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Free Upgrade Offer expires 29th July, No more GWX for Windows 7 and 8.1

Q: Free Upgrade Offer expires 29th July, No more GWX for Windows 7 and 8.1

Windows Blog: Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Active Devices ? Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon

"Today, we want to remind you that if you haven?t taken advantage of the free upgrade offer, now is the time. The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 was a first for Microsoft, helping people upgrade faster than ever before.

And time is running out. The free upgrade offer will end on July 29 and we want to make sure you don?t miss out.

After July 29th, you?ll be able to continue to get Windows 10 on a new device, or purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119."​
Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10!


Spoiler: Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10 today!


"Details are still being finalized, but on July 29th the Get Windows 10 app that facilitates the easy upgrade to Windows 10 will be disabled and eventually removed from PCs worldwide. Just as it took time to ramp up and roll out the Get Windows 10 app, it will take time to ramp it down."​
Via: Microsoft to remove Get Windows 10 app from Windows 7/8.1 soon - MSPoweruser

Get Windows 10 - Download Now! | Upcoming Features coming to Windows 10!​

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Preferred Solution: Free Upgrade Offer expires 29th July, No more GWX for Windows 7 and 8.1

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Hello everyone,

Sorry if this question is stupid. But if I upgrade today will it still be free? According to some websites the price goes up on the 30th, but microsoft itself seems to state very strongly that the price goes up on the 29th.
If I update now will I have to pay for it?

Please let me know.
Thank you so much.

~Drew956
(P.s. I tried updating yesterday before the hard-n-fast deadline, but deleted an android partition and messed up the bootloader, preventing me from loading Windows. I fixed that this morning, but alas, it is the 29th now. So I am wondering if I can still get the free upgrade?)

A:July 29th -> If I upgrade now, will it still be free?

website won't come up for me here at work but:

Windows - Microsoft

Should show about 14 hours left. Going to be interesting to see who gets the last upgrade in before the deadline.

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free


Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft


Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29


Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade


If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time

 
 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time. 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time 

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How to Geek just published this today.  I'd been thinking about researching this myself. I'm sure other hold outs are interested in Keeping Win7/8 but keeping the option to reserve a free copy of Win 10.
 
http://www.howtogeek.com/253901/get-windows-10-for-free-after-july-29th-with-a-little-prep-now/

A:Get Windows 10 for Free After July 29th, with a Little Prep Now

You are correct Smsec. Just makes sense to keep all options open for as long as one can, even though some are espousing MS will extend beyond July 29th.

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I already know about the trick where you update then revert, and the computer you updated on will be able to upgrade again for free after July 29th, but what if I won't have the computer I want to upgrade until after this date?

I'm getting a MacBook Air in August. I like how any programs made for Macs will work (for the most part) because each Mac has set specs, but I'm not a huge fan of the Mac OS. But then I learned about dual booting on Mac, and so I thought that if I dual booted Mac and Windows I'd get the best of both worlds. But then I learned that Windows 10 will only be free until July 29th, so is there a way I can 'reserve' the copy until then? Or will I just have to pay the $119 if I really want to do it?

A:Can I get Win10 for free after July 29th this year?

Someone else might think of a way but the answer is no. You can't get a free upgrade after 7/29.

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Customers running Win 7 SP1 or Win 8.1, who have not yet scheduled an upgrade till date, may start seeing a full screen notification as soon as they unlock their PC :

KB 3163589 “Your PC is running an outdated version of Windows” notification
KB 3095675 : Windows 10 upgrade: How-to information on scheduling and notifications
KB 3164060: How to manually decline the free Windows 10 upgrade offer from the Get Windows 10 app
KB 3173040 : Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 End of Free Upgrade Offer Notification

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OK don't panic i have no plans to upgrade to win 10 anytime soon however i would like to take advantage of the free upgrade to win 10 and keep the ISO file and the win 10 SN's.
I have Win 7 U x64 running on a 250GB SSD (C Drive, which is only used in an emergency) and then the main OS which again is a win 7 U x64 of a 500GB SSD (D Drive) which is what i use 99% of the time, drive C is only used if some reason drive D goes t1ts up and i can go into C drive and get files of that way, any how i know there used to be an app called "MediaCreationToolx64" which you ran and it would download the win 10 ISO and install win 10 and convert your win 7 key into legal win 10 key and allow you to upgrade that way.

