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You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free in 2018

Ever since Microsoft released Windows 10, users and administrators had options to upgrade Windows 7 or Windows 8 systems to Windows 10 for free.

Microsoft lost a lot of trust in the beginning with its Get Windows 10 campaign as it pushed harder and harder until the whole campaign backfired.

The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 ended on July 29, 2016, officially. Microsoft did keep the offer on the table for users of assistive technologies so that they could upgrade their machines to Windows 10 for free after the deadline.

The company announced recently that it would retire the free upgrade offer for customers who use assistive technologies at the end of 2017.

This was not the only option that Windows 7 or 8.1 users had to upgrade, however. Users who had a product key could upgrade to Windows 10 for free after the July 29 deadline as well.

Update: Microsoft pulled this option to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. It is still possible to upgrade using a valid Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 product key.

I ran a test yesterday to see if it is still possible to upgrade a Windows 7 machine to Windows 10 for free. I installed a pristine copy of Windows 7 Professional in a virtual machine, activated the system, and ran Windows Update to install all available updates.

I went to the "Customers who use assistive technologies can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost" website that Microsoft created for users of assistive technologies, and lo and behold, it was still online.

The download of the Windows 10 Upgrade Application worked fine, and I ran it on the system afterward. This was when I ran into the api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll is missing error that I had to fix first.

The upgrade proceeded fine afterward, and Windows 10 installed fine on the virtual machine. I checked the activation status of the operating system and noticed that it was activated digitally.

windows 10 activated

I did not try the other method of upgrading to Windows 10 for free (the product key version), but it seems likely that it will work as well.

Closing Words

The free upgrade offer for users of assistive technologies still works after the deadline. It is possible that Microsoft forgot to pull the page in time and that the company will do so in the coming days or weeks.

For now, though, you can use the offer to upgrade activated Windows 7 (I assume Windows 8.1 systems as well) for free to Windows 10.

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You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free in 2018
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You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free in 2018
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Microsoft ended the offer to upgrade Windows 7 or 8.1 systems for users of assistive technologies officially in 2017, but it is still there and works in 2018 as well as it did in 2017.
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  1. OldNavyGuy said on January 3, 2018 at 8:33 am
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    I went to the “Customers who use assistive technologies can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost” website…

    Which is the user base that this was intended for…not Joe/Jane Average User looking for a freebie.

    Sort of like parking in a handicap spot…when you’re not…because it’s more convenient.

    1. Yuliya said on January 3, 2018 at 9:17 am
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      There are a limited amount of parking spots (both the regular kind of spots and for handicapped people). Microsoft offers unlimited licenses though. So no, it’s nothing like “parking in a handicap spot”.

    2. Duke said on January 3, 2018 at 9:33 am
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      The requirements that make you eligible for using the free license is simply that you use ANY assistive tools. Even just larger fonts, mouse cursor changes anything like that. So you don’t need to be registered disabled to qualify. Its nothing like parking in a disabled spot.

      Microsoft wanted Win10 to have high adoption numbers so this loophole is probably planned by them. Its a way to keep the free upgrade open but save face because their original free upgrade period ended with much lower adoption than originally planned.

      They need to keep an upgrade route open because many people are still using Win7 and have no intention of paying to upgrade.

    3. AnorKnee Merce said on January 3, 2018 at 10:23 am
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      @ OldNavyGuy

      QUOTE; … “The company announced recently that it would retire the free upgrade offer for customers who use assistive technologies at the end of 2017.

      This was not the only option that Windows 7 or 8.1 users had to upgrade, however. Users who had a product key could upgrade to Windows 10 for free after the July 29 deadline as well.

      I ran a test yesterday to see if it is still possible to upgrade a Windows 7 machine to Windows 10 for free.”
      .
      This was a test upgrade and likely not an upgrade to actually use Win 10 long term for free, ie to test whether M$ can be trusted with their words. M$ have been proven to be liars and cannot be trusted by this test upgrade.

      M$’s recent announcement to retire this free upgrade offer was likely meant to create FUD to scare Win 7/8.1 users into upgrading to Win 10.

