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Windows 7: virtual drive too small

26 May 2017   #1

Win7 Ultimate x32
virtual drive too small

In the hope of upgrading Win7 Ultimate to Win10, I downloaded a Windows.ISO to mount with Win.ISO so that I could access the SetUp file in the WINDOWS.ISO. I do not remember being offered an option of WHERE to mount the ISO, and in the event it was on (virtual drive ?) E:\ I clicked the SetUp.exe and was told that the destination was too small - well, I did not want it installed on E:\ anyway - I wanted it on C:\
The next time I tried to progress my aim, nowhere in File Manager or Disk Manager could I find the E:\ - so I had no chance to copy the ISO content to C:\ where presumably, there would be enough room for an install.
The process made the Windows.ISO disappear, so unless can find E:\, I will have to download the large Windows.ISO again. As an added difficulty, when I run Win.ISO now, it no longer opens the original window that had the MOUNT option - instead, it offers ONLY to 'burn-to-disc'. I would appreciate advice to salvage THIS situation, as distinct from advice to do the upgrade in a different way.

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26 May 2017   #2

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

You need to boot from a Win 7 ISO in order to use it to install so mounting it isn't going to work. You need to burn a disk from it and then boot from the disk or you could create a virtual machine and then have it boot from the ISO.
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26 May 2017   #3

win 8 32 bit

If you goto MS site you dont need to mount any iso just hit upgrade and it will download and upgrade Download Windows 10
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26 May 2017   #4

Win7 Ultimate x32

All three suggestions are ALTERNATIVE methods. I was hoping to get help with the method I outlined. The reason I have confidence in it, is because I have already upgraded Win10 that way. But UNlike W10, w7 does not provide for direct mounting, that is why I used Win.ISO - and at first attempt it appeared to work - except that the mounting was to a (virtual ?) drive that was too small itself, and I could not locate it.
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