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windows 10 free upgrade stilll there ?


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#1 TheDrunk

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 04:32 AM

Can you still get free upgrade to windows 10, with having windows 8.1?



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 07:46 AM

No, that offer expired July 28th 2016. 

 

Although, then I found this:

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/265409/you-can-still-get-windows-10-for-free-from-microsofts-accessibility-site/


Edited by xrobwx, 21 October 2017 - 07:49 AM.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 08:11 AM

And, as I predicted and has been widely reported, the upgrade offer for those who use assistive technology is slated to come to a close after December 31, 2017.  (Though the Microsoft site where one triggers it has not yet been updated to reflect this).

 

There were very good reasons that those who use third party assistive technology did not want to upgrade to Windows 10 when it first appeared.  Now that almost 2.5 years have passed, and those third-party vendors have largely managed to "catch up," those reasons have disappeared.  Microsoft wasn't about to keep giving away Windows 10 to anyone who wanted it forever.

 

I hope they actually extend this program but put some sort of vetting process into place.  That's doubtful, though.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 05:03 PM

I've upgraded/installed Win 10 on several computers running Win 7 & on one running Win 8, without ever using Assistive Tech. Never a problem with activation.

 

As the following article states:

 

Microsoft may have officially ended its upgrade program, but it’s leaving the capability in place for anyone who discovers it independently.

And why not? It never made much sense for Microsoft to only give Windows 10 away for just 12 months.

 

Read the full article here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242419-windows-10-free-upgrades-still-unofficially-available

 

Now whether or not the ending of the Assistive Tech will also close down acquiring Win 10 through a simple download loophole remains to be seen. So far I have not read any articles to indicate such. Time will tell.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 05:46 PM

From what I have read you can upgrade using the Media Creation Tool. Do not create a DVD or USB flash drive. Select the Option to Upgrade this PC now. I would create a complete disk image to an external drive using a program like Macrium or Easeus Todo backup before attempting the upgrade.

 

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http://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/


Edited by JohnC_21, 21 October 2017 - 07:27 PM.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 06:20 PM

From what I have read you can upgrade using the Media Creation Tool. Do not create a DVD or USB flash drive. Select the Option to Upgrade this PC know. I would create a complete disk image to an external drive using a program like Macrium or Easeus Todo backup before attempting the upgrade.

 

I've always done just the opposite. I check the box 'Create Install Media For another PC.'  I prefer to burn the resulting ISO download to a DVD for installations. Hasn't failed me yet.

And like you state, creating an image to external storage via Macrium or Easeus is good advice. 


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 07:12 PM

 

From what I have read you can upgrade using the Media Creation Tool. Do not create a DVD or USB flash drive. Select the Option to Upgrade this PC know. I would create a complete disk image to an external drive using a program like Macrium or Easeus Todo backup before attempting the upgrade.

 

I've always done just the opposite. I check the box 'Create Install Media For another PC.'  I prefer to burn the resulting ISO download to a DVD for installations. Hasn't failed me yet.

And like you state, creating an image to external storage via Macrium or Easeus is good advice. 

 

 

I've followed saw101's method, too, since having one update from the "Upgrade now" (or "Upgrade this PC") button fail midstream due to downloading issues.  I figure why not know that one has all the baseline material for the upgrade already in hand and it's only the "patches since ISO" that need to be downloaded (and even that's optional at upgrade time - you can say no and they'll be handled via Windows Update later).


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:49 AM

Still available after Fall Creators Update

 

http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-still-offered-as-free-upgrade-after-fall-creators-update-launch-518166.shtml

 

 

 

So there you go. There’s still a way to upgrade to Windows 10 without paying a single cent, and by the looks of things, Microsoft is perfectly fine with people using it to install the OS. If only this helps kill off Windows 7 and 8.1…


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 01:36 PM

Assistive technology offer for free upgrade to Windows 10 will end 31st December

 

 

http://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-to-close-free-windows-10-upgrade-loophole-on-december-31-518278.shtml






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