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Windows 10 free upgrade still available for W 7 users.

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Just thought I would share what I did this weekend.

I have a Dell D630 that had windows 7 enterprise 32 bit on it for work use . It's used for email ,viewing 32 Gigs of PDFs and some apps. It only has a 120 G drive with 15 G left. I purchased a 1T drive from amazon for $60.
Since they stopped supporting movie maker they were allowing windows 7 user upgrade to windows 10 so they could use the Photo app in Windows 10.
I used the media creation tool down load but it would not work for W7 enterprise. I had an old Tower pc that I still had the windows 7 pro 64 bit CD with the product number key.
I installed the hd in the laptop then installed W7 64 bit on new HD . Entered the product key and then had it do all the updates . The below link was used to get the windows 10 media creation tool.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softwar ... /windows10
Windows 10 down loaded then started to install but wanted a W 10 key since the W 7 was not activated. So I cancelled then
ran the windows 7 activation .It came up genuine.
I tried again and it installed.
I now have W10 64 bit on my laptop but have to reload all my apps. :horse:

If you have non enterprise, you can still do this with out loosing your data .
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UsulofDoom wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:52 pm
The below link was used to get the windows 10 media creation tool.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softwar ... /windows10
I used this tool a few months ago to update our two Win7 computers to Win10. Surprisingly not only was it relatively painless and I didn't lose any data, but it was free for both, which I'm assuming was due to having the Win7 originally installed by the vendors of the machine.
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pro enterprise
Pro and Enterprise are different. AFAIK, Enterprise never worked with the media creation tool (unless there was a spacial one for enterprise) Enterprise is usually associated with volume licensing and Software Assurance for... enterprises.

Media Creator still worked for Pro as of the earlier this year. I don't know if it still does since the 14th, being the "last day of support for 7". I'm sure I'll check and find out sooner or later.

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This still works as of last night. Thanks for the tip! :clap:
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Worked on a second machine today as well! Thanks again! :dance: Kept all my data and important programs on both computers will no problems that I'm aware of so far. :wub:
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And still working, got my wife's old Win7 machine upgraded without issue. Well, other than a stupid mistake I made during the first attempt. It eventually got everything downloaded and then told me that MS Security Essentials wasn't compatible with Win10 and needed to be removed. There was a 'Confirm' button that I clicked thinking that I was confirming the fact that it could go ahead and remove it. :oops: It then said they were unable to tell if everything was ready and to try again... which meant downloading everything all over again and then realizing *I* needed to remove it before clicking 'Confirm'. :doh:

Left it chugging / rebooting away over night and all good this morning. And same here, no problems that I'm aware of. So far!
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I was also able to use the same Win 7 key (that had already been used to upgrade for Win10) to install Win10 on the new machine.

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Just completed my transition without issues. I had to disable Media Center and MS Security Essentials in the control panel of Windows 7,
then hit "confirm" button on the Win 10 installer, and was completed in a couple hours.
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