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Offline thaiga

You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free
« on: January 22, 2017, 06:28:34 PM »
After being on win 8.1 for some time, yesterday i read this article and decided to try and it worked. The first time it refused, but after disabling my start ups and anti virus, bingo worked a treat.

Although microsoft finally pulled the plug on its free upgrade offer to Windows 10 on July 29, 2016 following a year-long promotional campaign. This means that Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 users cannot upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system free of charge post the above deadline.

BUT ... As long as you are using a valid version of Windows 7 or 8.1, the following method to upgrade for free should work on your PC. Like it did for myself. Reports techworm.net

1. Visit the Download Windows 10 website.

2. Click Download Tool Now.

3. Once downloaded, run Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool.

4. Next, choose ‘Upgrade this PC now’ option and follow the on screen instructions.

5. Once done, you will be given a license key for Windows 10.

6. You can check on your digital license by going to Settings > Update & security > Activation
and activate the license key.

If you upgrade to Windows 10 using the method above, you will also be able to download the Windows 10 Creators Update which is tipped to be available in April this year. The Windows 10 Creators Update is expected to include a host of new features and could also have a fresh new look.

PS: Like i said it worked for me, but i do not hold myself responsable if you mess it up

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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 09:39:26 AM »
Still works like a charm. Yesterday some keys in my notebook's registry acted damaged. No problem, I thought and dug out my Windows10 recovery drive. But there was also a problem and about 70% through the reset it always showed a problem.

Finally I decided to get my 8 year old Notebook that came with preinstalled Windows7 back to out-of-the-box state. Kept the 0-button pressed and turned it on. Immediately it warned me that I would delete all my files that way. What the heck! I got my important files not on that notebook's drive anyway. And if I got to throw away that notebook I do loose files as well. So I proceeded. It took quite a while and worked out fine.

Now I tried the above to upgrade to Windows10 again. That also took a few hours and worked out fine. I just wonder now, how many hours or days it will need to get all the updates until present downloaded and installed.
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Offline thaiga

Re: You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 12:08:07 PM »
Is it just me, or are Windows 10 updates slowing down? Getting KB4051033 to download is like watching paint dry. I'm on a fibre network connection and Win 7 updates download like lightning, but Win 10 updates take forever. I've been sitting at 9% for the past half hour.
Has anyone else had this happen? If so, is there a reason? I'm just curious.


info on that slooooooow download updates can be found here  tenforums.com

now back up your system on a separate drive ie: pen drive with the free utility AOMEI Backupper Standard 4.0.6FREE you can also use this software to clone if you have 2 hard drives

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Offline thaiga

Here's a handy free little tool if your boot up fails - Hirens boot from usb - you can boot into mini windows hiren.info a bootable software on usb containing a number of diagnostic programs such as partitioning agents, system performance benchmarks, disk cloning and imaging tools, data recovery tools, MBR tools, BIOS tools, and many others for fixing various computer problems.

more here winhelp.co





A simple version of Windows XP is made as an option to be used in cases that require a separate or independent OS, like in a scenario that a certain computer has been filled with viruses. That way, another OS is working on the installed Operating System, and the user can use any available program to clean such viruses without having the need to reformat.
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Offline thaiga

Re: upgrade to Windows 10 for free - the hiren boot tool vid
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 06:43:06 PM »
the hiren boot tool - suffer the vid till 1:30 - what a great tool this is

Playing with Mini Windows XP in Hiren’s Boot CD
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