for people wanting to go upgrade to WIN10 for free, we can use the back door left open with Microsoft. Note: if you have a original copy of WIN 7 or WIN8 or WIN8.1 this will work.
Interestingly, Microsoft has not defined any eligibility criteria for such assistive technologies, only saying: “We are not restricting the free upgrade offer to specific assistive technologies. If you use assistive technology on Windows, you are eligible for the free upgrade offer.”1reddrop.com
Step 1: Download the Upgrade file at https://www.microsoft.com/.../accessibility/windows10upgrade by clicking "upgrade Now".
Run the file, till you get to a screen which says 0%, wait for a few minutes, (may go through the FB post or have a Coffee). Click "Cancel", again click "cancel upgrade"
Step 2: Head to https://www.microsoft.com/.../software-download/windows10ISO,
- Select edition WIN 10, (WIN7 Ultimate-> is WIN10 Prof)
- Click "Confirm". Select Product Lang to "English" or whichever you prefer.
- Select the 32Bit or 64Bit to Download.
Easy Way Out, get a friend with high speed broadband to download for you or I can courier you the copy on 8GB drive, (of course on Cost basis)
Step 3: you need to mount the ISO Image or Burn it into the DVD. I suggest Download Window CD Emulator "WinCDEmu" from http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/
Step 4: Install WinCDEmu, right click the WIN10_ISO and Select Drive Letter & Mount" in the next screen Select "Keep Drive after Restart".
the auto run will kickin and ask you to run the setup, else go to Drive and Run Setup. Follow the steps till you get to Installing.. 0%.....
Step 5: follow a few more steps after login to your PC and WIN10 will now "update", join your friends for a Party. by the time you back, neither you nor the PC is any state to proceed further..
Final Step: after a few days, when you are sure that you like the WIN10, (no other option, MicroSoft support for 7, 8, will stop shortly). Its a Last Chance to Upgrade to WIN10 for Free (is it totally free is another debate)
run the following to remove crap retained by WIN10 Upgrade.
- Step 1: Click in Windows' search field, type Cleanup, then click Disk Cleanup.
- Step 2: Click the "Clean up system files" button.
- Step 3: Wait a bit while Windows scans for files, then scroll down the list until you see "Previous Windows installation(s)."