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  • Where do I start upgrading Win7 to Win10

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Where do I start upgrading Win7 to Win10


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    • #2007794 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      After dragging my feet, I am going to be forced to upgrade my Win7 Dell Laptop to Win10.

      I have purchased a Win10 Pro USB version to install…no idea what version it is.
      I have many backups of my data.

      Where do I start?

      Do I just “plug it in” and “run it”…or what?

      It’s been a long time since I replaced an operating system on a fully setup machine, so I really don’t know how this is going to go.

      Where can I get good info on the process.

      Any help appreciated.

    • #2007838 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      Are you sure you can recover your machine by booting from the backup recovery CD/USB and reading the backup files? If so…

      Boot your machine normally.
      Plug the W10 USB in.
      Run whatever looks like an installer from the root of the USB.
      Choose the upgrade option.

      Take notes and let us know how it goes.

      cheers, Paul

    • #2007885 Reply


      is the dell laptop running Win7 Pro or Win7 Ultimate?

      remember you can only upgrade to “like” editions

      ex. from Win7 home to Win10 home
      from Win7 Pro/Ultimate to Win10 Pro

      • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 4 days ago by  EP.
      • #2008067 Reply

        AskWoody Plus

        We are running Win7 Professional, Service pack 1. Upgrade USB says Windows 10 Pro.

        Sounds correct.

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