Thanks Chelle. Yes, with the media creation tool you can still update to 10 for free. And that may come in handy now. I haven't kept up with all the 7 updates either. I was just curious as to how they work size wise. No big deal. Just curiosity!
You probably have until the 14th of this month to get the free update to W10. If you don' t update you'll be running an unsupported, unsecured system, if that is not the case already. And you will have to pay for W10 after the 14th, I assume.
Is there a way to recover my Windows password - when I don't have access to Windows on any other machine? Thanks for any help.
(I searched, and found this - How to create a Windows 7 password reset disk - CNET But "reset password" needs me to have a previously-created "reset password drive" - which I don't have. And Parted Magic needs me to have access to Windows - which I am locked out of, since I don't remember my password).
So I guess my question becomes - is there any way to get into Windows using Linux if you have forgotten your Windows password? Many thanks if you can solve this sticky problem for me!
So, will the W7 license change to a W10 license and you'll lose the W7 license, or will the W7 license become a W7-&-W10 license? I try to see if I can install W10 to a new partition and leave W7 as it is.
Here's another path to upgrade from W7 to W10 that one can walk away from while your pc is upgrading. I wouldn't try this method if one's W7 is dual booting with another OS, for you pc will likely not reboot automatically, as the article states, during the upgrade.
Win, Win For M$
With 1/3 (lots of millions) of the world's PCs still running on Windows 7, and it's free support from Microsoft ending today, there will be millions paid by businesses and the like to M$ for continued support of W7 as well as millions spent buying W10 or a new PC with W10 on it. Pretty good haul for Microsoft in the coming days, I would say.