Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10 MSDN RRS feed

  • Question

  • My son got Windows 7 Professional through his school as a download from MSDN.

    As of today, the Windows 10 icon does not show on his task bar. The required KB Windows Update does show as having been installed.

    Does this mean that this installatyion will not be eligible for the automatic update? If so, how should he proceed on July 29 to get the update>

    ASUS CM-6850 Intel I7-2600 CPU, 16GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, 180 GD Corsair Force 3 SSD, Windows 8 Professional 64 bit

    Thursday, July 9, 2015 2:50 PM


All replies

  • First there is no need to "reserve" anything.  If the computer is on win 7.1 it will be offered the update starting on July 29 via windows update.  You may need to be a bit patient as there are ~1 billion devices that need the update.

    I am a bit unsure about the MSDN download.  AFAIK the "school" would have to be enrolled in an MSDN subscription (fairly expensive) and MSDN serials are for a testing environment.  I would find out a bit more about the download if I were you

    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    Thursday, July 9, 2015 3:00 PM
  • Hi,

    I'd start by asking here:


    May also want to check with the school to see what their subscription covers.

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Thursday, July 9, 2015 8:13 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, July 17, 2015 9:23 PM
    Thursday, July 9, 2015 3:02 PM
  • Hello,

    I'd ask in the Windows Insider Program forum on Microsoft Community.

    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

    Once there, click on Participate near the top of the screen, and select 'Ask a Question' or 'Start a Discussion':


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    • Proposed as answer by Mike Laughlin Thursday, July 9, 2015 8:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, July 17, 2015 9:23 PM
    Thursday, July 9, 2015 8:13 PM