Windows 7 and 8/8.1 users can upgrade to Windows 10 upon full-launch, Windows XP and Vista not supported


Windows 10, the successor of Windows 8.1 and the next major Windows OS by Microsoft would be launched later this year whereas, the Technical Preview is already available in the market. Users using the Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 might be wondering about the upgrade process from their OS to latest Windows 10 and the answer is yes.


Microsoft’s Gabe Aul has revealed on Twitter that all Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 PC’s would be upgradeable to Windows 10 by keeping everything. Older Windows versions like Windows XP and Vista will require clean installations.

We previously know that Microsoft will offer Windows 10 upgrade via an update from Windows Update for Windows 7 and Windows 8 whereas, Windows XP won’t be able to offer this update due to discontinuation of support. Windows XP and Vista users will have to perform a clean installation of Windows 10 by buying the licensed key.

Upgrade path for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 seems good enough but, there will surely be limitations like upgrade from certain SKU’s to a specified SKU of Windows 10.

We will keep you updated with all latest news about Windows 10. Stay tuned!

Source: Gabe Aul on Twitter


Ahmad Wahid

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