Windows 10: win10 not free for oem machines

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  1.    28 Sep 2015 #21

    Brink said: View Post
    See if this may help to boot from the USB.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    Hi Brink, worked through your great post on the settings etc. What I have found is the critical options do not appear in my win10. For example the 'choose an option' screen doesn't have the 'use a device' option. The advance options screen doesn't have the see more recovery options link at the bottom .... is there some sort of super user profile I should be running under?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       28 Sep 2015 #22

    Do you have the bootable Windows 7 USB connected when you do OPTION ONE?
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  3.    28 Sep 2015 #23

    Windows 10 shutdown with fast startup enabled will interfere with the ability to enter a bios boot device option screen at boot up. There are a couple ways around this:

    Turn off fast startup in Windows 10
    or
    Click the power icon and select restart instead of shutdown and hit your key to get into the bios options on restart
    or
    Disconnect all sources of power from the computer (laptop main battery and power supply - or desktop power cord), press the power key for a few seconds to bleed any residual power stored, plug it back in and restart, hitting the key for bios options when it starts up.

    I've upgraded 6 computers loaded with OEM Windows to Windows 10 for free, btw.
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  4.    28 Sep 2015 #24

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I'm guessing he's trying to run the install from the booted Win 10 system perhaps?
    Nah, worked in IT all my life ....
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  5.    28 Sep 2015 #25

    Update: seem to be getting somewhere. I downloaded the win7 ISO using my other PC's key, made an iso DVD. Reinstalled win10.
    Rebooted and voila, seem to be installing win 7, fingers crossed :-) Thanks for all efforts so far, but quick questions:

    Have to do custom install (or it will go back to win10), so it asks me where - and there is disk 0, Partition1:"oem (reserved)". So I wonder why I couldn't do factory revert on the ACER?

    There is also partition 2 system reserved - what should I do with that?

    Installing on the main partition, win selected that as default .....
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  6.    28 Sep 2015 #26

    OK, installed, yay. Just a few drivers to find .....

    I'd be interested in any thoughts on my partition queries above - Its something I know little about.

    And I will have to cross fingers that MS don't get difficult about my using a different key .....
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       29 Sep 2015 #27

    ognik
    If you manage to get win 7 oem get installed on your laptop, then first upgrade your oem to sp1. Since i did the same thing in my acer laptop previously running win 7 oem >upgrade(900mb file)> win 7 sp1 >upgrade>win 10 and now it is working perfectly.
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  8.    29 Sep 2015 #28

    vivek kumar said: View Post
    ognik
    If you manage to get win 7 oem get installed on your laptop, then first upgrade your oem to sp1. Since i did the same thing in my acer laptop previously running win 7 oem >upgrade> win 7 sp1 >upgrade>win 10 and now it is working perfectly.
    You don't need SP1 to upgrade to 10,

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    Only to upgrade through windows update do you need SP1.
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  9.    29 Sep 2015 #29

    derekimo: That's the "old" upgrade matrix, and it's the same one I've been showing to folks.

    But recently, there's been some newer articles about Win10 upgrade paths, and they have a much reduced upgrade matrix -- one that now excludes Windows 8. An example of this is in the linked article: http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft...for-windows-10

    And ... this newer article also shows Windows 8 as "excluded" now: https://www.thurrott.com/windows/win...u-get-for-free

    So, if these are correct, MS is no longer offering the free Win10 Upgrade for Win8 folks.
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  10.    29 Sep 2015 #30

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    derekimo: That's the "old" upgrade matrix, and it's the same one I've been showing to folks.

    But recently, there's been some newer articles about Win10 upgrade paths, and they have a much reduced upgrade matrix -- one that now excludes Windows 8. An example of this is in the linked article: http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft...for-windows-10

    And ... this newer article also shows Windows 8 as "excluded" now: https://www.thurrott.com/windows/win...u-get-for-free

    So, if these are correct, MS is no longer offering the free Win10 Upgrade for Win8 folks.
    Mark,

    Both those articles that you linked to in your post are dated 1 Jun 2015 - two full months BEFORE the July 29th release of Windows 10. Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 updated versions were always since July 29, and still are only required to receive the Windows 10 upgrade via native Windows Update built into those operating systems. Media Creation Tool and the associated ISO download still upgrade non-SP1 Windows 7 and Windows 8.0 just fine.
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