How to get that free Windows 10 upgrade three years after the fact: Difficulty -3

If you have a machine that missed the Windows 10 update window but had a valid Windows 7 license, well, it’s not quite master hacker difficulty level to get the free upgrade. You might disagree.

We had a machine called back into service at work yesterday with Windows 7 on it. It’s ok, don’t laugh, it’s just a machine used to check email and work on a shared calendar. My task – get it up to date even though it’d been unplugged for five or so years and we missed the Windows 10 upgrade window.

Enter: hacking extreme

OK – go to Microsoft’s ISO / Media Creation page. Here’s the difficult part – click the Download tool now button and run it. Follow prompts to upgrade.

Cute dinosaur image from goodfreephotos.com

Oh wait, there’s more

You can also create an install disk, and use a valid Windows 7 license on a different machine to fresh install Windows 10 and get a machine license. You know the Windows 7 licenses – the stickers you find on the side of machines going off to recycling.

Yeah, they haven’t locked it down. Saves you $150 or so.

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