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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Upgrade To 10


Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES)
 

Hi,

 

I have a family member who is still running 8.1.

Does anyone know if Microsoft are still offering the free upgrade to 10 at this point?

I Had a feeling that they had stopped it but I could be wrong?

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Hicks

Servicedesk 2 Team Leader

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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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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

Journalism 101:  If someone says it’s raining and another person says it’s dry, it’s not your job to quote them both. It’s your job to look out the f**king window and find out which is true.

      ~ Jonathan Foster (attributed)


Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES)
 

Thanks Brian, that is really useful to know!

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Hicks

Servicedesk 2 Team Leader

Tel:  01209 318620.

Mobile:  07393 792548.

EMail:  Steven.Hicks@...

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 19 February 2021 05:49
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
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

Journalism 101:  If someone says it’s raining and another person says it’s dry, it’s not your job to quote them both. It’s your job to look out the f**king window and find out which is true.

      ~ Jonathan Foster (attributed)

 

 

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Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT SERVICES)
 

O.k. thanks, the machine has been running Microsoft Windows 8.1 for a long time and it is saying that it needs upgrading.

I Have not seen the message myself but it would suggest to me that if it is offering the upgrade for free in the wording of the message, it should be just fine.

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Hicks

Servicedesk 2 Team Leader

Tel:  01209 318620.

Mobile:  07393 792548.

EMail:  Steven.Hicks@...

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: 19 February 2021 05:57
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] 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
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042

Journalism 101:  If someone says it’s raining and another person says it’s dry, it’s not your job to quote them both. It’s your job to look out the f**king window and find out which is true.

      ~ Jonathan Foster (attributed)

 

 

This message originated from outside of NHSmail. Please do not click links or open attachments unless you recognise the sender and know the content is safe.

 



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