Upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 Pro for free*
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Upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 Pro for free*

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Posted 8th MayEdited by:"piraats008"
Microsoft free windows programme has ended more than a year ago, but if you download it directly from their website and upgrade you still get genuine digital licence.

Here is the best part - for most users it will most likely upgrade to Windows 10 Home edition which is somewhat limited.

If you have an old product key from Windows 7 Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 8/8.1 Pro lying around you can upgrade to pro using that key.

Same if you already have Windows 10 home installed but want to upgrade to pro. Just use your old product key from Windows 7 Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 8/8.1 and you will be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro.

Technically it’s not free as you would have already paid for the other pro version but if you happen to have one laying around then it’s a good way to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro without buying a new licence.
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I have 7 and 10 at home and prefer 7
Jellybeans2 m ago

I've gone back to win8.1 and turned off updates. New sandbox update for …I've gone back to win8.1 and turned off updates. New sandbox update for win10 is cool though.


I never tried 8.1 but had 8 on my laptop and hated every bit of it. Upgraded to 10 Pro since I had a 7 pro licence and it’s basically like in ugly 7 Pro with some extra features
I've gone back to win8.1 and turned off updates.

New sandbox update for win10 is cool though.
XP was the best for a long run. 10 is now king.
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I've gone back to win8.1 and turned off updates.

New sandbox update for win10 is cool though.
Jellybeans2 m ago

I've gone back to win8.1 and turned off updates. New sandbox update for …I've gone back to win8.1 and turned off updates. New sandbox update for win10 is cool though.


I never tried 8.1 but had 8 on my laptop and hated every bit of it. Upgraded to 10 Pro since I had a 7 pro licence and it’s basically like in ugly 7 Pro with some extra features
Done mine upgrade the other day
I have 7 and 10 at home and prefer 7
I can't see how to download from Microsoft. The only link I see asks me to pay £200+ :-(

...Thanks to all who replied. Got it now:-)
Edited by: "Michael.Fraser" 9th May
It definitely works. I have done it with few computers in the last few years.
Michael.Fraser12 m ago

I can't see how to download from Microsoft. The only link I see asks me …I can't see how to download from Microsoft. The only link I see asks me to pay £200+ :-(

microsoft.com/en-…ISO
qwales36 m ago

I have 7 and 10 at home and prefer 7


To be honest, I used to be in the exact same boat, and for love or money could NOT be dis-swayed from my beloved Window's 7, lol.

But to be frank with you though, Window's 10 DOES eventually grow on you though ...

Especially as most PC's and Laptop's over the last 2 Year's or so have all been rolled out with Window's 10 now as standard?.

Though to be fair, at a point in time just shy of that time, etc, when Window's 8/8.1 was STILL prevalent, you wouldn't have found me dead buying any 'system' with Window's 8 on it, for similar reasons for/as already described in the link mentioned here:
bookdream38 m ago

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2019/may/02/will-i-be-forced-to-upgrade-windows-7-to-windows-10 More information on the topic here.


And I personally believed that Window's 8.1 was probably no better either - I 'sampled' both, though never owed both, but regardless, I couldn't stand both either (outside of a Phone/Tablet scenario Year's later that is?).

I believe that some Laptop's with Window's 10 on them bought between 2-5 Year's ago SHOULD be able to still downgrade to Window's 7 right? (unless I'm mistaken?), then via that, you (in theory at least), then get your fresh Window's 7 Pro/Ultimate, etc product key from it, then upgrade STRAIGHT (via that), to Window's 10 Pro, right?, or ...

I'm clearly looking at 'workaround options' there, etc? (of which that could notably be an 'option' also like? - considering it's a viable option in the first place ofcourse?, lol). :-)

Any advice on any of my above aforementioned above would be greatly appreciated, thanx.


Ps.
Maybe it's you I need to ask about my immediate above perhaps?

