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Installing Win10 after the free upgrade period ends

Q: Installing Win10 after the free upgrade period ends

Hello This is my upgrade free period Win10 ends after Installing the first time Installing Win10 after the free upgrade period ends here and couldn't find an answer after a few minutes of searching Sorry if this has been asked already Anyway I have an HP laptop that Installing Win10 after the free upgrade period ends came with windows and has a Gb recovery partition that re-installs Win and all the bundled software After I upgraded to Win I made a recovery drive When creating the recovery drive it asked for a Gb USB drive which I provided and it seemed to work fine I later used the recovery drive to re-install windows but it was windows again I then had to download and install the free upgrade again What will happen if I want to re-install win after the free upgraded period ends Will the upgrade still be available from somewhere as long as I have a hardware profile on an activation server Or maybe I have to do something different when creating the recovery drive I'd really rather not get stuck with Win in the future BTW my PC at work was an upgrade from to and I made a recovery drive there also That PC doesn't have a recovery partition and only required Gb for the recovery drive Should I expect this drive to re-install win and require me to download again also Thank you in advance for any information

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/53453-installing-win10-after-free-upgrade-period-ends.html
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I have just been asked an interesting question, and I could not answer for sure.

Suppose you are running 8.1, then upgrade, and rollback in the free period.

We all know that establishes a digital licence.

We also know we can clean install at any time in the future.

Also, we know we can upgrade aa second time in the free period.

BUT can we upgrade again (keeping all files - forget wisdom of doing this) after the free period ends?

My gut feel is we must be able to do so, as you can already upgrade an unactivated version of windows 8.1 but the upgraded version would remain unactivated assuming no prior digital licence.

I assume the upgrade would check for a digital licence anyway. In worst case, you might need to use tbe Redstone Activation Troubleshooter.

Agreed?

A:Reupgrading after the free period ends.

I suspect an upgrade after the free period will require an upgrade license, and so, a clean install to grab the digital entitlement will be necessary. But if you upgrade, why not make an image before falling back?

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/56757-reupgrading-after-free-period-ends.html
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Im curious if the system tray icon and nagging Windows disappeared. Anyone still on 7 or 8 who turned off gwx control panel and can confirm that those are gone?
 

A:Windows 10 free upgrade period expires. Is the system tray icon gone?

I'm also curious about the install files they downloaded to your PC. Are those removed automatically?
 

https://hardforum.com/threads/windows-10-free-upgrade-period-expires-is-the-system-tray-icon-gone.1906528/
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who and why is anyone going for the free Win10 upgrade ? I do online stuff and gaming.... I do not have a tablet.... at current our computer run Win 8.1. I signed up a while back for the free Win10 upgrade.... is there a thread for this discussion already?

A:who and why is anyone going for the free Win10 upgrade ?

Lots of Windows 10 news here ... Windows 10 News - Windows 10 Forums

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/68757-who-why-anyone-going-free-win10-upgrade.html
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I know someone with a Vista (Business) PC and he received a free upgrade notice to Win10. Is this correct and if so does it just mean that the OS will be installed without saving apps and files?
 

A:Free Win10 upgrade

I know someone with a Vista (Business) PC and he received a free upgrade notice to Win10. Is this correct and if so does it just mean that the OS will be installed without saving apps and files?Click to expand...

The free upgrade applies to qualified computers that are running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1.

It does NOT apply to computers that are running Windows Vista.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/free-win10-upgrade.1152502/
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I'm still on Win7, I noticed that their pop up window to install Win10 has changed, there is no option to select another date for the install, it were only ever 3 days ahead anyhow.

I'm wondering, is the free offer coming to an end then?

Looking through some of the past threads on here, I see that some have reverted back to their old OS after dabbling with Win10, I'm wondering if I should even bother/risk trying it to be honest?.....Although I dare say that I'll be forced to in the end.
 

A:Free win10 upgrade, MS now getting pushy about it.

The offer is for a year - July 2016 (it was released on 29th July 2015)
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/free-win10-upgrade-ms-now-getting-pushy-about-it.1157945/
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Hello,

My laptop was victim of a virus that destroyed some register files and even System Restore could not fix it. My only choice is to format the hdd and reset to the OS in the chip which is Win 8, but I had already upgraded to Win 10. How can I recover my Win 10 Key so I can reinstall and activate Win 10?

