[BCAB] Windows 10

Andrew Hodgson andrew at hodgson.io
Wed Oct 9 10:15:09 BST 2019


Hi,

You can still upgrade using the in-place update method and you will get an activated Windows 10 license.  If you then want to do a fresh install you can do so, you just have to go through the in-place upgrade the first time.  The ability to do a clean install using a Windows 7 key has now gone, so there is an extra step required.  I don't know what MS position is on this, but I suspect they want to still get machines on Windows 10 if they can so they are happy to leave it running in this way.

I did this a few weeks ago on an old Windows 7 machine.  I do agree with you though about new hardware if the machine is old, and it may be a less messy route in the long run.

Andrew.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ibrahim Gucukoglu <igucukoglu at hotmail.com> 
Sent: 09 October 2019 07:45
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 10

Hi
Windows 10 is unfortunately no longer free of charge when upgrading from Windows 7. The upgrade offer expired in January of this year I believe, so if you wish to use Windows 10 you will have to purchase a license from Microsoft or a participating retailer. Here is the link to the Microsoft store page for Windows 10:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/b/windows
You may also wish to consider purchasing a new computer with Windows 10 pre-installed. If your machine is significantly older, it may not run Windows 10 To the best of its ability, the Microsoft store page has information on recommended computers specifications. Take care.

On 9 Oct 2019, at 07:37, Husna Begum via Bcab <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk> wrote:

hi,

i didn't think it was free any more, i thought it was £100. if the free version of windows 10 is still available, where can we get it from?

Thanks, Husna


-----Original Message----- From: Ben Mustill-Rose
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2019 7:12 PM
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Windows 10

It probably won't be completely painless if you attempt it yourself.
I'd suggest taking it to a local shop or using one of the people on this list who perform computer repairs / upgrades for blind people.
The upgrade its self is still actually free so anything you'd be paying would be covering the persons time.

On 10/7/19, Colin Phelan <Colin_Phelan at pmlgroup.com> wrote:
Hi All,
My laptop runs Windows 7 and things are starting to happen that is leading me to believe it is time to switch to Windows 10.
Is this a simple upgrade process and does it involve handing over cash?
Thanks
Colin

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