AdolfHeatler14 m ago

It definitely works. I have done it with few computers in the last few …It definitely works. I have done it with few computers in the last few years.


Any advice in regards to my Window's 7/Window's 10 scenario as per my immediate above also, etc?, thanx.
Edited by: "amour3k" 8th May
piraats00849 m ago

I never tried 8.1 but had 8 on my laptop and hated every bit of it. …I never tried 8.1 but had 8 on my laptop and hated every bit of it. Upgraded to 10 Pro since I had a 7 pro licence and it’s basically like in ugly 7 Pro with some extra features


Same here.. Windows 8 was terrible but 8.1 I think brought back the start button.

I'm bit paranoid about security so felt its not a good idea to stay at older version so upgraded it to 10
Is there a way to make Windows 10 look like the old Windows 7 on the desktop screen ?
I do not like the "tiles"
Thanks
Yes it's called Windows 7 skin
redondo5 m ago

Is there a way to make Windows 10 look like the old Windows 7 on the …Is there a way to make Windows 10 look like the old Windows 7 on the desktop screen ?I do not like the "tiles"Thanks


In the Window's 10 settings somewhere, I'm pretty sure I've seen it there in the past before ('Compatibility Mode', or something?).

The3dge8 m ago

Same here.. Windows 8 was terrible but 8.1 I think brought back the start …Same here.. Windows 8 was terrible but 8.1 I think brought back the start button.I'm bit paranoid about security so felt its not a good idea to stay at older version so upgraded it to 10


Yeh, the Start Menu was bought back with the advent of Window's 8.1.

After the 'issues' of not having it in Window's 8 was inevitably realised.
I'm using an old laptop with windows 7 pro my product key has always said it wasn't genuine and I get notifications all the time from microsoft which I ignore will this machine be able to upgrade ?
Jellybeans1 h, 3 m ago

I've gone back to win8.1 and turned off updates. New sandbox update for …I've gone back to win8.1 and turned off updates. New sandbox update for win10 is cool though.


Hopefully you’re not using that machine to access external networks then?
Jellybeans1 h, 5 m ago

I've gone back to win8.1 and turned off updates. New sandbox update for …I've gone back to win8.1 and turned off updates. New sandbox update for win10 is cool though.


So Window's 10 now finally has that Sandie Box feature?, cooooool!!.

I could never get it to work as fluidly as I'd have liked to have, when I installed it upon different Window's Device's a few Year's back ...

As I'd loved that very same safety net' feature (it not just promised upon, but actually also delivered upon), on those iDevices (of which one of them was an iPhone contract, one which I personally made heavy use of some Year's back too).

So ended up loving that added protection that Sandie Box brought to the table.

I believe it's integration into the iOS shell played a heavy part in that.

I'm assuming that now it'll be included in the shell of Window's 10 (via it's update), then the same will now prove true of it in Window's now then?, or ... thanx.

As I think it's really very cool. :-)
michael.mcnally5 m ago

I'm using an old laptop with windows 7 pro my product key has always said …I'm using an old laptop with windows 7 pro my product key has always said it wasn't genuine and I get notifications all the time from microsoft which I ignore will this machine be able to upgrade ?


I'm guessing no, as in no you won't?.

As Microsoft will still try to verify that one too ...

You may however get away with Window's 10 Home though?, lol.
redondo15 m ago

Is there a way to make Windows 10 look like the old Windows 7 on the …Is there a way to make Windows 10 look like the old Windows 7 on the desktop screen ?I do not like the "tiles"Thanks


Just delete all the tiles and don’t use.
XP was the best for a long run. 10 is now king.
Wish I could down grade fro free
amour3k18 m ago

In the Window's 10 settings somewhere, I'm pretty sure I've seen it there …In the Window's 10 settings somewhere, I'm pretty sure I've seen it there in the past before ('Compatibility Mode', or something?).Yeh, the Start Menu was bought back with the advent of Window's 8.1.After the 'issues' of not having it in Window's 8 was inevitably realised.