Thanks / Arturo

A:How to recover Win10 Key (free upgrade from 8.1) ?

There is no free key. If your computer came with Windows 8.x, the key is in the bios. If you wish to install from the iso, do the install without activation, then once you get into the GUI, then do the activation and it will go through.

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/62231-how-recover-win10-key-free-upgrade-8-1-a.html
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i have a couple laptops that both came with windows 8.1 that im going to be selling. both were upgraded to win10 during the free upgrade period and both are currently on anniversary edition. when i look at the activation page, it says "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your microsoft account". naturally, i will reset windows before sale so does this mean the new owner will not be able to activate windows 10 since it wont be done with my acct? do i need to track down restore media for each and put win8 back on?

A:is the free win10 upgrade transferable to another owner?

That's actually very interesting because historically and even when I had my stint on Windows 10, the license is tied to the machine, not the user. What I would do is reset those laptops and set them up with a local account and see if the activation status is an issue.

http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10/445645-free-win10-upgrade-transferable-another-owner.html
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Hello i bought Pc from 1 guy.
....
its care who is that guys...
but my question is
if i can upgrade to windows 10 without purchasing them, or buying key
i started PC and microsoft quested me if i want to upgrade because my win7 is old
or something...

A:Can i upgrade from WIN7 to WIN10 "for free" ?

Hi Welcome to Windows Central! Give this a look. I have no experience with this, so you're on your own! http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=tEsdeZOr

http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask-question/442605-can-i-upgrade-win7-win10-free.html
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Hi
my friend is unsure if he wants Windows 10 or not...he currently has XP. It has passed the Windows 8 compatability test, so will accept Windows 10. If I install Windows 7 pro as a clean install, then upgrade to Windows 10....but after the 30 days, decide to reinstall Windows 7, will Ithen be able to reinstall Windows 10 at some time in the future, without cost. I hope that once windows 10 is installed, that a key is generated for his PC which will allow him to reinstall Windows 10 to the same PC at any time in the future....

Am I correct in these assumptions ???

thank you in advance...

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I have a new OEM Vista Home Premium computer that qualifies for a free upgrade to 7. I registered in August and am expecting a CD to arrive in the next month, hopefully.

I know a clean install usually works better than an upgrade, but I don't know if it can be done with the CD they will be shipping. I'm hoping so.

I was just wondering if anyone here knows what to expect from our friends at Microsoft. Is it going to be a full version, or are we going to end up with a patchwork kludge of an OS?

A:Installing free 7 upgrade to be shipped in October

Nobody really knows because Microsoft likes to keep this information secret until what seems like release day.

At this point most of us assume you will be able to clean install the full version using the upgrade media. Simply because of the fact that Windows 2000 or XP could not be upgraded to 7 by doing an in-place upgrade. Also you cannot upgrade a 32-bit version to 64-bit version (or vice versa) without doing a clean install.

Microsoft has stated that you can do a clean install using the upgrade media. What is not clear is the procedure for doing so.
So far it seems that:

A) a previous version of 2000, XP or Vista must be installed and genuine in order for the upgrade to work (but 2000 cannot be activated, so that's also unclear)
B) you might be required to install Windows 7 on the same partition that the previous OS was installed to (although I think this is unlikely)

