Windows 10 free upgrade still open for some..

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  1. kemical

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    If you use 'assistive technologies' when using Windows then the offer of a free upgrade from either Windows 7.1 or 8.1 is still open.
    You will need to access the correct download page which is here:
    Windows 10 upgrade for assistive technology users
     
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    The upgrade is still available for all pcs?
     
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    No, only if you have disabilities.
     
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    Read the link and you'll see what is detailed but essentially it's a loophole left for disabled users. If you have a disability then you can still obtain the download for free although there is no actual check to see if your really disabled or not... ;)
     
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    That's how I upgraded all of my OS's to W10, except two. One is a VM that I created when in the very early stages, and in the end, had an activated OS at no cost, 10-12 days before those late to the party got theirs.:)

    Cat
     
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    Interesting, I have some Customers with disabilities whom I may be able to upgrade this way, as they are on fixed income and can't afford to buy a W10 upgrade license.

    Good Post, Thanks all!

    <<<BIGBEARJEDI>>>
     
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    BIGBEARJEDI, glad that we could assist you!

    Most all of my W10 installs was way after the free promo ended, kept the file to use on other computers. The installer by default will load the latest version of W10 onto your (or your customer's) computers w/out any trouble.

    However, note that Microsoft reserves the right to pull the plug on this at any time, so the sooner you act, the better.:)

    Computers that has had W10 installed & activated in the past & reverted to an earlier OS are eligible for another install, either via this method, or downloading the latest ISO, it'll recognise the hardware fingerprint (if there hasn't been many changes) & install w/out a key. What I did, before downgrading two computers back to W7, was created a disk image with Macrium Reflect, so that I'll be protected at EOL, even though these will still require upgrading afterwards. Maybe I should had went with a clean install, oddly, a Toshiba notebook with essentially the same hardware as my MSI ran like crap, the MSI ran great. Maybe it was all of the Toshiba's extra junk software that made it run bad.

    At any rate, once you upgrade using the link above & it's activated, you can then clean install the OS w/out a key, that is, as long as you signed in with a Microsoft Account. That's the for sure way it's permanently activated with a digital entitlement.:)

    Good Luck with upgrading your customer's computers!:)

    Cat
     
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    Very good post thanks
     
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    Hi Cat,
    I thought I'd let you know that I'm putting together a little project to test the W10 free upgrade on W7 and W8x platforms. I have a colleague who is also in the computer repair biz who is going to assist me. If we can get it to work on either or both platforms, we plan on offering no-license cost upgrades *labor only* to our Computer Club members as a member benefit.

    I'll keep you informed of our progress.

    Have a Great weekend!:D
    <<<BBJ>>>
     

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