Upgrading Windows 8 (Bulk Licence Type) to Windows 10

I have Windows 8, but the licence was purchased as a bulk purchase type license from my former company. Due to such, I've been unable to download the free Windows 10 Upgrade because my licence type falls into the very short list of exceptions for free upgrade. Does anyone know a way or work around for this issue? It's very bothersome and I don't want to spend $119.99 to replace this poor OS as it sits now!
william thompsonAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You cannot upgrade that license for free and so you must pay for Windows 10. There is no (legal) way around that. Sorry.
I agree. If you have the wrong license you can't upgrade for free.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
No such thing as a "bulk" license.  If you mean a "VOLUME" license, then Volume (VL) Professional copies ARE upgradable.  You can remove it from the domain (if it's still a domain member) or use the Windows 10 media to initiate the install.

If you mean a VL Enterprise Edition of Windows, then THAT is not upgradable.  HOWEVER, the laptop HAD to come with Windows 7 or 8 professional.  Which means if you wipe and reload using media that came with the laptop (you could TRY other media - don't know if it will work or not) you can THEN upgrade.  (Enterprise is not upgradable BUT it requires you have a pre-existing copy of Pro - Pro *IS* upgradable).  The free upgrade though REQUIRES it be run from Windows so you would have to reload the version of Windows that came with the computer.

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