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"Running" as some people like to say a vintage HP Elitebook 840 G2 on Windows 7. Works fine. Updating to Win10 is $140. Not going to happen.

Updated the BIOS and drivers already. Can't see a reason to do much more than that.

Probably need only to create an admin user and let this one serve somewhere else.


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You may still be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free if you're running 7. I did this a few months ago.

https://www.howtogeek.com/5090...windows-10-for-free/

https://www.microsoft.com/en-u...e-download/windows10
 
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I wish they let you upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit.
 
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Why not go modern and upgrade to Linux? MX Linux is a fabulous replacement for Windows, and its interface is close enough that you can get used to it in no time! It's the #1 Linux on DistroWatch, but you can choose literally hundreds of others if you don't like the MX offering.




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Why not go modern and upgrade to Linux?
I would do this in a heartbeat if the two programs that I use for business -- QuickBooks, and Medlin Accounting, had versions that would run under Linux, or any UNIX variant.

As it is, I am stuck with Windows for these, but I am doing it with Windows 7 in a Virtual Machine, on Mac OS X hosts. Mac OS is used for everything other than QuickBooks and Medlin.



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If you have a 10gb thumb drive you can do a fresh install of windows 10. A windows key is not required to install or use the program. If you decide to register the program some people have luck with using their windows 7 key in windows 10 or you could buy one on ebay for a couple bucks.



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some people have luck with using their windows 7 key in windows 10 or you could buy one on ebay for a couple bucks.

I just Activated a fresh Win10 install with an old Win 7 Key.

Thanks for reminding me.


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I am stupid for tossing a recovery USB in Win 7 that probably had a key.


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I just sent you a copy of a Win7 Pro Product Key from a retired \ scrapped PC.

Thanks to your question I finished a laptop upgrade I never finished.

Good Luck.


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I am stupid for tossing a recovery USB in Win 7 that probably had a key.


There are apps for getting serial numbers. For example.
 
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