Microsoft never deactivated Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 validation in its media creation tool
If you follow the source link below you will be taken to the MajorGeeks site where there are instructions on how to upgrade to Windows 10 using a Powershell Script or manually. The manual option may be the way to go for home users. Appears this has been developed by MajorGeeks; but, not tested here at “What’s On My PC”… That is not to say this will not work. MajorGeeks is a very reputable software distribution site and if I needed to upgrade, I would give this a try. Just back up your personal files…
Windows 7 to Windows 10 Silent Upgrade PowerShell Script is a free PowerShell script that should allow anyone to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free silently.
Here at “What’s On My PC” I know that change for people, especially in the world of computers and technology, can be stressful for people. Change can be good and sometimes change just needs to happen so that we can move to the next level. Today I found an article at “TheWindowsClub” that will assist those folks who may have recently transitioned from Windows 7 to Windows 10 due to the “end of life” support of Windows 7. This guide will definitely help you out and get you started with navigating around Windows 10. Thank you to “TheWindowsClub” for posting this helpful information. If you click on the source link below, “TheWindowsClub” will walk you through on how to get the “Quick Start Guide to Windows 10”.
Microsoft has released a guide on Windows 10, which is extremely useful if you new to Windows 10 or have just migrated from Windows 7 after the End of Support. If you fall into this category, then there is a lot that has changed, and you should not miss the guide. Microsoft has covered the fundamental topics to help get you up and running on Windows 10 without much hassle.
Windows 7 end of life lands on January 14, 2020. After that deadline, Windows users running older versions of the desktop operating system will face a difficult choice – cough-up for a hefty bill to upgrade to Windows 10, or brace themselves for some dangerous risks on their home PC.
What to do after Windows 7 support ends At this point, you have several choices: Ignore the deadline, including the popup warnings you’ve probably already received. Buy a new copy of Windows 10 ($140 from Microsoft), and install it. Hope that the free upgrade loophole still exists. Buy a new Windows 10 PC and migrate your existing files over to the new machine. Note that these options also apply to Windows 8.1, whose support ends in 2023.
When Windows 7 reaches end of support on January 14, 2020, your computer will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide the following: Technical support for any issues Software updates Security updates or fixes
The January 15 full-screen warning will tell users that their PCs are more vulnerable to viruses and malware due to no security updates, no software updates and no tech support. It will say that “Microsoft strongly recommends using Windows 10 on a new PC for the latest security features and protection against malicious software.”
The community of My Digital Life, an online tech support forum, has found a way to bypass Microsoft’s restrictions and allow the installation of Windows 7 Extended Security Updates on all systems, and not just those who paid Microsoft’s fee.
The official Windows 7 end-of-support date is January 14, 2020, just a few weeks away.