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tigerpawl
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Missed WIN10 deadline - how to get free upgrade (?)
True confessions - asleep at the wheel for the Windows 10 free upgrade deadline. The AC adapter I ordered for my WIN7 laptop got delayed - arriving AUG10.

How do I get a free WIN10 rain check from Microsoft?
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Rhio
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re: Missed WIN10 deadline - how to get free upgrade (?)
Apparently you can still get it if you have a Windows 7 or 8 product key.

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tigerpawl
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re: Missed WIN10 deadline - how to get free upgrade (?)
Alleluia..... and thanks for that. I turned my Dell Laptop over expecting to see the product key, but it wasn't there. All my hard copy stuff is long gone. I did a little searching and ran across this free utility that scans your system for the key. Pretty slick...

Belarc

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re: Missed WIN10 deadline - how to get free upgrade (?)
Have you checked under your battery? Completely take it off and look where the battery was. Most Dell laptops hide them there.


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re: Missed WIN10 deadline - how to get free upgrade (?)
Open a command window and type:
wmic path softwarelicensingservice get A3xOriginalProductKey
Then hit enter, this will display the product key without third party software.

ETA: Be sure to right click the command prompt when opening it and select to run as administrator so that the command line in the window is

C:/WINDOWS/system32>

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re: Missed WIN10 deadline - how to get free upgrade (?)
Bookmarked!


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tigerpawl
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re: Missed WIN10 deadline - how to get free upgrade (?)
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Have you checked under your battery? Completely take it off and look where the battery was. Most Dell laptops hide them there.

Yep. Thar she blows....


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DannyB
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re: Missed WIN10 deadline - how to get free upgrade (?)
How the hell did you miss the deadline? You have had a fricking year!!!!


tigerpawl
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re: Missed WIN10 deadline - how to get free upgrade (?)
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How the hell did you miss the deadline? You have had a fricking year!!!!

Well - I'm glad you asked. I was a late adopter for WIN10. Actually the last week. Upgraded my desktop, but when I pulled my laptop out of mothballs to install WIN10, discovered my A/C adapter was capute. Ordered a new one, but it has been delayed. Satisfied? Good. Now go do the right thing.


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East Coast Band
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re: Missed WIN10 deadline - how to get free upgrade (?)
2 things: first, I wouldn't be upset if I couldn't go from 7 to 10. 7 is just fine.
second, on the computer I did go from 7 to 10 on (an old desktop) I have had fatal errors on it causing it not to work.It's happened twice and now the computer is a large paper weight at the moment, thanks to 10.


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re: Missed WIN10 deadline - how to get free upgrade (?)
my wife has an old POS laptop with 7. updated to 10 with no issues


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Bullfrog
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re: Missed WIN10 deadline - how to get free upgrade (?)
If you say you use Assistive Technology, you can still get the free upgrade.
Microsoft Win 10 free upgrade.

However you only have a few more weeks to use the loophole.
Microsoft to end the Assitive Tech loophole soon.


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