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is the free win10 upgrade transferable to another owner?

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

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?

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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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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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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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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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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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http://community.acer.com/t5/Legacy-Laptops-and-Netbooks/New-Owner-Win10-update-problem-on-Cloudbook-11/td-p/453620
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Hello i bought Pc from 1 guy.
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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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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 can do a DOS attack to someone to test his internet conection if he whant but only with the permission of the internet conection owner!You can post your IP or your Skype name below.
 

A:Dos test for free (with permission on internet owner only)

To any member or guest browsing this topic
I do NOT advise you
You can post your IP or your Skype name below.Click to expand...

post either
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dos-test-for-free-with-permission-on-internet-owner-only.1158698/
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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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Hi: I agree with you. I took a look at the motherboard illustration, and I do not see any kind of expansion slots available for add on graphics, or any other PCIe card. The only upgrades that can be done appear to be to increase the memory if you don't already have 2 x 8 GB installed.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/New-HP-510-a010-owner-Any-way-to-upgrade-graphics-card/td-p/5756676
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https://hardforum.com/threads/you-can-still-get-win10-for-free.1907056/
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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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thanks

A:windows 8.1 transferable?

If you purchased a copy of windows 8.x or upgraded to it from a retail version of Windows then you can transfer to any PC you own. If the OS came with a Dell, HP, Compaq, etc. then you cannot.


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Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person, without retaining any copies of the software.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f320/windows-8-1-transferable-860417.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/changed-owner-name-in-regedit-user-accounts-but-files-are-still-at-c-users-owner.1064404/
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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:Change all references held by previous owner/administrator to new owner

Hi gerevent and welcome to the forums

See if you can solve your problems with the aid of the following Tutorial (and the links within).
Dwarf

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http://www.vistax64.com/system-security/170721-change-all-references-held-previous-owner-administrator-new-owner.html
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-licence-transferable-675190.html
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Probably not to a Toshiba board... but another HP...

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/205518-oem-copy-windows-7-transferable.html
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http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/51762-can-i-get-win10-free-after-july-29th-year.html
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A:New owner but cannot remove previous owner as administrator

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/321987-new-owner-but-cannot-remove-previous-owner-administrator.html
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A:Free Download HD Video Converter for Windows PC (Win10 included)

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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
make sure there are windows 10 drivers available for the PC

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you may have a lot of startups or even malware on the PC slowing it down
 

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Hi,
Not sure why you wouldn't just use this to fill in your system spec's page instead of posting a pdf :/
System Info - See Your System Specs

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Hi, Do you know what is the error message ? No error message we or Microsoft won't be able to help. Regards.

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A:Hp 110-414 Win10 Upgrade

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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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What version of windows are you currently running

Make a back up of all your data

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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. 
 
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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..
From my experience with HP they do drop support for some of the products and you get stuck with the last OS that was installed on it.,. for example I had a nice desktop and it only would support Win7. When I tried to run Win8 on it .. well it would work fine but when I went to shut it down for the night and restart it that's when it would fail. Seems HP will not provide the updates to support new OS's. And this also applies to other OEM's.

Now having said all of that here is one option you have. Make sure you can make a system backup and backup your personal data. When that's done make sure you can restore the system and you're comfortable with the process.

At this point you could perform a clean instillation of 10 and see what happens. IF it fails to work properly just restore your PC to the previous settings with the backup you made.

... yes.. complicated but that's the best advice I can offer at the moment
And welcome to the forums

Jeff

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/41344-ms-says-i-cant-upgrade-my-laptop-hp-has-not-tested-win10.html
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Hi
Try this
Scared and Very Confused - Windows 10

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Greetings, Win 7 upgrades to Win 10 can be problematic with no easy way back to Win 7 unless you have a good image and bootable rescue media. The safest way to upgrade is to clone your existing Win 7 install to a second HDD or SSD. Connect only the cloned HDD to your PC to do the upgrade. Carefully read this entire article by Ed Bott to learn what needs to be done, and the time invested, if you have to rebuild Windows 7.  Win 10 may have the correct WLAN driver as well as all other drivers needed to run correctly or the upgrade could choke. You still have the original Win 7 install on the first HDD and can move on with your computing life. Cheers!  

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Can-I-upgrade-h8-1230-from-Win7-to-Win10/td-p/5596437
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A:Windows 7 (reverted from upgrade to win10

Take Ownership of the save file location and of the file that is Locked.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-reverted-from-upgrade-to-win10-1034001.html
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A:firewall won't turn on after upgrade to win10

Press the "Windows Button" and "R" simultaneously.
Typ in cmd
 
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/606086/firewall-wont-turn-on-after-upgrade-to-win10/
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A:Win7 to win10 upgrade error.

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

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Molechaser
(retired ChE)
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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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A:'Win10' I need time to decide, but it wants to upgrade now!

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

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/586656/win10-i-need-time-to-decide-but-it-wants-to-upgrade-now/
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A:Disabling WIN10 Upgrade for WIN7 64 bit

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A:win10 upgrade stuck at key request

Hello trbodden,

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http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/38436-win10-upgrade-stuck-key-request.html
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A:How do I change the owner in C:/user/owner

Hello Nick, and welcome to Vista Forums.

The only way to change the C:\Users\Owner folder name is to create a new administrator account, then delete the old C:\Users\Owner account from within the new account. Be sure to copy the contents that you want to save from the old accounts user folders into the corresponding new account's user folders to restore them to the new account.

Hope this helps,
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P.S.
Is this you to?
User profile

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A:Pending backups keeps growing since Win10 upgrade

http://support.carbonite.com/articles/Personal-Windows-Mac-Supported-Operating-Systems

according to carbonite website 5.7.7
However this is so new - Windows 10 I mean, that unless someone who actually uses Carbonite and windows 10 replies the best avenue of enquiry is definitely Carbonite
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pending-backups-keeps-growing-since-win10-upgrade.1154159/