Windows 10: Win 7 preinstalled with download rights: still Free upgrade to Win 10?

Discus and support Win 7 preinstalled with download rights: still Free upgrade to Win 10? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, I bought a laptop a few years ago with: Window® 7 Professional 64 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit or Windows 10... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by abpc555, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. abpc555 Win User

    Win 7 preinstalled with download rights: still Free upgrade to Win 10?


    Hi, I bought a laptop a few years ago with:


    Window® 7 Professional 64 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit or Windows 10 Pro 64


    Can I still upgrade to win 10 for Free?


    Thanks.

    :)
     
    abpc555, Nov 5, 2019
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  2. eidairaman1, Nov 5, 2019
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  3. n2bn2b Win User
    Recommend hardware changes for upgrading from Win-7 to Win-10

    Bree
    I followed your suggestions (2nd Aug 19) for installing Win-10. Made the bootable flash drive successfully through the media creation tool. But when I attempted to upgrade and activate to Win-10 (64 bit) from within Win-7 (Pro-32 bit), I got the following error message:

    Error # OxC1900101-Ox20017. " The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during BOOT operation"

    I read the diagnostics under this error number and carried out the proposed fixes, i.e. update Win-7, uninstall Malwarebyte antivirus, disconnect all external hardware, e.g. printer, scanner, external hard drives. I then tried to repeat the steps to do the upgrade through the Win-10 bootable flash drive as before. Got the same error message.
    Appreciate any further comments and suggestions as to (a) what does a failure in the SAFE_OS during boot operation mean, (b) what can I do to solve it. Is this anything to do with the hardware in my computer? I listed these in my first posting above.
    Thanks for any help
     
    n2bn2b, Nov 5, 2019
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  4. LeeBerge Win User

    Win 7 preinstalled with download rights: still Free upgrade to Win 10?

    Upgrading Win 7 Pro to Win 10

    Hi Once Again

    I just finished performing the steps you suggested I do in your last email to upgrade from Win 7 Pro to Win 10. I eliminated all of the temporary files and then performed a check disk on my hard drive; no errors or bad sectors were found. After doing those
    steps, Win10 failed to install again so then I went back and performed all of your suggest procedures from the past several emails all at once....disconnecting all of my external devices, doing the system file check, and then deleting all of the temporary
    files following by the check disk routine. Once again the Win10 download failed to install.

    This is what happened when I tried the upgrade: I began the download from the Microsoft flag download icon in my bottom toolbar rather than using the Media Creation tool program applet that had tried several times before to upgrade windows.. The download
    preceded normally and then the computer went into the installation process. The preparing for upgrade splash panel came up and then the desktop showed configuring update for Windows 10 appeared. The upgrade got to 87% complete once again and then my computer
    went into the reboot mode. The computer rebooted back into Win 7. The Windows update panel appeared with a panel that said "upgrade to Win10....start installing the newest versions of windows". I did not get a Win 10 failed to install as I did when using the
    Media Creation tool.

    As I said, the reboot took me right back into my normal Windows 7 screen which worked normally.

    That's all the information I have this time around.

    Lee
     
    LeeBerge, Nov 5, 2019
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