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Windows 7: Before upgrading to 10

27 Jul 2016   #1

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
Before upgrading to 10

On a spare hard drive I have, I Installed 7 Pro 64Bit w/SP1.
How, if possible, do I upgrade to 10 w/o having to download all the Telemetry KB updates?

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27 Jul 2016   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Best to ask on the W10 forum

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27 Jul 2016   #3

Windows 7 HP 64

On Win 10 pro you have the option to manage the updates. After install go to settings - privacy and disable the tracking options. Some features, like Cortana, won't work without those options.
You can do a Win 10 clean install using your Win 7 key.
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27 Jul 2016   #4

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware

You can turn off a lot of the new Windows 10 stuff (location, handwriting etc) during install.
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27 Jul 2016   #5

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1

Thank you for the replies everyone.

On the newly-installed 7 Pro, the only update I've done is to SP1. Do I need to get all other updates before I install 10? I have already downloaded the 10 Upgrade package from MS's website & have the .exe in my downloads folder.
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27 Jul 2016   #6

Windows 7 HP 64

As you are using a spare HDD do a Win 10 clean install using your Win 7 key. It's faster than upgrade from Win 7
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28 Jul 2016   #7

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1

Megahertz07, do I use the 10 Upgrade package I downloaded from MS's website? Do you know what choices, if any, I may get once I start the .exe file?
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28 Jul 2016   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

You can download the Windows Media Creator Tool and download the image there, the installer will then ask you if you want to upgrade or do a clean install. I'm not sure if it'll ask for a product key though.
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28 Jul 2016   #9

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Not sure why you're worried about the telemetry updates win-10 is all that and a lot more :)
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
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29 Jul 2016   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Windows 10 is explicitly designed to violate your privacy. If those "telemetry" updates bother you, you would not like to be anywhere near Windows 10 at all!

Have a look at the Windows 10 license, in particular the following passage:
3. Privacy; Consent to Use of Data. Your privacy is important to us. Some of the software features send or receive information when using those features. Many of these features can be switched off in the user interface, or you can choose not to use them. By accepting this agreement and using the software you agree that Microsoft may collect, use, and disclose the information as described in the Microsoft Privacy Statement (, and as may be described in the user interface associated with the software features.
And the referenced privacy statement, which is even more scary in terms of what MS can steal from you. Not all that spyware features are actually bundled in Windows yet, but the fact that the license legally enables MS to implement them should be worrisome if you care about telemetry.
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