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Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 Offline

sakdeals 1,272 571 March 14, 2016 at 01:56 PM
We all know Windows 10 update gets pushed automatically to Windows 7 and 8 machines thru Internet. I am looking for option to upgrade Offline.

Our Parents have a Dell Laptop 5yrs old with Windows 7 on it. They keep getting notification for Win 10 update. Their Internet is has download limit and are not High Speed and would disconnect often.

Is there a way i can upgrade that laptop to Win 10 offline using DVD or USB installer?
If so, Where can i get the Win 10 ISO files.

My laptop got upgraded itself and didn't ask any key, it just downloaded and installed and activated itself.
What key should i need to use for offline upgrade?
Should i use the Win 7 Key for Win 10 install offline?

Appreciate your help on this!

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I think as long as Win 7 is genuine, you won't need a key.

As for download - LINK [microsoft.com]
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So there's two options:

1. They can uninstall KB3035583 from Add/Remove updates - which is the update responsible for the "Upgrade to Win10.." notification (or from admin command prompt type: wusa /uninstall /KB:3035583) - and the won't get the notice anymore

2. Download the Win10 ISO from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../windows10

There is a bit of a learning curve from Win7 to Win10 - so depending on how 'tech' savy your parents are, they might be a little lost and calling you for help a lot in the beginning.
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So there's two options:

1. They can uninstall KB3035583 from Add/Remove updates - which is the update responsible for the "Upgrade to Win10.." notification (or from admin command prompt type: wusa /uninstall /KB:3035583) - and the won't get the notice anymore

2. Download the Win10 ISO from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../windows10

There is a bit of a learning curve from Win7 to Win10 - so depending on how 'tech' savy your parents are, they might be a little lost and calling you for help a lot in the beginning.
#1 isn't enough anymore to stop from getting it. Especially if windows updates are turned on to automatic as most consumers have and should have turned on. Microsoft has a few ways to officially disable it. 1 is registry keys, 2 is group policy.

An easy way (Although not official) for the consumer is the GWX Control Panel. http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

The part about the ISO is true and the best way to upgrade. OP How much bandwidth do they have? After the ISO install windows will reach out and get driver updates and windows updates as well. Is it possible you could maybe take it with you or to a source of good wifi and do the upgrade if the bandwidth limits are very small?
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Quote from LiquidRetro View Post :
#1 isn't enough anymore to stop from getting it. Especially if windows updates are turned on to automatic as most consumers have and should have turned on. Microsoft has a few ways to officially disable it. 1 is registry keys, 2 is group policy.

An easy way (Although not official) for the consumer is the GWX Control Panel. http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

The part about the ISO is true and the best way to upgrade. OP How much bandwidth do they have? After the ISO install windows will reach out and get driver updates and windows updates as well. Is it possible you could maybe take it with you or to a source of good wifi and do the upgrade if the bandwidth limits are very small?
Thanks for update!
I didn't see any ISO links up there?
I see to download Media creation Tool..
Does this tool needs to be run on a Win 10 machine to create a copy?
I am not at Home i will try that when back Home.

Parents are not in US. I use Teamviewer for most of fixes.
We would be travelling there this Summer, so i thought i could make a Install Disk/USB with updates and upgrade it.
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Thanks for update!
I didn't see any ISO links up there?
I see to download Media creation Tool..
Does this tool needs to be run on a Win 10 machine to create a copy?
I am not at Home i will try that when back Home.

Parents are not in US. I use Teamviewer for most of fixes.
We would be travelling there this Summer, so i thought i could make a Install Disk/USB with updates and upgrade it.
You can ship them a dvd or flash drive if needed. So far, windows 10 is only a free upgrade until 6/29/2016. If your trip is after that date you could be out of luck. It's hard to say what will happen after that, but they aren't going to be very successful in getting people to upgrade once/if they start charging for it.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/what...y-29-2016/
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Quote from sakdeals View Post :
Thanks for update!
I didn't see any ISO links up there?
I see to download Media creation Tool..
Does this tool needs to be run on a Win 10 machine to create a copy?
I am not at Home i will try that when back Home.

Parents are not in US. I use Teamviewer for most of fixes.
We would be travelling there this Summer, so i thought i could make a Install Disk/USB with updates and upgrade it.
Ya the media creation tool will make a bootable USB drive out of it. I think it can download an ISO format too if you choose. You can do that on any PC it's basically just a utility that does it all at the same time.
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When that happens it will be unusable. The benefit is that one size does not fit all.
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When will Linux eat Windows? When will Microsoft file bankruptcy?
When Linux doesn't require users to go to the command line for so many things. DOS died for a reason. Wink

But the biggest problem that Linux has is that there are far too many versions for Joe and Jane Average to sort through, to determine which one they need.

Then there's the version upgrade process... EEK! VERY few non-techie users would put up with that. Linux is a great concept that has been hindered by having too many cooks in the kitchen. Frown
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Quote from jkee View Post :
You can ship them a dvd or flash drive if needed. So far, windows 10 is only a free upgrade until 6/29/2016. If your trip is after that date you could be out of luck. It's hard to say what will happen after that, but they aren't going to be very successful in getting people to upgrade once/if they start charging for it.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/what...y-29-2016/
Downloaded the Tool and Created Bootable USB disk by Choosing Installation for Different PC. Will send it with my Friend next month and have it installed.
Thanks for guidance.
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