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Can OEM Win 7 be upgraded to Win 10 for free?


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#1 funlover

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 12:07 PM

I have Windows 7 Home Premium OEM and when attempted to download Win 10 and as soon as I click on run it dissappears.  When I go to upgrade in control panel, it only shows Win 7 Professional.  Is there any way around this?



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 12:30 PM

1) You have to have installed SP1 before the 10 upgrade will work.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5842

 

2) After SP1 is installed, use the media creation tool to download the 10 upgrade and then run it (preferably from a burned DVD)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 (click the Download tool now button)

 

Yes, Win7 OEM upgrades to 10 just fine and I have already done it numerous times.


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 12:33 PM

Thanks, will check that out!



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 12:33 PM

Were I you I would go to the Microsoft Media Creation Tool webpage and follow the instructions for downloading and either burning to DVD or making a bootable USB drive and installing Windows 10 Home for a 32-bit or 64-bit computer, depending on which you own.  You might also just try the upgrade now button on that page and see if the online version of the upgrade process will work better than what you downloaded.  However, before you do that I would still recommend that you create bootable upgrade/install media in case that process were to fail in some way.


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 12:42 PM

Thanks Brian, will do






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