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how to still get the free windows 10 upgrade

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If you missed the free windows 10 update then if you use assistive technologies then you can still have it for free. Magnifier is classed assistive technology and everyone needs that. https://www.m… Read More
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2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago
If you missed the free windows 10 update then if you use assistive technologies then you can still have it for free. Magnifier is classed assistive technology and everyone needs that.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/accessibility/windows10upgrade
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2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
seems usable for some
2 Likes #3
Or use the Creators Edition update download from MS and choose "clean install". Win 10 will always be free via a clean install.
10 Likes #4
Why would you want to upgrade to 10 and then regret all your life? Windows 7 for life for me.
3 Likes #5
rodman
Why would you want to upgrade to 10 and then regret all your life? Windows 7 for life for me.


high 5 brother
#6
MPLP
Or use the Creators Edition update download from MS and choose "clean install". Win 10 will always be free via a clean install.
Interesting, thought you needed a key, i do for my 3 window 10 installs.
#7
Anyone who upgrades is given the option to go back to Windows 7 if they find it isn't for them. That being said I still think Windows 7 is better.
#8
MPLP
Or use the Creators Edition update download from MS and choose "clean install". Win 10 will always be free via a clean install.
Do you have a source that confirms this?

AFAIK, clean install of Win10 Creators auto activates only if you'd previously activated the original Win10 on the same hardware.
#9
revo89
Anyone who upgrades is given the option to go back to Windows 7 if they find it isn't for them. That being said I still think Windows 7 is better.


This option is only available within ten days of upgrading.
4 Likes #10
rodman
Why would you want to upgrade to 10 and then regret all your life? Windows 7 for life for me.

i was the same with windows 7 - preferred the minimalist look of it over everything but i upgraded to 10 anyway and honestly wouldn't go back now.
#11
HankHandsome
rodman
Why would you want to upgrade to 10 and then regret all your life? Windows 7 for life for me.
i was the same with windows 7 - preferred the minimalist look of it over everything but i upgraded to 10 anyway and honestly wouldn't go back now.

Ditto. Also, there's now plenty of information on locking down and reclaiming your privacy in Windows 10 to be found on-line.
#12
10 is full of spyware

i think i pass
#13
MPLP
Or use the Creators Edition update download from MS and choose "clean install". Win 10 will always be free via a clean install.


Does this get you a licence though ?
#14
stethorn
Does this get you a licence though ?
For my experience, a clean Win 10 install somehow gets the Win 7/8 licence assigned to your PC by the manufacturer. If you've got a custom built PC and the install prompts you for a licence, just enter the licence code that came with your Win 7/8 media.
#15
MPLP
stethorn
Does this get you a licence though ?
For my experience, a clean Win 10 install somehow gets the Win 7/8 licence assigned to your PC by the manufacturer. If you've got a custom built PC and the install prompts you for a licence, just enter the licence code that came with your Win 7/8 media.


So if I need a whole new pic build I could just bang in any old win 7 / 8 call from a old machine ?
2 Likes #16
bankbandit
MPLP
Or use the Creators Edition update download from MS and choose "clean install". Win 10 will always be free via a clean install.
Do you have a source that confirms this?
AFAIK, clean install of Win10 Creators auto activates only if you'd previously activated the original Win10 on the same hardware.

To clear things up.

The original Windows 10 release only provisioned for a free upgrade from existing installs of Windows 7 or 8.x for the first 12 months. Things have changed, and you can safely ignore anyone advising this now.

The current version of Windows 10 allows for a clean install, and you can activate it during install using your existing Windows 7 or 8.x key. Previously activated Windows 10 installed will be automatically re-activated using the same keys, or without any key at all if you've signed in with a Microsoft account at login.

If you sign in with a Microsoft account, your activation key will be linked to the account for that machine and no key will be required to activate further clean installs - just select the skip option at product key prompt during installation.

