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Get Windows 10 for free, ****IF****

you are currently running a licensed copy of Windows 7 or 8.

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1. Go to the Download Windows 10 website. 

2. Under Create Windows 10 installation media, click Download tool now and Run

3. Choose Upgrade this PC now, assuming this is the only PC you’re upgrading. (If you’re upgrading a different machine, choose Create installation media for another PC, and save the installation files.)

4. Follow the prompts. 

5. When the upgrade is complete, go to Settings Update & Security > Activation, and you should see a digital license for Windows 10. 

This is taken from the cnet article https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-dont-wait-on-free-upgrade-because-windows-7-officially-done/

As of the date this post was posted the process works, even though Microsoft said it would end in 2016.

The value of a hacked email account

Many people use the same password at difference sites – including for their email. So if your account info was among those hacked in the many online data thefts over the last few years, those passwords may be floating around.

[You can check https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to see if your email address is “out there”]

So of what possible value could your hacked email account be to the “bad guys”? Here are some ideas, from Krebs on Security:

Things a hacked email account can be used for

Want more details?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/06/the-value-of-a-hacked-email-account/