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    Thumbs up Win10 upgrade answers

    You have Win10 Upgrade questions? THIS has Win10 Upgrade answers

    101 things you always wanted to know about Upgrading & were not afraid to ask

    Win10 Q&A
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    Exclamation Correcting Incorrect Upgrade Eligibility Info

    There have been many instances, various sources usually print or E-zine articles, saying OSs eligible the free Upgrade to Windows 10 are W7 SP1, W8 & W8.1 Just a reminder that this is false. The only OSs eligible are W7 SP1 and W8.1 not, W8.0

    W8.0 went to 8.1 about 2 years ago.

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    Yeah; just got an email from Microsoft this morning. Not sure why the question will my current programs have to be re-installed or not hasn't come up. I don't want to have to re-install Office 2013 or Photoshop again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1903 View Post
    There have been many instances, various sources usually print or E-zine articles, saying OSs eligible the free Upgrade to Windows 10 are W7 SP1, W8 & W8.1 Just a reminder that this is false. The only OSs eligible are W7 SP1 and W8.1 not, W8.0
    Microsoft appear to disagree with you:

    window 8.0 upgrade to 10

    Windows 10 upgrade from 8.0

    Update Windows 8.0 to Windows 10

    Windows 8.0 to Windows 10 upgrade

    For systems running Windows 7 RTM or Windows 8 RTM that cannot be updated Service Pack 1 and Update 1 respectively; how can they qualify for the free upgrade?
    Persons running those releases will need to perform an offline upgrade using the .ISO file for Windows 10 which will be available. Your personal files, apps and settings will still be preserved.

    Frequently Asked Questions: Windows 10

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    Strange since the info we have been given since January by & from Microsoft said, has said and says 7 and 8.1

    From Microsoft not, me.

    Even in the recent link in OP. Plus, a moot point as 8.0 was replaced 2 years ago, anyway.

    From the Microsoft link in the OP (NOT from me!)


    Are there any qualification requirements?

    The only requirements are that a) your device is compatible, and b) you’re running genuine Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows 8.1 (Update).
    Windows 10 is designed to run on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs. That means your device is likely compatible and will run Windows 10.
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    3% of the world is still using Windows 8.0 though (compared to 13% on Windows 8.1):

    Windows 8's market share peaks at a little over 16%

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    Quote Originally Posted by lylejk View Post
    Yeah; just got an email from Microsoft this morning. Not sure why the question will my current programs have to be re-installed or not hasn't come up. I don't want to have to re-install Office 2013 or Photoshop again.
    Should not be necessary. The current programs can be expected to remain intact.

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    Then, 3% need to be up to speed before doing & to be eligible to do the free Upgrade to Windows 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew1903 View Post
    There have been many instances, various sources usually print or E-zine articles, saying OSs eligible the free Upgrade to Windows 10 are W7 SP1, W8 & W8.1 Just a reminder that this is false. The only OSs eligible are W7 SP1 and W8.1 not, W8.0

    W8.0 went to 8.1 about 2 years ago.
    What about the people with Windows 8 that were unable to upgrade to 8.1? I've seen several posts on that when 8.1 came out.
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    If it is due to hitting snag of that sort they should call 1-866-727-2338, bring the situation to Microsoft's attention & have MS rectify it.

    And that would be No Charge.

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    With OS updates being automatic in Win10 consumer, I am interested in (I assume) Win10 Pro so I will have the ability to wait to install updates. Did I miss where Microsoft says how (or if it is possible to) install Win10 Pro when upgrading from Win7 Home Premium?
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    The Windows 10 Pro Pack Upgrade Costs $99: This works similarly to the Windows 8 Pro Pack. From within Windows 10 itself, you have the option of paying Microsoft another $99. If you do, your Windows 10 Home system will be upgraded to a Windows 10 Professional system with no Windows reinstall required. All the extra features in Windows 10 Professional will be unlocked.
    Should You Upgrade to the Professional Edition of Windows 10?

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