      1. michlind said on January 3, 2018 at 12:56 pm
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        I upgraded one of my laptops running Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Pro using a Windows 8 Pro key two weeks ago.

    4. DVDRambo said on January 3, 2018 at 1:34 pm
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      If anyone uses your computer that wears glasses, uses a hearing aid, or needs any other assistive technology, you’re good.

    5. Marc said on January 3, 2018 at 8:55 pm
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      hypocritical wise guy ?

    6. Bruce said on January 26, 2018 at 2:55 pm
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      According to this link at Microsoft, the Assistive Technology upgrade was stopped on Dec 31, 2017
      https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade?tduid=(4fa904268e8d2f9f831f3d671b07a35a)(256380)(2459594)(TnL5HPStwNw-lm8Q2swn6qPr4XqnFtvzgg)()

      I wonder though, if we can still use a Retail Windows 7 Key to Activate Windows 10 in the future, if we need to do so. I have Win 7 Ultimate Retail key (fully legal) which would go to Win 10 Pro if I ever needed to use it. Of course, any newly bought computer would already have Win 10 on it — just depends on which version it comes with.

  2. Chris said on January 3, 2018 at 9:35 am
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    Its been free since 2015 and it still cant over take windows 7. I have laptops running both, 7 still works circles around 10. 10 is loaded with crapware.

    OldNavyGuy are you serious? your definitely navy with this ridiculous post. Your analogy is absolutely ridiculous. Comparing an internet OS to a handicapped space is the ultimate shake my head moment.

    Its an OS so that means everyone can have one regardless are you still following a long? if you park in a handicapped space w/out legal right its called a crime it also removes a spot from the physical universe. I know you Navy guys cant drive a ship, but lets exercise a little common sense.

    Comparing the downloading of windows 10 to parking in a handicapped spot is akin to believing that downloading a picture from the internet litterally removes the picture completely from the internet making you like parking in a handicapped spot the only possessor.

    OldAirBorneRanger. RLTW! AATW!

    1. Sophie said on January 3, 2018 at 10:11 am
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      Sorry, but I’ve got to say here that (oldnavyguy) post is just not right at all…….its absolutely NOTHING like parking in a disabled bay.

      You know…….some time ago, quite a few months now….I found some other narrative on the Net purporting just this line of thinking. The idea was (according to several comments that I had read), that you were morally bankrupt to try and use “assistive technology” when you were not entitled.

      Do you (oldnavyguy) and others….forget the relentless campaign of harassment that Micro$oft undertook to cajole, bully and more….to get people to upgrade? The forced updates that many did not ask for? The people who came back to their PCs to find them broken in the software-sense, due to upgrades that had failed to update correctly? The loss of trust that then ensued?

      Do you really think that upgrading “a little later” than MS’s forced schedule is really akin to parking in a bay that should rightfully belong to a disabled person?

      You’ve (oldnavyguy) have completely reminded me of those sanctimonious and pointless comments that I read all those months ago……..

      Did it not occur to you that perhaps…..Microsoft may have told everyone that the free upgrade is finally ending………..in the hope that they might visit that page and make the upgrade, to boost MS’s Win10 statistics further than the woefully slow progress that they have thus made? …..only to “STILL” not pull it, because there’s always tomorrow……….. mañana..mañana….

      Microsoft want as many upgrades as possible, and they pulled the oldest sales trick in the book to try and get them (a limited time window). And when that didn’t do the trick….they kept a little doorway open for those that might read a little and discover it.

      Will they ever close it? Who knows, but please don’t try and suggest that this is the same as taking that last parking space. It’s just not the same.

      Sorry for my little rant here, but there you go……..we each have an opinion, and of course, nobody has to agree to mine either.

  3. Dr.Pepper said on January 3, 2018 at 10:24 am
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    I think the smart thing for Redmond to do, is to keep this option ongoing, or maybe even go all in Oprah-mode and revert previous decisions and just let every Windows 7 upgrade until the end of 2020. How could this be bad for business? I really don’t see the Windows 10 dvds flying off the shelves in the coming 2 years. Redmond now have 2 more years to fine-tune and perfect the much hated 10 to something people actually would want to use, it’s been proven that force-downloading massive installation files, forced upgrades and blackmailing users with deadlines is not the way to go. Redmond took a massive hit with those tactics, it’s now known/seen as a shameless bully and complete Richard. Here’s an opportunity to fix all that..

