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    Default Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    Download the iso direct from Microsoft here> [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    1) Extract the iso to a folder using winrar or 7zip
    2) Disconnect your Internet
    3) Roll back your date to before cut off period & reboot. (EG July 1st)
    4) Run .exe inside win10 folder and upgrade)
    5) Once upgrade complete & windows 10 is running, change date back to todays & reboot.
    6) Reconnect the Internet & activate.

    I have done this 3 times so far, so unless anything has changed since last week, it should still work.

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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    Can confirm above method still working as of today 4/10/2016

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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    I'll give it ago tomorrow when I upgrade my media centres ready to sell

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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    This is still working. Although I decided to change only the date in windows, after install it automatically picked up the date from the bios as November. No problem though.

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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    I do wonder if they leave these loopholes open on purpose so they can say they stuck to their word about ending the free upgrades but still have higher adoption rates to collect data and whatever else they are planning. Perhaps they have a plan to end piracy of at least Microsoft products.

    I know the assistive upgrade is supposed to be controlled soon but hopefully this method isn't blocked!

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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    Still working as of 20/11. Upgraded from Win7 64bit. Worth doing imo, even if u dont plan on keeping it on there, as if you decide to sell it later the buyer will mostly likely want 10 on it.

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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    Still works, it's a life saver, some one laptop had win 7, but so many malware's, and no recovery no backup. Easy to install, erase everything, fresh install (from upgrade option) but issue with the Wi-Fi, no driver for win 10. Fix that job with a WiFi dongle.

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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    Brand new gaming build yesterday, & i can confirm this method still works. 2 June 2017

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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    I think you just have to use an old ISO, I'm pretty sure I tried it with the anniversary ISO and it didn't work but may be wrong.


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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    I think you just have to use an old ISO, I'm pretty sure I tried it with the anniversary ISO and it didn't work but may be wrong.

    we need to clarify which iso you need for this. I did a fresh copy onto my sons old pc. it went on ok without setting the clock to the past etc etc.
    when installed It said it was a digital copy

    my pc says its a digital copy tied to my Microsoft account
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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    In my experience, if you are on activated Win 7-8.1 then set the date to Jun 1st 2016, use the 1511 build ISO, upgrade from within windows and it will activate. The anniversary ISO seems to ask for a key during install, you can skip but I'm not sure if it activates. If you've activated windows 10 once then you can clean install the latest build and it will activate as long as you haven't changed a load of hardware like the mobo.


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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    This is the procedure i use for a clean free fully activated version of win10

    Install Win7 from USB (Usb is a the quickest method) without a network connection & then use the activator to authenticate it with serial
    I disconnect the network to save time, as you dont want win7 to begin installing updates ffs.

    After Install, i drag over from a USB device my extracted win10 which i have had since last year. Whilst that is transferring i change the date within Win7 & reboot.
    Next i begin the upgrade making sure you choose the option KEEP YOUR FILES. If you dont select this option the activation will not work as i think this does a fresh install & not an upgrade.
    Yes.. i have done both

    Once upgraded to win10 & your sat on your desktop, revert back the date and shut down windows. Now connect your Network and boot into win10, it should now activate.
    Now, the last and final time using your USB device again install a fresh copy of Windows10. To do this Download the Win 10 Media CreationTool.


    Once created, boot from the USB device & install. Skip the section where it asks for your serial as win10 will still activate once booted and on a network.

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    Its doesnt matter where u get your WIn7 from tbh as long as it works. Even if your worried it has malware inbedded it doesnt matter as you'll be formatting the drive before installing a clean version of 10 at the end.

    I also install "SpybotAntiBeacon" for added privacy from M/S > [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    Quote Originally Posted by josweet View Post
    This is the procedure i use for a clean free fully activated version of win10

    Install Win7 from USB (Usb is a the quickest method) without a network connection & then use the activator to authenticate it with serial
    I disconnect the network to save time, as you dont want win7 to begin installing updates ffs.

    After Install, i drag over from a USB device my extracted win10 which i have had since last year. Whilst that is transferring i change the date within Win7 & reboot.
    Next i begin the upgrade making sure you choose the option KEEP YOUR FILES. If you dont select this option the activation will not work as i think this does a fresh install & not an upgrade.
    Yes.. i have done both

    Once upgraded to win10 & your sat on your desktop, revert back the date and shut down windows. Now connect your Network and boot into win10, it should now activate.
    Now, the last and final time using your USB device again install a fresh copy of Windows10. To do this Download the Win 10 Media CreationTool.


    Once created, boot from the USB device & install. Skip the section where it asks for your serial as win10 will still activate once booted and on a network.

    NB>>
    Its doesnt matter where u get your WIn7 from tbh as long as it works. Even if your worried it has malware inbedded it doesnt matter as you'll be formatting the drive before installing a clean version of 10 at the end.

    I also install "SpybotAntiBeacon" for added privacy from M/S > [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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    Does SpybotAntiBeacon work after the latest win 10 upgrade?

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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    Quote Originally Posted by josweet View Post
    This is the procedure i use for a clean free fully activated version of win10

    Install Win7 from USB (Usb is a the quickest method) without a network connection & then use the activator to authenticate it with serial
    I disconnect the network to save time, as you dont want win7 to begin installing updates ffs.

    After Install, i drag over from a USB device my extracted win10 which i have had since last year. Whilst that is transferring i change the date within Win7 & reboot.
    Next i begin the upgrade making sure you choose the option KEEP YOUR FILES. If you dont select this option the activation will not work as i think this does a fresh install & not an upgrade.
    Yes.. i have done both

    Once upgraded to win10 & your sat on your desktop, revert back the date and shut down windows. Now connect your Network and boot into win10, it should now activate.
    Now, the last and final time using your USB device again install a fresh copy of Windows10. To do this Download the Win 10 Media CreationTool.


    Once created, boot from the USB device & install. Skip the section where it asks for your serial as win10 will still activate once booted and on a network.

    NB>>
    Its doesnt matter where u get your WIn7 from tbh as long as it works. Even if your worried it has malware inbedded it doesnt matter as you'll be formatting the drive before installing a clean version of 10 at the end.

    I also install "SpybotAntiBeacon" for added privacy from M/S > [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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    I often select to keep nothing and my activation works fine but this is using the 1105 build.

    As for working out the build, can you try this?
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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    you can just upgrade from hear.
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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    Quote Originally Posted by plug1 View Post
    you can just upgrade from hear.
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    I was under the impression they stopped that and you had to apply for the assistive upgrade, that's when the date rollback was published :/ I see that link seems to download an exe so perhaps they allowed open downloads again.


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    Default Re: Win10 free upgrade (roll back date)

    i don't know mate its worked for me loads, even on patched win7 , but you need sp1 .

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