Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Windows 10 free upgrade

Windows 7 support ended on January 1st, and many people think that they have missed the boat for the free Windows 10 upgrade, and that they now need to pay for it.  This is not true.  The upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is still free!

You can still get the Windows 10 update absolutely free from Microsoft.

Go to the Download Windows 10 MS site, and under the heading

Create Windows 10 installation media
1. Click Download tool now and choose Run.
2. Then choose, Upgrade this PC now.

Follow the prompts and sit back whilst Windows 10 is installed.  This can take several hours.  As long as you elected to keep existing programs and data, all your settings and programs will be preserved.

This update route uses your existing digital Windows 7 licence and applies it to Windows 10, without any intervention from the user.

Happy upgrade!

(Oops! this is republished as I goofed with the link, now corrected, thanks Sam Rougefeu for pointing it out!)

1 comment:

Sam Rougefeu said...

You are a star Torric. This worked fine, no difficult moments, no requests for codes or obscure passwords, all very simple so long as you allow a few hours for it to fully install