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myleswest
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August 25, 2016 - 10:30 pm
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Hey guys, did I really miss the boat? Is there still a way to upgrade from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 for free?

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August 25, 2016 - 10:55 pm
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https://davescomputertips.com/still-get-windows-10-for-free-after-29th-july/
Myles, read this article written by Jim. I have never tried it but it might work.

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It was working just fine at the time of writing the article. I'd actually just upgraded a friend's PC using that method.

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dandl said
https://davescomputertips.com/still-get-windows-10-for-free-after-29th-july/
Myles, read this article written by Jim. I have never tried it but it might work.  

Hi guys, I tried that link for the 3rd time now but the results are always the same.....It takes about 3 hours for it to load up to 99% and then it goes no further. I let it run for another 2 hours at the 99% but it just keeps running. It never finishes loading. Does anyone have an idea of what might be wrong? I'm running Windows 7 Home]

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Myles,

Make sure no external USB drives are connected.

Go to Windows Update and change the setting to Never install updates.

Stop the Windows Update service, either through the Services applet, or open an elevated command prompt, type in the following command: net stop wuauserv and hit Enter.

Then try upgrading again.

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Jim Hillier said
Myles,

Make sure no external USB drives are connected.

Go to Windows Update and change the setting to Never install updates.

Stop the Windows Update service, either through the Services applet, or open an elevated command prompt, type in the following command: net stop wuauserv and hit Enter.

Then try upgrading again.  

I tried to follow your instructions but when I attempted to enter net stop wuauserv in the command prompt it said there was a system 5 error. [image attached]
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Okay, I just tried it by right clicking on command prompt and run as administrator. It is now working.

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Yes Myles, that's what an "elevated" command prompt is, run as administrator.

So, is the second screen shot recent, meaning that the upgrade still balked at 99%, even after making those changes?

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Jim Hillier said
Yes Myles, that's what an "elevated" command prompt is, run as administrator.

So, is the second screen shot recent, meaning that the upgrade still balked at 99%, even after making those changes?  

I restarted the Windows Upgrade Assistant at 7:PM. It is now 1:28 AM and it has only downloaded 57% of Windows 10 Upgrade. Have to wait and see if it can get to 100%.

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September 10, 2016 - 11:05 am
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Yay! Lol...After only 9 1/2 hours my PC is finally upgraded to Windows 10. I now have Windows 10 thanks to you.
I live out here in the Arizona desert and I'm forced to pay an outrageous fee for terribly slow internet service. So I will blame the slow download and upload speeds on the service provider.
Thank you for your help.

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Good to hear Myles! Thanks for letting us know.

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September 10, 2016 - 8:10 pm
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Way to go Myles!!!! Enjoy W10.

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I too upgraded using this handy tip.
A customer's PC had crashed beyond recovery, so I formatted the drive, installed Windows 7 to SP1 and then upgraded to Windows 10 through the link in Jim's article, job done and no questions asked.

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Why am I receiving updates of new posts for this topic?

I am not subscribed so I can not unsubscribe from this topic.

I guess I might be subcribed now, as I post this question and then I might be able to unsubscribe from it.

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No idea. Sorry 'bout that Phil. I'll get Dave to check it out.

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