So my plan is to back up whole of drive C&D to a 500GB SSD (E Drive) then go about running the "MediaCreationToolx64" tool to do the download and install for both C & D drive get the windows 10 key from each drive then burn to ISO's and keep for a later date, just in case i do want to go 10 route.

ISSUES:
I have heard that win 10 messes about with my partitions, anyone know anything about this? If it does would it be best to just disconnet all drives from PC apart from C,D & E (as i have another 9 drives in the case) or will it be ok to leave in, and are there any other issues i should be made aware off, I have no plans to move to 10 full time but i'm just being safe and saving myself the cost of windows 10 when the free ver... Read more

A:Upgrading to windows 10 before July 29th

You won't get a key after installing Win10. To be able to do a future install (fresh or update) you have to had it installed once on your computer. MS will record an MB ID (probably the network MAC address) and will activate future installations on the MB you have used to do the fist install.
To do so you have two options: Install Win 10 on a HDD or on drive C:
On drive C: you have two options: Fresh install or update.
On a HDD you're going to do a fresh install.
Disconnect your drive D: or any other drive you have from the MB.
- To do a update on your installed Win 7 on drive C:, boot on drive C:, create a USB with MediaCreationToolx64 then run setup on it. Leave the key blank. It will activate because you've updated a Win 7 installation.
- To do a fresh install, on drive C: or on a HDD, create a USB with MediaCreationToolx64 and boot from it. When asked for the Key, put the Win7 U key you have. When finished, it will activate as well.

My suggestion is to do a fresh install on a spare HDD or a SSD. That's what I did. Also install Classic Shell (Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements), so it looks like Win7.
I didn't like Win10. Didn't add nothing useful, and if you disable all the tracking and spy, many features, like Cortana, won't work. Some win7 features won't be there, as games and Classic them.

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Hi,

As long as you follow the steps on the enclosed link will to get the ticket will this work for a free upgrade after the 29th July ?

Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

Thanks,

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Microsoft has finally revealed that Windows 10 will officially launch on July 29th, 2015, confirming a previous statement from AMD CEO Lisa Su that suggested the operating system will launch in late July.

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A:Microsoft to release Windows 10 on July 29th

I got a notification about win 10 free upgrade today. It asked me to register and after that it said that I will be a 3 gb download.
 

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Source here;
 
http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/microsoft-reveals-windows-10-release-date-july-29-n367666

A:July 29th Is Release Date For Windows 10

Already been posted by Grinler:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/578066/windows-10-release-date-of-july-29th-announced/

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How shall users upgrade to free Windows 10 after July 29, 2016 if they need to reinstall OS? What should they prepare for reinstallation of Windows 10 in the future, creating a copy or what else? Thank you for your answer.

A:How shall users upgrade to free Windows 10 after July 29, 2016?

If you upgraded and activated Win10 before the free offer expires on 29 July 2016, you can re-install any time. You'll need Win10 install media, which you can download from MS.
See: Windows 10 ISO Download

If you did NOT upgrade and activate before the deadline, you will have to buy a Full Packaged Product (FPP), also known as Retail.

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Customers running Win 7 SP1 or Win 8.1, who have not yet scheduled an upgrade till date, may start seeing a full screen notification as soon as they unlock their PC

KB 3163589 “Your PC is running an outdated version of Windows” notification
KB 3095675 : Windows 10 upgrade: How-to information on scheduling and notifications
KB 3164060: How to manually decline the free Windows 10 upgrade offer from the Get Windows 10 app
KB 3173040 : Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 End of Free Upgrade Offer Notification

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Background: I had gotten the black screen saying my windows (7 ult retail) was not valid couple weeks ago, along with clicking. Narrowed the clicking to an external hard drive. After I fixed that issue, I was able to boot fine. Upon investigation, though saw that this install (after I reverted from 10) was in a vm environment, so I need to reformat and start over. I do NOT want Windows 10. Tried on this machine and it's just not what I want (I've tried 3 machines out, so please don't warn me about I have to upgrade some day - I've decided to go with different os when this finally dies).

