Windows 10 free upgrade (Jan 2017) @ Microsoft Store
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Windows 10 free upgrade (Jan 2017) @ Microsoft Store

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Found 6th Jan
The free upgrade to windows 10 for users of win 7 or 8.1 ended last summer, but you can still get it. They are still offering the free upgrade to users of adaptive technologies.

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This is extremely old news and a bit insincere. I also think this is the sort of loophole that you shouldn't make too public, since it increases the likelihood of them stopping it for legitimately disabled people.
Edited by: "misterleoni" 6th Jan

Original Poster

not sure why ppl are voting cold, probably didn't read it

expire this dog

already posted in Freebies in the last 30 days

misterleoni

This is extremely old news and a bit insincere. I also think this is the … This is extremely old news and a bit insincere. I also think this is the sort of loophole that you shouldn't make too public, since it increases the likelihood of them stopping it for legitimately disabled people.



​Its only old news to you because you asked the question 4 months ago and someone on here was kind enough to tell you about the loophole! Heat from me as this site is about sharing info so others can save money, not keeping it to
yourself.


Original Poster

luvsadealdealdeal

expire this dogalready posted in Freebies in the last 30 days



​Believe me, I searched before posting. Also, funny how a post this am featuring a win 10 oem code for £11 got 264 got votes.

Tried it when first bought new pc with 8.1.(was 200 pound cheaper than same pc with 10 installed)But would not install after downloading it just hung on installing.So just installed windows 7 classic shell and realised how much i missed 7 over 10.Heat though ,not everyone knows .
Edited by: "sandstone1" 6th Jan

weenski76

not sure why ppl are voting cold, probably didn't read it



It's been Posted a handful of times over the last 6 months on here, that MAY be part reason for the coldness perhaps?.

Personally speaking though, I like such Post's, as contrary to popular belief, there are still lot's of people out there that may either genuinely not know?, and/or missed the earlier incarnation's of this Post last year? (but are now able to still benefit from this as such ... )

So I see such Post's as mainly helpful. :-)

Wish I never upgraded from win 7 hate windows 10, cold

Original Poster

misterleoni

This is extremely old news and a bit insincere. I also think this is the … This is extremely old news and a bit insincere. I also think this is the sort of loophole that you shouldn't make too public, since it increases the likelihood of them stopping it for legitimately disabled people.



​BTW I am legitimately disabled, that's how I came across this.

gazdoubleu

​Its only old news to you because you asked the question 4 months ago and … ​Its only old news to you because you asked the question 4 months ago and someone on here was kind enough to tell you about the loophole! Heat from me as this site is about sharing info so others can save money, not keeping it to yourself.


No, this "deal" is posted, what seems to be, every month.

gazdoubleu

​Its only old news to you because you asked the question 4 months ago and … ​Its only old news to you because you asked the question 4 months ago and someone on here was kind enough to tell you about the loophole! Heat from me as this site is about sharing info so others can save money, not keeping it to yourself.


Wonder if he did pay?

gazdoubleu

​Its only old news to you because you asked the question 4 months ago and … ​Its only old news to you because you asked the question 4 months ago and someone on here was kind enough to tell you about the loophole! Heat from me as this site is about sharing info so others can save money, not keeping it to yourself.



Ouch!.

That's what I call irony ...

But, it's all good though. :-)

Original Poster

CouldntThinkOfAUsername

No, this "deal" is posted, what seems to be, every month.



​Do you think every member has been checking every day of every month? I checked and didn't find it. Maybe because I'm disabled? Maybe this post will be of use to other users of ATs.

Stop complaining (_;).
Thank you weenski76.

I am not aware of such deals but then I'm not looking.
I never upgraded before as Id heard all the bad stories, hence the reason it was supposedly free in the first place.
Can anyone who has upgraded give an honest opinion, is it really worth it from win 7. I like Win 7 and its only because of things like Microsoft Groove that requires 10 that I would consider upgrading.