    1. cheaterslick said on January 6, 2018 at 7:56 am
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      You must have a lot of faith M$ will get it right in the next 2 years.

      I for one, am not holding my breath.

  4. Ivan said on January 3, 2018 at 11:15 am
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    Still don’t want it.

  5. Beatbox said on January 3, 2018 at 1:24 pm
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    Hi.
    I need a new laptop, but they all use windows 10.
    Can I put windows 7 on a new laptop ?
    I have genuine windows 7 Home Premium and a product key on a usb.
    Any thoughts or help is always welcome.
    Cheers.

    1. DVDRambo said on January 3, 2018 at 1:40 pm
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      Go to the manufacturer’s website and check for Windows 7 drivers. Download them, if available. Next, image your computer if you have it setup the way you want it to be. Should Windows 7 not work well, you can restore the image and save many hours of setup. You may need to make UEFI changes to Legacy boot mode to get it installed.

    2. Martin Brinkmann said on January 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm
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      Provided that the hardware is supported, yes.

      1. Mike Turner said on January 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm
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        Hi Martin,

        I appreciate your replies. I have read most of what you’ve written. As it is, I really don’t want Windows 10. I left Microsoft behind when 10 came out as I really don’t need Bill Gates and his crew (so to speak) spying on me. I switched to Linux Mint and haven’t looked back. All my current computers run the Linux system. However, now I’m ready to “better late than never” jump on the mining train, and the system I’m building says it runs on Windows 10. So, I guess that’s what I’ll be using. It’s not like I’ll be using that computer for the same purposes as I use this one or my others. It will just be mining crypto coins around the clock. So I’m confident I can shut down all unnecessary programs within it that I don’t need and work around the rest. I figured there was a chance it was still free, because I’ve seen postings over the last year or two suggesting their Windows 7 or 8.1 keeps upgrading certain portions of Windows on its own. However one post I got says I can upgrade for anywhere from about $99 to $199, which is the rate for a full ‘new’ upgrade. I will do in the end, what I have to do, but I don’t figure I’ll have to buy a new Windows retail disc to get 10. Thanks for your replies again.

        Mike

    3. AnorKnee Merce said on January 3, 2018 at 2:04 pm
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      @ Beatbox

      Only if you have the more expensive transferable Win 7 Home Premium Retail License or Product Key, which were usually purchased as a DVD box-set from retail stores or directly from M$’s website(= PK sent by M$ via email after payment has been made).

      Those Product Keys that came together with new OEM computers that were preinstalled with Win 7 are the cheaper non-transferable OEM Licenses which cannot be used to activate Win 7 on another or different computer, ie can only be used to activate Win 7 on the original or same computer. Such OEM licenses or OEM-SLP keys are pre-activated by the OEMs at the factory, ie no need to be activated online by M$.
      … Later, if the users do a clean reinstall of Win 7 on the same OEM computer, they need the OEM license/PK for online activation by M$, eg after a virus infection or hard-drive failure.

      IOW, a Win 7 Retail license/PK is transferable(but for only 1 computer at a time), eg to a new Win 10 computer, whereas a Win 7 OEM license/PK is not transferable, ie can only be used for the same OEM computer which it came with.
      …A newly clean installed Win 7 needs a valid PK in order to be activated online by M$.
      .

      Bear in mind that the Win 7 Install DVD/USB, eg created through M$’s website or heidocdotnet, have no support for modern USB 3.0 ports and NVMe SSDs, which are quite common in today’s new OEM Win 10 computers = cannot install Win 7 if the new computer only has USB 3.0/USB-C ports or is using a NVMe SSD = need to first find the device drivers for USB 3.0 or NVMe SSD, download them to a USB Flash-drive and pre-install them before Win 7 can be installed.
      .
      .

