Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Windows 10 free assistive technologies upgrades live on

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    31,709
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2,073 times in 719 posts

    Windows 10 free assistive technologies upgrades live on

    Microsoft’s upgrade page mentions 31st Dec 2017 deadline but users can still upgrade now.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: Windows 10 free assistive technologies upgrades live on

    I don't think they ever ended the normal free upgrade path as only 2 weeks ago I activated a clean install of windows 10 using the OEM windows 7 pro license key I had on the laptop without any issues at all and have activated many others since the proposed free upgrade period ended.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Wonderful Warwick!
    Posts
    3,919
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    183 times in 153 posts

    Re: Windows 10 free assistive technologies upgrades live on

    I did a valid Win 7 to Win 10 upgrade on 31st December just in case
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    180
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    • deepblue08's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z170X Ultra Gaming
      • CPU:
      • i7 6700K @ 4.2 + Noctua D15
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance 4x8GB @ 3000mhz
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 950 PRO 256GB, Crucial MX500 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 1080Ti FTW3
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 850W
      • Case:
      • Corsair 750D
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 Pro
      • Internet:
      • DSL 50D/10U

    Re: Windows 10 free assistive technologies upgrades live on

    Quote Originally Posted by forsaken991 View Post
    I don't think they ever ended the normal free upgrade path as only 2 weeks ago I activated a clean install of windows 10 using the OEM windows 7 pro license key I had on the laptop without any issues at all and have activated many others since the proposed free upgrade period ended.
    They took a page out of Winrar's book ;p

  5. #5
    Not a good person scaryjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Gateshead
    Posts
    15,196
    Thanks
    1,231
    Thanked
    2,291 times in 1,874 posts
    • scaryjim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Dell Inspiron
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 8250U
      • Memory:
      • 2x 4GB DDR4 2666
      • Storage:
      • 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon R5 230
      • PSU:
      • Battery/Dell brick
      • Case:
      • Dell Inspiron 5570
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" 1080p laptop panel

    Re: Windows 10 free assistive technologies upgrades live on

    Quote Originally Posted by forsaken991 View Post
    I don't think they ever ended the normal free upgrade path as only 2 weeks ago I activated a clean install of windows 10 using the OEM windows 7 pro license key I had on the laptop without any issues at all and have activated many others since the proposed free upgrade period ended.
    If that copy of Windows was originally upgraded during the free upgrade period then the key will be registered with MS as valid for Win 10 installs, and you'll have no issues using it to install Windows 10 on the machine the OEM license is valid for.

    If you're using the key to install Windows on another machine, or on multiple machines simultaneously, then you're breaching the EULA and could be liable to legal action anyway, whether it technically works or not....

  6. #6
    rainman
    Guest

    Re: Windows 10 free assistive technologies upgrades live on

    They've now updated the date and it now expires on 16th Jan 2018.

  7. Received thanks from:

    mtyson (06-01-2018)

  8. #7
    Editable... jimbouk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    2,975
    Thanks
    297
    Thanked
    260 times in 212 posts
    • jimbouk's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asrock B450M-HDV R4.0
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 5 3600
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz C16
      • Storage:
      • Sabrent Rocket Q 1TB NVMe PCIe M.2 2280
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic Core Gold GC-650
      • Case:
      • Lian-Li PC-V1100 ATX
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • AOC CU34G2/BK 34" Widescreen
      • Internet:
      • EE FTC

    Re: Windows 10 free assistive technologies upgrades live on

    Yeah, two machines 'upgraded' then rolled back, don't actually mind Windows 8(.1) tbh, works fine, junkware doesn't get installed by Windows Update, you know, what you expect from an OS.

  9. #8
    Previously known as Wozza365
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    439
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    18 times in 17 posts
    • Wozza63's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS M5A99X EVO
      • CPU:
      • FX 8150 @4.2GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Kingston HyperX 1600MHz
      • Storage:
      • Intel 120GB SSD, 4TB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX R9 390
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX850
      • Case:
      • Akasa Venom Toxic
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer XG270HU + Iiyama E2473HDS x2

    Re: Windows 10 free assistive technologies upgrades live on

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Yeah, two machines 'upgraded' then rolled back, don't actually mind Windows 8(.1) tbh, works fine, junkware doesn't get installed by Windows Update, you know, what you expect from an OS.
    8.1 with a few tweaks is honestly pretty decent. Replace the start menu and I'd take it over W10 any day.

  10. #9
    Senior Member Macman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    1,527
    Thanks
    195
    Thanked
    97 times in 80 posts
    • Macman's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Z170 Pro Gaming
      • CPU:
      • i9 9900K
      • Memory:
      • 32GB
      • Storage:
      • 5TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GeForce RTX2080Ti
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 650VS
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 11
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" Asus Predator

    Re: Windows 10 free assistive technologies upgrades live on

    Quote Originally Posted by forsaken991 View Post
    I don't think they ever ended the normal free upgrade path as only 2 weeks ago I activated a clean install of windows 10 using the OEM windows 7 pro license key I had on the laptop without any issues at all and have activated many others since the proposed free upgrade period ended.
    I'm sure that's because they allowed a valid Win 7 key to be used against a Win 10 OS license?

  11. #10
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: Windows 10 free assistive technologies upgrades live on

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    If that copy of Windows was originally upgraded during the free upgrade period then the key will be registered with MS as valid for Win 10 installs, and you'll have no issues using it to install Windows 10 on the machine the OEM license is valid for.

    If you're using the key to install Windows on another machine, or on multiple machines simultaneously, then you're breaching the EULA and could be liable to legal action anyway, whether it technically works or not....
    The machines I upgraded after the official free upgrade period had never had Windows 10 installed before and the license keys I used are what shipped with the device(s) in question and had never been used to upgrade before so I'm pretty sure Microsoft are just allowing anyone to continue to upgrade for free to increase its user base and thus attract more users to other services like the windows store, OneDrive etc

    From what I can recall you can't use the same OEM key to activate more than one device as it gets linked to the hardware profile of the machine it gets activated on.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •