Windows 7 & 8.1 Updates Make Upgrading to Windows 10 Easier

Microsoft has rolled out an update for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that make it easier for users on older systems to upgrade to Windows 10.

Microsoft has rolled out updates for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that make it easier for users on older systems to upgrade to Windows 10. Here’s a look at the update numbers for each Windows version:

Windows 10

Microsoft Updates KB3112343 & KB3112336

According to the Microsoft Support Page:

This update enables support for additional upgrade scenarios from Windows 7 (or Windows 8.1) to Windows 10, and provides a smoother experience when you have to retry an operating system upgrade because of certain failure conditions. This update also improves the ability of Microsoft to monitor the quality of the upgrade experience.

If you’ve been running into trouble getting your older computer running Windows 7 or 8.1 to upgrade to Windows 10 successfully, download the update from Windows Update and see if things work out better.

Let us know in a comment below or for an in-depth discussion on specific issues you’re having, head over to our free Windows 10 Forums.



  1. Anthony Benedetto

    December 6, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    About 2 mounts ago I updated my laptop which was one of the first to have windows 7 on it. Seance then I can get to all the software on the desk top and they work fine but I can not get to my File explorer From the icon in the bottom bar or from inside the apps area. It just go’s off is hangs there for 3 to 4 minutes then refreshes the screen. I was fortunate that I have a file folder on my desk top or I would not be able to see my files. So I have been keeping it updated but it still will not work. If I somehow get this download KB112343 to download from the net and run it will it mess things up more? Or what can I do to fix it? windows 10 works fine on my desk top with windows 10 pro but not on my laptop with windows 10 home is the home version the problem?

  2. Simon

    December 10, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    You have an interesting issue. Probably the best place for this question would be the Windows10forum:

    Good luck with the resolution.

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