I had my first experience of a brand new Windows 10 machine a few months ago. What a mess compared to windows 7. If you want to upgrade, HOT. Take it from me, don't bother getting burnt.

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DonkeyKonk

A very cool HUKer posted … A very cool HUKer posted recently...http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/missed-free-windows-10-upgrade-like-did-can-still-get-0-2581217



​I wonder how many of the people who used this actually use assistive technologies??

weenski76

​I wonder how many of the people who used this actually use assistive t … ​I wonder how many of the people who used this actually use assistive technologies??



​Quite a few seeing as the Amazon Echo is classed as an Assistive device in some circles

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gazdoubleu

​Quite a few seeing as the Amazon Echo is classed as an Assistive device i … ​Quite a few seeing as the Amazon Echo is classed as an Assistive device in some circles



​Basically, this post was intended to help other disabled people who, like myself, didn't know about this offer until today.

rhinopaul

I am not aware of such deals but then I'm not looking. I never upgraded … I am not aware of such deals but then I'm not looking. I never upgraded before as Id heard all the bad stories, hence the reason it was supposedly free in the first place.Can anyone who has upgraded give an honest opinion, is it really worth it from win 7. I like Win 7 and its only because of things like Microsoft Groove that requires 10 that I would consider upgrading.


I'm no expert on computer stuff, but as an ordinary user who cannot do all the tweaks myself, have a good read via google for things like 'is windows 10 good' or 'should I upgrade to windows 10' - I had no option, but find many of the problems (which are said to be common with windows 10) very annoying.
I only use wifi, and every now and then it disconnects itself, not ideal when in the middle of listing on ebay and you lose everything.
Another wifi issue is the difficulty of using free wifi areas where a login is required - very often my windows 10 laptop refuses to bring up the login page, despite a cheapie tablet on windows 8 having no problem...... and so on.

weenski76

​Believe me, I searched before posting. Also, funny how a post this am f … ​Believe me, I searched before posting. Also, funny how a post this am featuring a win 10 oem code for £11 got 264 got votes.



I just put the keyword 'assistive' into Search/ Freebies & it came up straight away umpteen times

I really can't understand the negativity regarding windows 10. Yes it does have a few issues, but overall much better than 7 once you've found your way around it IMHO.

Original Poster

luvsadealdealdeal

I just put the keyword 'assistive' into Search/ Freebies & it came up … I just put the keyword 'assistive' into Search/ Freebies & it came up straight away umpteen times



​Looks like you're not visually out cognitively impaired then, good for you!

rhinopaul

I am not aware of such deals but then I'm not looking. I never upgraded … I am not aware of such deals but then I'm not looking. I never upgraded before as Id heard all the bad stories, hence the reason it was supposedly free in the first place.Can anyone who has upgraded give an honest opinion, is it really worth it from win 7. I like Win 7 and its only because of things like Microsoft Groove that requires 10 that I would consider upgrading.



it's excellent because it's much faster & safer

if you don't like the interface just install (free) Classic Shell which reverts your look & functionality essentially back to Windows 7 classicshell.net/

if you're worried by the telemetry ('spying' - it's not spying but that's what the sheeple call it) then install (free) Spybot Anti Beacon and immunize all - this speeds up your PC and stops it sending data to Microsoft or help anybody else update safer-networking.org/spy…on/

misterleoni

I also think this is the sort of loophole that you shouldn't make too … I also think this is the sort of loophole that you shouldn't make too public, since it increases the likelihood of them stopping it for legitimately disabled people.



Is it not likely that Microsoft have deliberately left this looophole open as they KNOW it will be publicisied and used by non-disabled people.

