We got this question about upgrading to Windows 10. Aurel writes:  “I am a Senior who is tutoring other Seniors in 4 Centers.  I am awaiting a rush of conversions from Win 7/8.1 to Windows 10.  Can I create USB memory sticks with all the download files and ISO’s for people updating from 32 and 64 type systems? When I plug it in it would ask me two questions:  what Windows version am I starting with and what type (32 or 64) is run on that machine. I, and all my Seniors would be grateful for your assistance.”

Aurel – it would probably be just as quick to do the upgrade from the Windows update on their PC. Also, if their PC has been offered the upgrade, you’ll know it’s capable of running Windows 10.  But you could create the installation media ahead of time.


You’ll need 4 separate installations, because your seniors could be upgrading from the 32 or 64 bit version of either Windows Home or Windows Pro. Also, make sure that you don’t choose clean installation, as you don’t want to overwrite their files or their product keys.

~ Cynthia