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Windows 7 Comes To An End: How To Upgrade To Windows 10

The support for Windows 7 is over, but you’re still on time to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

Support for Windows 7 ends on Tuesday, January 14, so Microsoft is motivating users to upgrade to Windows 10 so that their devices continue to run safely and smoothly. On the Microsoft website, the Windows 10 Home operating system costs $ 139 to download. However, you don’t need to pay that sum: a free Microsoft upgrade offer that theoretically ended in 2016 still works.

When Windows 10 was initially begun in July 2015, Microsoft offered a free update for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users that were valid until July 2016. But in 2017, Ed Bott of ZDNet reported that the free update was still valid. For November 2019, Bott confirmed to CNET that users reported that the update was still in effect.

Follow these steps to upgrade to Windows 10 for free from Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Home or Pro:

  1. Go to the Windows 10 download site.
  2. Select Upgrade this PC now, taking into account that this is the only computer you are going to update (If you are updating different computers, select  Create installation media for another PC, and save the installation files).
  3. Follow the steps presented to you.
  4. When the update is finished, go to Settings Update & Security> Activation, and you will see a digital license for Windows 10.

Note that if you have a Windows 7 or 8 Home license, you can upgrade to Windows 10 Home only, while Windows 7 or 8 Pro can only upgrade to Windows 10 Pro (the update is not available for Windows Enterprise). The update used by the media creation tool is not aimed at the consumer in general, but it works for many users.

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