that is how they are staying. Windows 7 SP1 for the duration. I also have a couple of 8.1 with Media Center and I never thought I would say this but they will probably stay 8.1 as they have the all too valuable Media Center. To me Windows 10 is a fail. No Aero like Windows 7, now no media center. The icons are awful and basically it is a mobile OS with scant regard given to Power Users / Desktop Users. All the unnecessary changes with the Control Panel. There is a new build out and frankly I cannot be bothered to see what they have mucked up now. I will be sticking with my 7 and 8 but may run some virtual machines or dual boot on one PC with a sacrificed 7 Pro key.
I'll bet you this site will become very busy once some have been upgraded to 10 without knowing or it was not what they expected and they want their familiar Windows 7 back. It may even be a bounty for OEM's selling 7 recovery media. Our biggest issue as helping posters will be where do they get on ISO from. I have loads of Versions burnt to DVD, loads of ISO's stored in my storage but we are not allowed to offer a download. Or are we?
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22 May 2015   #33
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Windows 7 ISO's will be hard to find for the average Joe. Microsoft finally pulled the plug on the one good source. I have MSDN so I can get the regular ISO's. They are only good for OEM installs if you can read the product code off of the COA sticker. They will not do OEM SLP installs. You need branded custom OEM media for that. Good luck finding those ISO's. Where you'll have to look for those I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. You may be able to get them from the OEM that sold you the PC but they will more than likely charge you for them.
Windows 8.1 is a lot easier. My regular MSDN ISO's, which I believe are identical to retail DVD's, will read the embedded codes automatically. The Media Creation Tool that anybody can use will too. 8.0 and 8.1 keys and OEM embedded keys.

As far as I know, links to anything other than official Microsoft sources for ISO's are not allowed. Reason being is they could be modified images, modified in a bad way.
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22 May 2015   #34
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
I have 7 Windows 7 Ultimate licences and that is how they are staying. Windows 7 SP1 for the duration. I also have a couple of 8.1 with Media Center and I never thought I would say this but they will probably stay 8.1 as they have the all too valuable Media Center. To me Windows 10 is a fail. No Aero like Windows 7, now no media center. The icons are awful and basically it is a mobile OS with scant regard given to Power Users / Desktop Users. All the unnecessary changes with the Control Panel. There is a new build out and frankly I cannot be bothered to see what they have mucked up now. I will be sticking with my 7 and 8 but may run some virtual machines or dual boot on one PC with a sacrificed 7 Pro key.
I'll bet you this site will become very busy once some have been upgraded to 10 without knowing or it was not what they expected and they want their familiar Windows 7 back. It may even be a bounty for OEM's selling 7 recovery media. Our biggest issue as helping posters will be where do they get on ISO from. I have loads of Versions burnt to DVD, loads of ISO's stored in my storage but we are not allowed to offer a download. Or are we?

From my understanding you can't provide an iso online but you can share your install dvd without a key to anyone you choose.
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22 May 2015   #35
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I've seen people post links to their Onedrive public folder so other members could download scripts and utilities they made. If in doubt, PM a moderator and ask if its allowed before you do it.
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26 May 2015   #36
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Well, I can confirm that Windows 8.1 (Core) now gets you Windows 10 Home Technical Preview. And that Windows 7 Ultimate gets you Windows 10 Professional Technical Preview. I don't think it did that in the past. You just got Windows 10 Technical Preview, which I believe was the equivalent of Pro. These were both online upgrades to 10074 via the Insiders page. Then upgraded again to 10122.

Interesting note: On the Windows 7 upgrade it never prompted me to setup a live ID. It just let me long on with a local account on the first boot into Windows 10. No nag screen to switch either. I had to manually do it. It may have prompted me to switch eventually, I don't know. I switched to the Live ID after my first log in.
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01 Jun 2015   #37
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I've not tried the preview on my Windows 7 machine, at the moment I only have it in a VM on my 8.1 Asus Notebook. It's up to version 10130 at the moment. I know I'll upgrade this Notebook but not sure yet about the 7 desktop it's getting on a bit as it originally came with Vista.
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01 Jun 2015   #38
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Just as an update to one of my posts earlier about Retail licences.

According to this post: Windows 7 retail license upgrade to Windows 10 - Microsoft Community if you're upgrading from a Retail 7 or 8 licence then the free upgrade will also be a retail (upgrade) licence and will be transferable.
That's really good news for anyone who owns retail versions and I'll be upgrading (eventually) if that's the case.
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02 Jun 2015   #39
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the link, Brds7t7. It will be a not-so-good feeling to loss the retail license in exchange of an OEM one.
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If you upgrade from a retail version, it carries the rights of a retail version.


Full version (Retail):

- Includes transfer rights to another computer.
- Doesn't require a previous qualifying version of Windows.
- Expensive


Upgrade version (Retail):

- Includes transfer rights to another computer.
- require a previous qualifying version of Windows.
- Expensive, but cheaper than full version
So the possibility is there. Now just need a confirmation on it.
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02 Jun 2015   #40
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Thanks for the link, Brds7t7. It will be a not-so-good feeling to loss the retail license in exchange of an OEM one.
Quote:
If you upgrade from a retail version, it carries the rights of a retail version.


Full version (Retail):

- Includes transfer rights to another computer.
- Doesn't require a previous qualifying version of Windows.
- Expensive


Upgrade version (Retail):

- Includes transfer rights to another computer.
- require a previous qualifying version of Windows.
- Expensive, but cheaper than full version
So the possibility is there. Now just need a confirmation on it.
No problem, I'll be keeping an eye out and will definitely make sure this is true before installing. I posted a similar question myself and received the same response.
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