1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Can I install Win10 over a non-booting, but legal copy of Win7, to retain the registered programs installed?

    The disk does not boot, but the files are accessible. Perhaps booting and installing on the disc from a Win10 ISO? Assume that I have copied the old HD to a new one to negate the problem of a possible/probable bad sector in the boot or recovery areas.
    01-26-2016 11:42 PM
  2. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Nope, you need it bootable. Windows can upgrade only when setup us launched from a running Windows. If you boot from the media, you can only clean install.
    01-27-2016 12:14 AM

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