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How to Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

The good old Windows 7 is officially dead since January this year, and Microsoft is strongly encouraging us to upgrade our operating systems to Windows 10 if we haven’t done it already. It looks like the only logical measure, however. After more than 10 years of dominance, Windows 7 is not receiving support from Microsoft – no drivers, no updates, no technical assistance, nothing anymore. You are using it at your own risk if you choose to do so, which is pretty dangerous considering the online environment nowadays.

A copy of Windows 10 Home normally costs $139, but there is still a method to get your hands on Microsoft’s latest operating system for free.

It was free before, and it’s free now

Despite the fact that even since 2015, Microsoft offered Windows 10 as a free upgrade for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users, people still chose to stick with the good old Windows 7. But now the switch to Windows 10 seems imminent. Surprisingly enough, the free upgrade still works in 2020.

However, it’s almost unnecessary to say that you need a licensed and activated copy of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 in order for the free upgrade to Windows 10 to work. Furthermore, you’ll need to follow these simple steps:

  1. Access the official site to download Windows 10
  2. Click Download tool now and Run. It’s under Create Windows 10 installation media
  3. Select Upgrade this PC now (if you want to upgrade the current OS). Otherwise, head for Create installation media for another PC
  4. After the upgrade is completed, go to Settings Update & Security > Activation, and you will see a digital license for Windows 10.

Also, you should keep in mind that some old PCs might not be fully compatible with Windows 10. Some features could work badly than before, or not at all. Therefore, you should check all your hardware components and drivers before upgrading.

Do you have any reasons why you would NOT upgrade to Windows 10?

About Cristian Antonescu

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Cristian is passionate about technology in all its areas, especially web development and gaming.

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