I need to upgrade my Windows instance. How can I upgrade my EC2 Windows Server instance OS to a newer version?

To upgrade your OS to a different version, you can perform an in-place upgrade or migration. With the in-place upgrade option, you keep your existing configuration and data. With the migration option, you copy the data and configuration to a new server that is already running the desired version of Windows.

To upgrade to a different version of Windows Server, follow the instructions at Upgrading a Windows Server EC2 Instance to a Newer Version of Windows Server.

Note: If you choose to perform an in-place upgrade, review Before You Begin to ensure you are ready to upgrade.

If you run into issues with upgrading, see Troubleshooting an Upgrade.

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Published: 2016-12-12