Recently given M3970

booperbooper Member Posts: 4 New User
Unemployed and my computer died: recently given M3970 has windows 7, searches Internet great, but I can't install Windows 10! Should I buy the software for $139 or waste of money?

Best Answer

  • LeostatLeostat ACE Posts: 2,110 Pathfinder
    Accepted Answer
    You may be able to upgrade it for free :) ms officially ended the free upgrade, but the process still works. You 'burn' a windows 10 installer using the windows media creation tool, and if it deems the pc suitable, it should offer you a free upgrade to 10

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/
    If you found the comment helpful hit the like button, If the answer solves your Q, hit the yes button on the bottom of the post!  I'm a UK based techi, so apologies if my help links are for the UK region site! 

    Want to know if your PC supports Windows 11? Check out the offical Health Check tool :Dhttps://aka.ms/GetPCHealthCheckApp

FAQ & Answers

  • booperbooper Member Posts: 4 New User
    I'm on a tight budget, this computer works great even though it is old...another suggestion for getting Windows 10 for those of us who are unemployed?
  • LeostatLeostat ACE Posts: 2,110 Pathfinder
    Accepted Answer
    You may be able to upgrade it for free :) ms officially ended the free upgrade, but the process still works. You 'burn' a windows 10 installer using the windows media creation tool, and if it deems the pc suitable, it should offer you a free upgrade to 10

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/
    If you found the comment helpful hit the like button, If the answer solves your Q, hit the yes button on the bottom of the post!  I'm a UK based techi, so apologies if my help links are for the UK region site! 

    Want to know if your PC supports Windows 11? Check out the offical Health Check tool :Dhttps://aka.ms/GetPCHealthCheckApp
  • booperbooper Member Posts: 4 New User
    I'm downloading  the Windows 10 setup, it's at 87%....if it doesn't work,  is Windows 10 compatible to this old computer, the M3970? I may need to bight the bullet and get a new PC, can't job search without.
  • booperbooper Member Posts: 4 New User
    Advice from across the pond - "Windows 10" complete. The job search is brutal yet comforting to know that now I have the tools with which to function.  Thank you!!
  • LeostatLeostat ACE Posts: 2,110 Pathfinder
    Shweet 👍 if you run into any problems let us know and can try to troubleshoot it :) 
    If you found the comment helpful hit the like button, If the answer solves your Q, hit the yes button on the bottom of the post!  I'm a UK based techi, so apologies if my help links are for the UK region site! 

    Want to know if your PC supports Windows 11? Check out the offical Health Check tool :Dhttps://aka.ms/GetPCHealthCheckApp
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