Windows 7 is ending on January 17, 2020, and customers who still want to continue using the operating system will pay $120 to upgrade to the latest version. However,media reports say that users can still successfully activate a new copy of Windows 10 if they upgrade in-place with the help of an official media creation tool. Note that this method does not activate a newly installed Windows 10 operating system.
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According to a person who calls himself a Microsoft employee, it’s designed to be designed, and the company wants to have more home users, which is technically almost identical to white delivery.
It is reported that Microsoft did introduce a free upgrade policy in 2016, which is said to be long over. But in fact, the company has not been intent on blocking the media creation tool loophole.
Cokerobot wrote on Reddit that it had worked at Microsoft since Windows 10. Yet the one-year “free” upgrade policy is a bluff.
Users should have paid to get permission for the new system after the official benefit period ended. By simply modifying the system clock, however, it is easy to get around, even after two years.
The reason for this is that Terry Meyerson was more concerned with upgrade statistics than revenue, because Windows was no longer the company’s cash cow.
The same position was made when Microsoft allowed the pirated Windows 7 to get an upgrade to Windows Update. Instead of exposing the old system to a security threat, it’s better to let everyone talk about it.
With a simple upgrade operation, users can keep their old content, and the Windows 7 license is converted to a digital license for Windows 10. Then, even if a new installation is performed, it can be preserved.
As for audits, Microsoft is focused on the high-volume authorizations. Small microenterprises with 10 to 200 OEM licensed Windows 7 machines can basically relax.
But if you do this in an environment with thousands of machines, you have to weigh the consequences. At the end of the day, Microsoft has four years to close the vulnerability, but it has been letting it go.
Even with legal concerns, Windows 10’s End User License Agreement (EULA) does not have specific terms for this matter. Because manufacturers have never blocked activation, let alone launched a counterattack.
Finally, whether or not the words of Coke Robot are trusted, the truth is that users can upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 with considerable ease with the Media Creation tool.
If you’re concerned that You won’t get good support after Windows 7 ends up, try a ‘lossless’ (no loss of data) Free Windows 10 upgrade before Microsoft completely plugs the vulnerability.