Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest operating system from Microsoft that, little by little, is opening gap between all users. During its first year, users who have licenses for Windows 7 or 8.1, the two versions before this new operating system, could exploit promote Microsoft and get, for free, a new license for Windows 10. However, despite the fact that 6 months have passed since the end of this promotion, it is still possible to perform such a free update.
As we can read on the Internet, a user has tried to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and has been able to see how, even though the free upgrade period is no longer available, it is still possible to take advantage of the old operating system license To install this new version.
To perform this process, all that necessary is to create a USB memory to install this new operating system, for example, using the official application Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to install the OS from it.
Once the USB memory is ready to install the operating system you start with the installation process itself and, when requesting the license key, the original key Windows 7 is introduced. The installation wizard will detect it as good and continue with the installation.
Once the installation of Windows 10 finishes, if it is checked the license status we can see that the operating system is activated with a digital license.
Update and Security – Activation Windows 10
Although Microsoft says nothing about this free upgrade, as we explained, it is still possible. However, we do not know how long it will remain possible to use old keys to install the operating system or if the licenses will be valid indefinitely or, as has happened in the past, they will be considered as “false” and by banning mass servers.
Cheap licenses for Windows 7, can we trust them?
Historically, web sites like eBay are big sources for the sale of (very cheap also) for Windows and many other programs licenses. In these pages we can find licenses, for example, Windows 7 Pro for less than 10 euros, which becomes something very striking in order to get a legal license on this operating system, however, these are not always.
Although we do not say that all Windows licenses sold on these platforms are illegal, most of them are computer generated licenses , known as a pirate licenses, and after a while, Microsoft removes and leave your system unusable. In addition, many sellers, to pay off the original cost of the licenses, sell the same key to dozens of people so that, although nothing can happen, if Microsoft detects strange activity with this key (dozens of activation, for example), it can Get to eliminate it equally.
According to various users, on several occasions they have tried licenses of this type and they have not had problems, being able to even carry out the process of installation of Windows 10 explained above, however, at personal level, we would not recommend to rely on them since in more of 90% of the time we will be giving our money to a hacker who is selling us a password that, after a while, will cease to be functional.