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Microsoft end free upgrades from Windows 7/8 to 10

For many years after the official end of the free upgrade program allowing machines running Windows 7 or 8/8.1 to upgrade to Windows 10 without paying for an additional licence, it was still possible to upgrade using an ISO file or USB installer. This used the previous licence to activate Windows 10 and all was well. As of 20th September 2023, Microsoft have stopped this method from working, meaning that free 7/8/8.1 to 10 upgrades are no longer possible, as Windows 10 will not activate using the old licence. However, you can still perform the upgrade and, as long as… Read More »Microsoft end free upgrades from Windows 7/8 to 10