Question: Should I reformat now (my disk is Win7 ult sp1 retail) and reinstall windows, or would it be easier after the deadline for upgrading to Win10? I am dreading the search for all the updates that want to push 10 and would like to avoid that issue altogether if possible. I am still able to use the machine, just have to reboot several times a day.

Any guidance appreciated.

A:Reformat now or after Windows 10 offer expires?

Hi,
You might look into this it is the newest way to update after a clean install it's not too bad getting stuff from the catalog,

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/

The last update to install keeps changing
July update rollup KB3172605 to replace June's KB3161608

But the 10 related updates are easy to avoid if and when they appear in the Optional section.

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I have a Aspire 4530 laptop that I wish to upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista Home Premium. I read online that Acer would supply an upgrade for free?

A:does Acer offer a free upgrade to Windows 7 for my...

Hi sueleehall,
 
Unfortunately, that is not correct and we do not have an upgrade option to Windows 7. When Windows 7 originally launched, Microsoft offerred a free upgrade. It was a time sensitive offer that has since passed.
 
Cory

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Quote:
If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), the following full-screen notification might appear on your computer:

Sorry to interrupt, but this is important.

Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends July 29.



This notification is a reminder that the Window 10 free upgrade offer ends on July 29, 2016. Microsoft recommends that you upgrade to Windows 10 before the offer expires. You can choose to upgrade directly from the notification, dismiss the notification permanently, or choose to be reminded later. For more information about the Windows 10 upgrade and how to manage notifications, see the "More Information" section.

This message appears when you unlock Windows through the end of the upgrade offer, and reoccurs three days later if you select the Remind me later option.

This message does not appear if any of the following conditions are true:
You have a recent version of the "Get Windows 10" app installed.
You have selected the Do not notify me again option.
Your computer is detected to be incompatible with Windows 10.
You have previously uninstalled Windows 10 after you upgrade.
Your Windows 10 installation failed and rolled back.
You have hidden the "Get Windows 10" app notifications.
You have disabled the Windows 10 upgrade or you have disabled the offer screen through registry key settings.




Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3173040

A:New end of free Windows 10 upgrade offer notification

/me ducks and hides at TF

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I have already once done a free upgrade to W.10 & then decided to go back to W.8.1. I know I now can go back up to W.10 any time I want, even after the July 29, deadline. (I believe!). However, I want to do a dual boot for both 8.1 & 10. Does a normal upgrade contain the box whereby you can select the 2nd choice, 'Custom: Install Windows only' which will enable me to do a dual boot. I didn't notice it when I upgraded it before. Or do I have to use a bootable USB drive to get this feature. Thanks for any replies.

A:Does free upgrade to 10 from 8.1 offer Custom: Install Windows only.

You'll need two licenses to run both OSes, but the install process is no different than Windows 7 or 8/8/1. You have the same options for partitioning and choosing where to install.

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Hello

I have used the tray app to register for Win 10 upgrade on a number of PCs / laptops (Win 7 & Win 8).

However I am now a bit concerned that come "D-Day", the app will automatically download the installation files (or at least a significant amount of them) on 29th July - but I would like to take complete control over the upgrades as some of my computers require some preparation & research prior to upgrade.

Can someone clarify for me ?

Thanks

A:Taking full control of Win 10 upgrades on 29th July ... ?

It will download the files but you get to choose when to install them.

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I checked the Windows 7 FAQ and it specifically mentions that the beta will expire on 1st August.

But when I checked in winver.exe this is what I got:


I haven't activated Windows 7 yet, so is that why this is shown?

This is not the first time I have installed Windows 7. I had to reinstall it and in the previous installtion as well; which I had activated; the dialog said the same!

Or is it that the 30 days activation period counts; as in you have to wait for the 30 days to get over and then activate in order for the beta to last upto 1st August?

Please help! Awaiting your replies!

Thanks!

A:My copy of Win7 expires on 2nd July!

hello Dragor1

no this is correct...
this is what you call a timebomb which has been in beta and dev builds for a while now...
if you do a search for *time bomb* you can see this was discussed

if you want to read more on what a time bomb is then look here
(includes a example [vista beta 2])
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_bomb_(Software)

or if not then read this...





