Windows 10: Is The Windows 10 Free Upgrade Still Free?

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  1. SkillZAZ Win User

    Is The Windows 10 Free Upgrade Still Free?


    Hmm I firstly thought that free upgrade to windows 10 has end but now I see MS giving away windows 10 free again in this wsite?- Here

    :)
     
    SkillZAZ, Jan 3, 2017
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  2. Windows10 upgrade
     
    windows 10 free upgrade, Jan 3, 2017
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  3. Is the Windows 10 free upgrade offer still available?

    Hi,



    No, the Windows 10 free upgrade offer ended on July 29, 2016.
    To have qualified for the free offer, all upgrades must have completed and reached the “Welcome” screen by 11:59 PM UTC-10 (Hawaii) on July 29th; this is one worldwide point in time.



    Windows 10 will continue to be available for purchase, either on a
    device
    or as a full version of the software.
    A discounted "upgrade" version of Windows 10 will not be for sale.



    You can find answers to these and other questions about the upgrade to Windows 10 at the
    Upgrade to Windows 10: FAQ.
     
    Rohit Chettri, Jan 3, 2017
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Is The Windows 10 Free Upgrade Still Free?

    Well, it does say:
    To get started, you will first need to have a license to install Windows 10
    - but unhelpfully doesn't seem to say how.

    Amusingly I see:
    We noticed you are running Windows 10. If you would like to update to the latest version, click Update now.

    Er.. I am running the latest. Oh well, computers/web pages are only as good as the programmers.
     
    dalchina, Jan 3, 2017
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  5. SkillZAZ Win User
    Ahh I didn't actually got what were you tryin to say, but I just want to ask is the media creation tool resumable? I mean can I pause-resume the windows 10 upgrade?
     
    SkillZAZ, Jan 3, 2017
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  6. NavyLCDR New Member
    1. As of a couple of days ago it was being reported that the upgrade is still activating for free.

    2. The Media Creation Tool is not resumable.
     
    NavyLCDR, Jan 3, 2017
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  7. Microsoft has officially announced it is over. But as NavyLCDR posted, it appears to "unofficially" still be giving out Digital Licenses. The Media Creation Tool is used by most, just for downloading and creating install media. Other than updating the image you get via the MCT, I don't think a whole lot of other changes have been made to since it was created. The fact that it is still there, doesn't necessarily mean it will be a free upgrade. The Windows 10 MCT will likely still be the long after the free upgrade is over. The Windows 8.1 MCT is still up. There is one for Windows 7 too. Access Denied
     
    alphanumeric, Jan 3, 2017
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  8. Is The Windows 10 Free Upgrade Still Free?

    Caledon Ken, Jan 3, 2017
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  9. CarlSD Win User
    A friend of mine updated his wife's computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 less than a month ago. Her computer never had Windows 10 installed during the 'free' upgrade offer so there was no 'digital entitlement' registered with MS for her computer.

    He used her Windows 7 product key during the Windows 10 install and it installed and activated without a problem and he didn't use the assistive technologies 'loophole'.

    I've seen the same story appear in quite a few places over the last several months.

    So, it appears the 'free' Windows 10 upgrade offer didn't really finish on July 29th last year after all.
     
    CarlSD, Jan 3, 2017
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  10. There were a few write ups about this and why. The one that stuck with me was the comment that I read at least twice, " How would Microsoft respond if they left the gates wide open and nobody came? "

    The media would still hound them for take up numbers and when numbers were low the media would turn it into "Microsoft can't give away Windows 10". Ouch !!

    Microsoft announces formal closure and the media swims away. Then through the grape vine people discover and try different avenues. Microsoft obviously knows they are there and could and may close them down in a heart beat.

    Until then, users win, they get their OS upgraded, Microsoft wins, one more machine on the way to a billion.
     
    Caledon Ken, Jan 3, 2017
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  11. NavyLCDR New Member
    Except that no new discovery or different avenues are required. It's still working just exactly the same as it always has.
     
    NavyLCDR, Jan 3, 2017
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  12. Superfly Win User
    I had predicted that the cut-off date would be extended (but not unofficially... LOL) , the "Billion user base" is primary and Win 10 uptake has not been as expected... thus 'till then, happy days *Smile
     
    Superfly, Jan 3, 2017
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  13. Is The Windows 10 Free Upgrade Still Free?

    Free upgrade might end earliest after Creator's Update, MS has to alter MCT/ISO to accommodate for changes.
     
    TairikuOkami, Jan 3, 2017
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  14. jimbo45 Win User
    Hi there
    If you have valid retail W7 / W8 / W8.1 products you can still upgrade FREE. Enter the key of your qualifying product.

    I'm still using some of my old Technet keys - and the upgrade works fine.

    Note though edition must be similar --you can go from HOME-->HOME or with W7 PRO / ULTIMATE -->PRO.

    I last did an upgrade yesterday (Jan 4).

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Jan 4, 2017
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  15. Borg 386 Win User
    Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade | ZDNet
     
    Borg 386, Jan 4, 2017
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