How to Upgrade to Windows 10 for free


Microsoft is motivating Windows 7 and 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10 before January 2020. With Windows 7 support ending in January 2020, Microsoft encourages users to upgrade to Windows 10 to keep their devices running safely and smoothly. On the Microsoft website, the cost for Windows 10 Home operating system download is $139. But, you don’t really have to spend money: there is a free upgrade offer from Microsoft that ended in 2016.

When Windows 10 was first launched in July 2015, Microsoft offered a free upgrade offer for Windows 7 and 8 users until July 2016. But in 2017, it was reported that the free Upgrade tool was still functional. A few days ago it was confirmed that the free upgrade is still working. I also tried it and I was able to upgrade my Dell laptop from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro.

Windows 7 users who do not upgrade to Windows 10 before January 2020 will not be able to get Microsoft security updates or technical support for any problems, this will further exposing their computer to risk from malware and viruses. According to analysts, although Windows 10 users have encountered a number of errors over the years, upgrading is still the best option to protect your computer.

The following is how you can get Windows 10 for free. If you are running a licensed and activated version of Windows 7, 8 or Windows 8.1 Home or Pro:

1. Go to the Windows 10 download site.

2. Click the Download tool Now under Create Windows 10 Installation Media, and then click Run.

3. Select Upgrade this PC now, supposing this is the only PC you are upgrading. But if you are upgrading another machine, select Create Installation Media for a different Computer and save the installation files.

4. Follow the instructions. 5. When you finished upgrading, go to Settings update and security, then Activation. And a digital license for Windows 10 is displayed.

Note that if you have a Windows 7 or 8 Home license, you can only upgrade to Windows 10 Home, whereas Windows 7 or 8 Pro can be upgraded on Windows 10 Pro. The upgrade is not obtainable for Windows Enterprise. Other users can also experience blocks, depending on your device. Upgrading using the media creation tool is not intended for the general public; however, it works for many.

To get the best out of Windows 10 and take advantage of features such as password-free login through Windows Hello, you need to buy a new Windows 10 PC or anyone launched after July 2015 with all hardware upgrades. If you are a university faculty member or a student, you can also download Windows 10 for free. You can search for your school's software offerings here.

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