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How to Upgrade to Windows 10 (Pro) from Win 7 (Pro)?

2016-12-31, 1:11 AM

Hi.  I just received my P50 Laptop that shipped with Win 7 Pro (installed via downgrade rights), and I'm wondering how to go about upgrading it to Win 10 Pro.

 

I've read I need to request a disc from Lenovo.  Is that true?  If so ... How?

 

Isn't a download available?

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Re: How to Upgrade to Windows 10 (Pro) from Win 7 (Pro)?

2016-12-31, 1:57 AM

Hello and welcome,

 

You don't have to download to the target machine.  When I did this for m X1 Yoga I downloaded to a white-box desktop.

 

IIRC, the download will consist of a downloader and a tool to convert the downloaded files into install media.

 

You didn't ask, but I'd strongly recommend you make your Win 7 recovery media before upgrading if you haven't already.

 

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Re: How to Upgrade to Windows 10 (Pro) from Win 7 (Pro)?

2016-12-31, 1:53 AM
Found it. Seems my P50 is eligible, and I have to create a recovery key (USB) from a one time download available at: http://www.lenovo.com/lenovorecovery

Is it a requirement that I download the files onto the P50 I want to upgrade?

Or, can I: (1) Download the (presumeably .exe) files onto another machine, (2) Create the recovery USB there and (3) Then use the USB to upgrade my P50?
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Re: How to Upgrade to Windows 10 (Pro) from Win 7 (Pro)?

2016-12-31, 1:57 AM

Hello and welcome,

 

You don't have to download to the target machine.  When I did this for m X1 Yoga I downloaded to a white-box desktop.

 

IIRC, the download will consist of a downloader and a tool to convert the downloaded files into install media.

 

You didn't ask, but I'd strongly recommend you make your Win 7 recovery media before upgrading if you haven't already.

 

Z.


The large print: please read the Community Participation Rules before posting. Include as much information as possible: model, machine type, operating system, and a descriptive subject line. Do not include personal information: serial number, telephone number, email address, etc.


The fine print: I do not work for, nor do I speak for Lenovo. Unsolicited private messages will be ignored - questions and answers belong in the forum so that others may contribute and benefit. ... GeezBlog

 

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Re: How to Upgrade to Windows 10 (Pro) from Win 7 (Pro)?

2016-12-31, 2:05 AM
Oh perfect ... Thanks for the tip(s)!
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