Free upgrade to Windows 10 still working
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Free upgrade to Windows 10 still working

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Found 20th Feb
The free upgrade to windows 10 is still working for those who want it. If you click on the link and use the download tool you can download the media creation tool. You can either upgrade using that file or download an ISO image.
I can confirm this has worked for me as I used it to upgrade a relatives laptop from Windows 8.1 today.

Instructions:
Once you click on link. Go to support, choose windows icon for the product you need help with.
Now click on windows 10 upgrade FAQ link and click on How do i reinstall Windows 10 on my PC? There should a link leading to the windows 10 download tool.
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Worth noting the linked page says you require a a licence to install Windows 10, so you may not be ending up with a legitimate install on Windows 10 even if it does install.
"Here’s when to use these instructions:

  • You have a license to install Windows 10 and are upgrading this PC from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
  • You need to reinstall Windows 10 on a PC you’ve already successfully activated Windows 10."

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Do it if you're on Windows 7. Or any other version of Windows for that matter. Some people don't like change.. but I along with hundreds of millions of other people use Windows 10 daily and love it. So there.
DON'T DO IT IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 7.
starsi3607 h, 36 m ago

Do it if you're on Windows 7. Or any other version of Windows for that …Do it if you're on Windows 7. Or any other version of Windows for that matter. Some people don't like change.. but I along with hundreds of millions of other people use Windows 10 daily and love it. So there.


I love change - I switched to Linux and love it..

Windows 10 can go and do one. Awful, awful, awful product. So there!
Edited by: "Dealmessiah" 20th Feb
chimp14uk1 m ago

DON'T DO IT IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 7.


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DON'T DO IT IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 7.
chimp14uk1 m ago

DON'T DO IT IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 7.


Seconded
chimp14uk8 m ago

DON'T DO IT IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 7.



Please can you explain why.
If you're on Windows 7 you'll be ok until January 14th 2020 when support for it ends. Then you have a choice to make.
Do it if you're on Windows 7. Or any other version of Windows for that matter. Some people don't like change.. but I along with hundreds of millions of other people use Windows 10 daily and love it. So there.
starsi3607 h, 36 m ago

Do it if you're on Windows 7. Or any other version of Windows for that …Do it if you're on Windows 7. Or any other version of Windows for that matter. Some people don't like change.. but I along with hundreds of millions of other people use Windows 10 daily and love it. So there.


I love change - I switched to Linux and love it..

Windows 10 can go and do one. Awful, awful, awful product. So there!
Edited by: "Dealmessiah" 20th Feb
both links are to the microsoft store, maybe you need to update this post with the correct links???
Backaxel26 m ago

both links are to the microsoft store, maybe you need to update this post …both links are to the microsoft store, maybe you need to update this post with the correct links???


This link seems to be working
microsoft.com/en-…)()
Edited by: "Nadeem_Mir" 20th Feb
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Spacein_vader10 m ago

If you're on Windows 7 you'll be ok until January 14th 2020 when support …If you're on Windows 7 you'll be ok until January 14th 2020 when support for it ends. Then you have a choice to make.


Just tried on my vmware workstation on a windows 7 and the link does nowt - nice try.
Wish I had never updated to 10
HSG116 m ago

Wish I had never updated to 10



May i ask why? My laptop has been fine since my upgrade to windows 10. Im just curious to know what problems people have had.
Edited by: "Nadeem_Mir" 20th Feb
deleted135197520th Feb

This link works just tested …This link works just tested it.https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10



thanks
starsi36022 m ago

Do it if you're on Windows 7. Or any other version of Windows for that …Do it if you're on Windows 7. Or any other version of Windows for that matter. Some people don't like change.. but I along with hundreds of millions of other people use Windows 10 daily and love it. So there.


Your sentence needs fixing:

"I along with hundreds of millions of other people use Windows 10 daily.". I think most people tolerate Windows 10, not love it...
Edited by: "rcom" 20th Feb
Nadeem_Mir15 m ago

May i ask why? My laptop has been fine since my upgrade to windows 10. Im …May i ask why? My laptop has been fine since my upgrade to windows 10. Im just curious to know what problems people have had.



The updates are by the dozen .. not needed as often as they come..

