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Free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for Workstation?

2018-05-02, 4:26 AM

I am using the EOM P50's Windows 10 Pro OS, and I know that normally it's not free to upgrade to another version of Windows OS. Since the P-series is a premium Workstation by Lenovo, I wonder if there is some free or cheaper way to upgrade to the recent Windows 10 Pro for Workstation version? 

 

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Re: Free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for Workstation?

2018-05-02, 11:25 AM

The only way to get it for free is to install a trial version, and then switch to Insider builds. But you will have to update the build every month. Otherwise the license will expire.

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Re: Free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for Workstation?

2018-05-02, 20:27 PM

Can I trust a method pointed out here:  <link removed>

 

I haven't tried it, and it looks like something using the Insider version but in a permanent way? 

 

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Re: Free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for Workstation?

2018-05-03, 16:04 PM
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Re: Free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for Workstation?

2018-05-04, 10:44 AM

Looking at the benefit of the "Pro for Workstation" edition compared to the regular Pro, such as supporting dual CPU sockets, 2TB of RAM, IMHO I dont think the upgrade matters. Unless you are having a project which needs ReFS.

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Re: Free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for Workstation?

2018-05-04, 12:11 PM

Hello,

 

It looks like Windows Pro for Workstation may finally be entering the OEM distribution channel.  A search for "Windows Pro for Workstations HZV-00054" reveals listings for $250-300 for the US English version.  HZV-00055 seems to be for a UK English kit, and there's even a HZV-00015 that says it's for a 32-bit version (which I am wondering if is a typo or miscommunication of some sort). 

 

In any case, at that pricing level, I would be surprised if any computer manufacturer was offering it as a free upgrade, unless it was part of a promotion where you buy the computer with Windows 10 Pro now, and get Pro for Workstations when it becomes generally available. 

 

It used to be that a quarter or two before a new version of Windows came out, computer manufacturers would sometimes offer a code for a free upgrade to the next version of Windows, but with Windows 10 being perpetually upgraded that practice has fallen out of practice.


That, coupled with the fact that this operating system costs $250-300 for an OEM version leads me to believe that it is unlikely any manufacturers will offer it retroactively for computers released in 2015.  I could be wrong about that, but your best bet for a definitive answer is probably to call Lenovo Sales.  In the United States, they can be reached at +1 (855) 253-6686.  If you are outside the U.S., please let me know what country you are in and I will try to locate a sales number for you.

 

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