      P S – The OEMs supplied OEM Win 7 PK as COA stickers attached to the bottom of the laptop or inside the battery compartment or at the side of the desktop tower. OEM PK stickers are different from the pre-installed OEM-SLP keys that came out of the factory.

    4. Mike Turner said on January 3, 2018 at 4:08 pm
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      Hi Beatbox, I don’t see why you can’t put 7 on a laptop that currently is running 10. I have Linux on an Acer laptop that came with 8.1. When it was ready to upgrade to 10, I went Linux Mint and never looked back. I wouldn’t think you’d have any problems. It may be that some of the hardware is designed to run 10 if it’s very new. It seems that many new computers and parts are strictly designed to run a very particular OS and it may be the case that this is true for your laptop. But I’d set myself up properly to give it a try.

      1. Donal said on February 3, 2018 at 12:15 am
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        Hardware is not “strictly designed to run a very particular OS”. The issue is that the OS may not
        have drivers to support new hardware. Fedora (eg) will typically use newer Linux kernel versions (and drivers) before Debian does, since Debian is more fanatical about stability and does a lot of testing before release.

        I had to use Fedora for a while on an Intel Apollo Lake system until Debian caught up.
        Both of these installed incredibly fast compared to a Windows install, which is arduous.

      2. Donal said on February 3, 2018 at 12:17 am
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        Hardware is not “strictly designed to run a very particular OS”. The issue is that the OS may not
        have drivers to support new hardware. Fedora (eg) will typically use newer Linux kernel versions (and drivers) before Debian does, since Debian is more fanatical about stability and does a lot of testing before release.

        I had to use Fedora for a while on an Intel Apollo Lake system until Debian caught up.
        Both of these installed incredibly fast compared to a Windows install, which is arduous.

    5. justaned said on January 3, 2018 at 10:55 pm
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      You’ll have a problem with any modern USB 3.0/3.1 system. The latest CPU, and motherboards no longer have the required firmware for Win 7 to “see” the USB ports. The new drivers need to be patched into the Win 7 ISO file in order to be able to install that OS. Then you have the problem of updates. I think it was March of ’17 that MS inserted code in there update that caused WU to refuse to update any new CPU’s from both AMD and Intel. 7th gen “Core” processors and Ryzen and A8 APU’s are no longer “supported”. There are ways around this, as I’m running 7 on a Ryzen 5 1600 with no problems. Both Gigabyte and ASRock have patchers for Win 7. This requires a clean install, however. As AnorKnee Merce stated, you can’t use the OEM key to activate it. I will not provide links, but you can get Win7 keys online for under $40, and there is a tool someone posted on github to allow you to continue updating. It will still be crunch time come 2020, however. My solution is dual booting. I keep 7 for driver installs (ASRock,for example,has no drivers for Mint), printers, and some software I own; and Mint for the rest. I hope this is of some help.

    6. Ilya said on March 5, 2018 at 12:51 am
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      When you get the new machine, boot it up and install DoubleDriver on it and use it to back up all of the drivers. It’s a free non adware/malware infested program. When you install Win 7, just run it again and you’ll have all if not most of your drivers back.

  6. basicuser said on January 3, 2018 at 2:26 pm
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    I think OldNavyGuy was simply directing his comment to those who do not use assistive technologies, but upgrade anyway, not those who do use assistive technologies, or upgrade through other legitimate routes. It will be interesting to see when MS finally cuts off any means to a free upgrade.

    An OldArmyGuy

    1. Marc said on January 3, 2018 at 9:00 pm
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      they will not do so … they have to give it away for free under the pretext of “assistive technologies” otherwise there’s no demand, npbody wants to buy such crap

    2. OldNavyGuy said on January 6, 2018 at 7:40 am
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      “I think OldNavyGuy was simply directing his comment to those who do not use assistive technologies, but upgrade anyway…”

      Yep…for the needy, not the greedy.

  7. rswrc said on January 3, 2018 at 3:06 pm
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    Clean installing Windows 10 with a Windows 7 key is also still working.Tried last time last week.