The work around for stopping the updates seem to be overwritten each time you try and stop them ..(mad)
I changed from win 7 after a lot of thought. At first, it seemed like, whats all the complaints about, this is quite good. Then all the gremlins started. Constant errors when turning on. Microsoft Word not functioning. I just tried a restore which really put a spanner in it and I was then forced to reset.
Win 7 was absolutely fine, don't be a fool like me and ignore the warning.
Can anyone help. I have an ASUS laptop running Windows 7 and upgraded to Windows 10 back when the free upgrade was launched. My laptop worked fine for a few weeks but the developed an issue where it kept dropping the WIFI connection. I searched online at the time and discovered this was a common fault but I ran all the published checks (deleting registry entries etc) yet there was no improvement so I downgraded to Windows 7. A few months later I had another go and the same thing happened. Then I tried a completely fresh install of Windows 7 and upgraded it again but the problem still persisted. I reluctantly gave it up as a bad job and have avoided another upgrade attempt for over a year now hoping the issue might be fixed. Reasonably fresh posts howeveroutlining the same problem are still online and I am wondering if some sort of footprint may have been left from these upgrades which causes the problem to replicate.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Note it doesn’t work anymore for pirated copies.. so I hear.
pedropecker46 m ago

Please can you explain why.


I've been on Windows 10 for a long time and I'm thinking about going back to 7 too. There are a few nice features in 10 but they don't make up for the BS they've pushed forward like the updates process, for example: They've taken away a lot of control from the user. I understand why - every time someone asks for help with their computer, phone, etc. I find many updates that haven't been installed but it would make more sense to be able to take more control if you know what you're doing - a kind of power user setting so I'm not being forced to install updates and restart when I'm not ready. There's also a bizarre peer-to-peer update system turned on by default.

If you use anything beyond the front end of Windows you'll also see another unnecessary layer of gloss on top of the settings you actually want to get to - meaning it takes longer to get to what you want having to go through glossy, contemporary menus just to get to the old 95/2000/XP dialogs where the actual settings you want are located.

I like the front end (although it seems half-finished since, for the educated, it's only a top layer) but ultimately it doesn't make up for these kinds of drawbacks where they've tried to push crap on me that I don't want or have completely taken away control.
Dealmessiah39 m ago

I love change - I switched to Linux and love it..Windows 10 can go and do … I love change - I switched to Linux and love it..Windows 10 can go and do one. Awful, awful, awful product.


Must admit it is much better than Windows 8 but pretty average compared to 7.biggest problem is patching seems very... Patchy. Number of things Microsoft have broken or removed without warning is ridiculous. Also their attempt to amalgamate tablet and pc still doesn't work with menus hidden all over the place
mike49155 m ago

Can anyone help. I have an ASUS laptop running Windows 7 and upgraded to …Can anyone help. I have an ASUS laptop running Windows 7 and upgraded to Windows 10 back when the free upgrade was launched. My laptop worked fine for a few weeks but the developed an issue where it kept dropping the WIFI connection. I searched online at the time and discovered this was a common fault but I ran all the published checks (deleting registry entries etc) yet there was no improvement so I downgraded to Windows 7. A few months later I had another go and the same thing happened. Then I tried a completely fresh install of Windows 7 and upgraded it again but the problem still persisted. I reluctantly gave it up as a bad job and have avoided another upgrade attempt for over a year now hoping the issue might be fixed. Reasonably fresh posts howeveroutlining the same problem are still online and I am wondering if some sort of footprint may have been left from these upgrades which causes the problem to replicate.Any advice would be appreciated.


Wifi drivers
mike49156 m ago

Can anyone help. I have an ASUS laptop running Windows 7 and upgraded to …Can anyone help. I have an ASUS laptop running Windows 7 and upgraded to Windows 10 back when the free upgrade was launched. My laptop worked fine for a few weeks but the developed an issue where it kept dropping the WIFI connection. I searched online at the time and discovered this was a common fault but I ran all the published checks (deleting registry entries etc) yet there was no improvement so I downgraded to Windows 7. A few months later I had another go and the same thing happened. Then I tried a completely fresh install of Windows 7 and upgraded it again but the problem still persisted. I reluctantly gave it up as a bad job and have avoided another upgrade attempt for over a year now hoping the issue might be fixed. Reasonably fresh posts howeveroutlining the same problem are still online and I am wondering if some sort of footprint may have been left from these upgrades which causes the problem to replicate.Any advice would be appreciated.


I've not seen the issue you describe but connecting an HDMI cable from my laptop to a big screen was not working properly. I fixed it by installing the Windows 7 driver for my chipset. You could try a driver downgrade for the Wi-Fi card.
mike49157 m ago

Can anyone help. I have an ASUS laptop running Windows 7 and upgraded to …Can anyone help. I have an ASUS laptop running Windows 7 and upgraded to Windows 10 back when the free upgrade was launched. My laptop worked fine for a few weeks but the developed an issue where it kept dropping the WIFI connection. I searched online at the time and discovered this was a common fault but I ran all the published checks (deleting registry entries etc) yet there was no improvement so I downgraded to Windows 7. A few months later I had another go and the same thing happened. Then I tried a completely fresh install of Windows 7 and upgraded it again but the problem still persisted. I reluctantly gave it up as a bad job and have avoided another upgrade attempt for over a year now hoping the issue might be fixed. Reasonably fresh posts howeveroutlining the same problem are still online and I am wondering if some sort of footprint may have been left from these upgrades which causes the problem to replicate.Any advice would be appreciated.