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/26811-installing-free-7-upgrade-shipped-october.html
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I have repeatedly encountered Win10 Envy 860-1... to 10240 14393 Win10 Failed Upgrade From on a failures in trying to upgrade Win from version to the current version I used Upgrade From Win10 10240 to Win10 14393 Failed on Envy 860-1... the Windows Upgrade exe program - failed I used the MediaCreationTool to download the iso and create a bootable DVD for upgrade - failed Created virtual drive for the iso to upgrade - failed The normal Windows Update function appears to work properly - I get windows and other updates on the usual time basis The relevant files for diagnosing what went wrong seem to be A The WINDOWS BT Sources Panther setupact logB The WINDOWS BT Sources Panther setuperr logC There are also small files with these same names in the WINDOWS WS Sources Panther folder i e another setupact log and setuperr log Here is the file WINDOWS BT Sources Panther setupact log - - Info SP CSetupPlatform Initialize Setup log starts - - Info SP Host system information VM NOFirmware type UEFIManufacturer HPModel - stBIOS name A BIOS version A BIOS release date Total memory Number of physical CPUs Number of logical CPUs Processor manufacturer GenuineIntelProcessor name Intel R Core TM i - CPU GHzProcessor caption Intel Family Model Stepping Processor architecture x Processor Upgrade From Win10 10240 to Win10 14393 Failed on Envy 860-1... clock - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Starting verification of footprint section Footprint Basic - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Could not find footprint file C Windows WS Sources reagent admx - - Info SPVerifyFootprint The requested footprint Upgrade From Win10 10240 to Win10 14393 Failed on Envy 860-1... is not present - - Warning SPGetFootprintCapabilities Footprint Footprint Basic incomplete the platform capability will not be available - - Info SPGenerateCopyListFromConfigFile Didn't find file list in C Windows WS Sources setupplatform cfg section Footprint Servicing x - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Starting verification of footprint section Footprint Servicing - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Could not find footprint file C Windows WS Sources compatprovider dll - - Info SPVerifyFootprint The requested footprint is not present - - Warning SPGetFootprintCapabilities Footprint Footprint Servicing incomplete the platform capability will not be available - - Info SPGenerateCopyListFromConfigFile Didn't find file list in C Windows WS Sources setupplatform cfg section Footprint ICB x - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Starting verification of footprint section Footprint ICB - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Could not find footprint file C Windows WS Sources cmi migxml dll - - Info SPVerifyFootprint The requested footprint is not present - - Warning SPGetFootprintCapabilities Footprint Footprint ICB incomplete the platform capability will not be available - - Info SPGenerateCopyListFromConfigFile Didn't find file list in C Windows WS Sources setupplatform cfg section Footprint Migration x - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Starting verification of footprint section Footprint Migration - - Info SPVerifyFootprint Could not find footprint file C Windows WS Sources cmi migxml dll - - Info SPVerifyFootprint The requested footprint is not present - - Warning SPGetFootprintCapabilities Footprint Footprint Migration incomplete the platform capability will not be available - - Info Initializing diagnostics helper data file NULL - - Info No existing diagnostics data - - Info Key CollectTrace is not available - - Warning SP CSetupPlatform Initialize Failed to initialize tracing - - Info There is already a running setup user mode etw session - - Info VDS available - - Info Key CollectTrace is not available - - Info SP Attempting to resurrect a new system from C Windows BT Sources - - Error SP CSetupPlatform ResurrectNewSystem Cannot resurrect new system Win Exception C Windows BT Sources NewSystem dat The system cannot find the file specified x thiscall UnBCL FileStream FileStream const class UnBCL tring enum UnBCL FileMode enum UnBCL FileAccess enum UnBC... Read more

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Upgrade-From-Win10-10240-to-Win10-14393-Failed-on-Envy-860/td-p/5749396
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I

A:What ends the free update deadline...ISO download or registration?

Originally Posted by Naro01


Or when I install, if after the deadline, is the registration process going to require me to pay?



That one. Downloading the ISO file by itself does nothing. Microsoft gave you a whole year to prepare for the free upgrade if you wanted to wait that long.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/57003-what-ends-free-update-deadline-iso-download-registration.html
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A:Free Install Period

currently it is end of july

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/37004-free-install-period.html
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Am going away for extended period.

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rgds.

A:Free Instal Period

currently it is end of july

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/37004-free-instal-period.html
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I need to get update to end, so I can install an new update.

A:update is currently installing--never ends

Welcome to the SevenForums raymm.

If necessary go into "Task Manager" and force an "End Process." If that doesn't work then attempt a "Restart", and finally if that won't fix the problem, then do a "Force Shutdown" by holding your computers "Power Button" for at least five seconds. From there do a restart and see what happens. Please let us know the out come.

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I put the syspreped image on the off site PC, and it has been taking several hours to get through the "setup is installing devices".. when it finishes, it encounters an error with the unattended xml... and I'm stuck with a fudged windows install.

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A:Sysprep does not work. hours of installing, ends with error

Not sure exactly what is happening there, but I and others ran across an issue where booting the machine with the sysprepped image stalls during configuration.
The solution that has worked for me and some others is:
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2. reboot into normal mode.

