I give up!

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by SightUp, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. SightUp

    SightUp MDL Senior Member

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    I give up trying to get my Windows 8.1 to show the Windows 10 reserve button. It's not going to work. :(

    But does this mean I cannot get it for free? When it's released via Windows Update in July, can I download it then and have my Windows 8.1 key be good to go with Windows 10? Or does it have to be now?
     
  2. whwebsolutions

    whwebsolutions MDL Junior Member

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    What version of 8.1 do you have?

     
  3. lunario

    lunario MDL Senior Member

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    Make sure you have all updates installed including recomended
     
  4. SightUp

    SightUp MDL Senior Member

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    I have done all the fixes imaginable. None work. So back to my original question, will I be able to upgrade in late July?
     
  5. scottyost

    scottyost MDL Junior Member

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    use Microsoft Toolkit to backup your windows 8 key if it is a Genuine windows key then do a fresh install of Windows 8.1 and activate by phone using the key that you backed up on the toolkit then update all updates you should see the icon
     
  6. Zeblade

    Zeblade MDL Junior Member

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    just relax. I have 3 systems two have the icon the 3rd does not and also has Win 7 x64.. no mods nothing all legit yet win 7 x64 all updates yet no icon. Yet I am 100% sure I will get the update icon or not. Some times you have to just wait. If one really bought it then relax.. it will show up.. or go to the site posted SOMEWHERE here and just click the "RESERVE" .. done.
     
  7. SightUp

    SightUp MDL Senior Member

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    So the only method I did not try is one where I go to the site. When they link it, it's always a dead MS site. Can someone relink it?
     
  8. TrustMe

    TrustMe MDL Member

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    Try one last thing. Go to this website and follow their instructions. I almost gave up too but it totally worked for me. At least on two of my laptops. On my desktop it just went into a loop and I had to stop it. I'm in the process of reinstalling Windows on that one. Someone else on this site posted the link. I tried to find him but I gave up. Good luck.

    h p://techdows.com/2015/06/how-to-enable-get-windows-10-app-icon-windows-7-or-8-1-taskbar.html
     
  9. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    still hasn't answered what edition the win8.1 is. Any type of Volume edition and there is no free upgrade.
     
  10. ponyhearts

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    #11 ponyhearts, Jun 6, 2015
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    Should a Windows 8 from Toshiba Laptop be supported for a free upgrade?

    I am still waiting for notification, hopefully sometime tomorrow!

    In addition, I believe the Dreamspark editions are not included in the free upgrade.
     
  11. ZerOx16x

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    #12 ZerOx16x, Jun 6, 2015
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    The way I understand it, you have to be on 7 Or 8.1 to qualify.

    hXXps://twitter.com/GabeAul/status/606827002344177664
     
  12. Zeblade

    Zeblade MDL Junior Member

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    #13 Zeblade, Jun 6, 2015
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    well I went to answers microsoft.. blah blah and someone posted a dropbox link for a bat win10fix_full.bat (search that bat file and it will take you to Microsoft answers page) that fixed windows 8.1 and win 7 x64. Both were legit.. yet from some reason the icon never popped up. I used this bat and both worked great. you can scan and edit the bat to see what it does if your scared.. anyway..
     
  13. MHU

    MHU MDL Novice

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    execute in cmd.exe C:\Windows\System32\GWX\GWX.exe (winows tray icon app) - then reserve windows 10.

    on my new installed windows 8.1 - it takes 5 days, before i became a notification.
     
  14. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Well, it will be on VLSC anyway...
     
  15. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    with special offer to my understanding, Im just curious how special that will be heh
     
  16. SightUp

    SightUp MDL Senior Member

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    I am using Windows 8.1 Pro. I am 99% sure it's an OEM version.
     
  17. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    Is there any funny AV crap running on your machine which might block this particular connection to MS server?
     
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  18. MS_User

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    dont give up....just drink a V8;)
     
  19. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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