Re: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Upgrade To 10


 

Hi,

To better understand why the free upgrade is still possible, it is important to keep in mind that what gets transferred is license information based on the product key and system hardware. As long as the product key is genuine (this includes not only Windows 10 specific product key, but Windows Installer will also accept Windows 7/8.x keys, too), Windows activation servers will recognize a given Windows 10 installation as genuine. Only after changing significant components such as the motherboard will Microsoft ask you to activate Windows partly because the digital license takes hardware components and signatures into account.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:49 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Microsoft Windows 8.1 Upgrade To 10

 

From not even quite 48 Hours Ago:  As of Feb. 17, 2021, Is the Windows 7 or 8/8.1 Upgrade to Windows 10 Still Free? - YES
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

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