Update windows 7 laptop w/ step by step instructions

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  1. KarenRE

    KarenRE MDL Novice

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    I have an laptop that I still use from time to time and Microsoft doesn't update windows 7 anymore and I've tried to do update to Windows 10 for free thru Microsoft and I need a few gigs of space to hold it, Is there another way to update my operation system that not so large in space ?? I forgot about Windows 7 cut off update time and I can't afford another laptop,All help and suggestions are definitely a blessing to me right now ,Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    You want to run win 10 on it with a hwid activation and you lack free space for being able to run the upgrade, clean up some space (approx. 7GB)?

    Why not clean install 10 and generate yourself a hwid for 10 by using MAS 1.4 (google for massgravel on github).

    Or leave 7 running and update it by using simplix update pack or by installing the ESU Bypass by @abbodi1406
     
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  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #5 Enthousiast, Mar 14, 2021
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    Seems to be the original by @Windows_Addict

    The gatherosstate probably is modified to be able to generate the needed xml (that's how it was when @whatever127 and co created it).

    Or it is the one from the x86 14393 ADK.

    But this is probably not the place to discuss this, you can ask @Windows_Addict here by private convo or on his discord server.

    Or by that other method you can communicate with him.
     
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  4. Windows_Addict

    Windows_Addict MDL Addicted

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    gatherosstate.exe (x86) is original from Windows 10 Version 1607 ADK (Section: User State Migration Tool)
    go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=526740
     
  5. kylin007

    kylin007 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your reply and the link

    Indeed, Microsoft has made 2 different exe for the same version of gatherosstate.exe 10.0.14393.0 in 32bits

    The version of ISO is signed and is 861kb while the version of ADK is unsigned and is 330kb

    I had a doubt about the repo where I got MAS yesterday

    Now it's clear and it's the right MAS repository

    Thanks for your work