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    Keep Win 7 until no longer supported then install free Windows 10?


    Window 10 forum question July 23, 2016


    Hello. Running Win7 x64. With July 29 fast approaching when $M starts charging for Win10 OS upgrade, need to know this.



    Can I now download a win10 ISO to a DVD so that I can keep running Win 7 until its is no longer supported and at that time install the Win10 OS from the ISO without having to pay $M a fee for the Win10 upgrade?

    Thanks Much James
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  2. simrick's Avatar
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    JamesEJ said:
    Window 10 forum question July 23, 2016


    Hello. Running Win7 x64. With July 29 fast approaching when $M starts charging for Win10 OS upgrade, need to know this.



    Can I now download a win10 ISO to a DVD so that I can keep running Win 7 until its is no longer supported and at that time install the Win10 OS from the ISO without having to pay $M a fee for the Win10 upgrade?

    Thanks Much James
    The W10 OS will not activate without a legitimate keycode. So, you'll need to buy a key later on, if you don't upgrade now.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    JamesEJ said:
    Window 10 forum question July 23, 2016


    Hello. Running Win7 x64. With July 29 fast approaching when $M starts charging for Win10 OS upgrade, need to know this.



    Can I now download a win10 ISO to a DVD so that I can keep running Win 7 until its is no longer supported and at that time install the Win10 OS from the ISO without having to pay $M a fee for the Win10 upgrade?

    Thanks Much James
    Hello James, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    I'm afraid not.

    To be able to lock in your free upgrade offer to Windows 10, you would need to upgrade to Windows 10 now before the July 29th deadline to get a digital license for Windows 10.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html

    Afterwards, you could go back to Windows 7 if you wanted, and be able to upgrade or clean install Windows 10 on the PC anytime.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...s-windows.html
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    That's correct James.

    You'll have up to 1 month (30 days) to be able to quickly go back to Windows 7 from your upgraded to Windows 10 if wanted. More details and warnings in the tutorial below to help though.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...s-windows.html
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    JamesEJ said:
    Window 10 forum question July 23, 2016


    Hello. Running Win7 x64. With July 29 fast approaching when $M starts charging for Win10 OS upgrade, need to know this.



    Can I now download a win10 ISO to a DVD so that I can keep running Win 7 until its is no longer supported and at that time install the Win10 OS from the ISO without having to pay $M a fee for the Win10 upgrade?

    Thanks Much James
    What a number of people have done is to make a full system image of your windows 7, upgrade it to 10. That will register the digital license with MS for that machine. Then restore your windows 7. Once you have it registered (before 7/29), you can then download an ISO later and install from it. I'm sure there are bits and pieces I have left out, but that's the general idea. TC
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  7. Night Hawk's Avatar
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    One solution here in order to keep both 7s until 2020 was buying 10 OEM dvd sets during last Black Friday and setting up two completely different desktops with 10/7 dual boots. On the latest download of iso and direct upgrade on another machine I built for a family member to run 7 originally that saw the 7 wallpaper and all apps intact upon arriving at the 10 desktop. That saw the Digital Entitlement form of activation to grab the free upgrade.

    Another guide if you are looking for simply seeing a full fresh install of 10 and still take advantage of the free offer until 7/29 7.59pm Redding time that is can be looked over as well. The guide explains how to preserve the 7 Genuine Ticket activation to see transferred over to 10. Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums
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  8. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    hmm well I got one OEM from one of my usual suppliers at $222 inc shipping and have another offer ate $135 which if they have got it right in the ad I shall get as a spare ($135) at these sorts of prices that re being offered at the moment frankly I find the grief of trying to get it free rather tiresome.

    After all in reality there is no such thing as free lunch and I am guessing 10 will be no exception.
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  9. cereberus's Avatar
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    JamesEJ said:
    Window 10 forum question July 23, 2016


    Hello. Running Win7 x64. With July 29 fast approaching when $M starts charging for Win10 OS upgrade, need to know this.



    Can I now download a win10 ISO to a DVD so that I can keep running Win 7 until its is no longer supported and at that time install the Win10 OS from the ISO without having to pay $M a fee for the Win10 upgrade?

    Thanks Much James
    Who is $M - no such company as far as I know?
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  10. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    cereberus said:
    Who is $M - no such company as far as I know?
    Same as M$, he just switched it around.
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