For whatever reason this laptop sells with a Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit preinstalled which is actually a downgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro.

Now, will I still get the free Windows 10 upgrade with this constellation?

If possible, could you please backup your answer with sources?

  • All users with a legitimate Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 license are eligible to upgrade to Windows 10 for free until July 29th 2016. You can read more here. – Ramhound Dec 8 '15 at 11:51
  • Someone from Microsoft, or a Microsoft fanboy deleted my comments... It just shows you how much they want you to upgrade to Spyware 10, ahem, Windows 10. – user127350 Dec 8 '15 at 12:59

This should be possible. Regardless of whether you are running 7 or 8.1, you are entitled to the free windows 10 upgrade. See: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-10/upgrade-to-windows-10-faq

If you have downgraded from 8.1 to 7, installed SP1 (plus hotfixes) and have activated windows, you are seen as having a "genuine, activated copy of 7/8.1" - meaning you should be perfectly ok to upgrade.


I would rather say that :

  • If your windows is genuine (shows as activated).
  • Try the upgrade through windows media creation tool.
  • Choose edition as windows 10, click confirm and choose your language confirm then it will redirect to download page , download your system specific version(32 or 64 bit).
  • Run the tool.
  • When it ask to create media check the upgrade option instead. It has two benefits :

  • It does not do any harm to your computer neither it does any corruption or any other issue on the current system.

  • It would verify the eligibility for your system. whether you can do or not. The download link from Microsoft is : Media creation tool for windows

Of course it is possible. If you have genuine copy of Windows, you will get Windows 10 app automatically and if not you can download the iso from Microsoft website.

  • 1
    This seems more like a comment then an actual answer. – Ramhound Dec 8 '15 at 11:49

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