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Is there still a free download from Windows 7 to Windows 10 :scratch:
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I have an old laptop with Windows 7 and was hoping the free Windows 10 download was still available
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This article, by Ed Bott, is dated 'August 11, 2021' and describes how to get the free Win 7 to Win 10 update:
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how ... 0-upgrade/

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How about Win 8.0?

I had a laptop I acquired specifically to create a family video, but after the trip to share it, that laptop was set aside. Needs an overhaul now to get rid of the dreaded 8.0.
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You'd have to install Windows 8.1 first; there is no direct path from 8.0 to 10.
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HansV wrote:
13 Jan 2022, 13:32
You'd have to install Windows 8.1 first; there is no direct path from 8.0 to 10.
Thank you Hans.

I'll start there. :grin:
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HansV wrote:
13 Jan 2022, 13:32
...there is no direct path from 8.0 to 10.
but there is a direct path from 8.0 to :hairout: :hairout: :hairout:
:grin:

My experience is that 8.1 is usable as long as you avoid clicking on the Start button.

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I’ve done this recently, last month. Clean install windows 10 and use my win7 keys.

It worked for me. No messy upgrade to 8.1.

I also upgraded the computer memory to at least 8 GB and HD to SSD knowing it is still compatible to Win10.

You may opt for this option just a thought.

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jolas wrote:
27 Jan 2022, 21:59
I’ve done this recently, last month. Clean install windows 10 and use my win7 keys.

It worked for me. No messy upgrade to 8.1.

I also upgraded the computer memory to at least 8 GB and HD to SSD knowing it is still compatible to Win10.

You may opt for this option just a thought.
You only need to upgrade to Win 8.1 if you are running Win 8.0. You can upgrade directly from Win 7 to Win 10.
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Windows 10 is best for now.Can't recommend anyone to use Win 11 trial versions

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JuneAmara wrote:
03 Feb 2022, 09:38
Windows 10 is best for now.Can't recommend anyone to use Win 11 trial versions
I run Win 11 Pro on my main PC. It is fine. Not a big change. A few things to get used to.

I also run the current Insider Dev Channel Win 11 build in a VM on the same machine. Since Microsoft has decoupled the Dev Channel from the next release I decided to put it in a VM. I used to run the Dev Channel builds as my main OS. Never had a problem that was not self-induced.
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