If you have a OEM machine from Dell, HP etc, you'll automatically get a Windows 10 upgrade key using the OEM pre-install keys. These are automatically used with restore discs/partitions, and is linked to a cert embedded in the BIOS.
A side effect is that the COA sticker that has a product key attached to your machine can be used on a 2nd machine.

Once Windows 10 activated, the machine has a digital entitlement key assigned to it, and again if you sign in with a Microsoft account at login, you'll be able to do clean installs without the need of keys.

The loop-hole use of 'assistive technologies' is no longer a requirement for a free upgrade.
You can clean install (ISO to DVD/USB) and upgrade using the Windows 10 media creation tool, found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209
#17
sabresonic
HankHandsome
rodman
Why would you want to upgrade to 10 and then regret all your life? Windows 7 for life for me.
i was the same with windows 7 - preferred the minimalist look of it over everything but i upgraded to 10 anyway and honestly wouldn't go back now.
Ditto. Also, there's now plenty of information on locking down and reclaiming your privacy in Windows 10 to be found on-line.

Can I have some links to such ones please?. :-)
#18
stethorn
MPLP
Or use the Creators Edition update download from MS and choose "clean install". Win 10 will always be free via a clean install.

Does this get you a licence though ?

If it's installing on top of itself (eg. a pre-existing Windows 10 install anyway?), then I don't see as to why not? (Windows 2000 through it's 4 initial Service Packs were the same, and so Windows NT before it, and ..... ) :-)
#19

Same thing I was thinking too?, hehehe.
#20
amour3k
Same thing I was thinking too?, hehehe.


now now - 8 kids is enough already :)
#21
luvsadealdealdeal
amour3k
Same thing I was thinking too?, hehehe.
now now - 8 kids is enough already :)

Wow!, to say you were mad BUSY, is an understatement I guess, huh?, hehehehehe. ;-)
#22
If I recall well, Windows 7, and/or Windows 8.1 were initially eligible be the FREE Windows 10 upgrades, etc?, Windows 8/8.0 alone, was NOT?.

Though saying that though, via such stuff's as 'Assistive Technologies' route, that 'game' MAY now have changed a wee bit, or whatever?, lol.
#23
Si__
bankbandit
MPLP
Or use the Creators Edition update download from MS and choose "clean install". Win 10 will always be free via a clean install.
Do you have a source that confirms this?
AFAIK, clean install of Win10 Creators auto activates only if you'd previously activated the original Win10 on the same hardware.
To clear things up.
The original Windows 10 release only provisioned for a free upgrade from existing installs of Windows 7 or 8.x for the first 12 months. Things have changed, and you can safely ignore anyone advising this now.
The current version of Windows 10 allows for a clean install, and you can activate it during install using your existing Windows 7 or 8.x key. Previously activated Windows 10 installed will be automatically re-activated using the same keys, or without any key at all if you've signed in with a Microsoft account at login.
If you sign in with a Microsoft account, your activation key will be linked to the account for that machine and no key will be required to activate further clean installs - just select the skip option at product key prompt during installation.
If you have a OEM machine from Dell, HP etc, you'll automatically get a Windows 10 upgrade key using the OEM pre-install keys. These are automatically used with restore discs/partitions, and is linked to a cert embedded in the BIOS.
A side effect is that the COA sticker that has a product key attached to your machine can be used on a 2nd machine.
Once Windows 10 activated, the machine has a digital entitlement key assigned to it, and again if you sign in with a Microsoft account at login, you'll be able to do clean installs without the need of keys.
The loop-hole use of 'assistive technologies' is no longer a requirement for a free upgrade.
You can clean install (ISO to DVD/USB) and upgrade using the Windows 10 media creation tool, found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209


[b]A side effect is that the COA sticker that has a product key attached to your machine can be used on a 2nd machine.


