Solved Can you upgrade new win 7 to win 10

May 23, 2016 at 14:32:29
Specs: Windows 10, Intel i5, 8gb ram
If I were to buy a copy of Windows 7 to my new PC, would I then be able to upgrade it to win 10, or not.

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#1
May 23, 2016 at 14:59:12
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Yes, if you have a genuine copy of Win7 on your new PC and it is working then you will be eligible to upgrade to Win10.

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#2
May 23, 2016 at 15:07:07
So if now buy a copy of win 7 and install it, I can then afterwards install win10

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#3
May 23, 2016 at 15:27:06
Yep, that's right (free up to July 29 2016).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/...

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#4
May 23, 2016 at 15:27:30
Remember too to ensure the computer you have will have all drivers required for it available from manufacturer's website.

Also if you ever upgrade an OS, ensure all your personal files are safely duplicated off the system entirely; typically to dvd at least, but an external hard drive too is nice(r).


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#5
May 23, 2016 at 15:35:10
As it's a new PC hasn't it already got Win 7 or 8.1 on it, or did you buy it without and operating system?

Eligibility is not necessarily the same thing as suitability so do some checking about the hardware (and its drivers, as per trvlr response #4).

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#6
May 23, 2016 at 15:37:35
Ok, thanks for your time.

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#7
May 23, 2016 at 15:43:58
If you want Win10, why would you buy & install Win7 & then upgrade rather than just buying & installing Win10? BTW, a "new PC" would come with Win10 pre-installed.

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#8
May 23, 2016 at 15:46:21
Because win7 is cheaper, and you don't get win 10 pre installed if you build your own pc

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#9
May 24, 2016 at 01:06:51
Again... be sure that drivers various are available for your computer for win-10, and also (just to be safe...) check similarly re' win-7.

You might also make an image of your win-7 installation once it's up and running, as then you have an easy way to revert to win-7 if you don't like win-10.


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#10
May 24, 2016 at 02:15:22
Ok, thank you. I'll remembrer it

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#11
May 24, 2016 at 13:54:53
"you don't get win 10 pre installed if you build your own pc"

I must have missed the part about you building a PC.


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#12
May 24, 2016 at 13:58:59
No problemo. Its fine

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