You can still update to Windows 10 for free with Media Creation Tool

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  1. Stormyandcold

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    Your old os must be able to work because W10 allows you to roll-back to previous os if it's an upgrade install (although, I haven't tested this).

    However, regarding Nvidia driver bugs, that's gpu/system dependent. Had I tried to install w10 on my optimus laptop even just 2-3months ago, I would've had problems getting gpu to work properly for what I wanted to test.

    If I'd done it this time last year, then, for the last 10months or so, it wouldn't have worked properly for gaming and forget DX12 like FH3. 2015 was a no go for almost all optimus owners as well, many bugs os+drivers. This issue has only been solved relatively recently. There are still issues so I wouldn't say it's fully fixed either.
     
  2. Glottiz

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    I think the point he was trying to make is that buying the OEM key from Kinguin is essentially paying for illegal/pirated version.
     
  3. ScoobyDooby

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    Have been using 10 on my daily driver and work laptop for about a year now. Been totally solid, no problems whatsoever. The only issue was me messing with themes and fonts and icon hacking and screwing up permissions on my drive, but that's my fault.

    The os itself is great!
     
  4. SHS

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    I have Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 and everything support out box no driver needed
    as rule you should always go to chipset manufacturer for driver are every some chipset manufacturer are very lazy and don't update them it common problem with NIC manufacturer like Broadcom and Audio manufacturer like C-Media
     

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    so if I have win 7 pro this will upgrade me to win10 pro? also will I be able to roll back in case i hate 10?
     
  6. PhazeDelta1

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    Yes. You'll have 30 days to play around with it. After that, your key becomes tied to windows 10 and will not be able to rollback.
     
  7. Arbie

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    If you don't want to use the Media Creator to download the ISO, it's apparently still available here (and not so easy to find now):

    oh, with only three posts I can't show you a link... too bad.
     
  8. nz3777

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    All day Its been stuck at 99-Installing windows 10 99% wont buge.i will just leave it on overnight I dont care,See what happens in the morining.
     
  9. Dch48

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    Not true. I bought a Windows 7 Home Premium key from them. It was an OEM key and didn't activate right away. I used the automated phone activation and it worked perfectly. It is not piracy in any way.
     
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    Which is wrong. The keys are legitimate unused OEM keys. They may be for a different brand of computer than what you have and in that case, you have to use the automated phone activation and tell it you will only use the key on one machine. Then the system gives you a long series of numbers to punch in and after you do, you're good to go.
     

  11. The Reeferman

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    I don't know how fast they update their downloads. At the moment they have the Windows 10, released on 2nd August 2016. Has been a usefull site in the past to get Windows ISO downloads. 7, 8 and 10 in any language they serve now. Own keys needed offcourse.

    http://windowsiso.net/windows-10-is...nniversary-update-1607-iso-download-standard/
     
  12. thatguy91

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    Your complaint is related to poor drivers from Nvidia, not a result of Windows 10.
     
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    You still don't get it. The OEM key works, yes, but you are using it illegally. Same as if you would steal key from university or company, key would work but you would be using it illegally.
     
  14. nz3777

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    Well its offical I cant get it on my system for some reason! Can I call Ms and do the phone thing? I tried both links Hilbert provided and both stop at 99% its been installing all night and same thing!

    I even tried some tweaking in task manager, I have a feeling its my chipset,It worked fine with my intel system wtf.
     
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    Was it a clean install?

    I use Rufus to create bootable USB stick with ISO from here

    https://rufus.akeo.ie/

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO/

    Boot from USB > Delete all partitions on main drive > create new primary partition allowing windows to create it's system/recovery partitions > format main partition > install
     

  16. nz3777

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    No chief it was not clean install, I did not use a usb just download.... Heres what happend.1st I put a Windows 7 Pro key was not getting updates so I switched to SP1 and its still same thing!

    I need to go pick-up a flash-drive,Yup dont have one. Lol.Thanks Extraordinary I will try what you said.
     
  17. Extraordinary

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    Yea clean installs are generally the least problematic

    Install 10 without a key, once you hit the desktop goto the activation settings screen and enter your Windows 7 key to activate

    Might work by entering the key during install too, but I always wait until I hit the desktop first
     
  18. Stormyandcold

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    That's complete BS.

    You do realise there's also OEM hardware, right? Tell me, if I bought this, would I be using it illegally? lmao

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/inte...e-socket-lga1151-processor-oem-cp-582-in.html

    You should treat OEM as the no-frills version.
     
  19. Loobyluggs

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    Thanks for reminding to update my MCT USB drive.

    3.26GB, not as large as I remember it being last time.
     
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