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Old 06-03-17, 22:11
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Thanks, Cantrel. Will have to switch Desktop PC on and start seeing what
I can do. At least it can boot up now, that's something!
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Old 06-03-17, 22:13
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But a pity about losing all of your personal stuff.
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Old 07-03-17, 05:35
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Yeah sorry that my suggestions on possible fixes has led you to pressing that button, but l did say they were Googled,etc.. I don.t think, as it is.a factory reset, that Piriform,s Recuva software will get anything back for you. You could try it. Get it direct from Piriform, it can be a download or there is a portable version. Check for any extras offered in the download version if you do decide to try it. I,m sure Cantrel would have mentioned it if there was a half chance but nothing ventured nothing gained., But again your choice,
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Old 14-03-17, 22:48
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Have managed to upgrade to 8.1 again, but lost everything else, naturally.

Have spotted article in Computeractive Mag. issue 495 called "Upgrade to
W10 for free using microsoft's loophole".
Has anyone upgraded using this article?
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Old 15-03-17, 06:58
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No, as I have Win 10 already. Do you read the Win 10 forum? Bedstor is well up on what's going on and I feel sure that I read that the original Win 10 download was being removed. However on the current posts, regarding updates, he mentions that there was an update for it, if that is so there may be a chance that the"freebie" is still out there, as suggested in that article you refer to.
Bedstor might be able to clue you up on this.

However, watch out for hooky versions and make sure they are the gen thing before blowing up your computer again.


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Old 15-03-17, 12:39
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There are three ways you could try the free upgrade -

Use the Update now button or create Win 10 bootable media.

You can do both from - https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/soft...load/windows10

Someone on another forum successfully upgraded last month using an install disk by Win 8.1's equivalent of opening Windows Explorer - This PC - stick the media in and double click on the drive to start the process.

Third, is to use the link in the Assistive Technologies site -

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/acce...ows10upgradety

However, regardless of which method you try, I would disable a 3rd party antivirus program before doing so.

I think basically that MS have left these avenues open so as to get as many onto Win 10 as possible.

The previous 12 month deadline was probably intended to "stampede" people into upgrading.
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Old 16-03-17, 20:48
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Third, is to use the link in the Assistive Technologies site -
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/acce...ows10upgradety

Cantrel, The above site would not open. Thanks to all who tried to help.
I have decided to stay with Windows 8.1 for awhile, at least until
I get clued up to making back-ups, system images and the like.
As Fosseway said, I want to avoid any more mishaps as far as possible.
Also, I think I prefer Windows 8.1 to Win.10 (for now).

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Old 16-03-17, 21:20
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The site was working when I copied and pasted the URL but it looks like they've taken it down.

Perhaps they've called time on the free upgrades, although you could try the other methods from the other link I'd posted.

I think the sooner the better should all venues be closed for the freebie to save you having to pay when you do decide to upgrade.
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Old 16-03-17, 22:06
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Thanks for reply, Cantrel.
I tried the other tool but it said I needed a licence to install Win 10 and also that I needed to have had already activated Win 10 on that particular PC.
But nothing higher than Win 8 and 8.1 has been on this computer.
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Old 16-03-17, 22:10
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Looks like they've finally knocked the freebies on the head.
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