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Old 11-19-2016, 01:10 PM   #1
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Hello all,

If you still want to upgrade your Windows 7, 8, 8.1 to Windows 10 you still can.
Microsoft left a windows open that will allow you to still do the free upgrade. I don't know how long this windows will stay open....so upgrade now while you still have the chance.

Here is the link: Just follow the instructions

You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free from Microsoft’s Accessibility Site
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Old 11-21-2016, 03:25 PM   #2
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Just a update: I did upgrade 2 laptops and this does work.

Just a note: When you are upgrading you do not have to put in a product key, and when it's all installed....It will activate automatically when you go on-line.

I now have a digital licence with both laptops, and I can re-install Windows 10 anytime i want.
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Old 11-22-2016, 05:07 PM   #3
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Yeah but the product number of the OS that you are upgrading from must be valid and be registered on the Microsoft upgrade website as a valid product number. Some issues with Windows 7 product numbers were causing problems initially. I do not know whether those issues have been addressed yet. Of course if the computer has UEFI bios then that is not an issue as the product number is stored in the BIOS. I think thats the way it works. I know that I have had some problems when upgrading from Windows 7 in the past when some upgrades would not validate.
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:48 PM   #4
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Pete try it out, it should work for you. I've upgraded 2 laptops using this method.

Did you try upgrading using the media creation tool?

If so, then try the link below...it should work for you.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/acce...ndows10upgrade
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Old 01-26-2017, 12:36 PM   #5
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Well so far so good, I'm starting to like Windows 10. I'm not to fancy on liking the live tiles so I'm using Classic Shell to make them go away. Also I have to say that I am impressed by how fast in boots up.
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Old 01-26-2017, 01:15 PM   #6
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I like the start tiles, to me it like having all your desktop shortcuts tucked neatly out of the way but still very accessible.
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I like the start tiles, to me it like having all your desktop shortcuts tucked neatly out of the way but still very accessible.
I have a pinned folder for that.
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:48 PM   #8
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I'm not sure about them. For people like my Grandparents, I just remove all the tiles to simplify it.
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Old 01-27-2017, 01:02 AM   #9
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I have a pinned folder for that.
I no longer need a folder for that.
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Old 01-27-2017, 08:31 AM   #10
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To use the link that mr mix posted, you need to tell a little lie by saying you need Win 10 for "Assistive technologies" use.

There's actually no reason to lie or use the "Assistive technologies" website to get Windws 10. If you go to the regular Windows 10 download site and download it or install it from there, as long as you have a valid Win 7 or Win 8 key to enter, Windows 10 will activate. I did this about a week ago to upgrade my daughter's Surface Pro from Win 8.1 Pro to Win 10 Pro. I also used it recently to create a new Windows 10 VM from scratch (clean install).

The only upgrade route that MS has stopped letting people use is the annoying GWX route that bugged people about upgrading and even forced the upgrade on some users.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-h...ws-10-upgrade/
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Old 01-27-2017, 02:04 PM   #11
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Allowing a thing to happen is not the same as being forced to do something. The people who claim they were forced are saying so out of ignorance. Since the first consumer pc was introduced there have been users who choose to remain ignorant about certain aspects of their machines.
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:28 PM   #12
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So after doing a clean install of Windows 10 Pro, I went through all the settings like I usually do and after I got it all set up the way I like it, I went to make a restore point and noticed that System Restore was not turned on by default.

You have to turn it on manually. I find it very strange that MS would turn off System Restore by default.
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So after doing a clean install of Windows 10 Pro, I went through all the settings like I usually do and after I got it all set up the way I like it, I went to make a restore point and noticed that System Restore was not turned on by default.

You have to turn it on manually. I find it very strange that MS would turn off System Restore by default.
They probably did it so people couldn't easily revert to a previous version of Windows before finding the other way in the settings app.
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:21 PM   #14
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So I have been watching some video's on the new Windows creators update builds and I have to say i'm kinda nervous about upgrading to these builds because the ppl in the video's are trying them out and saying that those builds are still buggy.

So I think I'll wait til the bugs are worked out before upgrading. What do you guys think of the new Windows creators upgrade builds?
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I've haven't really used many of the builds, probably a few. Microsoft seems to be increasingly shifting/migrating from control panel to settings.
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Yeah, I noticed that too...There are so many different builds it's hard to decide wich one to upgrade to. Right now i'm just waiting till there is a good stable one.
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Hi, does it work with the OEM product keys that come with PCs from manufacturers such as Dell or HP, or only retail product keys?
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Hi, does it work with the OEM product keys that come with PCs from manufacturers such as Dell or HP, or only retail product keys?
The upgrade should work with any legitimate/legal licence key regardless if it's OEM or retail.
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Hi, does it work with the OEM product keys that come with PCs from manufacturers such as Dell or HP, or only retail product keys?
When upgrading to Windows 10, I have tried both OEM and Retail keys and they are worked.
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As long as the key has been used to upgrade previously, it would/should be registered with Microsoft servers and activate whenever a reinstall is needed.
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