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Envy AIO Desktop / Model #: 27-p010xt / Product #: P1B86AV#ABA
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Current windows version is 1511 build 10586.

Can this Envy Desktop hardware support upgrades to a more current version of Windows?

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I looked at the specs for your PC and nothing stands out as NOT compatible with current versions of Win10, so I would suggest the following:

1) Make an image backup of your setup to external drive or large USB stick

2) Download and create Win10 install media from Microsoft and do the upgrade.

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In terms of the first ... 

follow the instructions below to use Macrium Reflect to create an image backup of your current setup to external drive or large USB stick.

Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives.

What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from here: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick
3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD

My experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.

I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 15 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore.

NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the external drive or USB stick in only a few minutes.

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In terms of the second ... use the link below to download and create Win10 install media on a USB stick (of at least 8GB in size): https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Then, insert the USB stick, select the drive it is on, (do NOT boot from it), select the setup.exe file, right-click and select run as Administator. That will start an in-place Upgrade of your current Win10 to the latest version.

 

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