Windows 10: Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Solved

  1.    03 Nov 2017 #1

    Windows 8.1 to Windows 10


    Hi, can I still get a free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 please?

    Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 8,266
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       03 Nov 2017 #2

    The free upgrade is still available.

    You can use this process. Have your data backed up off machine just in case. I would also recommend using Macrium Reflect to create an image so you have a way back.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    You can also create a recovery drive in Win 8.1 so you have 8.1 bootable media.

    Ken
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  3.    04 Nov 2017 #3

    Just hurry up, offer ends at the end of this year.
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       04 Nov 2017 #4

    Hi,
    Yes all you would need to do is create an off line account "if you don't want to use a MS account" then after landing on your desktop use the 8.1 activation key
    You can keep your 8.1 install if you want too it's the best recovery method keeping it on a different hdd or ssd intact.
    Or system image it before upgrading from your 8.1 desktop with Macrium reflect free
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect Backup Restore Tutorials
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  5. Posts : 8,266
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       04 Nov 2017 #5

    CountMike said: View Post
    Just hurry up, offer ends at the end of this year.
    No way challenging you Mike. Could you post a link to the article. I've been asked the question a thousand times.
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  6.    04 Nov 2017 #6

    I have seen it in few news places:
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    Also The Fall Creators Update Brings Us Closer to a Windows for Everyone Microsoft Accessibility Blog
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    "This extended availability is now coming to a close, as we’ll wrap this offer at the end of 2017. Please take advantage of this offer before it is retired at the end of this year!"
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  7. Posts : 8,266
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       04 Nov 2017 #7

    Thank you sir.
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  8.    05 Nov 2017 #8

    I upgraded last week from Windows 7 to Windows 10 FCU using a USB stick created by the Media Creation Tool. I used a MS account and the PC is shown as activated with a digital licence linked to my MS account. There was no need to enter an activation code or use the accessibility route since the standard route still works (at least it did last week).
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  9.    05 Nov 2017 #9

    Thanks all!

    Laptop now on Windows 10 and all good.

    Really appreciated.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 8,266
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       05 Nov 2017 #10

    Cool. Now make an Image with Macrium Reflect so if something goes bump your have an excellent restore point.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect

    Keep your key for bootable media.

    Glad it worked so well for you. I learned about the free offer expiring. Something for everyone.

    Ken
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