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Urgent - Windows 7 No Longer Supported Update to WINDOWS 10 for free - this week Rate Topic: -----

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 13:51 PM

There are no longer any updates for Windows 7 - totally finished on 14th January - advice is to buy a new computer or purchase Windows 10
I was able to update my other half's laptop for free on 15th January - but evidently that will stop VERY SHORTLY

You can update Windows 7 to Windows 10 by going to the Microsoft website
Make a note of your Windows 7 Activation Key number incase you need it (write it on a piece of paper)

https://www.microsof...nload/windows10
Click 'Download Tool now' - this downloads the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.
When finished, open the download and accept the license terms
Choose: 'Upgrade this PC now' then click ‘Next’
Choose ‘Keep personal files and apps’
Click ‘Install’ (note this takes some time and involves multiple restarts)
Once installed, open: Settings > Windows Update > Activation to activate your Windows 10 digital license...
OR enter your (genuine) Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 product key if you haven’t previously activated your old version of Windows

If you’d like to check your licence has successfully been activated afterwards, open: Settings > Update & Security > Activation.

Note: a Windows 10 licence is tied to your hardware. As such, if you need to format your computer for any reason Windows 10 will reactivate automatically.

Good Luck

It took about 4 hours for me to do an upgrade over Wifi - it may be quicker on a wired computer (and I only get 10MB per sec as well - a bit slow!)

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 15:28 PM

When you updated to 10 Sue,did you have to reinstall your programmes such as microsoft office or did it just overwrite windows 7 ?
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Posted 17 January 2020 - 15:51 PM

Excel and Word both work OK
Outlook does not - but the Microsoft office I have on there is 2002 version!

I do have 2016 on my OWN computer which is newer - but that doesn't work 'great' (ebay...! say no more!)

You get the choice to retain apps and files towards the end

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 17:49 PM

I have the Benzing app on mine and don't want to loose the club members INFO,rings etc.

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 17:55 PM

View Postgreenlands, on 17 January 2020 - 17:49 PM, said:

I have the Benzing app on mine and don't want to loose the club members INFO,rings etc.


Ged had the UNIKON one on his - and that is OK (just checked as I forgot about it)

Can you do a back up on a disc or anything?
We have ours on another laptop anyway (club laptop) that was upgraded to Windows 10 a couple of years ago

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 20:40 PM

I first updated a tower and laptop that I use when windows 10 first came out,just couldn't remember if there was an option to save files etc.I know there is if you want to do a system restore o 10,I'm a member on the microsoft site not sure if they do windows 10 for a 32 bit system,I'll have a look on there.

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