You will be surprised i liked Windows xp better then Windows 8..it was faster simpler and lighter OS
So if I have the win 10 home, how do I upgrade to the pro for free, do I need to download the iso and reinstall Windows?

Thanks.
qwales1 h, 30 m ago

I have 7 and 10 at home and prefer 7



redondo41 m ago

Is there a way to make Windows 10 look like the old Windows 7 on the …Is there a way to make Windows 10 look like the old Windows 7 on the desktop screen ?I do not like the "tiles"Thanks


Classic shell.That's what i use.
Thanks , I will check Classic she'll.

Is there a program that stops Microsoft from getting my information without me agreeing ?
I know that was a big problem when W10 started , but it seems to have been forgotten !
What exactly is this deal linking to?
redondo56 m ago

Is there a way to make Windows 10 look like the old Windows 7 on the …Is there a way to make Windows 10 look like the old Windows 7 on the desktop screen ?I do not like the "tiles"Thanks


google.com/url?q=classicshell.net/&am…0E1
Cuddl3s46 m ago

So if I have the win 10 home, how do I upgrade to the pro for free, do I …So if I have the win 10 home, how do I upgrade to the pro for free, do I need to download the iso and reinstall Windows?Thanks.



thats what I'm looking for also.

fingers crossed, I hoping it a simple case of downloading the win 10 pro and reinstalling it.
michael.mcnally1 h, 12 m ago

I'm using an old laptop with windows 7 pro my product key has always said …I'm using an old laptop with windows 7 pro my product key has always said it wasn't genuine and I get notifications all the time from microsoft which I ignore will this machine be able to upgrade ?


You can always try. Do you have a genuine sticker/purchased licence key and Windows is still complaining?
Cuddl3s51 m ago

So if I have the win 10 home, how do I upgrade to the pro for free, do I …So if I have the win 10 home, how do I upgrade to the pro for free, do I need to download the iso and reinstall Windows?Thanks.


No go in settings and choose upgrade. Then enter a licence code for one of the windows versions in original post and you will be upgraded to 10 Pro. No need to download anything.
What about with Windows 7 Enterprise? at work they have some machines about 7 years old on w7 Enterprise that the IT department don't support anymore... but are used by students who need admin rights for tasks. Could this be an upgrade route for those machines?
scott2c31 m ago

What exactly is this deal linking to?


Read the post
flintstone6 m ago

thats what I'm looking for also.fingers crossed, I hoping it a simple case …thats what I'm looking for also.fingers crossed, I hoping it a simple case of downloading the win 10 pro and reinstalling it.


No you need one of the licence codes mentioned in my post. Have you read it?
jg2132 m ago

What about with Windows 7 Enterprise? at work they have some machines …What about with Windows 7 Enterprise? at work they have some machines about 7 years old on w7 Enterprise that the IT department don't support anymore... but are used by students who need admin rights for tasks. Could this be an upgrade route for those machines?


Yes that will work
I just got a new 240gb SSD , can I install this Windows 10 , and sandbag Windows 7 and also Linux ?
I never used Linux but might want to play with it someday ,
Hopefully this is easy to do on an older computer
piraats0085 m ago

Yes that will work


Although Tim not sure if using enterprise key they would be upgraded to enterprise or only pro
How much ram needed
shug1191 m ago

How much ram needed


My machine has only 4GB but has SSD and works flawlessly.
redondo1 h, 5 m ago

Thanks , I will check Classic she'll.Is there a program that stops …Thanks , I will check Classic she'll.Is there a program that stops Microsoft from getting my information without me agreeing ?I know that was a big problem when W10 started , but it seems to have been forgotten !


I haven't used it for a while but Classic Shell would be my choice too.

piraats00835 m ago

Read the post



read it, it states if you've win 10 home, you can use it, my system was upgraded from win 7 home to win 10 home, can I not use the key from Win 10 home then to go to the pro ?
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