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BANGKOK 23 April 2019 19:33
Stocky

Win10 Free Upgrade Still Working

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Are you sure it's not some sort of trial?  I thought the free Windows 10 promotion ended a long time ago.  

 

As a side question, does Windows 7 Home upgrade to Windows 10 Home, and Windows 7 Pro upgrade to Windows 10 Pro?

 

I am putting off my upgrade until later in the year, but have thought about upgrading earlier. 

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No, not a trial.

 

Activation 2019-02-20 164014.jpg

 

AFAIK a Win 7 Home goes to a Win 10 Home and a Win 7 Pro upgrades to a Win 10 Pro - you stay with the level of licence you originally bought.

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19 hours ago, Stocky said:

No, not a trial.

 

Activation 2019-02-20 164014.jpg

 

AFAIK a Win 7 Home goes to a Win 10 Home and a Win 7 Pro upgrades to a Win 10 Pro - you stay with the level of licence you originally bought.

 

In many cases, you can upgrade your Home Premium to Professional or Ultimate before then moving to Windows 10 Pro.

 

In addition there is no need to upgrade over the top of an existing Windows 7 install. You can simply take a snapshot of the Windows 7 activation, clean install Windows 10 and then apply the snapshot of the Windows 7 activation to Windows 10.

 

This especially useful if wanting to clean install the OS on to a new SSD.

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On 2/20/2019 at 1:16 PM, Stocky said:

I'm guessing the free upgrade route is going to stay open, Microsoft just want everyone to migrate eventually.

You'd be guessing correctly. The free upgrade from Windows 7 is still available.

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On 2/20/2019 at 3:06 PM, KhunHeineken said:

I thought the free Windows 10 promotion ended a long time ago.

It never ended. The only free upgrade that ended was the 'Assistive Technologies' freebie.

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On 2/20/2019 at 3:06 PM, KhunHeineken said:

As a side question, does Windows 7 Home upgrade to Windows 10 Home, and Windows 7 Pro upgrade to Windows 10 Pro?

Yes and yes.

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9 hours ago, killerbeez said:

It never ended. The only free upgrade that ended was the 'Assistive Technologies' freebie.

 

That hasn't ended either. Only the link has been removed. Find the link, run the software and it's business as usual. 

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On 2/22/2019 at 3:27 AM, killerbeez said:

It never ended. The only free upgrade that ended was the 'Assistive Technologies' freebie.

So what happened to Microsoft's big cut off date for free Windows 10 that had everyone rushing to install it?  Why no announcement of an extension back then? Why wouldn't they openly publicize it's still for free?

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32 minutes ago, KhunHeineken said:

So what happened to Microsoft's big cut off date for free Windows 10 that had everyone rushing to install it?  Why no announcement of an extension back then? Why wouldn't they openly publicize it's still for free?

They still want people to change over to W10 but don't want to openly damage the sales of the operating system.

 

Business 101...........................:thumbsup:

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On 3/8/2019 at 11:05 PM, chrisinth said:

They still want people to change over to W10 but don't want to openly damage the sales of the operating system.

 

Business 101...........................:thumbsup:

So, it's free, without being free.  That makes sense.  🙂

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On 2/22/2019 at 2:20 AM, KneeDeep said:

 

That hasn't ended either. Only the link has been removed. Find the link, run the software and it's business as usual. 

 

Assistive technology upgrade link

 

If you prefer to create a new link for yourself, click here and choose Upgrade Now.

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If it's free to upgrade, why are members posting in the other thread running at the moment where to buy a Windows 10 license?  

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2 hours ago, KhunHeineken said:

If it's free to upgrade, why are members posting in the other thread running at the moment where to buy a Windows 10 license?  

 

Maybe they don't have a licence for Windows 7 or 8.

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