Upgrading Windows 10 version 1511 to 1703

In this post I’m going to show you how to perform upgrade from Windows 10 version 1511 to 1703 – also known as Creators update.

Win10 1511 to 1703 - initial version

Windows 10 version

As you can see, I am now running Windows 10 version 1511 which was release more than a year a go. This is actually an old VM I have in my lab which I haven’t upgraded to 1607 last year. The upgrade process from 1607 to 1703 is the same as shown here.

As always, before doing any work on your Windows 10, make sure you perform backup to all your important files.

The first thing you do is get the installation ISO/CD and insert it to the machine. Begin the upgrade process by running the installation and choose whether you want to receive updates or no

Win10 1511 to 1703 - choose installation type

Choose installation type

Also note the little check box below.

Windows 10 1511 to 1703 - Installation warning

Installation warning

You will get a warning about some things that are going to change during the installation process. You could also press the “Change what to keep” button to go over the list and pick what you want to keep and what to delete

Windows 10 1511 to 1703 - choose what to keep

Choose what to keep

Thats about it! That is all you have to enter manually.

Your computer will now begin the upgrade process. The duration depends on the type of HW you have (CPU, disks and etc…) but it should be around 1-2 hours. Your computer will reboot several times which is normal.

Windows 10 1511 to 1703 - Installing


Windows 10 1511 to 1703 - Upgrade process

Upgrade process

Congratulations! You now have a Windows 10 in version 1703!

Windows 10 1511 to 1703 - 1703 version

1703 version

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