Windows 10 Self-Service Upgrade Instructions

This document explains how to perform the Windows-in place upgrade Rice-owned workstations from Windows 7 to Windows 10. These instructions applies to Windows 7 to Windows 10 64-bit systems.

Note: Do not perform this upgrade using VPN or Wireless Network

Before you begin: 
  • Save your work and close all applications.
  • Remove/disconnect all external storage (USB flash media, SD cards, etc.)
  • You must be connected to the wired network
  • You must be connected to the AC power source.
  • Your computer must be joined to the ADRICE domain.
  • Even though data will be migrated, we strongly recommend backing up your data to external storage device, Box, Google Drive, or Crashplan before upgrading. 
Step 1: The Windows 10 upgrade is launched from the software center. To open the software center, select the Start button and browse to Microsoft System Center > Configuration Manager > Software Center to open.

Start Menu

Step 2: Once the Software Center opens you will be presented with a list of available applications.

Software Center available applications

Step 3: On the left hand menu, select Operating Systems.

Operating Systems

Step 4: Click on CS - Upgrade Windows 10 1803 In-Place.

Task Sequence

Step 5: Select Install.

Install Upgrade

Step 6: Verify that you receive the following message. It should state that this is an upgrade and that your current programs and data will be migrated to Windows 10.

Step 7: Click install to begin the upgrade. This may take several hours and your computer will reboot several times throughout the process.

verification of hard drive

Step 8: When it is complete the computer will come up to a login screen.

Windows 10 Login Screen

Things you will notice following the upgrade:
  • Microsoft Edge is set as the default web browser.
  • Microsoft Edge is set as the default .pdf viewer.
  • Desktop icons have been rearranged.
  • The first time a Microsoft Office program is launched in Windows 10, the Office suite will reconfigure itself for the new operating system. This should complete automatically within a few minutes.
If you are experiencing issues or are seeing messages in Windows 10 that you do not understand, please contact the OIT Help Desk, 713-348-4357 or email: 

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Keywords:Windows 10 Windows 7 Win10 Win7 OS Upgrade Microsoft Instructions How To Install self-service win10selfservice   Doc ID:90088
Owner:Diane Y.Group:Rice University
Created:2019-02-28 18:55 CDTUpdated:2021-04-18 15:04 CDT
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