Windows 10: Free Windows 10 Upgrade for assistive technologies ends Jan. 16, 2018

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  1. Posts : 27,154
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       30 Oct 2017 #1

    Free Windows 10 Upgrade for assistive technologies ends Jan. 16, 2018


    If you use assistive technologies, you can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies. Please take advantage of this offer before it expires on January 16, 2018. (extended from: December 31, 2017)


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    Last edited by Brink; 07 Jan 2018 at 16:15.
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  2. Posts : 5,660
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       30 Oct 2017 #2

    I wonder if MS will turn off free upgrades completely at that time?
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  3.    30 Oct 2017 #3

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I wonder if MS will turn off free upgrades completely at that time?
    Quite possibly. You can see the posts now - "I missed the deadline - is there any way I can get it free?"

    I am just dying to answer "Yes - as a birthday present" - LOL.
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  4. Posts : 5,386
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       30 Oct 2017 #4

    Oddly, so far this announcement hasn't reached the EN-GB version of that page - it currently says...
    FAQ
    When does the upgrade offer end?
    We have not announced an end date of the upgrade offer for customers using assistive technology. We will make a public announcement before ending the offer.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/acce...ndows10upgrade
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  5.    30 Oct 2017 #5

    cereberus said: View Post
    Quite possibly. You can see the posts now - "I missed the deadline - is there any way I can get it free?"

    I am just dying to answer "Yes - as a birthday present" - LOL.
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  6. Posts : 2,111
    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       30 Oct 2017 #6

    I've often wondered what actually qualifies as an Assistive Technology - Microsoft have never stated what the offer actually applies to. Now I am prescribed Glasses (Spectacles), for all Screen based reading, in addition to normal use, ( they are specifically ground to focus slightly farther than usual reading glasses for use on screens - Is this an Assistive technology?

    This offer is something that I am not going to use as I have other legit sources for Windows, but would be interesting to know - Is there a definition of Assistive Technologies that is used In the US as there is nothing specific here in the UK that I am aware of
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  7. Posts : 2,637
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       30 Oct 2017 #7

    Barman58 said: View Post
    I've often wondered what actually qualifies as an Assistive Technology - Microsoft have never stated what the offer actually applies to. Now I am prescribed Glasses (Spectacles), for all Screen based reading, in addition to normal use, ( they are specifically ground to focus slightly farther than usual reading glasses for use on screens - Is this an Assistive technology?

    This offer is something that I am not going to use as I have other legit sources for Windows, but would be interesting to know - Is there a definition of Assistive Technologies that is used In the US as there is nothing specific here in the UK that I am aware of
    All revealed on link.
    Assistive technology - Wikipedia
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  8.    30 Oct 2017 #8

    Barman58 said: View Post
    I've often wondered what actually qualifies as an Assistive Technology - Microsoft have never stated what the offer actually applies to. Now I am prescribed Glasses (Spectacles), for all Screen based reading, in addition to normal use, ( they are specifically ground to focus slightly farther than usual reading glasses for use on screens - Is this an Assistive technology?

    This offer is something that I am not going to use as I have other legit sources for Windows, but would be interesting to know - Is there a definition of Assistive Technologies that is used In the US as there is nothing specific here in the UK that I am aware of
    anyone can upgrade with that site to it stops
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  9.    30 Oct 2017 #9

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I wonder if MS will turn off free upgrades completely at that time?
    I don't see why they wouldn't support the ones they gave away. I believe most of us are still supported so....

    Anyway you just won't be able to get the OS for free anymore (supposedly).
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  10. Posts : 2,307
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       31 Oct 2017 #10

    This discussion is somewhat academic since the normal upgrade route still works. I've just bought a cheap Windows 7 licence for an old PC and upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro FCU using the Media Creation Tool. Windows 10 shows as activated with a digital licence linked to my MS account.
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