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    The free upgrade ended on July 29 2016 and must have reached the Welcome screen by 11:59 PM UTC-10 (Hawaii) on July 29, 2016.

    So even though it is working you should still purchase a legit licence to cover these boxes.

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    • This ended on 7/29/2016 for regular users and 12/31/2017 for those who use assistive technologies. Remember that activation != license. It may have activated fine, but you are not properly licensed.

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    • Even if this did work, it wouldn't be a completely legitimate license I don't think. There's a guy named Chris on here and you can + mention him to get 'official' answers since he's a Microsoft employee and licensing guru.

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    • LanceHarmstrong wrote:

      Even if this did work, it wouldn't be a completely legitimate license I don't think. There's a guy named Chris on here and you can + mention him to get 'official' answers since he's a Microsoft employee and licensing guru.

      Chris is no longer in that role for Microsoft. Gregory for Microsoft took over for him.   

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    • https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12435/windows-10-upgrade-faq

      The free upgrade ended on July 29 2016 and must have reached the Welcome screen by 11:59 PM UTC-10 (Hawaii) on July 29, 2016.

      So even though it is working you should still purchase a legit licence to cover these boxes.

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    • Gregory,

       Thank you for the clarification.

      Troy

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    • Gregory for Microsoft wrote:

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12435/windows-10-upgrade-faq

      The free upgrade ended on July 29 2016 and must have reached the Welcome screen by 11:59 PM UTC-10 (Hawaii) on July 29, 2016.

      So even though it is working you should still purchase a legit licence to cover these boxes.

      Just quoting this to reopen the topic since the question about Windows 10 upgrades (for free) still seem to keep popping up.

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    • Thanks, I always had trouble explaning that when something is posible it is not automaticaly legal.

      It is still hard for endusers to understand that activation does not equal a license.
      I even have a hard time convincing my colleagues of this fact!
      From now on I will refer them to this topic, thx!!!
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    • It is still free, for as long as you have a Windows 7 Pro keycode, which you can enter in place of the Windows 10 license. It will authorize against a Microsoft Activation server.

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    • DeathRat wrote:

      It is still free, for as long as you have a Windows 7 Pro keycode, which you can enter in place of the Windows 10 license. It will authorize against a Microsoft Activation server.

      It most certainly is -not- free.  Just because an upgrade method works doesn't mean it's legal. 

      What you suggest is nothing less than piracy.

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    • ^^This..
      Just because your car can do 150mph, doesn't move the legal speed limit.

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