Windows 10: Windows 10 Upgrade

Discus and support Windows 10 Upgrade in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I hear that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade when it is released, but there are some unanswered questions, (well to me anyway). Will the upgrade... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Graham, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Graham Win User

    Windows 10 Upgrade


    I hear that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade when it is released, but there are some unanswered questions, (well to me anyway).
    Will the upgrade activate on the Windows 8/8.1 key in the bios?
    Will it be issued with an activation key ?
    Will it be downloadable as an ISO ?
    If so, again, will it have an activation key ?
    Once upgraded, will it be possible to make recovery discs and if so will the Windows 8 key still be of any use ?

    Just wondering. I wouldn't mind others penning some thoughts.

    :)
     
    Graham, Mar 11, 2015
    #1

  2. Windows10 upgrade
     
    windows 10 free upgrade, Mar 11, 2015
    #2
  3. Missing Operating System after Windows 10 download

    Is there anywhere to download replacement OS for Windows 7 Home Premium? Mine crashed on Windows 10 upgrade.
     
    Windows 10 upgrade frustration, Mar 11, 2015
    #3
  4. BunnyJ New Member

    Windows 10 Upgrade

    Simple answer.. no one knows for sure. Up till now MS has not addressed any of those question and I'm betting they will before the RTM comes out.
     
    BunnyJ, Mar 11, 2015
    #4
  5. Boozad Win User
    Boozad, Mar 11, 2015
    #5
  6. BunnyJ New Member
    There really isn't any new information there. It's just restating what was said in the presentation for the release of Wn10TP.

    I think more information is needed on the upgrade path and instillation key.
     
    BunnyJ, Mar 11, 2015
    #6
  7. Boozad Win User
    It was basically so the OP could sign up for the email and get direct content from MS. I would like to know if you need a copy of an OS installed to claim your upgrade copy or whether just your product key will suffice, we'll just have to wait and see.
     
    Boozad, Mar 11, 2015
    #7
  8. BunnyJ New Member

    Windows 10 Upgrade

    Ok.. That's a good idea.,
     
    BunnyJ, Mar 11, 2015
    #8
  9. Boozad Win User
    I seriously doubt that any keys for a previous OS will be re-usable once upgraded to 10 though. I can only see MS upgrading an existing OS, not giving out free copies of 10.
     
    Boozad, Mar 11, 2015
    #9
  10. BunnyJ New Member
    That's interesting.. thanks for that information. On thinking that over that does make sense to me as well. I plan on purchasing a DVD/ISO when it comes out so I can install it on any PC I want to.
     
    BunnyJ, Mar 11, 2015
    #10
  11. Boozad Win User
    Luckily enough I have two copies of 7 Pro (in use) and two copies of 7 Ultimate (one in use) and one copy of 8 Pro (not currently in use) so I have a couple of licences I can choose to upgrade. I'll probably upgrade one of the 7 Ultimates, hopefully it's by submitting your key so I don't have to install an OS just to upgrade.
     
    Boozad, Mar 11, 2015
    #11
  12. BunnyJ New Member
    That would be nice if you just have to simply supply a key to get the upgrade. I hope that option is available.
     
    BunnyJ, Mar 11, 2015
    #12
  13. Winuser Win User

    Windows 10 Upgrade

    I hope the do allow you to upgrade just by using your keys from a older OS. I'll use my Windows 7 keys to upgrade my laptops and save my Windows 8.1 keys. On my desktop I'm going to upgrade from the Windows 8.1 that came with the computer.
     
    Winuser, Mar 11, 2015
    #13
  14. BunnyJ New Member
    I would hope that we can upgrade from a testing version of Win10.. but that I doubt will happen.
     
    BunnyJ, Mar 11, 2015
    #14
  15. Winuser Win User
    I doubt it too but it would be nice. *Smile
     
    Winuser, Apr 4, 2018
    #15
Thema:

Windows 10 Upgrade

Loading...
  1. Windows 10 Upgrade - Similar Threads - Upgrade

  2. Windows 10 free upgrade

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Windows 10 free upgrade: I installed the Windows 10 free upgrade when it was offered by Microsoft some years ago, but encountered a lot of problems (which I eventually discovered was down to the ISP and not Microsoft) and subsequently went back to Windows 7. As Microsoft is no longer supporting...
  3. upgraded to the newest version but did it wrong

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    upgraded to the newest version but did it wrong: Hi there, I recently upgraded my 1607 version to the latest version of Windows but I didn't do it correctly, I did it how one of your techs online showed me how to do it. I did not create a back up nor a bootable copy of the Windows I was installing etc we simply put the...
  4. Can't Upgrade from 1803 to 1809 or 1903 - Could not configure message

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Can't Upgrade from 1803 to 1809 or 1903 - Could not configure message: I am on version 1803 PRO 64-bit. Ever since 1809 was made available, I was not able to get a successful upgrade after at least 10 attempts. Each time after the second reboot and after the "48 Percent "message the upgrade would suddenly quit with an old style win XP style...
  5. SIL3114 BIOS upgrade

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    SIL3114 BIOS upgrade: Hi, I recently purchased a SIL3114 PCI expansion board and after some fiddling had got it to work, however, I just upgraded the BIOS to the latest version and now it isn't working. This thing has been nothing but issue after issue, first it wouldn't even appear, then it...
  6. Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant: Hello. I'm trying to update to the latest version of Windows 10 with the Windows 10 Update Assistant. It have been downloaded like three times now, in any time I can downloaded all. This last time it still running and is stuck in 99% for the third day now. I NEED to get the...
  7. Windows 10 Home upgraded to Pro (via the Windows Store) now shows as Windows 10 Enterprise...

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Windows 10 Home upgraded to Pro (via the Windows Store) now shows as Windows 10 Enterprise...: On a new Surface Laptop 2, I purchased an upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro using the Windows Store App. When I check the Settings App under > System > About, it now shows I now have Windows 10 Enterprise (1903) installed and shows that it's not activated. In...
  8. Upgrading from win 10 32bit to 64 bit

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Upgrading from win 10 32bit to 64 bit: Can i update my win 10 32 bit to 64 bit if my system based is x86? My processor is i5 6th gen though. Thanks https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/upgrading-from-win-10-32bit-to-64-bit/d7516b75-2de5-4b9c-b1cf-e69b19801ab1
  9. problem playing DVDs after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    problem playing DVDs after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10: After upgrading from windows 7 to windows 10 I cant play my DVDs .Looks like I have no Media player anymore https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/problem-playing-dvds-after-upgrading-from-windows/2f6c63ba-5e36-43f2-8d38-569940d27f9a
  10. Random BSOD crashes after upgrading to Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903). Frustrating....

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Random BSOD crashes after upgrading to Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903). Frustrating....: Hi all, I upgraded my Windows 10 PC to May 2019 Update and started seeing random crashes (BSOD) with various stop code. The BSOD happens 2 to 5 minutes after I log in. The most common crash happens when I have a Chrome browser open (I pasted the dump analysis below for...