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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,309
    win 10 Insider
       07 Apr 2016 #301

    What have you got to lose by giving it a go? Image your current setup to give you a fallback then go for it.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,690
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       07 Apr 2016 #302

    johnsomething said: View Post
    Thank you on the answer. If I understood you good, I can upgrade my win 7 which I got when I was a student (I am not a student now) to win 10 legally. Are you 100% sure? Thanks for response.
    What NavyLCDR said above is also my opinion.

    If you weren't legal, Windows 7 would have already stopped working.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       09 Jun 2016 #303

    Thank You man
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  4. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1
       24 Jul 2016 #304

    I've got about 400-500 MB of recommended updates for my HP laptop running on Windows 8.1, from about January of this year. I avoided installing them because I had a problem with one of the updates where it stalled and I had to hard reboot the computer, and also because I haven't been using the laptop much so I just put if off. So I would prefer to avoid updating Windows 8.1 and just go ahead and upgrade to Windows 10. Also to save time and disk space.

    So, does it matter if I skip updating Windows 8.1?

    (I don't think any are driver updates, but hard to say for sure because a lot of them don't give a description of what the update actually does. The laptop runs fine, no issues.)
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,872
    Windows 10 Pro
       24 Jul 2016 #305

    Jason2016 said: View Post
    I've got about 400-500 MB of recommended updates for my HP laptop running on Windows 8.1, from about January of this year. I avoided installing them because I had a problem with one of the updates where it stalled and I had to hard reboot the computer, and also because I haven't been using the laptop much so I just put if off. So I would prefer to avoid updating Windows 8.1 and just go ahead and upgrade to Windows 10. Also to save time and disk space.

    So, does it matter if I skip updating Windows 8.1?

    (I don't think any are driver updates, but hard to say for sure because a lot of them don't give a description of what the update actually does. The laptop runs fine, no issues.)
    You don't need the updates to upgrade from here:
    Windows 10
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  6. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       26 Jul 2016 #306

    "Can I re-install Windows 10 from scatch (clean install) without first installing the older version? Can I do this after the 1 year period?"


    "scatch"

    Did you mean scratch?
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 147
    Win 7 8 and 10
       26 Jul 2016 #307

    warspyking said: View Post
    "Can I re-install Windows 10 from scatch (clean install) without first installing the older version? Can I do this after the 1 year period?"


    "scatch"

    Did you mean scratch?
    Yes
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,538
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Jul 2016 #308

    Just a reminder for those only upgrading today:

    Remember that if you start upgrade an hour or so before the deadline, you might not get Windows 10 activated. It must be fully installed and be online to get the digital activation which must be OK before the deadline.

    Starting the upgrade process just before the deadline might leave you with an unactivated Windows 10.
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  9. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,334
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       29 Jul 2016 #309

    The countdown clock on the MS web site is gone, get a 404 invalid URL now.
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  10. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,872
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Jul 2016 #310

    Ztruker said: View Post
    The countdown clock on the MS web site is gone, get a 404 invalid URL now.
    No. Your system/ISP has a problem. 9 Hrs and 19 Minutes left.
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