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  1. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 64
    Windows 7
       23 Mar 2016 #1

    I didn't receive the invitation to reserve Windows 10


    I went to the Microsoft linkHow to reserve your free upgrade to Windows 10

    That article advised you had to have KB3035583 update so I clicked on the link provided and then went to my Windows Update and it was there. I installed it . Article said after installation I should see pop up in notification area of taskbar to get Windows 10 (see screenshot).

    Nothing happened. I did not get this pop up, so how do I reserve a copy of Windows 10?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails get win 10.JPG  
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  2. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       23 Mar 2016 #2

    You don't have to reserve a free upgrade to Windows 10. That is just a marketing ploy.

    As long as your computer has a genuine copy of Win7 or Win8/8.1, you are entitled to have a free upgrade.
    Free upgrade offer will expire on July 29th, 2016.

    If you wish to wait for Windows Update to offer you the upgrade, then your Win 7 must have SP1 installed.
    If you wish to do manual upgrade using an ISO file, you can do so WITHOUT SP1, and you can do it anytime before July 29th.

    If you want to manually install Windows 10, follow this method.....................
    Use the Media Creation Tool link below and download the ISO file :
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

    Download the Tool and run it.
    Then select
    Create installation media for another PC
    That will begin downloading the ISO file to your computer.
    Make sure you know where the ISO is downloading to.

    When download is completed, RIGHT click at the ISO > click Mount > click Setup.exe.
    That will begin installing Windows 10.
    You have the choice of keeping settings, files and apps, or keeping nothing.
    No product key is required.
    Activation will be automatic.
    Last edited by davidhk; 23 Mar 2016 at 21:16.
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  3. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,334
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       23 Mar 2016 #3

    Just follow these directions: Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation
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  4. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 64
    Windows 7
       24 Mar 2016 #4

    Thank you both for the answers. I do have Windows 7 SP1.

    I am going to be trying to upgrade my Vista desktop to Windows 7. Until I get that done successfully, I don't want to mess with this computer. Based on your statement davidhk: "If you wish to do manual upgrade using an ISO file, you can do so WITHOUT SP1, and you can do it anytime before July 29th." can I download this ISO file and just install later or do I have to use it right away?
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  5. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       24 Mar 2016 #5

    Nikilet said: View Post
    Thank you both for the answers. I do have Windows 7 SP1.

    I am going to be trying to upgrade my Vista desktop to Windows 7. Until I get that done successfully, I don't want to mess with this computer. Based on your statement davidhk: "If you wish to do manual upgrade using an ISO file, you can do so WITHOUT SP1, and you can do it anytime before July 29th." can I download this ISO file and just install later or do I have to use it right away?
    No, you don't have to do it right away. Just don't go past July 28th.
    Upgrade your Vista to Win 7 first.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       24 Mar 2016 #6

    Nikilet,

    No need to download the ISO now.
    Do so when you are ready to install Win 10.
    Why ?
    Because by the time you do the download you might have a newer ISO version than the one today.
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  7. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 64
    Windows 7
       28 Mar 2016 #7

    Thank you for this. All very helpful. I will wait until later to download the ISO file.
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  8. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 64
    Windows 7
       17 Apr 2016 #8

    davidhk said: View Post
    Nikilet,

    No need to download the ISO now.
    Do so when you are ready to install Win 10.
    Why ?
    Because by the time you do the download you might have a newer ISO version than the one today.
    I have Windows 7 on my old desktop now and running well. I got my little icon in the taskbar to update that computer to Windows 10. It tells me that it's compatible and all that. Which brings me to why I wish I could get that "Get Windows 10" to appear on this laptop. I would assume this computer is definitely up to the task if my old desktop is, but who knows. I sure don't.

    I also have a question about the link you gave me for downloading. At the very top of the page there is simply an Upgrade Now button and it says to begin the upgrade, click on it. I assume if I wanted to start my upgrade right now that's what I would click on. Is that correct?

    Then below that is the Download Tool now button. This is what I use to burn a copy to USB or DVD so that I have installation media in case I should need to reinstall Windows 10 for any reason. Is that correct?

    Or am I totally misunderstanding this?
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  9. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       17 Apr 2016 #9

    The link I gave you is from MCT (media creation tool).

    My suggestion in post #2 was to download the iso fie using the Download Tool now button

    After the iso is downloaded you have 2 choices :
    1. Burn the iso file to a bootable media such as DVD or USB. Use it to install later on.
    2. Use the iso file and install now by .................
    RIGHT click at the ISO > click Mount > click Setup.exe.
    That will begin installing Windows 10.
    You have the choice of keeping settings, files and apps, or keeping nothing.
    No product key is required.
    Activation will be automatic.
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  10. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,150
    W10Prox64
       17 Apr 2016 #10

    One thing you have to remember with Windows 7: you can't easily "mount the ISO" like you can in Windows 8.x. You'll need a 3rd party tool to do it, like 7-zip. The link @Ztruker gave in Post #3 explains this; in the video, you can see it starting at about 21:30.
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