Upgrading to Windows 10 or upgrading an existing version of Windows 10 using Software Management Solution
This article covers a process to upgrade a Windows 8 client to Windows 10 using Software Management Solution.
This same process can also be used to upgrade an existing Windows 10 version to a newer version.
Please note that not all environmental circumstances may have been seen during the processes, so you may experience other issues not covered here.
To obtain an ISO, please see: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
You can determine if you need to use the media creation tool to build the .ISO file or go to the Volume Licensing Service Center if needing an Enterprise Edition.
The following process was used successfully to upgrade. Please pay attention to the notes as they cover important items to consider.
The policy is now ready. However this may not be all that is required. During my first run of the test, I got a prompt on the client that some software installed was not compatible with Windows 10. Run a test to find out if this will be the case for you and take any appropriate actions. Options include:
• Add Uninstall Software components before the upgrade to remove incompatible software.
• Use the unattend switch to choose what the upgrade should do in those circumstances (I am not sure what is supported with this option).
• Have someone available at the system to uninstall or skip what is not compatible.
This article may be updated as more is learned about Windows 10 upgrades.