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How do I upgrade to windows 10 with windows 8 upgrade prob

  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    windows 8

    How do I upgrade to windows 10 with windows 8 upgrade prob


    Hi Guys,

    Thank you very much for your help last time. I guess I have a real challenge for you this time. The last time I tried to upgrade my windows 8 to windows 8.1. I was not able to download anything from the internet.... As I tried to reformat my computer and reinstall windows it did not let me. I had to use one of the Sony Vaiogate apps to do this. Nevertheless I spent 2 days rebuilding my computer. In the end I managed it but I turned off all upgrades (because if I upgrade it sees my home wifi router, it connects to the internet, but the browser does not see it and I am unable to use the internet.). My computer has been running without any kind of upgrades (except for the anti-virus software) for about a year now. How can I then upgrade from windows 8 to windows 10 if my computer is not able to get connected to the internet again after the first upgrade? Can I get a windows 10 installation DVD if I send you my windows 8 registration number? Do you have any kind of solution to this problem? Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    You can only get the free Windows 10 upgrade only if you are currently running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1, see this:
    Windows 10 FAQ & Tips - Microsoft
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    You can download and create a Windows 8.1 ISO you can use to burn a DVD or crate a flash driv3e to install from. 8.1 will accept your Windows 8 key. See Option One here: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    You can try doing an upgrade from that media or better yet, do a Clean Install of Windows 8.1, just make sure you backup your data first.
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    Posts : 13
    windows 8


    Thanks for the advice. I guess I will go with the ISO option.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 13
    windows 8


    I just looked and there is no product key sticker on my laptop even though I bought with windows 8. Any idea where I can find it?
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    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Try option 5 from this site:
    Product Key - Find for Windows 8
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    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    option 6 is an updated version of option 5
    showkey plus > https://www.tenforums.com/attachments...-1.0.5617-.zip
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    You don't need to know what your key is by the way. What you need to know is the "Original Edition" shown by showkey plus. That's the version you need to download. Install with the correct version and it will read your embedded key automatically and you will not have to enter one. If you get prompted to enter a key, you installed the wrong version. Entering your key manually at that point won't work either. It's already be refused/rejected.
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    The key is embedded in BIOS and is read automatically by the installer if you installed the right version.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 13
    windows 8


    Thank you guys, but I got lost here a bit.... I have Windows 8 and want to upgrade to 8.1 to be able to download Windows 10 when it comes out. What do you mean by installing the right version? And is there any way to back up the system to be able to revert to Windows 8? Last time I did the upgrade through the App store my laptop could not connect to the internet afterwards. What I mean is I really need to think this through before proceeding as this is my only laptop which I use for pretty much everything.
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