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Microsoft’s free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended in 2016 and the GWX tool might have gone but all the other upgrade tools still work. The end result is that we can still get a valid digital license, and the free upgrades don’t look to be ending anytime soon.
UPGRADE FROM WINDOWS7/8
If you have a computer that is running Windows 7 /8/8.1 and is showing as licensed and activated with a genuine key then follow some steps that I did to upgrade it to Windows 10.
After some time we will see a box pop up to view the Applicable license terms if you are happy just click accept.
When you start to run the tool and you want to run an upgrade on just one computer then we only need to choose the Upgrade this PC now
This will then begin the setup process which can take some time so you will need to be patient. Depending on what version of the software you are using you will either get Windows 10 home or Windows 10 Pro versions.
If you are using Windows versions
- Home Basic
- Home Premium
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8.1 with Bing
These versions will install Windows 10 Home
Other versions include
- Windows 7 Professional
- Windows 7 Ultimate
- Version Windows 8.1 Pro
These versions will install Windows 10 Pro
The installation will go through many steps before it begins to install. We need to be patient.
At last, it is now installing Windows 10 and your computer will start to download updates and will reboot your pc many times.
Last Steps Will Include
- Welcome to Windows
- Choose privacy settings
- Meet Cortana
- More Updates
If you still want to use Windows Essentials for Windows 10
Windows Essentials has not been around for some time now but it is still possible to use apps like Movie Maker on Windows 10. If you are interested i have an offline installer which is the original and untouched official version. Check it out on my website.