03-15-2017 06:17 AM - last edited on 03-15-2017 08:01 AM by Majestic
i got my laptop 2 years ago (y50-70) so its windows version was 8.1 single language that means when i hit one key recovery button it will boot from the bootabe image which is windows 8.1 and thats annoying cause i already got my windows 10 update so every time i hit one key recovery it will do the same. lately i tried to update my windows contacting microsoft and they gave me a link to download an app (media creation tool) and it helped me to update my windows back to 10 again i discovered that a file downloaded labeled (ESD) which have an image of windows 10 so if i can replace this windows 10 bootable image instead of that 8.1 image how i can i do it? help me
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03-15-2017 07:10 AM
Hi Mohamed_Geoushy ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Within Windows 8.1 you may proceed upgrade installing Windows 10 on your system.
You can use this reference for the steps .
Additional reference here.
Take note that targeted upgrade partition will still be C: drive so best you backup your data just the same.
Some upgrade install may require windows update on Win 8.1 first so if it fails initially , just check for additional upgrade needed. Changing power option to high performance , disabling any antivirus at the moment and preferably doing a clean boot ensures smooth installation.
One key recovery remains on the hidden partition of your drive so everytime you use it would revert back to the image from when you initially receive it.
Hope this help answer your query.
Update us how things go.
03-15-2017 07:56 AM - edited 03-15-2017 07:59 AM
Hi Mohamed_Geoushy ,
As you have launched OKR (via Novo button - system recovery from initial backup) , this would restore the original Windows 8.1 (same image that came with the machine). Upgrade installing from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 through the step mentioned will convert it to a bootable Windows 10.
If you are thinking of replacing the OKR windows 8.1 image to Windows 10 instead ( so doing OKR will reimage automatically to Win10) , since it is an OEM created imager you may not be able do it without corrupting the hidden partition file itself.