Windows 10: Upgrading Windows 7 To Windows 10 On Old Computer Without USB?

Discus and support Upgrading Windows 7 To Windows 10 On Old Computer Without USB? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have an old dell desktop that uses windows 7. I haven't used it in long time and it just stays there. But i want to upgrade it to windows 10 as well.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by paulyjustin, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Upgrading Windows 7 To Windows 10 On Old Computer Without USB?


    I have an old dell desktop that uses windows 7. I haven't used it in long time and it just stays there. But i want to upgrade it to windows 10 as well. I read you can still do the upgrade.



    1. How do i update it from windows 7 to windows 10? I don't see option like on windows update when i go on start menu?


    2. Can you do this without a usb flash drive? I read you need one that is 8gb at least. I have a 4gb one but also bigger ones but don't want to use it because this windows desktop, not sure if it has viruses/malware on it. So can i do the upgrade just like that?


    3. Will upgrading to 10 delete everything off my computer? I prefer this because when i did the clean reinstall many times on my desktop, it always saved like old files in the c drive where instead of it showing like 430gb of 450gb total, it showed like 412gb of 450gb free.

    :)
     
    paulyjustin, Oct 9, 2019
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  2. Nordic Win User

    Windows 10 upgrade problem, no input accepted

    I really hate having to come here and ask for help, but I really am stumped. It hurts my geek pride. I have a PC with fairly modern hardware in it. It has a p8p67 pro in it. I have tried upgrading windows 10 on it twice now. Both times I have had the same result.

    After windows finishes upgrading it goes to the log in/set up screen. I can't do anything. No keyboard or mouse input is accepted.

    I will list some, or hopefully all, of the troubleshooting steps I have tried:
    • Move keyboard and mouse to different USB ports.
    • Try different keyboard or mouse.
    • Restart computer, repeatedly.
    • Google for related issues.
    • Update Bios, because why not.
    • Create boot media and revert to windows 7.
    The windows 10 system restore boot media works fine with keyboard and mouse. All USB ports work in windows 7. I don't know what is wrong. I suspect that windows 10 is lacking a driver of some sort, but since the computer accepts no input I have no way of checking for which driver let alone installing it.

    Please help me figure this out. If I have to revert back to windows 7 again, I am not going to get it upgraded to windows 10. Thank you in advanced.
     
    Nordic, Oct 9, 2019
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  3. Mussels Win User
    Windows 10 upgrade problem, no input accepted

    i've seen this when the stock USB drivers went kaput. Only ever seen it once - i used a PCI USB 2.0 card and connected the mouse and keyboard to that, and manually updated the USB 2/USB 3 drivers.
     
    Mussels, Oct 9, 2019
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  4. Upgrading Windows 7 To Windows 10 On Old Computer Without USB?

    How to reinstall Windows 10 if my computers used the free upgrade from 7 and 8?

    Will windows 10 still accept the license keys from 7 and 8 now if I reinstall my computer?

    Does Microsoft keep a list of users who upgraded to Win 10 using their 7 and 8 keys so that when users need to reinstall windows 10 the old keys would work?

    Do I need to call in Microsoft to ask them to activate my Windows 10 when I give them my win 7 keys?

    Both computers are laptops. The windows 7 machine had the serial printed on the back, and I needed to enter that when I upgraded to 10. The windows 8 machine had the serial built in inside its boot system so I didn't need to enter the key when I upgraded to 10, but I did manage to write down the keys using a fetcher program.
     
    JebusPrime, Oct 9, 2019
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