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With or without a product key, all pre-release versions of Windows 7, but not earlier than the 6801 build, can only be used up until August 1, 2009. At this point the time bomb will activate and the prerelease of Windows 7 will stop working as per the End User License Agreement with Microsoft: “This software will stop running on August 1, 2009. You may not receive any other notice. You may not be able to access data used with the software when it stops running.”.


while it may apply to 6801 build change it to 7000 and the dates to the ones shown here in the winver and you will see it applies.....

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hey guys,

my evaluation copy expires july 16th 2019 0:59

what does this mean?

Are we going to pay per year as MS wants us to do right now with Office 2016, Office 365?

Jimbo, i know you bought Office 2016...my guess to avoid paying every year.

But what if MS offers another Office, say 2019 and does not update Office 2016 anymore?

Because right now Office 2013 is a pain where you do not want it.

Search does not work as should.

Functions do not work as should either.

Jeff

A:evaluation copy expires july 16th 2016..will we have to pay per year..

I assume you are talking about Windows 10 Insider Preview 11082.
Microsoft will continue to release new versions of Insider Preview. It won't let the current version expire without a new release. That's one area you don't have to worry about.
Besides, 2019 is 3 years from now. By that time, who knows what has become of Windows 10 ?

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Okay, so I upgraded from windows 8 normal OS to windows 8 PRO. And now it's saying I'm on a trial so my only question is what happens when it expires, does my computer automatically downgrade to the version of windows my PC had when I bought it? Or does it just delete everything in general. I would just like an answer ASAP please. Thanks!

A:What Happens with my Windows 8 pro upgrade when it expires

If the Grace Period expired, it will show that your Windows is not genuine.
You will need to enter the product key and activate it.

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Hi
my friend is unsure if he wants Windows 10 or not...he currently has XP. It has passed the Windows 8 compatability test, so will accept Windows 10. If I install Windows 7 pro as a clean install, then upgrade to Windows 10....but after the 30 days, decide to reinstall Windows 7, will Ithen be able to reinstall Windows 10 at some time in the future, without cost. I hope that once windows 10 is installed, that a key is generated for his PC which will allow him to reinstall Windows 10 to the same PC at any time in the future....

Am I correct in these assumptions ???

thank you in advance...

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McAfee spam killer, should I update, or is there something better out there?

Dell Dimension 3000 windows xp home

512 MB of Ram
celeron CPU 2.40GHz
 

A:my 90 day free trial expires soon~

Out of curiosity I did a Google search for "spam killer." The one program that caught my eye is noted as a link below. I primarily use Yahoo Mail; however I also use my Mozilla suites' eml and Outlook Express. Both of these go thru my ISP's mail. I do not have trouble with spam on any of these; I guess I am fortunate. I see no reason to pay for spam protection. {redoak}

http://www.bluesecurity.com/landing...&grpid=sp&itemid=spt15&user=&sPage=lconsumer2
 

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The article: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2487342,00.asp
 
Moderators, if this thread is inappropriate for any specific reason feels free to delete it. 

A:Don't Upgrade to Windows 10 on July 29 from PCmag.com!

Wrote a bunch to this but, have to start over cus I forgot BC doesn't work very well in Edge, yet.  I've been told it will soon so, looking forward to that.
No idea if someone is going to tell you it's in the wrong place but, nice to have an opportunity to comment on it.  But, @ least it will be noticed.
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And to think people are being paid for writing articles like this.  Painting bleak pictures (of the future) and guessing whilst those readers who know no better will buy into it hook, line & sinker because if it's a byline in print it surely must be gospel.  This kind of writing, also, makes it that much more challenging and arduous for IT Pros trying to convey accuracy to the masses.
The one valid bit is Win10 is going to be very popular and countless people all over the Globe are anxiously awaiting the 29th.  However, (DUH) Microsoft, certainly, knows this, already.  (1) The "reserve the Download" is brilliant, people who take it are smart and those will have '1st dibs', so to speak. (2) It is going to go out in 'waves'.
Likely there are heaps of articles sticking to the facts, not fear-mongering or misleading Folks or making people nervous, app... Read more

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Thanks to @MalwareDoctor ,here's a way to upgrade after the July 29th deadline.

This may be for a limited time...so, your chance is now.
 

A:Windows 10 - How to Upgrade after July Deadline.

