Windows 10 Upgrade Path

Posted by CONSULTAPRO on 04/16/15

Microsoft is promising a fairly painless upgrade path to Windows 10, provided users have been keeping their existing versions up to date.

If you're running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 S14 (that's the “Windows 8.1 Update” from last April), you'll be able to get Windows 10 straight from the Control Panel's Windows Update utility. In other words, you won't have to mess around with installation disks, and all your files and programs will remain intact.
Your data won't be erased if you're running an older version of Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, but you'll have to download an ISO and create an installation disk. It's just a little more of a hassle.

In either case, upgrading to Windows 10 will be free, as long as you make the jump in the first year after launch. Windows Vista and Windows XP users with compatible hardware can buy an upgrade to Windows 10, but this will require a clean install that erases all programs and files.

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Windows 10 Upgrade Path

Posted by CONSULTAPRO on 04/16/15

Microsoft is promising a fairly painless upgrade path to Windows 10, provided users have been keeping their existing versions up to date...

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Posted by CONSULTAPRO on 08/14/13

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Posted by CONSULTAPRO on 06/20/13

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Posted by CONSULTAPRO on 05/05/12

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Posted by CONSULTAPRO on 04/12/12

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Posted by CONSULTAPRO on 03/16/12

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Posted by CONSULTAPRO on 01/06/12

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Posted by CONSULTAPRO on 11/03/11

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Posted by CONSULTAPRO on 10/25/11

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Posted by CONSULTAPRO on 10/25/11

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