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In-place OS upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary (RS1), Creators Update (RS2) or Fall Creators Update (RS3) Technical Level


When performing an upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Creators Update or Fall Creators Update from earlier versions of Windows, additional steps are required if Check Point Full Disk Encryption (FDE) is installed. This is required because Windows needs to have the FDE disk encryption filter driver during the whole upgrade process.

N.B. For E80.71 and newer, please see sk120667 on how to enable the FDE seamless OS in-place upgrade feature.


  • In-place upgrade is only supported with the Enterprise edition, or any version from the Microsoft VLSC (Volume Licensing Service Center) site.
  • Make sure that your current Windows version has a license that is valid for Windows 10. This is important if you are using Volume Licenses with a KMS server.
  • Make sure that the Windows version you are upgrading from is activated. See Activate Windows on this computer for further assistance.
  • The path to the ISO contents must not have any whitespace, otherwise the script will fail.

How to upgrade

  1. Copy the Windows 10 installation media to a new folder, or USB memory stick (extract the contents of the ISO.)
  2. Download this script and unzip the contents of the archive in the root directory to the folder you created in step 1.
  3. Run UpgradeWindows.cmd with Administrator Privileges to start the upgrade.


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