Windows 10 No Longer Free, Now Available Starting at $119.99
 

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Please tell me what happens when the Free MS office expires on my new Dell 3550 Laptop,
 
I needed it for communications with a medical web site, and it will expire soon, I think it was for 30 days 
 
it converted my word pads to Office etc. I need to know if the uses for these files I use now will revert
 
back and that I am not in danger of loosing my data.
 
Much Thanks,
Jove

A:What Happens When Free Office on 8.1 Laptop Expires

I suggest you back up whatever files you want to save to another location. Maybe even to another medium other than the hdd
that the Office program is on. That will allow you access if for some reason you can't access the data through Office. You could
even send the files to yourself in emails.
 
I would think that a free office program such as Home | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Fun Project - Fantastic People
would serve your purposes if you have no intent to purchase MS Office.

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1. Register for Windows 8 upgrade
https://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en/

2. This upgrade promotion for Windows 8 Pro both online and at retail runs through to January 31st, 2013.

We set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. And if you want, you can add Windows Media Center for free through the "add features" option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade.

http://windowsteambl...-for-39-99.aspx
 

A:Windows 8 upgrade offer

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Hello all. First time post. Thanks for having me. In the last few months I have received a considerable amount of email messages from Microsoft reminding me to take advantage of their $14.99 Win 7 to Win 8 Pro offer. I tried using the provided promo code(s) on one or more occasions but am having a very difficult time completing the upgrade. I was wondering if I was the only one or not. Thank you. Peter

A:Windows 8 Upgrade Offer

I've upgraded a machine using the promo code and had no problems at all.

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A:Is there any way to get the Windows 8 upgrade offer at 14.99?

Nope.but you can purchase 40 $ one

Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99

and

Buy Windows - Microsoft Windows

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Hey all,

I bought my HP laptop in May, so it looks like I'm not eligible for the Windows 8 upgrade offer. Would Microsoft be flexible if I were to call them to get the special $14.99 upgrade offer? It's a shame because I purchased it less than a month before the offer applies to.

thanks
 

A:Windows 8 upgrade offer - purchased in May

They had to draw a line some where (time), so I would say no.
 

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Hello.

On Windows 7, a reserved upgrade offer to Windows 10 blocks me from selecting and installing optional and security updates to my Windows 7. I have "notify me of patches but do not download or install them automatically" selected. I plan on taking the plunge to Windows 10 a bit later on; need to uninstall/change some to-be-incompatible software, etc.

Is there a way to bypass the Windows 10 upgrade in the Windows Update user interface, or do I absolutely have to refuse/cancel the upgrade reservation, and do I have to uninstall the upgrade offer app/KB?

A:Windows 10 upgrade offer blocks UI

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Which updates are being blocked from being installed ?

There is quite a few way to upgrade to 10
Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

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Currently, Microsoft is offering an upgrade to Windows 8 pro for only $39.99.
I have several questions about what I should do. The answers I get are all over the map. So, I respect the knowledge base here and would like to know your thoughts.

1. My understanding is the offer is expiring January 31, 2013. Is it really going to expire? Or are they just going to extend it it some form, whether that is simply extending the current offers deadline or creating a different, but similar offer.

2. I have an old Compaq notebook computer that runs on XP, service pack 3. I love this computer. It is a basic work horse that doesn't break and just keeps chuggin-along. The hardware can only handle 1G of Ram. I ran the Windows 8 compatibility tool. It seems to indicate the computer could run Windows 8.

The question is, should I take advantage of the offer to upgrade or an I better off leaving my little work horse alone?

3. I also have a computer that runs Vista Business OS. Vista Business OS is significantly better than any of the other Vista versions, but it is still Vista. The Windows 8 compatibility tool also reports this computer can run Windows 8. I have checked the manufactures website for drivers. They do offer all the drivers and software for this computer in both Vista and Window 7. I see no mention of Windows 8 driver availability.

What do you think? Would you upgrade this computer?

