This was when I error that I had to fix first. First, you need to figure out the product key. Ah, I hadn't read that article. You may not think you qualify for that, but according to the company's list of , this includes anyone who uses keyboard shortcuts, the magnifier, Cortana, or apparently even users who feel like they would benefit from Windows 10's reduced animations. Microsoft's free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended last week, or did it? Going through this way, converts your Windows 7 or 8 key, irrespective of the source, to a digital license.
Even just larger fonts, mouse cursor changes anything like that. What, you thought that free upgrades to ended on July 29, 2016? When the setup starts, it asks for a key, we click the text that says reinstall Windows 10. In fact, it seems to be the exact same upgrade tool. It is not recommended to install Windows 10 without a product key on your primary computer. They need to keep an upgrade route open because many people are still using Win7 and have no intention of paying to upgrade. The final method is to become a.
Microsoft might close these backdoors in the next update. These are keys that device makers buy in bulk from Microsoft. Run the executable file to install the upgrade. Just go to , download the media creation tool, and follow the steps that it will show you. To get started, go to the webpage and click the Download tool now button. Updated 17-April-2019: Thank you to the many readers who have continued to provide firsthand reports that this procedure still works. If you do have any doubts, views or would like to share anything with us, please leave a comment.
While there is no monthly subscription model, Microsoft's aim for the future is on similar lines. Other than that, there are rumors which suggest that non-activated versions of Windows are only receiving critical updates. The free upgrade offer for users of Windows 7 and 8. In addition, please read our , which has also been updated and became effective May 23rd, 2018. So before proceeding further, please go through the warning note below: Note: GuidingTech does not advocate purchasing keys from unofficial sources. I had to use Fedora for a while on an Intel Apollo Lake system until Debian caught up.
Following the steps accordingly is crucial to avoid ending up with an unlicensed Windows 10. It does seem like Microsoft does plan to stop offering free upgrades at some point. We figured we'd upgrade to 10, then the computers that come back failing activation, we'd go and buy a license for. Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended in 2016, right? This will link this digital license to your Microsoft account. Microsoft may have told everyone that the free upgrade is finally ending………. However, do keep in mind that Microsoft has not addressed these free upgrade methods. 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.
Download the Windows 10 media creation tool from this link: then run and follow the rest of the instructions in the video to complete the process. Like I said before, these methods are legitimate. But if you still don't have Windows 10 and want it, I'd say you should hurry. The majority of reader reports confirm that this upgrade is still available. In the Anniversary Update, the Narrator screen reader is improved and new applications like the Edge browser, Cortana, and Mail offer improved accessibility features.
The software update will include Cortana improvements, Windows Ink, Microsoft Edge extensions, and a lot more tweaks and new features. I have laptops running both, 7 still works circles around 10. It was going to be a very costly ordeal to bring out a technician and set it up again, in the several thousands worth. Activation will be automatic because the server will recognize your digital license and activate it accordingly. In other words, while Microsoft isn't checking to see if this offer is in fact being used by the right audience, they also don't want it used by everyone else who still wants to upgrade. Win 7 is still better out of the box.
I personally think this is a difficult strategy to setup, but it can yield great rewards in a long-term effect. Microsoft is now planning to distribute a free Anniversary Update to Windows 10 tomorrow. See the results of our survey. If you use assistive technology on Windows, you are eligible for the upgrade offer. Enterprise Eval is a 90 days evaluation and you can extend that 2x for 270 days max.
The big question now is whether Microsoft will ever turn off the code on its activation servers that dispenses digital licenses after an upgrade from an earlier Windows version. What If I Want to be a Rebel? This will get you the very latest builds for free, and activated under the terms of the Windows Insider Program. One digital license, no product key required. 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. As discovered by , and independently confirmed by myself, the old method still works.
It's up to the reader's discretion to buy keys from such sources, and in case such a key doesn't work, we are not to blame because we told you so. If you don't have a running Windows 7 or 8 installation, you can also directly use your key to activate Windows 10, provided both the are same. Why Windows must die - again Yes, Microsoft officials insisted and that after July 29 at 11:59 p. The loss of trust that then ensued? Here's how to get the upgrade at no charge: From a Windows 7 or 8. Also, you will not be able to use the personalization options of Windows which is not a big deal.