"Free" Windows 10 upgrade after official "free upgrade" offer expiration?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by forbjok, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. forbjok

    forbjok MDL Novice

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    I'm thinking of building a new computer in the near future and was wondering if anyone knows whether it's still possible to get a permanent Win10 activation by upgrading from an activated Windows 7 or 8 install.

    I'm assuming they deactivated the normal Windows Update upgrades, but it should still be possible to do an upgrade by starting the installer directly from an USB stick.
    The question is whether or not this will result in a valid activation like before, or if Microsoft blocked it on the server side.

    Has anyone tried this after the official "free upgrade" expiration date?
     
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    Nucleus MDL Guru

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  3. forbjok

    forbjok MDL Novice

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    Ah, very nice. I guess it still works then. Good to know. :biggrin: