Can I upgrade to 10 directly from 8? (Ie. not from 8.1)

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation' started by Ozymandsss, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Ozymandsss

    Ozymandsss New Member

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    So I have never been able to successfully upgrade from 8 to 8.1 despite multiple attempts at trouble shooting. Every time I install it via the windows store, there is an installation failure that takes place right at the end of the installation.

    So I have just made due with the factory installation of windows 8 for several years but now that 10 is out, I would like to skip 8.1 and upgrade to 10. Is that possible? How do I go about doing that?
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi,
    unfortunately both Windows 7 and Windows 8 must be updated fully for the upgrade to work. That means Windows 7 has to be running SP1 and Windows 8 has to be upgraded to 8.1:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3081048

    The above obviously only applies if your wanting to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. If you bought a full copy then of course you could perform a clean install and not have to worry about updating windows 8.
     

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