Upgrading to Windows 10 with a Windows 7 8 key seems surprisingly still possible.
Apparently, the death of the free update to Windows 10 has been pleasantly exaggerated, because not only is it still possible to update without problems if you know what you are doing, but Microsoft does not seem for the work of doing anything to prevent us.
As you know, since July 29, Windows 10 stopped being free for Windows 7 and 8 users, so in theory if we want to update now we will have to buy a new Windows 10 license, which can cost from 135 .
Microsoft no longer knows who Windows 10 is giving away
That is the theory, of course. In practice, Microsoft is behaving like those rogues who want to sleep five more minutes; Let’s say we don’t see a great urgency in the company’s behavior to close the doors to the free update.
For example, a few days ago we informed you of a trick to update for freesimply by taking advantage of the fact that users who need assistive technologies have not yet run out of time. Okay, so it’s a bit of a dirty way to take advantage of this special offer for the neediest users, but it’s there if we need it.
Although Microsoft has already publicly stated that it will do something about it to avoid these late updates, we do not see his actions follow his words.
The funny thing is that you don’t really need to lie and say that you need assistive technologies to get Windows 10, you can actually be worth a simple Windows 7 8 key that you have around, as several users on the network are buying first hand.
How to upgrade to Windows 10 with a Windows 7 and 8 key
The trick is that there is no trick. install Windows 10 and when you ask for the product key, enter Windows 7 or Windows 8; the key will become Windows 10 key and the installation will finish. From then on, every time we want to install Windows 10 on that computer, we just have to use the same key.
There have been cases of users who have already used these keys to install Windows 7 and 8, and who have been able to use it in a new installation of Windows 10while others had a loose unused key and have been able to activate it in the installation.
No one yet knows why, but what seems to be happening is that Microsoft has not closed the system that converts Windows 7 and 8 keys into Windows 10 keys, a process necessary in the update and that also occurs in a new installation.
The most curious thing of all is that even within Microsoft itself it is not clear what is happening; According to the statements of a representative of the company, to install Windows 10 we need a key from that system, and only if we have already installed Windows 10 (that is, if we have converted our key into a W10 key) will we be given the opportunity to install it again with the same key.
It seems clear that Microsoft still wants to improve the numbers relative to the number of Windows 10 computers on the market, but the truth is that it is unlikely to make a big difference, considering the small number of people who find out about this. trick.