Upgrade Windows Embedded devices to Windows 10

This topic describes the supported installation paths for upgrading Windows Embedded devices. Customers must have a license for Windows 10 Enterprise to exercise any of these upgrade paths. The following table shows the upgrade path for various Windows Embedded devices.

Starting SKU Ending SKU Components upgraded IT-initiated in-place upgrade

Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro

Windows 10 Enterprise

Operating system + data/settings

Yes

Windows Embedded 8 Pro

Windows 10 Enterprise

Operating system + data/settings

Yes

Windows Embedded Enterprise 7

Windows 10 Enterprise

Operating system + data/settings

Yes

The following devices cannot be upgraded directly to Windows 10. You must wipe the devices and then reload Windows 10 Enterprise.

  • Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Enterprise
  • Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro
  • Windows Embedded 8 Industry Enterprise
  • Windows Embedded 8 Industry Pro
  • Windows Embedded POSReady 7
  • Windows Embedded 8 Standard
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack 1
  • Windows XP Embedded

For information about upgrading Windows Embedded Handheld devices, see Enable offline upgrades to Windows 10 for Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld devices.