    1. MozartMan said on January 3, 2018 at 3:55 pm
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      Yes. It worked for me for two desktops in December. Installed Windows 10 Pro from scratch. Put Windows 7 Pro key. It activated.

  8. MobMan said on January 3, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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    hi
    can i upgrade my Vaio F136fx with Win7 Home Premium to win10 with my Win7 key ??

    1. DVDRambo said on January 3, 2018 at 11:54 pm
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      You can do a clean install of Windows 10 Home with the Win 7 Home Premium key you have, on the same machine. To upgrade try Microsoft’s assistive upgrade site that Martin references. You should image your drive first, onto a portable or desktop external hard drive just in case the upgrade fails and screws up your machine. It’s rare, but it happens.

  9. [email protected] said on January 3, 2018 at 3:35 pm
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    A free OS upgrade and the only condition is that you must wear these special glasses that we will send you and that once
    a month (patch day), we will send someone over to your house to rough you up a little, just a little. What’s not to like?

  10. LD said on January 3, 2018 at 3:55 pm
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    The demand for retail W10 licenses must be anemic. I still do not know if a W10 retail license has the same privileges as my W7 retail license. Some commentards have stated that retail is the same as OEM now.

    MS may have created some demand with their shutdown deadline and decided to keep the free W10 upgrade there until the demand drops off. As it is bringing in customers, it is all that counts – a business decision. It could be spun as ‘because we care’. Marketing have their own reality.

    MS is only forthcoming when it suits them. They are much like Apple in this regard. If you find a loophole it is probably deliberate, as both these behemoths play the game above and below what is ethical.

  11. Dave said on January 3, 2018 at 5:31 pm
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    I paid for windows 3.1, I paid more for windows xp, I paid even more for windows 7. I got windows 10 for free.

    FFS, stop all the whining.

    1. cheaterslick said on January 6, 2018 at 8:05 am
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      ‘Free’ doesn’t mean good.

      Cue the ‘free’ bit. There’s always a price to be paid somewhere and you’ll pay for it with all the information and lack of privacy you send them.

      They didn’t do this because they were nice guys, ya know…

  12. MikieP said on January 3, 2018 at 6:23 pm
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    If you dont mind installing win10 Enterprise fresh every so often, seems like you wont ever need pay for some activation product key. Enterprise Eval is a 90 days evaluation and you can extend that 2x for 270 days max. Windows has a new version every spring & fall, so can’t you just install each new version fresh and start over another 270 days ?

    Microsoft gets penny’s to dimes every time some one installs a 3rd party app in win10 and earns more from removing adverts, etc. Microsoft makes more little by little from billions of people by giving windows away with that Store there.

    1. ratiborus said on January 4, 2018 at 2:26 am
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      Yes, Enterprise doesn’t have the spyware and forced update annoyances of Home and Pro. There is a simple way to extend the evaluation without having to reinstall, but it isn’t entirely legal.

  13. spacedrone808 said on January 3, 2018 at 9:54 pm
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    Win10 ain’t gonna happen on my devices. Still [successfuly] rockin on Win7.

  14. Stefan said on January 3, 2018 at 9:54 pm
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    I would never install Windows 10 Malware Edition on any of my computers – not even if i was payed to do it.

  15. dark said on January 3, 2018 at 11:35 pm
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    Real upgrade is upgrade to Linux.

  16. Farmers said on January 4, 2018 at 12:22 am
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    You don’t need to use the assistive technologies route for a free upgrade. Upgrading using a Windows 10 installation ISO still works, and activates of course. the only catch I’ve found is that versions later than 1511 don’t seem to support an ‘upgrade’ and will effectively do a clean install, but still activate the machine. To go the upgrade route (retaining all your programs and data) you must use a Version 1511 ISO first, then update again to the the latest build.

  17. Brisk said on January 4, 2018 at 1:32 am
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    Windows 10 still look so ugly. What a eye sore that settings app is. Control panel looks million times better.

