[SOLVED] Windows 10 Upgrade Troubles

DavinArk

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I'm asking here since Google hasn't given me an answer to my exact question and this forum was a big help when I built my PC.

I'm looking to upgrade to Windows 10. I don't have the hardware to support 11.

The thing is, my Win 7 is on an HDD and I'm upgrading to an SSD. I installed 7 with an OEM.

Can I take a Win 10 OEM and install that on the SSD? Or will the licence cause a problem?

Could I, instead, reinstall 7 on the SSD, then create the install media to upgrade?

Thank you all for your help.
 
Solution
Try to upgrade first to see if it works.

If it doesn't you always can do a fresh install of Win10.

DavinArk

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So reinstall 7 on the SSD and run the tool to upgrade?

I haven't had to do anything this technical with my PC since I built it so I want to make sure I understand.

Thanks for the link too. I didn't know if that process was considered legal on these forums.
 

USAFRet

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I would upgrade the existing Win 7 to 10, on the existing HDD.
This is to get the existing hardware fully actiated with WIn 10.
Then, do a fresh OS install on the SSD.

And I don't know what "Win 10 OEM " you refer to, but no.
Get the regular install media from MS and use that.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

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