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Windows 10 PRo Upgrade

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I just downloaded microsoft's tool to create iso  to enable me to install windows 10 on user's computer. They currently have windows 7 pro.  Does anyone if this version is the Pro version?

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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 earned 500 total points
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The ISO has both Home and Pro. You can see that here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

So you'll be able to upgrade the W7 Pro to W10 Pro (but note the caveat about the Enterprise edition). Regards, Joe
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by:MomForLife
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Thanks.  Since this is an upgrade it won't wipe my computer, correct.  Don't want any unexpected surprises.
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So as long as I don't have an Enterprise version i am ok, correct?
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by:CompProbSolv
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I've done a number of such upgrades with no significant data loss.  On some systems the upgrade has failed.  Some of those reverted back to the original Windows version, others wouldn't boot.  They were fairly easily rolled back with a Win 10 installation disk.

I've had better luck (though it is less convenient) when I allow the installer to check for upgrades first.

Of course, you should always have a good backup of important data!
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by:MomForLife
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Thank you.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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> Since this is an upgrade it won't wipe my computer, correct.

Updating to W10 should not wipe your computer and you should not lose files. But even Microsoft admits that it's possible, as they say in this article:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12386/windows-10-find-lost-files-after-update

Note, especially, the comment, "If you still can’t find your files, you may need to restore them from a backup."

I use W10 only in a sandbox, but if I were updating a production W7 machine to W10, I'd make a clone or image before doing it.

> So as long as I don't have an Enterprise version i am ok, correct?

Yes, with respect to using the media creation tool for putting the ISO on a bootable USB or DVD.
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by:CompProbSolv
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Thank you, but to be fair, Joe correctly answered your question before my post and should get the points.  I just added another comment.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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You gotta be kidding me!
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by:MomForLife
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Ok, so how to I give him the points?
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by:MomForLife
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Sorry Joe.  It's late and I am tired.
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by:MomForLife
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Anyway I can reverse this?
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by:CompProbSolv
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I looked it up and this may tell you what you need:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/discussions/158155/Change-Points-awarded.html
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by:MomForLife
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ok, thanks.
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by:MomForLife
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Joe- Working on giving you the points.  I have a request for attention.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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MFL,
Go to bed. Don't worry about it now.

CPS,
Nice of you to make that comment — I appreciate it. I was busy writing my last post and missed the ending exchange. :)

Regards, Joe
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by:MomForLife
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Thanks for being thoughtful.  I appreciate it.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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Our messages just crossed again.

Thanks for doing that, but don't worry about it and don't stay up late for it.
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by:MomForLife
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Unfortunately, I am waiting on a reply - hopefully -  to another question I submitted. :-(
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by:MomForLife
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Thanks.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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Thanks again to MFL and CPS!
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