  18. brandon said on January 4, 2018 at 4:04 am
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    So Microsoft officially ended the old campaign? “Upgrade to Windows 10 or we’ll forcibly do it for you”…

  19. KoO said on January 4, 2018 at 4:59 am
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    Look if you don’t like spyware for free that OK sooner your later you will get to pay a yearly subscription for windows 10 or what ever version they come up with be Happy…
    That of course if the phone market does not wipe out the computer market. You lost again microsoft

    1. cheaterslick said on January 6, 2018 at 8:08 am
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      That of course if the phone market does not wipe out the computer market. You lost again microsoft

      They’ll always be a market for enterprise desktops. Using only a phone in work environments just doesn’t cut it.

  20. Krs said on January 4, 2018 at 6:44 am
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    Won’t update my w7 ulti. Doesn’t matter, if it’s free or not. W10 sucks big time.

  21. Pete said on January 4, 2018 at 2:59 pm
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    Win 10 is ok off a clean install,and you optimize it,remove useless apps,disable Cortana,disable some services ect.
    lot of resource sucking bloatware,after all that is done, I kind of like it.Win 7 is still better out of the box.but do not
    forget there are a few tracking updates in win 7 that need to be removed.lot of nice tweaks for 10 here..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrsxy-eIN7Y

  22. Rick A. said on January 5, 2018 at 4:54 am
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    On the page https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade it now says “Please take advantage of this offer before it expires on January 16, 2018.”. So they extended it 16 days.

  23. David Goldfield said on January 5, 2018 at 3:42 pm
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    If a user is not a user of assistive technology, it would be unethical for them to take advantage of upgrading to Windows 10 using this offer. As a blind user of assistive technology, I am disheartened when I encounter articles which encourage users to take advantage of this offer when they don’t need assistive technology.

    1. OldNavyGuy said on January 6, 2018 at 7:38 am
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      Exactly…

    2. Rick A. said on January 9, 2018 at 1:55 am
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      Well maybe you 2 should contact Microsoft since this offends you 2 so much and tell them about your hurt feelings.

      Microsoft did this on purpose to give people another way to get on Windows 10, to get more people on Windows 10. Sorry you 2 don’t realize that and are offended…..

  24. OldNavyGuy said on January 10, 2018 at 1:08 am
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    “Microsoft did this on purpose to give people another way to get on Windows 10…”

    Let me help you…

    “Microsoft did this on purpose to give people who use assistive technologies a way to get Windows 10”.

    1. Rick A. said on January 16, 2018 at 6:08 pm
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      Wrong, it’s an excuse.

  25. chesscanoe said on January 10, 2018 at 4:48 am
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    The Windows 10 newest “Magnifier” improvement is almost a lifesaver for me. I’ve been using the technet “Zoomit” for years, but the newest Magnifier is so much better. I do not care to speculate why M$ elected to invest money to improve Magnifier – I am simply glad they did.

  26. Josep said on February 7, 2018 at 6:55 pm
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    can anyone confirm that it is still active?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on February 7, 2018 at 7:41 pm
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      The assistive technology upgrade option is gone, but you can still upgrade if you have a valid product key.

      1. Eli said on February 10, 2018 at 11:01 am
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        i have calid windows 8.1 , where i can update it to w10 ?

      2. hari said on March 10, 2018 at 12:33 am
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        if you have genuine windows7 or 8 you can upgrade to 10 for free . I have tried yesterday 9 th mar 2018. It is working

      3. Anonymous said on March 15, 2018 at 4:57 pm
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      4. kit Clavering said on March 19, 2018 at 1:25 am
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        I click on that link and no where it says i can use my product key to download windows 10. you sure this still works or am i missing something?

  27. tomanuto said on March 21, 2018 at 5:26 pm
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  28. n0n0 said on April 26, 2018 at 3:27 pm
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    My feedback on 2018 April 26th:
    After a disk crash on an Asus Laptop (was running on Win7 home premium OEM, never seen any Win10), I tried to install on the fresh disk a windows 10 from a USB stick , created with Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.
    I choose to install Windows 10 Home without a key.
    Once installed, I just went to Activate Windows, en entered the Win7 key that is on the label under the laptop.
    Activation succesfull :)
    n0n0

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