These problems are common and quite often appear after yet another one of the upgrades comes around. I have no end of people contacting me with problems of WiFi disappearing, Printers disappearing, other hardware breaking or even various bits of software being removed every 6 months.

If your Windows 10 has been activated properly, your best bet is to do a clean instal instead of an upgrade, that is the only sure way to tell if the problem is still around.
pedropecker55 m ago

Please can you explain why.


I was born into windows era. Best one was XP in my opinion and everything after was progressively getting worse. Windows 7 was one of the good ones and then I made massive mistake updating to 10. O my god it slowed my pc down with endless updates and titting about. It got so bad that I went to Apple platform, high Sierra- just works, and mind you I never used anything else but windows but I am sure not going back to Microsoft.
On W7?

This is not an upgrade. It's a f##k##g nightmare...
Even Bill Gates has admitted Windows 10 is a train-wreck which was released well before it was fully tested & stable (not that this is a new concept with Microsoft products, lol)
Surely if you have NOT upgraded to Win10 by now, there's a specific reason for NOT doing so. I imagine that reason still exists today, which is why I voted COLD on such an unwanted upgrade.
If you want Windows 7 functionality with Windows 10 performance, install Windows 8.1 and then install Classic Shell to bring back the windows 7 user interface.

No DX12 though if that's your bag.
Edited by: "dijital" 20th Feb
Upgraded to windows 10 after testing the release candidate and never looked back. Not one issue with any device using it at home.
mike491548 m ago

Can anyone help. I have an ASUS laptop running Windows 7 and upgraded to …Can anyone help. I have an ASUS laptop running Windows 7 and upgraded to Windows 10 back when the free upgrade was launched. My laptop worked fine for a few weeks but the developed an issue where it kept dropping the WIFI connection. I searched online at the time and discovered this was a common fault but I ran all the published checks (deleting registry entries etc) yet there was no improvement so I downgraded to Windows 7. A few months later I had another go and the same thing happened. Then I tried a completely fresh install of Windows 7 and upgraded it again but the problem still persisted. I reluctantly gave it up as a bad job and have avoided another upgrade attempt for over a year now hoping the issue might be fixed. Reasonably fresh posts howeveroutlining the same problem are still online and I am wondering if some sort of footprint may have been left from these upgrades which causes the problem to replicate.Any advice would be appreciated.



download drivers from Asus asus.com/sup…er/
Only a fool would not update.Do you do financial transactions on your PC?Say no more.
If you dont like it then go use a Mac!
dijital13 m ago

If you want Windows 7 functionality with Windows 10 performance, install …If you want Windows 7 functionality with Windows 10 performance, install Windows 8.1 and then install Classic Shell to bring back the windows 7 user interface.No DX12 though if that's your bag.



Pity support has ceased for classic shell from the dev.
Edited by: "fearona" 20th Feb
It has it's issues but well worth the upgrade. The same people saying don't upgrade were probably only on XP until last year when they discovered the new old windows 7
Edited by: "IronSoldier" 20th Feb
stevetucker11 m ago

Upgraded to windows 10 after testing the release candidate and never …Upgraded to windows 10 after testing the release candidate and never looked back. Not one issue with any device using it at home.


- My laptop now judders when playing video files, it has a 1060 graphics card (yes, I've updated the drivers).

- Neither my laptop nor my PC will now connect to my printer

- A friend is on an older edition of Adobe Audition which she now has issues with

- A lot of AMD PC owners got their PCs bricked with the latest update! That one made the news

etc

It wouldn't be so bad if you could just stop the windows updates, but even if you disable windows updates in services they soon come back
monitor112 m ago

Only a fool would not update.Do you do financial transactions on your …Only a fool would not update.Do you do financial transactions on your PC?Say no more.


Are you suggesting financial transactions in Windows 7 or 8.1 are not safe? You do know those operating systems are still supported security wise by Microsoft?
I was using W10, but some of my favourite games wouldn't work (or at least not work properly), so I went back to W7. Extended support for W7 ends in January 2020. Wish they'd extend that date by a few years. Really don't want to use W10.
Upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 when it first became available and never had a problem until the latest update. This completely messed up my computer tried to reinstall to repair and could not get it to boot up.wiped hard drive fresh install same problems,then said I needed a licence to activate. Turns out there is a problem with AMD chipsets ( as in my graphics card (ATI Saphire HD3650 )stopping it working took card out and use motherboard graphics ,Still had to get a new licence key as could not get my digital key back.So far so good.
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