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

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

I don't want to update to W10 yet and I have read that I cannot keep my current W7 installation along with a free upgraded a W10 from the same W7 key.
So, if I do the free upgrade from W7 to W10 and then go back to W7, will I keep the free upgrade on this PC if I install W10 after the summer 2016 deadline? Or going back to W7 will disable the free upgrade to W10?

Thank you.

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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.

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/42112-free-upgrade-w10-go-back-w7-do-i-keep-free-upgrade.html
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A:Can I get my free Windows 10 upgrade back after a system rec...

This link should get you started: Windows 10 Upgrade   You can either install Windows 7 with your recovery disks and then upgrade to Windows 10 or you can create Windows 10 installation media [USB/DVD/ISO] and use it to do a 'clean' install onto the new hard drive. Notes about activation: If you?ve never installed and activated Windows 10 on this computer before, you?ll see the activation screen. Enter your Windows 10 key here. If you don?t have one, but you have a valid 7, 8, or 8.1 key, enter it here instead.If you?ve ever installed and activated Windows 10 on this computer before, click ?I don?t have a product key?. Windows will automatically activate once it?s installed.  If you found my answer helpful please say thanks by clicking on the Thumb's Up icon.          If my answer solved your problem please mark it as the Accepted Solution. Thanks!

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Can-I-get-my-free-Windows-10-upgrade-back-after-a-system/td-p/5603214
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A:Can you upgrade for free to windows 10, downgrade back to windows 8.1, and then upgrade again?

Yes, I believe you can. Windows 10 is free for at least the first year from release.
You can still get the Windows 10 ISO downloade and be able to upgrade using that instead of the downloaded installation files too.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-you-upgrade-for-free-to-windows-10-downgrade-back-to-windows-8-1-and-then-upgrade-again.1153689/
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Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19988802
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http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/389413-macrium-free-upgrade.html
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A:Windows 10 free upgrade - Yay or OH NO!

Hi,
Well windows defender in win-10 is not a very good stance for or reason to upgrade
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I have no good reason to upgrade
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Change Customer Experience Improvement Program settings
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/393204-windows-10-free-upgrade-yay-oh-no.html
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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.

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/free-win10-upgrade.1152502/
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A:Free Windows 10 upgrade?

You missed the article in TechSpot News and Comments: http://www.techspot.com/community/t...ee-upgrade-to-windows-10.213567/#post-1477317
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/free-windows-10-upgrade.213591/
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Did-free-upgrade-to-10-but-now-want-to-replace-HHD-with-SSD/td-p/5603275
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http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/37615-should-i-do-free-upgrade-win-8-1-win-10-my-situation.html
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A:Free Windows 10 upgrade?

you should be able to create recovery media from the existing PCs - so you can go back
I would do that first -
Windows 7 - will create DVDs - upto 6 or USB drive
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https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/free-windows-10-upgrade.1161295/
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f338/free-upgrade-question-964761.html
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Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation

This way you could go back to Windows 8 if wanted, and be able to reinstall Windows 10 when you like.

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http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/53146-ive-still-not-used-free-windows-10-upgrade.html
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A:Solved: Win 10 Upgrade really Free?

I posted a fix here #11

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-10/1149170-windows-10-upgrade-notification.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-win-10-upgrade-really-free.1149177/
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A Free Windows 7 Upgrade Could Cost You - PC World

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/31408-free-windows-7-upgrade.html
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A:..free-upgrade to Win 10 PRO, on 8.1-PRO clean-ins...

Hello and welcome,
 
I don't have a "sane" way to do this but I wonder if you can now upgrade from Home to Pro using the 3rd procedure here: 
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/upgrade-windows-10-pro
 
Z.
 
 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/free-upgrade-to-Win-10-PRO-on-8-1-PRO-clean-install-on-a-YOGA/td-p/3284289
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A:Windows 7 free upgrade

  
Quote: Originally Posted by harshil93


Hey i bought a HP touchsmart tx2 1275dx from usa and now i shifted to india.

I when tried to place my order of windows 7(us site, india site has no option for my laptop) found that there is no option there for shipping to india.

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Are there telephones in India?

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/20925-windows-7-free-upgrade.html
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/is-free-upgrade-any-good-485600.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/367903-windows-10-free-upgrade-question.html
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A:Toshiba Upgrade to W7... Free or gimmick?

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/39735-toshiba-upgrade-w7-free-gimmick.html
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A:Windows 10 free upgrade compatability

Hi,
Either that or you didn't do the basics first,
#1 completely uninstall your antivirus program what ever that happens to be since you have No System spec's we can only guess
#2 Give it more than a half hour depending on the time of day you decided to do this at

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/381851-windows-10-free-upgrade-compatability.html
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Please let me know.
Thank you so much.

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website won't come up for me here at work but:

Windows - Microsoft

Should show about 14 hours left. Going to be interesting to see who gets the last upgrade in before the deadline.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/57825-july-29th-if-i-upgrade-now-will-still-free.html
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If you did, please post your local time and your timezone. Upgrade or fresh install?

