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meaning a significant number of Windows Vista OEM machines were made Windows 10 Pro Devices using this route.
This Unofficial Free Upgrade Path allowed new Windows 10 Pro Activations for a Period of 1 Year Unofficially aligning with Microsoft’s initial official marketing for Free Upgrades from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
With this build Microsoft let all Windows Insiders Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free.
This upgrade path can be used to upgrade any legacy system that satisfies Windows 10’s minimum system requirements.
Running Windows 10 unlicensed will theoretically let you determine whether it is worth the cost of buying a new Windows 10 License for your hardware although for old Windows Vista hardware (most which is 10 years old) I would recommend saving your cash up and buying newer hardware (with an associated Windows 10 OEM License).
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On the 26th of August 2016 Microsoft patched their Product Activation Servers.
Consequently the Windows 10130 Insider Preview Path cannot be activated, terminating this Systems sold within the first year of the release of Windows 7 had a Free Upgrade to Windows 7. For these systems the OEM typically released a BIOS Update which updated the SLIC from 2.0 to 2.1 and this makes the system eligible for Windows 7 OEM System Locked Preinstallation.
More details are about this are available Updating your BIOS in Windows Vista and Checking the SLIC Version.and both Operating Systems are more or less at End of Life.The Windows Insider Build 10130 was the last Windows Insider Build to utilise a generic product key for Microsoft Product Activation.Microsoft may stop Activation of Windows 10130 Insider Preview at any point in time which would effectively shut down this unofficial upgrade path for good.In testing this Unofficial Upgrade path works 10 months after the expiry date of build 10130, moreover it works with RS1 installation media which was released 10 months after the expiry date on Windows 10 Insider Build 10130. I have made a You Tube recording on the 03/08/2016.