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Old 20-05-2019, 04:06 PM   #1
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End of support for windows 7

Hi, with the end of support for windows 7 in 2020, do i have to purchase the upgrade to windows 10?
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Old 21-05-2019, 12:04 AM   #2
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Hi, with the end of support for windows 7 in 2020, do i have to purchase the upgrade to windows 10?
If you got the legal Win7 key, reformat your HD and install a fresh Win10. When ask for key, skip first. Proceed as usual.
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Old 21-05-2019, 12:07 AM   #3
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Win 10 keys are so cheap... no need to bother one.
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Old 24-05-2019, 12:40 AM   #4
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I just managed to do a FREE upgrade from win7 to win10 two days ago. Tried for two weeks to do the upgrade, finally did it after disconnect the second monitor from the desktop. Can still use your win7 product code for the installation. Good luck!
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Old 25-05-2019, 01:00 AM   #5
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I see. Will try with my Windows 7 product key. Thanks guys!
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Old 25-05-2019, 01:18 AM   #6
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I used this method by Carey Holzman a few weeks ago. Upgrade from Windows 7 to 10.



Backup all your data first. Just get a copy of Windows10Upgrade9252.exe and run it.

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Old 25-05-2019, 11:36 AM   #7
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Why do you need to upgrade from win7 to win10 instead of installing a fresh copy win10. Quite a number of issue reported on this method.
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Old 26-05-2019, 11:17 AM   #8
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If you got the legal Win7 key, reformat your HD and install a fresh Win10. When ask for key, skip first. Proceed as usual.
So there's no need to key in the legal Win7 key? Cos I lost it
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Old 26-05-2019, 11:53 AM   #9
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So there's no need to key in the legal Win7 key? Cos I lost it
u can skip the product key and proceed to install win10 first. After that OS will prompt you to activate. Since u lost the key, u can still use but you cant change a number of features like desktop, themes etc. Further to this, how long MS will allow to use without the key is still unknown.

Anyway Win10 OS is relatively cheap for home edition.
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Old 28-05-2019, 11:14 AM   #10
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So there's no need to key in the legal Win7 key? Cos I lost it
If your system is running a legit Windows 7 then you can use Nirsoft.Net utility to read your windows product key.
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u can skip the product key and proceed to install win10 first. After that OS will prompt you to activate. Since u lost the key, u can still use but you cant change a number of features like desktop, themes etc. Further to this, how long MS will allow to use without the key is still unknown.

Anyway Win10 OS is relatively cheap for home edition.
If your system is running a legit Windows 7 then you can use Nirsoft.Net utility to read your windows product key.
Tks tks. So for fresh install of Win10, I just enter my legit Windows 7 product key when prompt at Win10?
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:46 PM   #12
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Make sure that the key is from the same system that you are installing the Windows 10. Before you proceed, backup your data first.
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Old 01-06-2019, 05:36 PM   #13
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I used this method by Carey Holzman a few weeks ago. Upgrade from Windows 7 to 10.



Backup all your data first. Just get a copy of Windows10Upgrade9252.exe and run it.
Got a similar issue!! Will go test this out. tks.
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Old 16-06-2019, 07:26 AM   #14
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I used this method by Carey Holzman a few weeks ago. Upgrade from Windows 7 to 10.



Backup all your data first. Just get a copy of Windows10Upgrade9252.exe and run it.
Need to activate key again? Tia
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Old 02-02-2020, 12:06 AM   #15
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hijack this thread a little, any recommendations on where to buy cheap and legit/legal windows 10 home edition?
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