Windows 7 and 8 owners can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free

Written about 1 year ago by IanDorfman

If you recently decided you want to upgrade to Windows 10 but were dismayed by the announcement that Microsoft is no longer offering free upgrades from its previous versions, this news is for you.

Though Microsoft officially ended the offer to upgrade users of Small Windows 7 iconWindows 7 and Small Windows 8 iconWindows 8 to Small Windows 10 iconWindows 10 back in 2016, no kind of block was implemented into Microsoft's Windows activation servers. This means, effectively, that anyone still running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 can still decide to upgrade their install to Windows 10 at any time without having to worry about paying or otherwise jumping through hurdles.

Users running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 will be able to install Windows 10 Home or Pro for free depending on if they have one of the home or professional versions of their existing version. All you have to do is download and run the media creation tool from Microsoft's official website to get started.