Windows 10: Windows 10 free upgrade is still available using Windows 7 and 8 keys

Discus and support Windows 10 free upgrade is still available using Windows 7 and 8 keys in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; In spite of the official end of the free Windows 10 update offer on July 29, it seems any valid Windows 7/8.x retail product key still installs Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by Brink, Aug 2, 2016.

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    Brink New Member

    Windows 10 free upgrade is still available using Windows 7 and 8 keys


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    Brink, Aug 2, 2016
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  2. Andre Da Costa, Aug 2, 2016
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  3. Counsel LRA, Aug 2, 2016
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  4. Porthos Win User

    Windows 10 free upgrade is still available using Windows 7 and 8 keys

    Porthos, Aug 3, 2016
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  5. Victek Win User
    I successfully upgraded a friend's computer to Windows 10 after reading this article. That was a few months ago though and I wonder if it still works? Has anyone successfully done the upgrade recently?
     
    Victek, Jul 13, 2017
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  6. Tony K Win User
    A million thanks for posting this, Shawn! *Smile

    I saw a similar older article about this topic about a month ago. I was going to post it and decided against it since it wasn't tested as of recent. Not sure, but I'm thinking it still works. Here's why:

    I bought this tower with W7 Home on it. I upgraded to 10 as soon as the free upgrade was offered, which gives it digital entitlement. I have a System Builders/OEM W8 Pro that was on my lappy, then upgraded that to 10 Pro. According to the EULA I can move that 8 to any machine as long as I remove it from previous others. After reading that article I thought to load my 8 onto this tower, then upgrade to 10 just to get Pro instead of Home. I wasn't sure if it would work or worth the hassle since I dual boot with the Insider builds.

    Anywho, this inspired me just to enter my 8 Pro keys into the upgrade aspect on the Settings app > System, which takes it to the Activation page and walla! Lookie see! Woo hoo!! Oh happy day! *Dinesh *Party


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    Tony K, Jul 14, 2017
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  7. Tony K Win User
    Finished painlessly in 5 minutes. All it really did was unlock all the Pro features. *Smile


    Windows 10 free upgrade is still available using Windows 7 and 8 keys [​IMG]


    Clicked on the notification banner when completed and this opened.


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    Tony K, Jul 14, 2017
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  8. Tony K Win User

    Windows 10 free upgrade is still available using Windows 7 and 8 keys

    My Insider 16241 upgraded to Pro as well. *Dinesh

    BTW, the upgrade to Pro in the store was $100. I just saved that or at least the hassle of trying it the other way. If it wasn't for you posting this I probably would've never tried this, Shawn. *Smile


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    Windows 10 free upgrade is still available using Windows 7 and 8 keys [​IMG]
     
    Tony K, Jul 14, 2017
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  9. Those PC's will now have Digital Licenses for Home and Pro, your choice which one you want to install. Assuming they already had DL's for Home. You don't ever lose those, even if you upgrade to Pro with a change product code. I have PC's with DL's for Home, Pro, Education, and even Enterprise. *Eek
     
    alphanumeric, Jul 17, 2017
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  10. FerchogtX Win User
    Stupid question, upgrading to Pro allows you to switch languages in the OS without any hassle?
    I'm seriously thinking on buying a key for pro... I'm tired of Home edition and all it's restrictions...
     
    FerchogtX, Jul 17, 2017
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  11. Tony K Win User
    Tony K, Jul 17, 2017
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  13. simrick Win User

    Windows 10 free upgrade is still available using Windows 7 and 8 keys

    Just upgraded a W8.1 lappy 2 days ago. Guess MS are still giving away W10.
     
    simrick, Jul 29, 2017
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  14. flhthemi Win User
    I don't know why they don't just make the Home version free forever...what a grand gesture that would be by MS.
     
    flhthemi, Jul 29, 2017
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  15. Ztruker Win User
    I upgraded a newly installed and activated Windows 8.1 Home to Windows 10 Core this past Friday, 7/28. It was activated when the upgrade completed. The day before I clean installed a Windows 10 Pro using a Windows 7 Pro key. It activated when the install completed.

    Neither computer had previously had Windows 10 installed.
     
    Ztruker, Apr 4, 2018
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