For all sorts of reasons Microsoft are desperate to get people off older releases of Windows and on to Windows 10 so the more people who use the loophole the happier Microsoft will be, so they are not likely to close it.

guilbert53

Is it not likely that Microsoft have deliberately left this looophole … Is it not likely that Microsoft have deliberately left this looophole open as they KNOW it will be publicisied and used by non-disabled people.For all sorts of reasons Microsoft are desperate to get people off older releases of Windows and on to Windows 10 so the more people who use the loophole the happier Microsoft will be, so they are not likely to close it.



what's the betting Microsoft shortly have a 'window' (geddit!!!?) of opportunity where EVERYBODY on W7 or W8 can again upgrade for free, widely advertised as a generous gesture from MS?

Try it but put a date in your calendar for 30 days time, so when you want to revert back you can. Otherwise your pretty much stuck with it or a lot of hassle.

gazdoubleu

​Its only old news to you because you asked the question 4 months ago and … ​Its only old news to you because you asked the question 4 months ago and someone on here was kind enough to tell you about the loophole! Heat from me as this site is about sharing info so others can save money, not keeping it to yourself.



Stalker

guilbert53

Is it not likely that Microsoft have deliberately left this looophole … Is it not likely that Microsoft have deliberately left this looophole open as they KNOW it will be publicisied and used by non-disabled people.For all sorts of reasons Microsoft are desperate to get people off older releases of Windows and on to Windows 10 so the more people who use the loophole the happier Microsoft will be, so they are not likely to close it.



That could be true, in fairness.

No not spying..... it harvests

The whole area of windows 10 upgrades is smoke and mirrors.

On a whim I bought an MS Surface after Christmas via IBOOD it only had 32gb of storage and had Windows 8.1 on it. It was a faff but I managed to upgrade it to Windows 10 pro and it activated without problem. On Microsofts own website for the Surface it states the upgrade to Windows 10 has now ended and that you would need to buy a copy....

Clearly not always the case...

For what it's worth In my opinion Windows 10 is better than any previous version, but a zillion times more fiddly than an Apple product.


Patrick
North Worcs



Edited by: "pgnl" 6th Jan

Original Poster

pgnl

The whole area of windows 10 upgrades is smoke and mirrors. On a whim I … The whole area of windows 10 upgrades is smoke and mirrors. On a whim I bought an MS Surface after Christmas via IBOOD it only had 32gb of storage and had Windows 8.1 on it. It was a faff but I managed to upgrade it to Windows 10 pro and it activated without problem. On Microsofts own website for the Surface it states the upgrade to Windows 10 has now ended and that you would need to buy a copy....Clearly not always the case...For what it's worth In my opinion Windows 10 is better than any previous version, but a zillion times more fiddly than an Apple product.PatrickNorth Worcs



In what way is it more fiddly than an Apple product​? I'm genuinely interested btw, not trolling.

the os should be free or alot cheaper they have their build in store to milk peeps

misterleoni

Stalker


Don't flatter yourself lol!

misterleoni

That could be true, in fairness.



I too had wondered of this too ...

weenski76

​BTW I am legitimately disabled, that's how I came across this.



Good for you.

But in all fairness, I'm familiar with a few disabled, of whom for one reason or another genuinely still don't know of this Windows 10 incentive freebie, etc?, so rehashes like this every once in awhile, I think is a wee bit helpful ...

But I hear what you saying though. :-)

weenski76

In what way is it more fiddly than an Apple product​? I'm genuinely i … In what way is it more fiddly than an Apple product​? I'm genuinely interested btw, not trolling.



I've been using Windows all my life but every time I use my partner's Macbook I find it more fluid and simple to use. I think Apple just make things a bit easier on the whole. Even Windows 10 is still more convoluted than it needs to be, though it is less of a mess than Windows 8.

rhinopaul

I am not aware of such deals but then I'm not looking. I never upgraded … I am not aware of such deals but then I'm not looking. I never upgraded before as Id heard all the bad stories, hence the reason it was supposedly free in the first place.Can anyone who has upgraded give an honest opinion, is it really worth it from win 7. I like Win 7 and its only because of things like Microsoft Groove that requires 10 that I would consider upgrading.


my laptop did a windows 10 upgrade automatically ,now i cannot get my laptop to boot up ,wish i'd stayed with 7.
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