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I really ap... Read more

A:Windows 8 pro upgrade offer expiring

Currently, Microsoft is offering an upgrade to Windows 8 pro for only $39.99.I have several questions about what I should do. The answers I get are all over the map. So, I respect the knowledge base here and would like to know your thoughts. 1. My understanding is the offer is expiring January 31, 2013. Is it really going to expire? Or are they just going to extend it it some form, whether that is simply extending the current offers deadline or creating a different, but similar offer.~~~~UNKNOWN2. I have an old Compaq notebook computer that runs on XP, service pack 3. I love this computer. It is a basic work horse that doesn't break and just keeps chuggin-along. The hardware can only handle 1G of Ram. I ran the Windows 8 compatibility tool. It seems to indicate the computer could run Windows 8.The question is, should I take advantage of the offer to upgrade or an I better off leaving my little work horse alone?~~~Leave alone - in my opinion3. I also have a computer that runs Vista Business OS. Vista Business OS is significantly better than any of the other Vista versions, but it is still Vista. The Windows 8 compatibility tool also reports this computer can run Windows 8. I have checked the manufactures website for drivers. They do offer all the drivers and software for this computer in both Vista and Window 7. I see no mention of Windows 8 driver availability.~~~~Windows 8 should have its own drivers.I upgraded to win 8 pro with no problems.What do... Read more

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Hey, just trying to figure How do to remove the Windows X (Ten) Upgrade offer from Windows7? I have a few clients that are happy with Windows 7, yet Microsoft seems to be almost "Forcing" Ten on them/us.. I was wondering if there's anyway to respectfully decline, and remove the borderline annoying ten upgrade from Windows update, and anywhere else,? Thanks in Advance!
 

A:How do I remove the Windows X (Ten) Upgrade offer from Windows7

There can't be more than a dozen threads about this on these forums. See How To Remove Windows 10 Upgrade Notice for one.
 

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1.  Automatic Windows 10 upgrade on July 12th.
2.  Since then, can get to log-in screen, but....
3.  Sometimes get the black screen of death (no icons or anything)
4.  Sometimes get a bright pink screen that is in a hibernating loop which you cannot get out of without rebooting computer.
Have tried to boot up in Safe Mode, but cannot get there.
Have gone into F2 for Setup.  No Help.
Have attached external monitor.  The external monitor reflects what is on the Dell computer screen.
Have searched online for what to do with black screen of death.  Cannot use computer.
Frustrating.  Will appreciate assistance.  Thank you.

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License software - free backup, partition freeware, data recovery

A:FREE from Paragon Until July 12

Great catch! richc46

Now with that along with the Acronis True Image(for WD drives free version) along with the full retail version of the same I can make some comparisons. The initial backup using the custom option of selecting the host drive and where to store the image was started following the installation and system restart required.

Note it will immediately ask for a super large external drive when first starting it up to back up all internal drives installed in one super large backup. Simply close that out for selecting one or more drives depending on how many you have by leaving them checked off and unchecking any not to be included.

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You can read about and download it from:

http://www.upshotphoto.com/

It was originally offered as a free download until June 30th, but it's been extended until July 4th.

This version is a final version and is 1.0.6. If you have a previous beta version, it'll need to be uninstalled and its leftover BELLAMAX folder deleted from within the C:\PROGRAM FILES folder first.

The download file size is 83.5 MB.

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A:BELLAMAX UPSHOT 1.0.6 Is A Free Download Until July 4th

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Until December 13th 2006 Ashampoo are offering this free burner,its a commercial version but its on a free offer for a limited period only...I have downloaded it and tried it out and its very easy to use,with a very easy interface and it works perfectly ...its a complete suite of disc recording software and can do just about everything you could want ...if you are interested click here for the download www.computeractive.co.uk/burningstudio/index

Ashampoo burning studio 2007
 

A:Free CD/DVD burner on offer

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CNet reports that America Online on Wednesday said it will bundle McAfee antivirus software for free into its proprietary service and no longer charge a subscription for it.http://news.com.com/AOL+to+offer+free+anti..._3-5429567.htmlI suspect this is not an altogether altruistic move to help users, but a defensive measure to slow down the drain on its customer base.Cheers,John

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Hello, I have just brought a HP Envy all-in-one for my 12 year old son.The computer came with a code for 4 free games, 3 of which are not age appropriate for 12 year olds!Is there a different selection of games available as I do not want him playing adult games and the code gives access to all 4 games. Thanks in advance  

A:Free 4 games offer....not for under 18!

