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  1.    15 May 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    Interesting ...didn't think it would .....how long will Windows 10 run un-activated?
    Currently, runs forever un-activated. Some features are disabled and you get nag screens to activate.
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  2.    15 May 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Currently, runs forever un-activated. Some features are disabled and you get nag screens to activate.
    Didn't know that....forever ?? don't sound right...but ok...
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  3.    15 May 2016 #13
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    Well their you go haramo Just follow the links Navy posted for you.
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  4.    15 May 2016 #14
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    Thanks for that alternative, will start with the preparatation and then give windows 10 a try.

    it doesn't matter for me if it only works for even 10 days, I just want to be sure the laptops works great with windows 10, before buying it.

    it would be great if I can also test windows 7 , just in case windows 10 is to much for the old laptop, or maybe windows 7 will be too much ? hmm
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  5.    15 May 2016 #15
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    I don't think you can install Windows 7 without a product key, therfore don't think you can try it for free like Windows 10
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  6.    15 May 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    I don't think you can install Windows 7 without a product key, therfore don't think you can try it for free like Windows 10
    You read the new post on Windows Free upgrade ending ...VERY soon Navy ?? was just posted.
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  7.    15 May 2016 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    You read the new post on Windows Free upgrade ending ...VERY soon Navy ?? was just posted.
    Windows upgrade for free was only a one year offer. It was advertised that way from the very first day, so it should not surprise anyone that it is going to end at the end of July.
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  8.    15 May 2016 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    There most certainly is a legal way to test Windows 10. Just download the ISO file from Microsoft and install it. Skip entering the product key when it asks for one. You don't have to pay for anything to try Windows 10.

    Download the ISO file from here:
    Windows 10

    Scroll down to download tool button.

    Or here:
    Windows 10

    Make a Windows 10 installation DVD or USB flash drive from the ISO file, boot the computer from it, and clean install. Click "I don't have a product key", or "skip" or "do this later" when asked for a product key.

    Both links are the same, do I need it to open it on the xp laptop? when I open it on my windows 8 laptop, I see a button 'upgrade' , text before it:

    Looking to upgrade this PC?


    Qualified Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 devices can upgrade for free.


    Click the Upgrade now button to begin the upgrade. Click here for information on qualified editions.

    then this file I downloaded on my windows 8 laptop: GetWindows10-sds_____________.exe. around 7.28MB large.

    then there is a tool: mediacreationtool.exe(17.5MB).

    I don't find an iso.
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  9.    15 May 2016 #19
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  10.    15 May 2016 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by haramo View Post
    Both links are the same, do I need it to open it on the xp laptop? when I open it on my windows 8 laptop, I see a button 'upgrade' , text before it:

    Looking to upgrade this PC?


    Qualified Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 devices can upgrade for free.


    Click the Upgrade now button to begin the upgrade. Click here for information on qualified editions.

    then this file I downloaded on my windows 8 laptop: GetWindows10-sds_____________.exe. around 7.28MB large.

    then there is a tool: mediacreationtool.exe(17.5MB).

    I don't find an iso.
    You want to run the mediacreationtool.exe file. Then click the option to Download for installation on another PC (or something like that). That will download the ISO file.

    I corrected the second link to download the ISO file from Microsoft:
    Tech Bench
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