Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrade Failed – Solution

Another Microsoft Windows computer problem on a third party website where I earn supplemental income answering computer and technology related questions. This one deals with upgrading from Microsoft Windows 7 to Microsoft Windows 10. Here is the initial question quoted verbatim.

I have a DELL Latitude 5480 laptop with windows 7. I want to upgrade to windows 10. Bought the upgrade from Best Buy.


Got it running through the upgrade but for whatever reason won’t finish it and send me back to windows 7. Need help. Thanks

When it comes to upgrading from Microsoft Windows 7 to Microsoft Windows 10, you need to make certain you upgrade like to like. For example if you have Microsoft Windows 7 Home edition installed you can ONLY upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 Home edition. You cannot upgrade from Microsoft Windows 7 Home edition to Microsoft Windows 10 Professional.

I have included a list of Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows 10 operating systems.

Windows 7 Starter

Windows 7 Home Basic

Windows 7 Home Premium

Windows 7 Professional

Windows 7 Enterprise

Windows 7 Ultimate

Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Professional

Windows 10 Professional Workstation

Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows 10 Education

Windows 10 Professional Education.

Remember when upgrading from Microsoft Windows 7 to Microsoft Windows 10, you must upgrade from like to like versions.

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