Can i still upgrade to Windows 81 to Windows 10 ? Did i run out of time?

I have new laptop that needs to be upgraded from 8.1 to Windows 10. And now. do i have to buy it?
mallonyIT TechnicianAsked:
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dbruntonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Check the two articles I posted above.  As of those dates Windows 7 and Windows 8 unused serial numbers still permit upgrades to Windows 10.  You don't need the assistive technology bypass/cheat/hack (but you can still do that).

I suspect that M$oft is unofficially extending the date just to make sure there are NO complaints ("Look we gave you more than enough warning and time do to the upgrade") when they finally close the activation.
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FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
A little workaround after the missed deadline

ref link:http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-windows-10-free-upgrade-offer-assistive-features/
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rindiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Officially you are too late. But if you agree to using the assistive technologies, you can still get a free upgrade:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade
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John HurstConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You should only agree to assistive technologies if you need it (you would know if you did). You are too late for the free upgrade. They did, after all, give a year's notice :)
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Lee W, MVPConnect With a Mentor Technology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
It's POSSIBLE new PCs have the Windows 10 license and have been downgraded to Win7 or Win8.1  Read the package carefully and then it's up to you to take the chance (the salespeople won't have an HONEST clue)... Though you could potentially talk to them and get in writing a statement that you can return it if you shop locally.
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John HurstConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
As of this weekend (Aug 6) you can still upgrade according to ZD-Net so upgrade and carry on.
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rindiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
From what I've read you now need to get the assistive technology upgrade via the m$ helpdesk. If they believe that you really need those technologies, they will direct you to that upgrade tool. You can't just go and download it anymore as you used to without human m$ interaction.
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mallonyIT TechnicianAuthor Commented:
i will try it.

thanks you all
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