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  • Free “assistive technologies” Win10 upgrade going away on Sunday

    Posted on December 27th, 2017 at 06:30 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Just a reminder for those of you who really want Windows 10, but still have Win7 or 8.1….

    I figure there must be two of you…

    The “assistive technologies” free upgrade from Win7 or 8.1 to 10 will apparently be pulled on December 31. I say “apparently” because, well, Microsoft. The end of life for this particular free upgrade path was announced/discovered back in October.

    As I’ve mentioned many times before, if you upgrade a machine to Win10, Microsoft keeps track of that fact, and you’ll be able to use Win10 on that machine forever (to a first approximation), even if you revert it to Win7.

    Still no word on whether Win7 and 8.1 keys will continue to activate Win10 installs.