In-place OS upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary (RS1), Creators Update (RS2) or Fall Creators Update (RS3)
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
- Copy the Windows 10 installation media to a new folder, or USB memory stick (extract the contents of the ISO.)
- Download this script and unzip the contents of the archive in the root directory to the folder you created in step 1.
- Run UpgradeWindows.cmd with Administrator Privileges to start the upgrade.
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- What is the procedure when upgrading from Windows 7/8.x/10 to Windows 10 with "Anniversary Update" when all blades are installed except FDE?
The procedure is to install the E80.64 (or newer) client and then upgrade the OS.
- What is the procedure when upgrading from Windows 7/8.x/10 to Windows 10 with "Anniversary/Creators Update" and FDE is installed?
The procedure is to install E80.64 (or newer) and then follow the upgrade instructions in sk112246.
- Is installation of Windows 10 "Anniversary/Creators Update" via Windows Updates with E80.64 (or newer) client already installed supported?
- Which other Windows 10 editions are supported?
Regarding other Windows 10 editions, only the Enterprise edition is supported since it has the "Keep your personal files and apps" feature in Windows Update.
Note: However, a user with other Windows 10 editions can try to first run the Setup.exe file of Windows 10 Anniversary/Creators Update. If they have the "Keep your personal files and app" dialog box, and they can select this option (not greyed out), it is possible to update to Anniversary/Creators Update.
- What is the procedure with other Windows editions (e.g. Ultimate)?
If the "Keep your personal files and app" feature is disabled, then you have to decrypt the machine, uninstall the current client, update Windows, install the E80.64 (or newer) client, then encrypt again.
Note: In all scenarios (except this one) it is recommended to first install E80.64 (or newer) before making any changes and install update via Setup.exe on the machine, or from external media, and not Windows Update.
This solution has been verified for the specific scenario, described by the combination of Product, Version and Symptoms. It may not work in other scenarios.