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  #1889157 25-Oct-2017 10:00
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You can still upgrade by if 'use' assistive technologies. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade?tduid=(14c348e893a91089cb2980533c6ee123)(256380)(2459594)(TnL5HPStwNw-0FBZfNm6YPFXNhiu3o52rA)()


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  #1889162 25-Oct-2017 10:05
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PhantomNVD: Best bet is to ask at the school?

Our school has a ‘basic’ MS subscription for 500 seat licences of EACH OS back to Win7 and we give out office 2016 to our students and staff. They just need to connect to the server every 6 months or so to maintain activation and it all runs smoothly. Works best for laptops or schools with a VPN solution though, as I can’t see someone lugging a desktop in every other term to validate their licence being a feasible option!

 

 

 

I'd be getting someone to read your Volume License agreement, While you may be able to activate 500 seats of each OS, You'll likely only be licensed for 500 in total. 


 
 
 
 


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  #1889166 25-Oct-2017 10:08
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pom532:

 

You can still upgrade by if 'use' assistive technologies. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade?tduid=(14c348e893a91089cb2980533c6ee123)(256380)(2459594)(TnL5HPStwNw-0FBZfNm6YPFXNhiu3o52rA)()

 

 

Read my first post in this thread - dont need any special version. Just a legitimate Win7/8 key. 





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  #1889370 25-Oct-2017 16:06
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xpd:

 

pom532:

 

You can still upgrade by if 'use' assistive technologies. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade?tduid=(14c348e893a91089cb2980533c6ee123)(256380)(2459594)(TnL5HPStwNw-0FBZfNm6YPFXNhiu3o52rA)()

 

 

Read my first post in this thread - dont need any special version. Just a legitimate Win7/8 key. 

 

 

 

 

Worthy of note is that MS wont let you upgrade from W8 as i found out recently... I had to go through the painful process of W8 --> W8.1 --> W10


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  #1889387 25-Oct-2017 16:46
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Wade: 

 

Worthy of note is that MS wont let you upgrade from W8 as i found out recently... I had to go through the painful process of W8 --> W8.1 --> W10

 

 

 

 

W8 has not been supported by MS for almost 2 years now(and no patches and should have upgraded to 8.1 almost 2 years ago anyway) so not a big surprise there - just like you can not upgrade xp to 10.


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  #1889514 25-Oct-2017 20:11
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PhantomNVD: Best bet is to ask at the school?

Our school has a ‘basic’ MS subscription for 500 seat licences of EACH OS back to Win7 and we give out office 2016 to our students and staff. They just need to connect to the server every 6 months or so to maintain activation and it all runs smoothly. Works best for laptops or schools with a VPN solution though, as I can’t see someone lugging a desktop in every other term to validate their licence being a feasible option!


 


I'd be getting someone to read your Volume License agreement, While you may be able to activate 500 seats of each OS, You'll likely only be licensed for 500 in total. 



We only have 250 students, and around 24 staff so no worries about hitting the 500 seat mark anytime soon! 😉

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  #1889604 25-Oct-2017 21:50
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bagheera:

 

Wade: 

 

Worthy of note is that MS wont let you upgrade from W8 as i found out recently... I had to go through the painful process of W8 --> W8.1 --> W10

 

 

 

 

W8 has not been supported by MS for almost 2 years now(and no patches and should have upgraded to 8.1 almost 2 years ago anyway) so not a big surprise there - just like you can not upgrade xp to 10.

 

 

 

 

I don't see why that is relevant to not being able to upgrade to W10 directly? you can with W7? 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1889738 26-Oct-2017 09:42
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Wade:

 

I don't see why that is relevant to not being able to upgrade to W10 directly? you can with W7? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

you can not upgrade w7 direct either - you got to go w7 -> w7 sp1 -> w10, like normal, MS only let you upgrade supported OS, just like you can not upgrade w10 1503 or 1511 -> 1709 direct either as they are not supported, and need to upgrade to 1607 first, which is a supported upgrade path. Take a lot of time test upgrades, which cost money, so will only ever do it for supported products - make sense to me.


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