To upgrade the system except a licensed copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, will need a small utility 10 Windows Media Creation Tool.
The special offer of free upgrade to Windows 10 was officially closed to Microsoft four years ago, but the ability to upgrade still.
However, for this upgrade will need a licensed copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to NV.
To upgrade the system except a licensed copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, will need a small utility 10 Windows Media Creation Tool that is legal can be downloaded from the Microsoft website.
According to the statement by one of the authors of Reddit under the pseudonym newtekie1, who called himself “one of the Microsoft employees”, the free upgrade to Windows 10 within a year became a “marketing blunder” of the company running for maximum acceleration of the transition to a new operating system. Currently the thread with a statement of the user newtekie1 about the free upgrade to Windows 10 removed from the site Reddit.
According to him, a free upgrade was available so far, the “old license for Windows 7 are converted to digital license Windows 10”, and then you can easily make a clean install of the new OS.
“In the end, Microsoft had four years to cover this loophole and end user license agreement for Windows 10 there are no such restrictions… so it is unlikely that such a workaround to activate would be a violation of, the manufacturer so it is not closed,” said the author on Reddit.
For the free upgrade to Windows 10, the user needs to begin to visit official download page Windows 10, and then by clicking on the button now Download Tool, download and install the Media Creation Tool on a system running Windows 7/8/8.1.
The next step is to run the Media Creation Tool the utility and acceptance of the license agreement. Then select the option “Update the computer now” (Upgrade this PC now), and click on the “Next”button.
Further there is a download on PC installation files Windows 10. After that, the screen displays the supplementary agreement for license Windows 10, all produced and recorded system updates, which also must be taken.
Next is the downloading of additional files to update. Then the utility will ask if you want to keep all or to install from scratch. You must select the option “Save all data” (Keep all apps and files). The installation of Windows 10 will start immediately after clicking “Install” (Install).
After installation, Windows 10 needs to connect to the Internet and open the option “Settings — Windows Update — Activation on PC” (Settings > Windows Update > Activation). Activation must occur with a digital license. During the upgrade process, Windows will connect to the Microsoft activation servers and the computer will receive a digital license or permit Windows 10. Visit Windows product activation (“Settings — Update & security — Activate”) a record will appear about Windows activation using digital licenses.
The author of the note about the activation of the OS noted that this method only works with genuine license of Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1. In the process described installation method, the user receives a digital license that is valid for the entire lifetime of the equipment.