Note that we are talking here only about systems that have not been previously upgraded to Win 10 and then rolled back to Win 7 or 8.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/57992-anyone-able-get-free-upgrade-after-deadlline-expired.html
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A general question regarding the forthcoming Win 10 free upgrade for Win 7 & 8 users. My HP Pavillion laptop was purchased with Win 8.1 pre installed and the usual factory restore partition installed. My question is if I decide to upgrade the system would the embedded product key stay the same and would the restore partition be upgraded to the Win 10 OS at the same time?

Apologies if I have posted in the wrong forum I was unsure whether to use this forum or Win 10.

shipboard.

A:[SOLVED] Forthcoming free upgrade to Win 10

The recovery partition of your PC will remain Windows 8. Only one section of your machine will be upgraded to Windows 10.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f320/solved-forthcoming-free-upgrade-to-win-10-a-960105.html
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I purchased an HP Pavillion in August with Vista. It was eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 7. I would prefer to do a clean install; I've never done one before.

The free upgrade package only has instructions on how to upgrade, but not how to do the clean install. It came with two CD's. One is the "HP Upgrade Assistant" which I am supposed to use first, and the "Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Media" to use second.

Is there a way to use the upgrade CD to do a clean install, since I'm eligible for it? How would I do that?

A:How to do a clean install with a free upgrade CD

Looking for something like this? Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/283647/how-to-do-a-clean-install-with-a-free-upgrade-cd/
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If your Windows PC is currently running with Bitdefender you can upgrade free to the Bitdefender Bitdefender Antivirus Plus Bitdefender Internet Security or Bitdefender Total Security How much free hard disk space do I need to upgrade Recommended GB free hard disk space At least MB on hard system drive NOTE Bitdefender Free Upgrade available for Microsoft Windows XP SP Vista 2015 Upgrade to Free Bitdefender SP SP Windows and Windows Please follow the steps below Installing Bitdefender directly over the older version with the installer provided During the installation process you Free Upgrade to Bitdefender 2015 will receive a notification informing you that a previous version was detected Click Yes to uninstall it reboot the computer then proceed the installation If the Free Upgrade to Bitdefender 2015 older version was registered Bitdefender will quot remember quot the respective license key Removing the older version restarting your computer and installing the new version The product settings of your previous version will not be saved Please use this upgrade method only if the first option fails To smoothly uninstall Bitdefender please use the tool available at www bitdefender com uninstall Source nbsp

A:Free Upgrade to Bitdefender 2015

Petrovic said:





If your Windows PC is currently running with Bitdefender 2014 you can upgrade free to the Bitdefender 2015 (Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015, Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 or Bitdefender Total Security 2015.

How much free hard disk space do I need to upgrade?
Recommended: 2 GB free hard disk space. At least 800 MB on hard system drive.

NOTE: Bitdefender 2015 Free Upgrade available for Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7 SP1, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Please follow the steps below:

1. Installing Bitdefender 2015 directly over the older version with the installer provided. During the installation process you will receive a notification informing you that a previous version was detected. Click Yes to uninstall it, reboot the computer, then proceed the installation.
If the older version was registered, Bitdefender 2015 will "remember" the respective license key.

2. Removing the older version, restarting your computer and installing the new version. The product settings of your previous version will not be saved. Please use this upgrade method only if the first option fails.
To smoothly uninstall Bitdefender, please use the tool available at: www.bitdefender.com/uninstall
SourceClick to expand...


Thanks Petrovic
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/free-upgrade-to-bitdefender-2015.30369/
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I can not get CCleaner to run at all today. any time i click on the "run cleaner" it takes me to Free Antivirus upgrade for $38.42 and will not run the cleaner or let me close the upgrade page. i re installed CCleaner but no difference this is the current release notes.... v4.14.4707 (22 May 2014)- Improved Firefox and Mozilla based browser Cookie cleaning. - Improved Startup item Unicode support. - Improved Operating System detection. - Added Cyberfox browser cleaning. - Improved 64-bit Registry detection and cleaning architecture. - Improved skip UAC warning for Monitoring (CCleaner Professional only). - Added PowerArchiver 2013, Nitro Pro 9 and Stardock WindowBlinds cleaning. - Improved Microsoft Office 2010, Foxit Reader 6, AVG AntiVirus 8, 9, 10, 2012 and 2013 cleaning. - Minor GUI Improvements. - Minor bug fixes.

A:Ccleaner and free Antivirus upgrade

It looks like you might have malware redirecting the application to open a rogue webpage. For as long as I've used CCleaner Piriform have never tried to trick their users into paying for any software, let alone a "free antivirus" program. It is highly suspicious. Try running Malwarebytes Antimalware free edition to see if it picks up anything. If there are nasties lurking there are some very skilled malware experts here that can run and analyse malware detection software for a clean bill of health. message edited by btk1w1

http://www.computing.net/answers/security/ccleaner-and-free-antivirus-upgrade/39698.html
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I am about to purchase a HP netbook.

