Question What is the best way to convert a Windows 7 Lenovo Thinkpad edge with very little space left to win 10 now forced into it

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Reluctantly getting pushed into conversion for windows 7 to windows 10 due to they cutting us off in jan . Have a older lenovo thinkpad edge. I Core 3 about 10 to 40 gb left on hard drive.

Dont think i have enough external hd to back it up but lookingvto get a TR3 workstation built asap


Whats the best way, safest and most reliable and cheapest way to do this guys? Thanks
 

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With ALL major upgrades, you absolutely need a known good backup of your critical data.
Just in case.
So take care of that first.

Cheapest = $0. While the official free upgrade period ran out long long ago, it still works.

Create a Win 10 USB.
Here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Boot from that, and it should give you the option to Upgrade your Win 7 to 10.
Ta is that the link to the official run out but still working source?
 

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Ta is that the link to the official run out but still working source?
Yes, that is THE source for the MediaCreation tool, which you use to create a Win 10 USB (or DVD).
It is the same whether a clean install or an Upgrade.

The Upgrade process just looks for a valid Win 7/8/8.1 license on the existing machine, and should carry that license into the Win 10 install.
 

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