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windows 8 issues and OS change

i have one old laptop with windows 8 with all its issues. it keep on trying to update and gives some eror and restarts almost daily making tough to work with it. how do i updgrade to windows 9 or 10 for free. i have windows xp cd i can down grade as long as drivers do not mes up. please advise
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Seth Simmons

8/22/2022 - Mon
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nobus

i fail to see how an XP cd can help if you want to upgrade to windows 10 ?
yes- plse post the laptop model
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You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free, until the 31st of december 2017, if you are using assistive technologies.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade
John

You can do a Windows 8 Reset. This keeps all your data, drivers and basic Windows 8 apps. This basically reinstalls Windows 8 and you should be able to make it work correctly and update properly.

Then restore your applications.

You can upgrade to Windows 10, but you need to pay for the license.
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You have to license via Microsoft so that you get a valid server license
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You can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free, until the 31st of december 2017, if you are using assistive technologies.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade

what is meaning of assistive technologies? i never heard such thing. Mine is lenova personal laptop.
please advise
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John

If you have a disability, you can (apparently) still get Windows 10 for free for another 11 days.
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where i can purchase the windows 10 licence for personal use?
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i can only say that i upgraded last week 2 pc's from win7 to 10 and both were activated without a problem
no assistive technologies needed !!
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i can only say that i upgraded last week 2 pc's from win7 to 10 and both were activated without a problem
no assistive technologies needed !!
so you purchased windows 10 licence? no free upgrade option available.

I have windows XP licenced CD. Can i go back to windows XP  which might be better OS than windows 7 right?
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John

XP is dead - don't go back there.  Get Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store as posted above.
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Jackie Man

According to news, you can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free if you are using assistive technologies.

Not sure when Microsoft will close the gate.
nobus

>>  so you purchased windows 10 licence? no free upgrade option available.   << that's what you think - they were still free, in the mean time, i updated 4 of them for free
i have to test it now (in2018) if it still works
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that's what you think - they were still free, in the mean time, i updated 4 of them for free
i have to test it now (in2018) if it still works

can you please let me know how to update for free?
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John

If you have no disabilities, it is not free so far as I know.
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as i said - i have to test if it still is free
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