I understand that people who buy a computer presently will receive a free upgrade to Windows 7.

Will that apply to netbook as well? Would I receive a free upgrade to Windows 7 strater edition?
 

A:Free upgrade to Windows 7 for netbook?

You would need to check with HP to see if they will be offering the upgrade for the model you are planning on purchasing.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/free-upgrade-to-windows-7-for-netbook.841846/
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I really just wanna do a clean install with no whistles/crap.
 

A:Acer windows 7 free upgrade?

I guess no one knows for sure until it happens, I assume it will be a W7 upgrade DVD, similar to the ones you can purchase. I seriously doubt they will customize it with bloatware, but who knows for sure.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/acer-windows-7-free-upgrade.863588/
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i bought office H&S 2007 in feb, installed & activated it about the 20th of feb and now MS has a free upgrade to those who activated from 5th march onwards



not too happy

i wonder if i could pleed with MS for a free upgrade

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When I purchased my emachine last year it came with Vista. At the time of purchase they were offering a free upgrade to Win7. I received the upgrade disk a while back in the mail.

I would rather use the win 7 upgrade on an HP machine that also has Vista. The disk I was sent 'seems' to be tied to only emachines.

Is it possible to use this disk to upgrade my HP computer instead of my emachine computer?

Thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions.

Big Dog
 

A:Use free emachine Win7 upgrade on HP

No. It is only licensed to the machine it was intended for.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/use-free-emachine-win7-upgrade-on-hp.1022756/
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"ZA 3.1 Free available to existing Users"

Quote from Zone Labs:
With over 17 million users of ZoneAlarm products, our primary concern with this launch is to provide a satisfactory upgrade experience for folks. To ensure that, we'll be making the upgrade available to a fixed percentage of our existing users every day, through the "Check for Updates" feature. This process will continue for several days before we officially announce ZoneAlarm on our site and make it available to the general public.

Good Thread to Review Here

http://www.pcnineoneone.com/dcforum/computer/43987.html
 

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I know 2 people who said their device upgraded to Win 10 free upgrade all by itself without them oking it. One is a Dell Inpriron 15 and the other was a Windows tablet.

Anyone have this happen?

I have a Dell laptop and upgraded to the free Win 10 but I remember having to initiate it.

A:Windows 10 free upgrade question.

Microsoft is getting pushier with the updates:
<<gadgets.ndtv.com/laptops/features/windows-10-now-a-mandatory-update-heres-how-you-can-stop-it-from-installing-798385>>
(if you don't want it, install a utility like GWX control panel that lets you disable the upgrade).

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19683104
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1. First of all, is it like a CD that arrives?

2. Is it only a 1 time use CD, or is it like an official Windows 7 Disc?

3. Do I need to pay anything? I've already placed my order (Still have to upload Proof of Purchase), but the subtotal was $0.00, and they didn't ask for my credit card. I shouldn't have a bill of $50 when the item arrives..

4. Will it work on my other laptop (Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005)?

Thank you very much!

A:Windows 7 Free Upgrade Program?

I'm not entirely sure, I just went back from Windows 7 (Build 7100) and It's an Amazing OS I believe that they will give you a direct download link and will have you varify you key and you will use their Upgrade service.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-free-upgrade-program-404517.html
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Effective July 29th 2016 Windows 7 sp1 and Windows 8.1 Users Need to Exercise their Windows 10 Upgrade Option for Free
en.community.dell.com/.../19981416

A:One more day for the free windows 10 upgrade - July 29

Just in case you need it:
Upgrade to Windows 10:
www.dell.com/.../upgrade-to-windows-10

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19987103
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Hello;

Can an upgrade be done externally on an all-USB, Legacy-free pc goingig from the existing 1.0 USB to the faster 2.0 technology? Threre are no PCI slots built-in to this PC, so the upgrade would have to be external, presumably through the use of a USBadapter Hub or an external PCI device that would have to connect to one of the existing 1.0 USB connections (because that's all there is!) - would this possible?

Thanks in advance for any and help!
Webz
 

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I recently purchased an old PC from a garage sale. I'm always looking for bargains to satisfy my tinkering obsession.
I fired it up before I bought it and saw it had Windows 7 Home on it.
I brought it home and discovered the reason why they were probably selling it...the onboard LAN chip was dead.
So I ordered a PCI NIC which hopefully arrives by July 29th.
I used the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to download the latest Windows 10 ISO.
I plan to upgrade this "spare" PC.
If the ordered NIC doesn't arrive by July 29th am I out of luck for the free upgrade?

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/57449-meeting-free-upgrade-deadline.html
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The dealer I bought my computer from says to things about when to redeem:

1) When Vista is officially released

Then at the bottom of the page

2) When you receive your order (with link)

I may not use it straight away but I would like to know its in my drawer ready.

Does anyone know which it is?

Cele.

A:Free Vista Upgrade - When to redeem?

Vista will be released on January 30, 2007. You May need to contact your dealer for details on how to get it.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/free-vista-upgrade-when-to-redeem-133402.html