Hopefully that will lead to a successful configuration.
Might work for you.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/237556-sysprep-does-not-work-hours-installing-ends-error.html
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Hello,

I received the free win 10 upgrade from an invitation to reserve the upgrade. The other day, a Ransomware hit me, and though I believe I may have immediately tracked & deleted all affected files I could find, I hardly believe I could be so skilled as to be successful.

I had this happen last year, and ended up formatting the unit, and reloading Win 7. I don't want to have to go back to 7, but how do I get another Win 10? Is there a key I need to find & save? A free site that I can get a copy on a flash drive to load from? Any help would be appreciated. I have no clue how to proceed since it's an online download, and once formatted, the unit won't be able to get online without the OS

Thanks

A:I have Win10 from upgrade, must reformat PC. How do I get Win10 again?

you can download the newest build of windows 10 > http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10

boot from the setup media - remove every partition (wipe) the HDD

and clean install widows 10

since you already had win7 and windows 10 on that PC - if asked for product key - just skip that screen

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/32366-i-have-win10-upgrade-must-reformat-pc-how-do-i-get-win10-again.html
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Quote:
If you've been using the 30-day version of Microsoft Office 2010, here's a nice tip for you: the testing period can be extended for up to six months. Much like Windows, the popular productivity suite contains a so called rearm function that gives you 30 extra days to activate the program. The command can be used up to five times, and if used at the end of each 30-day grace period, you can run Office 2010 for up to 180 days without entering an activation key.





Source - Extend Microsoft Office 2010's free trial period to 180 days - TechSpot News

A:Extend MS Office 2010's free trial period to 180 days.

Thanks, good information to have.

http://www.sevenforums.com/microsoft-office/86073-extend-ms-office-2010s-free-trial-period-180-days.html
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A:TrojanKiller Free Version Found Malware, but Trial Period is Up- Please Help

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:Link 1Link 2* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools
Close any open browsers, and all other programs working. Make sure you save your file if working on a document.
Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.[/b]
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
Some Rookit infection may damage your boot sector. The Windows Recovery Console may be needed to restore it. Do not bypass this installation. You may regret it.**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.Note: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protection programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlDo not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If after running ComboFix you get this error message "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." when attempting to run a program all you need to do is restart the computer to reset the registry.===Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause of infiltration an infection.Please run this security check for my review.Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Search.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Rn].txt (n is a number).Please post the logs and let me know if the problem persists.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/477420/trojankiller-free-version-found-malware-but-trial-period-is-up-please-help/
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You just have to tell a little lie and say you use "assistive technology".

Accessibility and the Windows 10 Free Upgrade
 

https://hardforum.com/threads/you-can-still-get-win10-for-free.1907056/
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Anyone know if there is a 'best' one?

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A:Best FREE antivirus for Win10.

Windows 10 includes a built-in AV program, good article about it and some other things you can do here :- http://www.howtogeek.com/225385/what?s-the-best-antivirus-for-windows-10-is-windows-defender-good-enough/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/best-free-antivirus-for-win10.1156687/
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Hi Graphicool I suggest you to bring this issue in the thread I created since there's quite a few users that have it and it'll be better to have it all in one thread.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/579044/support-thread-for-the-get-windows-10-app-not-working/Also, it contains a link to all the solutions you should try first.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/580751/why-havent-i-been-offered-win10-free/
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Hey
Is it still possible to upgrade to Windows 10 for free ?

A:Upgrading Win7 to Win10 for free ?

hi the free period is over so no not that I know of

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/401838-upgrading-win7-win10-free.html
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A:Win10 Defender and MBAM Free Trial

Keep Defender in place...MBAM is a different tool altogether...Only 1 scan should be ran at a time however...

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http://filmora.wondershare.com/windows10/how-to-edit-videos-on-windows10.html
 
Cheers - 
 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/605098/what-is-the-best-free-pay-video-editing-programs-for-win10/
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Showkey

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Welcome to the forum,

It hasn't asked me yet either, but that doesn't mean you can't upgrade.

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http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/56098-upgrade-32-bit-win-7-64-bit-win10.html
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A:Hp 110-414 Win10 Upgrade

Because you may find that you need to install the Windows 10 driver for it after upgrading. With most notebooks there are two or three different adapters that could be installed. It helps to what is installed in yours.  Use the search functiion in the forum and search for windows 10 wifi driver. You will notice that many members did not take the time to either locate the driver or know what is installed. 

