Windows 10: Windows 10 Free? Solved

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  1.    02 Feb 2018 #1

    Windows 10 Free?


    I have read a few places on line saying Windows 10 can be obtained free still. One did it a month ago. If you have 7, 8.1, they say you can use your Product key and it will be genuine. I feel better coming here and asking simply because I know I will get the right and moral answer here. Is this legit?
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       02 Feb 2018 #2

    The last one I did was about 2 weeks ago and the Microsoft page I did it from was changed a day or two later and couldn't get it again.
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  3.    02 Feb 2018 #3
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Feb 2018 at 22:29. Reason: added link
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  4.    02 Feb 2018 #4

    I'll give it a try. Will image my drive first, just in case. I will not have an OS that is not genuine. I'll try tomorrow. Thanks for the link. Will post results.
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       02 Feb 2018 #5

    That is known as the MCT/Media Creation Tool and I've used it a few times. I don't anticipate use of it now except when having to do a clean install on a computer already having a Digital License/Entitlement for Win10.
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  6.    02 Feb 2018 #6

    You can also just save the ISO image to your computer. You don't have to use the Media Creation Tool to burn your USB, but you will need to use it to save the ISO image, then you can burn the ISO with your favorite program
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  7.    03 Feb 2018 #7

    This may be of interest by way of a procedure:
    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    As I think you know, we are past the officially stated date for free upgrades. However in practice this seems to be fuzzy.
    See:
    Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade | ZDNet
    for an informed review dated January 16, 2018
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  8.    04 Feb 2018 #8

    It worked yesterday. Went from 7 to 10 by going here Download Windows 10). Had a few issues afterwards but was able to get through them. Some services were off due to being changed to manual. In the process of doing another. Thanks everyone for your help. It made me feel better about doing it.
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  9.    05 Feb 2018 #9

    I just tested by installing the latest Windows 10 Iso from the Microsoft download site to VMWare Fusion (MacBook Pro) and using an old Windows 7 key I had from an old computer we destroyed long ago. Seems to work just fine.
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  10.    05 Feb 2018 #10

    My second one did not go so well. The upgrade did not complete and a clean install did not complete. I think its my PC that is the issue. Will look into it and try again later. I saw something out there that said antivirus, not up to date drivers, bios, and others could cause it. New road for me but I won't give up. Its got personal now.
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