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  1.    26 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    8.1

    On vacation - any way to install W10 on home computers after 7/29?


    didn't think about this before, but i am away from my home computers (both running 8.1) and won't be back until after 7/29. i am going to upgrade a desktop and laptop where i am now, but wanted to see if i would be able to upgrade the home computers when i return.

    does downloading the creation tool now offer any options to do this? any assistance is greatly appreciated. thanks!
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  2.    26 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 12,651
    Windows 10 Pro

    I'm sorry but you missed the train. Unless you have someone at home with access to your computers willing to do that for you, or an unrestricted remote access to your home computers, you have to pay for Windows 10.

    The free upgrade offer ends on Friday. That's it.

    Kari
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  3.    26 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Aberdeen
    Posts : 205
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by teb2500 View Post
    didn't think about this before, but i am away from my home computers (both running 8.1) and won't be back until after 7/29. i am going to upgrade a desktop and laptop where i am now, but wanted to see if i would be able to upgrade the home computers when i return.

    does downloading the creation tool now offer any options to do this? any assistance is greatly appreciated. thanks!
    You will need to buy it.
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  4.    26 Jul 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 5,902
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    And so it begins
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  5.    26 Jul 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 12,651
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    And so it begins
    Yes. Keenly waiting next week to see how many users forgot / missed / didn't realize MS meant what they said: One Year! It's such a short period, it could happen to anyone...
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  6.    26 Jul 2016 #6
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Aberdeen
    Posts : 205
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    And so it begins
    I guess one year is not sufficient time for free offer!
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  7.    26 Jul 2016 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium

    Quote Originally Posted by flybynite View Post
    I guess one year is not sufficient time for free offer!
    Oh it might be, but remember upgrading an OS is NOT simple or easy, no matter how much MS said it was, plenty of customers have not been able to get the free upgrade to even work on PCs that was supposedly "ready" for Windows 10.
    It might be easy for geeks like us, but not for the general public. Plenty can go wrong and does, if you look at the forums here and MS Community there are tons of horror stories, that include the upgrade resulting in the bricking of the computer.

    I have heard that number of Windows 10 installations will NOT meet MS predicted estimates ...so I am guessing that
    at some point after the deadline they will once again offer a limited time extension to get Windows 10 free, perhaps around mid-late september.
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  8.    26 Jul 2016 #8
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    And so it begins
    It sure did and sooner than I expected it.. after Friday it's going to be "fun" to see what happens.

    I'll have to stock up on the popcorn for me and my bunny.
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  9.    26 Jul 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
    Oh it might be, but remember upgrading an OS is NOT simple or easy, no matter how much MS said it was, plenty of customers have not been able to get the free upgrade to even work on PCs that was supposedly "ready" for Windows 10.
    It might be easy for geeks like us, but not for the general public. Plenty can go wrong and does, if you look at the forums here and MS Community there are tons of horror stories, that include the upgrade resulting in the bricking of the computer.

    I have heard that number of Windows 10 installations will NOT meet MS predicted estimates ...so I am guessing that
    at some point after the deadline they will once again offer a limited time extension to get Windows 10 free, perhaps around mid-late september.
    The bricking issue occurred very early on in the development cycle of 10 and is no longer an issue. And there will be zero extension of the drop dead date of this coming Friday.
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  10.    26 Jul 2016 #10
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    There ya go.. that's the countdown..
    Windows - Microsoft - Windows 10 Free Upgrade Remaining Days..

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