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Specific upgrade paths to get to all versions Windows 10

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    An article re: Windows 10 seen on a South African tech forum.
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  2. #32


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by wase4711 View Post
    well, I have an AMD graphics card in the desktop I was going to install it on, so maybe I will hold off until that part of win 10 is up to snuff
    Have a look at this. AMD released new drivers which should work with Windows 10 build 10122 - Windows 10 Forums
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    wow, thanks, you are making it way too tempting to upgrade now!
    Is the best way coming from a win 7 desktop to burn a bootable cd, or run the iso from a thumb drive?

    I guess I should find my original stuff from when I bought this machine, in case of a nightmare!
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  4. #34


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by wase4711 View Post
    wow, thanks, you are making it way too tempting to upgrade now!
    Is the best way coming from a win 7 desktop to burn a bootable cd, or run the iso from a thumb drive?

    I guess I should find my original stuff from when I bought this machine, in case of a nightmare!
    I would definitely have everything on hand to reinstall Windows 7 just in case it does go bad. Windows 10 is still an unfinished product. I do all my installs from thumb drives these days. You can upgrade to 10074 online via the insiders page, or download the ISO from the same web page and upgrade from that. You'll still need to do at least one more online upgrade to get to the current build, 10130 I think just released via the fast ring.
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    do you have to first change your bios to boot from the thumb drive, or just run setup from there and the computer will do the rest?
    I never ran an install from a thumb drive before, always with a bootable cd/dvd

    thanks!
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  6. #36


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by wase4711 View Post
    do you have to first change your bios to boot from the thumb drive, or just run setup from there and the computer will do the rest?
    I never ran an install from a thumb drive before, always with a bootable cd/dvd

    thanks!
    You can do it either way. On a clean install you have to boot from the thumb drive. For an upgrade you could either boot from the thumb drive or just run setup.exe on the thumb drive from your current OS. As long as your not going from 32 bit to 64 bit.
    Windows 10 Insider Preview - Upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 - Windows 10 Forums
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    ok, I have 64 bit win 7 now; is the preview 32 or 64 bit?
    I assume you can choose which one you d/l...
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  8. #38


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    The preview is both I believe, you can chose one or the other. If your current install is 64 bit you want the 64 bit version. If you upgrade online you'll get what matches your current install. You can't upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit or vise versa.
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    Say I upgrade to windows 10 (within 1 yr of the release)and then If I happen to revert back to windows 8.1(after a year) and then will it be possible to go to 10?
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Say I upgrade to windows 10 (within 1 yr of the release)and then If I happen to revert back to windows 8.1(after a year) and then will it be possible to go to 10?
    On the same PC you did the upgrade on, most likely yes. I say most likely because all the details haven't been released by Microsoft. If you get a Windows 10 product code with the free upgrade you could use that to reinstall it again latter on. I'm also assuming they don't lock out your key for the Windows 8.1 install you upgraded from. A lot of the answers to questions like the one you just asked are going to be guesswork on our part. There just isn't enough info out there yet to give a definite answer.
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