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Subject:Re: Paradox 7 fault
Date:Tue, 15 Sep 2020 07:59:16 -0500
From:Mark Bannister <>
I did several free upgrades last year. I don't recall the method but you
have to do it the right way.  I think you have to start wiht Win 7
booted and start the upgrade from there.

On 9/15/2020 3:17 AM, Tom Krieg wrote:
> That's the link.
> I downloaded and installed W10 1909 but the target machine was a Win7
> Home machine. This caused major issues when I tried to set up Group
> Policy for Windows Update (Notify when updates are available but don't
> download them) and TargetReleaseVersion, both of which are used to
> control updates and install them when you want them (i.e. after the beta
> testing sheep have worked out all the bugs and they've been fixed.
> Easiest solution was to buy a genuine Win10 Pro license for $35.00 AUD.
> MS stopped the free upgrade more than 4 years ago and a Win10 Pro retail
> copy sells here for $399. But I love how the MS website still gives
> instructions on upgrading and how the License Server STILL uses the old
> Win7 license to issue a digital license for Win10. And how you can just
> enter a Win10 Pro OEM license key against Win10 Home and it will go get
> the Pro stuff and upgrade your machine to Pro. But  you have to set all
> the home "Update" settings to defer updates otherwise you'll and up with
> 2004 pro with the latest (bug-ridden) patches. Can't print anymore, anyone?
> MS is really, really desperate to move everyone to Win10. But after
> holding out for so long, I've decided I really quite like it. And it's
> the only game in town for Visual Studio with Win GUI and NET 5.
> On 15/09/2020 4:33 pm, Leslie wrote:
>> Here you go Tom:
>> I recommend this tool to get the official ISOs and there are some
>> other gooides as well
>> Hope this is useful

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