Will I be able to Upgrade an old version of windows to windows 10 or 11?

Sergedr 0 Reputation points

I'm buying an old HP laptop that originally had Windows 8 pro Installed on it. All the data on the laptop was completely wiped using BLANCCO, including it's original operating system. I read that in order to reinstall windows on the laptop I will have perform a USB install. Will I be able to simply upgrade to windows 10 Pro via the windows media creation tool/USB for free or will I have to pay to upgrade?

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  1. Hania Lian 7,641 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    The Windows 10 free upgrade ended on July 29, 2016.

    You can only perform a clean install of Win10, you need to purchase a legal license from the Microsoft Store or an authorized retailer to activate the system.

    Before installing Win10, please make sure that the computer hardware meets the minimum system requirements, please refer to:


    More details please refer to this link:


    Best Regards,

    Hania Lian

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