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Can I ask for some advice? Thanks
 

A:Should I upgrade to Win10?

I saw a notice that today is the last day to upgrade to Win10 for free.Click to expand...

it not - July 2016 is
whats the exact model and also the service tag number
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/should-i-upgrade-to-win10.1163500/
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What version of windows are you currently running

Make a back up of all your data

Download the ISO file and upgrade from this site
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/info-on-win10-upgrade-with-iso.1166347/
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HIRYU79,
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http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-arti...tion_16.2.aspx

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No need to install windows 8 - just install windows 8.1 via ISO and then upgrade to windows 10 via ISO
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any advice appreciated
 

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What's the exact product number(P/N) on that HP Slimline desktop?
What's the model number of that desktop?

I don't believe a Windows 10 computer comes with a sticker that has the 25-character product key like Windows 7 and earlier does.
Do you have that product key for activation purposes?
(Do not post it here!)

--------------------------------------------------------------
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installing-win10-on-new-ssd-drive-licensing.1169178/
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http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/41342-so-problem-installing-skype-win10.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/advice-before-installing-programmes-on-win10.1167643/
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A:Installing Win10 has been interesting and frustrating

Either way, apparently you can only do an upgrade first (click here).  There isn't supposed to be a key prompt for upgrade, as the OS you've got installed already, has it embedded somewhere.  The key prompt is for the Win10 key, which doesn't exist, until after the update.  So you cannot do a clean install until after upgrading.
 
In short, MSFT's own wording is terrible, as usual.  They force you to update from your existing system in order to verify your existing system is valid.  Merely typing in a key, is no longer acceptable to paranoid MSFT.  That's why installation is now so much worse.  How they think people will put up with it, I can't fathom.  There's a limit to how much abuse, people are willing to take.
 
Here, you need the Win10 usb/iso, in order to rescue your Win10 installation in the future, so you're abused yet again, by the poor explanation that you must accept the UPGRADE (through the system tray or tool) in order to install Win10 at all.  This is a departure, for you always used to be allowed dual-booting.  Maybe still are, but he instructions don't make that plain.

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A:Free upgrade to W10 and go back to W7: do I keep the free upgrade?

Technically, your license has been converted to Windows 10 license and thus you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free past the deadline.
I saw many questions regarding this on Microsoft Answers too but this remains a mystery as of now.

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Is the A70 compatible with W10?
 
 
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A:A70 - Win Explorer closes after Win10 upgrade from...

The A70 is not on the list of Lenovo Win 10 supported systems.    Your Intel processor is several generations before official Win 10 starts. 
 
There are ways to prevent Win 10 reminders and unwanted automatic downloads, Google for them.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkCentre-A-E-M-S-Series/A70-Win-Explorer-closes-after-Win10-upgrade-from-Win7/td-p/3365543
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
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A:Trying to upgrade from Win7 to Win10: "CPU not supported"

Hi: I have the 8200 Elite CMT (i7-2600, BIOS J01, v2.28) and had no issues upgrading to W10. I would suggest you upgrade from the link below and see if it bypasses the hardware check. You can try the upgrade now, or make an installation disk or flash drive via the media creation tool. The disk/flash drive does not check compatibility. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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A:W540 - Win10 upgrade problems

OOPS -- saw you tried this already. ------------------------------------Have you tried obtaining the upgrade directly from Microsoft via their Win10 Media Creation tool? You will be able to download an entire .ISO file to burn a CD or create a bootable USB stick: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 This works better, sometimes, than the Windows upgrade pestering message.  Good luck!----------------------------------------- How are you fixed for disk space?  The upgrade needs qute a bit of extra room ~ 5 - 10 GB, at least, to store previous machine state.     




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I putt also CBS and CheckSUR. Maybe someone can help...

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Hi Graphicool1 I'm pretty sure you can just close the window and it'll wait until you launch the process manually to upgrade.

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A:MS says I can't upgrade my laptop as HP has not tested win10 on it.

I'll take a stab at this one..
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... yes.. complicated but that's the best advice I can offer at the moment
And welcome to the forums

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