Windows 10: Upgrading to Windows 10? Here are the supported paths

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  1. Posts : 2,284
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       19 Mar 2015 #11

    Well MS offers downloads of Windows 7 SP1 ISOs by DigitalRiver.
    And 30 days trial is more than enough to upgrade to Windows 10.
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       19 Mar 2015 #12

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Well MS offers downloads of Windows 7 SP1 ISOs by DigitalRiver.
    And 30 days trial is more than enough to upgrade to Windows 10.
    No longer - MS has been moving off DR over the past couple of years. First they moved everything to one or two servers, then they moved everything to their own servers. You can still download Win7 ISO, but you need a license to pull it down.

    Microsoft Software Recovery

    You can pull down a Windows 8 ISO without a key, but you need the key to install (unless it's an OEM machine with the key in BIOS)

    One way or another, you need a license key.
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  3. Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       19 Mar 2015 #13

    chrisa said: View Post
    Whats cool is I have 7 Home Premium which I originally bought with a license. I got full 8 Pro via their $20 update which has its own license key, even though it was an upgrade.
    I certainly hope that's how this upgrade goes, I'd love to claim a copy of W10 and keep my four W7 and one W8 licenses available. I wonder if they're OEM licenses they provide or retail, I'm presuming OEM.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 15063 Multiprocessor Free
       19 Mar 2015 #14

    So, basically if we don't have a UEFI BIOS, then we can't get Windows 10?
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       19 Mar 2015 #15

    According to this story, the free upgrade for pirated copies may be a little confusing, apparently if the version of windows is non-genuine then it will still be classed as non-genuine after the upgrade...

    If a device was considered non-genuine or mislicensed prior to the upgrade, that device will continue to be considered non-genuine or mislicensed after the upgrade." We reached out to Microsoft for clarification, to find out what it actually means to have a non-genuine copy of Windows 10. "We don’t have anything further to share outside of the statement at the moment.
    The Windows 10 free upgrade for pirates: More confusing than it seems | Ars Technica
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    Windows 7 64-bit
       19 Mar 2015 #16

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Rewarding Pirates though IMO is a bad precedent - especially to the folks who paid for their LEGIT Windows 7 systems -- perhaps Ms should give a small REFUND to all those who can show they have a LEGITIMATE copy of Windows.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    There always has to be the 'Grass Is Greener Over There WAAAAHHHH!!' folks. You're getting Windows 10 for free, OK? No reason to moan about someone else's cabbage patch and look to scam a refund to boot through the manufacture of a false equivalency.

    Just enjoy you're getting Windows 10 for FREE.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       19 Mar 2015 #17

    Jesse Williams said: View Post
    So, basically if we don't have a UEFI BIOS, then we can't get Windows 10?


    Then that means there won't be 32 bit windows 10 even though Microsoft provided it with the windows 10 previews. I am not upgrading if I have to use UEFI. I have UEFI but I also multiple boot with other operating systems some are UEFI and some are not. I don't want to have to re-install my other operating system. I also read people have problems with Macrium Reflect if UEFI enabled.
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    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       20 Mar 2015 #18

    groze said: View Post
    I also read people have problems with Macrium Reflect if UEFI enabled.
    I've not experienced anything like that personally.
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  9.    20 Mar 2015 #19

    groze said: View Post


    Then that means there won't be 32 bit windows 10 even though Microsoft provided it with the windows 10 previews. I am not upgrading if I have to use UEFI. I have UEFI but I also multiple boot with other operating systems some are UEFI and some are not. I don't want to have to re-install my other operating system. I also read people have problems with Macrium Reflect if UEFI enabled.
    . . .sorry there Groze. . .but do you really think people care what you do. . .
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  10.    20 Mar 2015 #20

    When People were paying $100 to upgrade Windows they were complaining, when they were paying $39 they were complaining, when they were paying $20 they were complaining, now it's free they're complaining. I'm willing to bet when Microsoft gives everybody $50 to use Windows they'll still be complaining.

    Apple screws everybody over and everyone's happy, Microsoft on the other hand can't do a thing right no matter what they do.
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