Specific upgrade paths to get to all versions of Windows 10

Discus and support Specific upgrade paths to get to all versions of Windows 10 in Windows 10 News on Windows 10 Forums to solve the problem; If you have a device with an older version of Windows or Windows Phone, Microsoft has now revealed more information on the specific upgrade paths that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by Brink, May 19, 2015.

  1. Brink
    Brink New Member

    As previously announced, Microsoft's free upgrade to Windows 10 for Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users will only last a year after the OS officially launches. Microsoft has yet to reveal pricing for the full version of Windows 10. Surface and Surface 2 owners with Windows RT are supposed to get an update that will add some features of Windows 10, but specifics about that update have not been revealed. Read more: Here are the specific upgrade paths to get to all versions of Windows 10 | Windows Central
     
    Brink, May 19, 2015
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  2. BunnyJ New Member

    Good news and a nice clarification.. thanks. *Smile

    :)
     
    BunnyJ, May 19, 2015
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  3. J W Stuart Win User
    windows 10 1607 upgrade

    What version of Windows are you currently using?

    Are you happy with the version of Windows are you currently using?

    If you are already running Windows 10 version 1511 here is how you can upgrade to version 1607:

    Windows
    10 Anniversary Edition Update - How to get it now


    Windows 10 supports both 32Bit and 64Bit computers.

    Physical Memory Limits: Windows 10

    The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows 10.

    Version

    Limit on X86

    Limit on X64

    Windows 10 Enterprise

    4 GB

    2TB

    Windows 10 Education

    4 GB

    2TB

    Windows 10 Pro

    4 GB

    2TB

    Windows 10 Home

    4 GB

    128GB

    Note: If you upgrade to Windows 10 using Windows Update, then whatever version (32 or 64Bit) you currently have installed will remain the same after installing Windows 10.

    Compare editions:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/Compare


    System Requirents:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications#sysreqs




    Upgrade paths:



    Windows 7

     

    From Edition

    To Edition

    Windows 7 Starter

    Windows 10 Home

    Windows 7 Home Basic

    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Windows 7 Professional

    Windows 10 Pro

    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Windows 8

     

    From Edition

    To Edition

    Windows Phone 8.1

    Windows 10 Mobile

    Windows 8.1

    Windows 10 Home

    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Windows 10 Pro

    Windows 8.1 Pro for Students

     


    "N" and "KN" editions follow the upgrade path of the parent edition (e.g., Windows 7 Professional N upgrades to Windows 10 Pro N).

    Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise offerings outside of this offer.



    See the
    Windows 10 Editions page
    to view and compare the key features that are available in each edition of Windows 10: Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro

    Upgrade specifications and paths:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications


    Note: There are no upgrade paths from XP, Vista or Windows 8.0 (for 8.0 user you must upgrade to 8.1 to be able to upgrade). XP and Vista users must perform a "Custom" / Clean install.

    :
    http://www.pagestart.com
     
    J W Stuart, May 19, 2015
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  4. mlg63 Win User

    Specific upgrade paths to get to all versions of Windows 10

    can I upgrade my single language Windows 8 to CLEAN INSTALLED WINDOWS 10 (installed by USB Stick or ISO file)

    The N version has some added requirements you must follow. You cannot install or upgrade to different version for free. This page
    says this about qualifying for the free upgrade--

    “N” and “KN” editions follow the upgrade path of the parent edition (e.g., Windows 7 Professional N upgrades to Windows 10 Pro N).

    If you change to a diff version you will have to buy a license.
     
    mlg63, May 19, 2015
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  5. alphanumeric New Member
    That's about what I was expecting. It looks like if you have 7 Starter edition you don't qualify for the free upgrade. Just guessing, its not mentioned anywhere. Likely because that version has features locked out above and beyond any other version. It may all come clear when we finally get some hard info right from Microsoft and can stop second guessing everything we see online.
     
    alphanumeric, May 19, 2015
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  6. Boozad Win User
    No mention of the ISO method. Interesting.
     
    Boozad, May 19, 2015
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  7. alphanumeric New Member
    There's another thread that details that. If I can remember what it was I'll post a link. Might have been on Eight or Seven forums, can't remember at the moment.
     
    alphanumeric, May 19, 2015
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  8. alphanumeric New Member

    Specific upgrade paths to get to all versions of Windows 10

    I can't find the post I saw the upgrade paths listed in. It showed whether you could upgrade online or had to use an ISO. Sorry. ISO's will be available at some point. They'll be on MSDN and somebody will leak them to where ever at some point. I really really hope they do a Media creation tool like they have for Windows 8 for Windows 10.
     
    alphanumeric, May 19, 2015
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  9. John035 Win User
    I'd prefer to do a clean install not be updated via Update........but, I'll take it.
     
    John035, May 19, 2015
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  10. groze Win User
    Here you go.

    Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Upgrade Path, Confirms Windows RT Won’t Be Receiving Windows 10

    http://microsoft-news.com/wp-content...grade-Path.jpg

    Another article says (sorry no web site link), RT will get some windows 10 tools but not all.
     
    groze, May 19, 2015
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  11. alphanumeric New Member
    Thank you for posting that, that's the one I saw, just forgot where and who posted it. I read that same article on RT just getting some of the Windows 10 features but not all. RT is now replaced by 10 Mobile I guess? Sort of kind of?
     
    alphanumeric, May 19, 2015
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  12. BunnyJ New Member
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    BunnyJ, May 19, 2015
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  13. Boozad Win User

    Specific upgrade paths to get to all versions of Windows 10

    I've seen the upgrade matrix, however it seems to contradict what's stated in the announcement hence my asking. The matrix was announced weeks ago so I was wondering if things had changed.
     
    Boozad, May 19, 2015
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  14. BunnyJ New Member
    Can't say when but it was more than a few weeks ago and as far as I know it's not been updated since then. I still think that an ISO will be available but that's just a guess on my part., Only MS knows what the plan is and hopefully they'll come out with it some time very soon.
     
    BunnyJ, May 19, 2015
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  15. alphanumeric New Member
    What's the contradiction? The upgrade matrix just shows what's needed to upgrade online through Windows update. You need Windows 7 with SP1 or Windows 8.1 to upgrade online. Anything else and you need an ISO.
     
    alphanumeric, May 19, 2015
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