Windows 10: Question - when does free upgrade STOP -- is it local time 23.59

  1.    28 Jul 2016 #1

    Question - when does free upgrade STOP -- is it local time 23.59


    Hi there

    I've done my upgrading (using old technet keys etc) but just curious - when does Ms put the brakes on free upgrade --is it 23.59.59 in Redmond Seattle or is it 23.59.59 where you are located --or will there be a weekend grace as 29 jul is a Friday and from what I know about I.T tech guys a lot of them do things like server upgrades / hardware / software mods during weekends.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    28 Jul 2016 #3

    From what BunnyJ's countdown clock shows, it's midnight Redmond Time tomorrow. THE END!
    --Ed--
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       28 Jul 2016 #4

    It's actually when I set up the timer to match the one on the Microsoft site, it's a couple of hours passed midnight Redmond.
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  5.    28 Jul 2016 #5

    Maybe we should start a new thread for new people to enroll and see who can be the last person to get the free upgrade :-). It will be like an ebay auction - 95% of the bids will come in during the last 10 seconds.
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  6.    28 Jul 2016 #6

    NavyLCDR; that is TOO Funny; LOL
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  7.    28 Jul 2016 #7

    Out of more curiousity....lets say you've downloaded but not yet installed? or are in the middle of a download or an install at the deadline but have not yet been authenticated?
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  8.    28 Jul 2016 #8

    Spike999 said: View Post
    Out of more curiousity....lets say you've downloaded but not yet installed? or are in the middle of a download or an install at the deadline but have not yet been authenticated?
    Too bad. You have to be activated before the deadline.
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  9.    28 Jul 2016 #9

    z3r010 said: View Post
    It's actually when I set up the timer to match the one on the Microsoft site, it's a couple of hours passed midnight Redmond.
    Thanks for adding that John., It came in handy.
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  10.    28 Jul 2016 #10

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Too bad. You have to be activated before the deadline.
    Thank You
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