Windows 10 was available as a free upgrade for one year, but that offer finally ended on July 29, 2016. However, Microsoft has left open a small backdoor that you can exploit to get the Windows 10 upgrade after the deadline. You can still get windows 10 for free from Microsoft’s accessibility site. Microsoft still provides a free Windows 10 upgrade to anyone who checks a box saying they use assistive technologies on their computer. This free upgrade works just like Windows 10’s previous upgrade offer.
How to Get a Free Windows 10 Upgrade
Here’s what you need to do:
- Make sure you are already running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 with a valid license.
- Back up all your data before you begin.
- Go to www.microsoft.com/accessibility/windows10upgrade
- Click Upgrade Now to download the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant Tool.
- Run the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant. Accept Microsoft licence agreement and click next.
- Then upgrade tool will download the latest release of Windows 10,
- Once download complete, you need to restart your PC to start the installation process.
Once the upgrade is complete, your PC will be running Windows 10 and will have a “digital license” that lets you reinstall Windows 10 at any point in the future.
This upgrade offer probably won’t last forever. However, Microsoft says it will issue a public announcement before the upgrade offer ends.