indeed

a lot of new machines don't have a COA sticker

to get your re-usable product key, you need to use a keyfinder such as jellybean magical keyfinder (free app that takes a few seconds to install)
#25
luvsadealdealdeal
Si__
bankbandit
MPLP
Or use the Creators Edition update download from MS and choose "clean install". Win 10 will always be free via a clean install.
Do you have a source that confirms this?
AFAIK, clean install of Win10 Creators auto activates only if you'd previously activated the original Win10 on the same hardware.
To clear things up.
The original Windows 10 release only provisioned for a free upgrade from existing installs of Windows 7 or 8.x for the first 12 months. Things have changed, and you can safely ignore anyone advising this now.
The current version of Windows 10 allows for a clean install, and you can activate it during install using your existing Windows 7 or 8.x key. Previously activated Windows 10 installed will be automatically re-activated using the same keys, or without any key at all if you've signed in with a Microsoft account at login.
If you sign in with a Microsoft account, your activation key will be linked to the account for that machine and no key will be required to activate further clean installs - just select the skip option at product key prompt during installation.
If you have a OEM machine from Dell, HP etc, you'll automatically get a Windows 10 upgrade key using the OEM pre-install keys. These are automatically used with restore discs/partitions, and is linked to a cert embedded in the BIOS.
A side effect is that the COA sticker that has a product key attached to your machine can be used on a 2nd machine.
Once Windows 10 activated, the machine has a digital entitlement key assigned to it, and again if you sign in with a Microsoft account at login, you'll be able to do clean installs without the need of keys.
The loop-hole use of 'assistive technologies' is no longer a requirement for a free upgrade.
You can clean install (ISO to DVD/USB) and upgrade using the Windows 10 media creation tool, found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209
[b]A side effect is that the COA sticker that has a product key attached to your machine can be used on a 2nd machine.
indeed
a lot of new machines don't have a COA sticker
to get your re-usable product key, you need to use a keyfinder such as jellybean magical keyfinder (free app that takes a few seconds to install)

obviously you would do this BEFORE you upgrade to W10
#26
Si__
bankbandit
MPLP
Or use the Creators Edition update download from MS and choose "clean install". Win 10 will always be free via a clean install.
Do you have a source that confirms this?
AFAIK, clean install of Win10 Creators auto activates only if you'd previously activated the original Win10 on the same hardware.

To clear things up.

The original Windows 10 release only provisioned for a free upgrade from existing installs of Windows 7 or 8.x for the first 12 months. Things have changed, and you can safely ignore anyone advising this now.

The current version of Windows 10 allows for a clean install, and you can activate it during install using your existing Windows 7 or 8.x key. Previously activated Windows 10 installed will be automatically re-activated using the same keys, or without any key at all if you've signed in with a Microsoft account at login.

If you sign in with a Microsoft account, your activation key will be linked to the account for that machine and no key will be required to activate further clean installs - just select the skip option at product key prompt during installation.

If you have a OEM machine from Dell, HP etc, you'll automatically get a Windows 10 upgrade key using the OEM pre-install keys. These are automatically used with restore discs/partitions, and is linked to a cert embedded in the BIOS.
A side effect is that the COA sticker that has a product key attached to your machine can be used on a 2nd machine.

Once Windows 10 activated, the machine has a digital entitlement key assigned to it, and again if you sign in with a Microsoft account at login, you'll be able to do clean installs without the need of keys.

The loop-hole use of 'assistive technologies' is no longer a requirement for a free upgrade.
You can clean install (ISO to DVD/USB) and upgrade using the Windows 10 media creation tool, found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209


Ok so try and figure this out my mum's laptop was on windows 7 until yesterday never upgraded to Windows 10 as I maintained it til windows 10 was stable for my mum to use it, I got the creators tool burned it to a USB then pulled the 64bit setup folder and started the upgrade to windows 10 while on still on the windows 7 desktop, after about 45 mins it confirmed a perfect activation.
I didn't bother doing the whole assistive technologies as it was too much time wasting.
#27
rodman
Why would you want to upgrade to 10 and then regret all your life? Windows 7 for life for me.
Gaming and Gaming only. Its the only reason to have Windows. Until ALL dev's have a Linux version :)

Edited By: darthvader666uk on May 08, 2017 10:13

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