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Windows 7: Windows 10 is supposed to be free

01 Sep 2015   #1
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 
Windows 10 is supposed to be free

I am not a bloody idiot

I do have windows 7 SP1

I do not have the stupid icon on the bottom of the task bar.


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01 Sep 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

With whom are you upset?
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01 Sep 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Sounds like he`s upset with himself

You have to have all the windows 10 updates installed on Windows 7 SP1, then you will get the stupid Windows 10 Icon.

Or you can do it another way.

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

Calm down, you have plenty of time, still 11 months left, no rush :)


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01 Sep 2015   #4
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 

You have to have all the windows 10 updates installed on Windows 7 SP1

So you have to install Windows 10 updates to get the toolbar icon to install Windows 10.
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01 Sep 2015   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

I thought there was a tutorial for this but i can't find it now.

I did the free upgrade using the Media Creation Tool explained here:
Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help

This worked for me.
I didn't want Windows to upgrade my OS when it wanted to, so i did it this way so i could have some control.

You should make sure you have everything backed up before upgrading, and check that your hardware is compatible with Win 10.
Some PC's don't have W10 compatible drivers, and that can be a show stopper.
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01 Sep 2015   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by otuatail View Post
You have to have all the windows 10 updates installed on Windows 7 SP1.
No you don't. An alternative method has been posted twice.
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