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Windows 7: Free Win 10 Still Possible?

01 Jun 2017   #11

Win7 pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
I have tried everything I can to get Windows 7 to simply load the drivers from the PC when the new device is plugged in with no luck.
try this

start > run > sysdm.cpl > hardware > device installation settings > choose never install from WU OR install from WU if not found on computer

also, this may possibly help

control panel > indexing > disable indexing for usb drives OR
start > run > services > windows search > disable

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02 Jun 2017   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Thanks Anak. That is exactly what I was wanting to know.
You're welcome.
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18 Aug 2017   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I know it's August but I was wondering if the upgrade from Win 7 Pro was still possible using the article from ZDnet instructions.
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18 Aug 2017   #14

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

The only way to find out is to download the media creation tool wizard and see how it goes.

From my ZD link in post #3 scroll down a bit to:
To get started, go to the Download Windows 10 webpage and click the Download tool now button. After the download completes, run the Media Creation Tool.
Then follow the next five paragraphs to see if it will take. Use the first paragraph to just do the upgrade or the second to save the ISO and do it later.
One thing you might want to look into before you start is how your assistive technologies is set and turn some of those settings on if you don't already use some of the tech to enhance your window's experience, like magnifier, on-screen-keyboard or narrator it may influence MS's decision to allow the upgrade.

I have a win7 desktop and when it's EOS runs out in January of 2020 that's what I plan on doing, if it doesn't work I'll go to zorin.
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18 Aug 2017   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86

If I live to be 100, and I probably won't, I'll never understand the angst over an OS reaching its end of service date.

It doesn't die, or explode, like a dying star, it just sits there quietly running like it has for years.
I still have PC's running Windows XP and one running Windows ME....and they all run just fine, get on the internet, receive my email, and play solitaire just like they did the day they were created. No problem.

So I just don't get all this tearing of hair and wringing of hands over an OS that's just doing what we all do,
'Getting Old'.

As a retired PC tech, i love just playing around with different OS's. I still have every OS from Windows 98 to Windows 10/64 on bootable install DVD's. Dozens of them, actually. If I want to play around with an OS, I simply grab a spare HD and install it. Yesterday, i installed Windows XP Black Elegant on a spare HD and it works great! It does everything that I could want an OS to do. It even does things that Win-10 either can't or won't do. Like, run my old 16 bit Mah Jongg game.

The OP's ? was, "can you get a FREE install of Windows 10" (paraphrased).
Well, "all things are possible for him that believes".

Hang in there Bro!

PS: In 30+ years, I've never upgraded from one OS to the next. I will only do Clean Installs, preserving my old OS for posterity.
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