@Cambridge_life? You might check the offerings in the Windows Store - there are free games, and games / software for purchase that might be appropriate for your son's enjoyment. Windows Store : Start / Windows key > look for the Store on the main pageelseStart / Windows key > All Apps > scroll down, select Store (right-Click to pin to start page) When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Fixed / Answered? Click that post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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Hi. I am trying to maximize/optimize my security (and functioning) on my laptop (Dell Dimension M6300 running Windows Pro XP SP3). I have wireless internet connection (used primarily in my house) using an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection adaptor via router to cable high speed internet.

I am currently using the following security/updating/patching methods:
1. AVG Free 8.5
2. SuperAntiSpyware (Free Edition)
3. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (Free Edition)
4. Spyware Blaster
5. Windows Firewall
6. CCleaner
7. FileHippo Update Checker
8. Microsoft/Windows Update & Automatic Update
9. Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
10. Windows Disk Defragmenter
11. Sysinternals PageDefrag
12. Sysinternals AutoRuns
13. Sysinternals ProcessExplorer
14. HiJackThis
15. Chkdsk (checking "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors")
16. Disk Cleanup
17. Host File using Windows XP MVP List
18. Glary Utilities
19. CWShredder
20. ERUNT & NTREGOPT
21. Online scans using the following: Kaspersky A/V, WindowsLive OneCare, Panda ActiveScan, TrendMicro HouseCall

So I have a couple of questions about this (overkill). I feel like I am spending more time running security scans, checking for updates, etc., etc., than the time I spend doing all other things combined on the computer, which is not a good thing. I am not knowledgeable enough to know which of these things are complete overlap, or a complete waste of time, or how frequently to run each of t... Read more

A:Does AVG Free 8.5 offer rootkit detection?

Hello,

I'm shifting this to the Antivirus and Security programs forum. ~ OB

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From Techradar.http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/mic...-486774?src=rss

A:Microsoft to offer free AV software

Hmmmmmmmm

It's good to see that MS are now starting to offer a basic security package free of charge, hopefully this will help to protect people from malware.
Only available as a download for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7......not to sure on this bit tho.

Just my 2cents.

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The new software will protect machines running XP, Vista, and Windows 7
In a surprise move, Microsoft has announced it will offer a free anti-virus and security solution from the second half of next year.

It will stop selling OneCare, its all-in-one security and PC management service, from the end of June 2009.

The new software, code-named Morro, will be a no-frills program suited to smaller and less powerful computers.

The software will be free to download and will support Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

The move comes as sales of the OneCare subscription service are flagging - reportedly because the anti-virus marketplace is already flooded with big-name players such as Symantec and McAfee.

Since its launch in May 2006, OneCare has garnered less than 2% of the security software market share.

In a statement, Microsoft said that Morro would be designed specifically to be a small-footprint program that uses fewer system resources. This, it said, would be ideal for users with low-bandwidth connections or computers without much processing power.

That will be of particular interest to consumers buying comparatively low-powered "netbook" computers.

Amy Barzdukas, senior director of product management in the online services division at Microsoft, said: "This new, no-cost offering will give us the ability to protect an even greater number of consumers, especially in markets where the growth of new PC purchases is outpaced only by the... Read more

A:Microsoft to offer free security

I can already here the cries from the anti-trust lawyers....

Thanks for the article echrada!















Later Ted

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Hey, I don't know if this has been posted here before but have you guys seen this site yet?

You can sign up for a free flatscreen TV or Monitor! It screamed scam to me at first, but it's run by a company called Gratis Internet. If you check them out with the better business beauru, they actually have a positive rating. See for yourself at bbb.org They also run another site giving away free ipods, I completed that one and my free iPod is in the mail! So yeah, it?s definitely legit.

Anyway, here's how it works. You visit the link, and register with the site. You then have to complete one offer. There are a bunch of them, like AOL, Rhapsody, etc. Some of the easiest ones are probably the music services, try them for a few weeks, and if you don?t like them, cancel them before the free trial is over. After that, you should get the confirmation email saying you completed your offer.

After that, if you can get eight other people to sign up, You'll get shipped a free TV! Feel free to email me if you need any help or want more info, Poisonjam [at] gmail [dot] com
 

A:Free flatscreen TV or Monitor offer!

 

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Not the pro but if you wish to check out

Hard Disk Sentinel Standard (100% Discount)

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