While the original upgrade for Windows 10 ended in July 29 2016, the assistive technology upgrade ran until December 31 2017. Unfortunately this time it was way out of hand and I had to remove most of those disruptive post here. For many users an upgrade to Windows 10 may even have been included with your laptop. Three days ago, on January 25th, I ran the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from here - on two computers which had never before had Windows 10 on them. That is the question for which you will find the right answer below. According to that link it wouldn't. I talked to another person using it and he's used it a few times since the cutoff date which had been extended to Jan 16th.
Some wrestled with the morality of this, while others just shrugged and got on with it. However it emerged that Microsoft would continue to offer Windows 10 upgrades to users who use assistive technologies — like screen readers — for an extended period. However, lots of users are reporting they can still upgrade using their Windows 7 and Windows 8 Product keys. In a case like this, switching to a newer version of Windows would be the best course of action. You will be guided through the installation process — just follow the on-screen prompts. Thank you for your understanding, -Lee If you had installed Windows 10 on your Windows 7 machine, but reverted back to Windows 7 within 30 days , then your Windows 10 license will work in the future. I was just thinking of this same question since my Desktop had been unplugged and stored for over 2 years while I went through 3 moves until buying my home.
During a severe thunderstorm my computer board got fried and so did everything on it. First I clone the disk and make sure the clone works. Regrettably, the Windows 10 free upgrade offer ran out on July 29, 2016, and Windows Vista was not even included in it. The problem is, if your computer is literally an old-timer, you might need to invest in a newer machine. Yet as the time has passed, I was wondering if there was anyway of still upgrading our Windows 7 licences to Windows 10 making use of the previous offer? Another benefit--especially if you are doing a fresh install--is you still have everything exactly where it was.
To do so, you can visit the support sites of your vendors and check them for the latest driver versions. After doing all the installation processes and once the setup polishes everything, voila! What to do after installing Windows 10? Unfortunately the off topic posts have gotten way out of hand here and took away the helpfulness of this discussion and I had no choice but to do a quick clean up of those disruptive post. But for those who missed the said offer, this may be a rather good news for you — if you want to take advantage of it, of course. However, due to a conflict with the management tool on our servers we were unable to use this upgrade due to lack of support at the time. Checkout his latest post to see if he has updated it. By having it shown like an oversight, those that are still opting out for another feature may end updating their devices before the opportunity fades away. I was skeptical when 10 first came out for free, because on new system bugs, so I passed, now we have 10 at work and it works fine.
It has seemed to wander to places other than the question you asked and I've had trouble tracking all of it. The only real way to know is to try upgrading one of your systems and if that does not activate you can roll back the upgrade - or try it out on a laptop first, to see if the free upgrade is successful. The existing key from the old installation is being used and activation is automatic later, as soon as a connection to the activation servers is available. At the time Windows 10 was terrible. Please understand that I value your opinions and recommendations, however there is a proper time and place for them and this discussion wasn't one of them. That, at least, is my experience. It might still work anyway.
You should also bear in mind that all your apps will disappear as well. Do so and provide your confirmation. The sad truth is, Windows Vista is somewhat ancient: it was released in far 2006 and reached the end of its life cycle on April 11, 2017. Is there any way I can still get the Windows 10 upgrade for free? Ready to install Note that in our example, the original Windows was Windows 7 Pro and therefore the setup is ready to install Windows 10 Pro as explained above. It would be helpful now to hear from someone that can positively assert that it did work in 2018, specifying where.
I will be adding a note to the topic post to ask people to stay on topic. For the benefit of some, Microsoft still has yet to declare when it will close up its upgrade offer for assistive technology customers. That way, if something totally screws up, I've still got a completely working install immediately available. Can you update Windows Vista to Windows 10 for free? Remember to back up your things Clean installing Windows 10 will wipe all the data off your drive, so make sure to back up your important files in advance. Through that I would have to pay for my upgrade until I saw your post. I apologize if I offended those who had their posts removed, but it had to be done in order to keep the question and answers on topic. You don't mention whether you are running on a laptop or a desktop, which can affect this: Hard disks are cheap now--e.
It must keep users flush with security updates, which means maintaining teams on Windows 7, 8 and even older versions. Unless you just want to buy the software and feel guilty in the end for not reaping the free stuff in the first place. So for now, you can still grab Windows 10 if you missed it out, albeit in an unethical way. Yet as the time has passed, I was wondering if there was anyway of still upgrading our Windows 7 licences to Windows 10 making use of the previous offer? Recently the software powering the servers has been upgraded and we are now able to make use of Windows 10 on our machines. With that said, we suppose that you should admit that even if your good old Windows Vista has served you well, it is actually over the hill now and therefore needs replacement.
Besides, it will put your docs in a cloud so that you can easily access them from your devices. Starting fresh means that you will have to install them again, so make sure the installers you will need are kept handy. For this purpose, you can use a cloud solution, such as Google Drive, OneDrive, Yandex Drive, or Dropbox. Bear in mind that its contents will be erased, so it had better be blank. Many were surprised that the free upgrade persisted for so long, even though it required many customers tell a lie to take advantage of it.