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I have a Pavilion g7 running Win7 on which I did not perform the free upgrade to Win10 as offered a couple of years ago. Supposedly that was a one-time offer. Not so. Now Win7 is no longer supported and I get a nag every now and then. However, an article attributed to Forbes (you can Google) gave instructions to get the free upgrade right now, 2020. You must have a legit copy of Win7 installed. The instructions have a link to a media creator utility. It works with some caveats. When trying to install the system file directly on the Win7 computer there is an error about a modem issue. MS is going to let me know when the problem is solved. Ha. But I used the listed alternative to download the file to a USB flash drive to another computer. I did that to a Win10 computer and put the flash drive in the Win7 computer. Using the file utility I found the setup.exe on the flash ran it as administrator. No need to set things up to boot from the USB. These downloads took a long time (hours)using my DSL line. It will seemingly hang at e.g. 47% but it is just a matter of big files, small pipe IMHO. It advises that third-party utilities meant for Win7 and which will not run on Win10 get deleted (true). There is choice to not delete programs and personal file. That worked too. I'm a happy camper. I don't see anything to indicate this is not total legit as far as MS is concerned. During the installation they offer a license and I accepted.