Which Version of Windows 7 and Windows 8 Will Upgrade to Which Version of Windows 10?



After months of speculation and guessing, finally we are here with some confirmation about Windows 10 upgrade path i.e. which version of Windows 7 and Windows 8 will upgrade to which version of Windows 10.

Clarifying which version of Windows 10 you will receive, we have written this article as different versions of Windows 10 differ in features and the ways they receive upgrades.

Here’s the upgrade matrix released by Windows 10. Let’s start with Windows 7 users.


The users who are currently running Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows 7 Home Premium, they will be upgrading to Windows 10 Home. On the other hand users running Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate will be upgrading to Windows 10 Pro.

Now let’s talk about Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.

 windows-7-windows-10-upgrade-matrixUsers running Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade their systems upgraded to Windows 10 Home while the users using Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro for Students will be getting the Windows 10 Pro treatment.

Similarly Windows Phone 8.1 users will be able to upgrade their mobile devices to Windows 10 Mobile.

I hope that this article clears up the confusion hovering above the Windows 10 upgrade matrix.

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

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