How To Upgrade To Windows 10
Windows 10 has become more popular than Windows 7 in the previous months. This has been mainly due to the approaching end to Windows 7 support on 14 January 2020.
Continuing to use Windows 7 after this deadline will leave users subjected to a number of potential security risks.
Users can still upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 for free. This is despite the official free upgrade period ending in July 2016.
Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade offer still benefits many Windows 7 and 8 users.
Because support for Windows 7 ending in January 2020, Microsoft has encouraged users to upgrade to Windows 10 to keep their devices running securely and efficiently.
On Microsoft’s website, the Windows 10 Home operating system costs $139 to download. Nevertheless, you do not necessarily need to spend that cash. A free upgrade offer from Microsoft that technically ended in 2016 somehow still works.
Windows 7 users who do not upgrade to the new version will no longer be able to get Microsoft’s security updates or solutions, or technical support for any issues. This will leave your computer at higher risk from viruses and malware.
Even though Windows 10 users have experienced a number of bugs throughout the years, upgrading continues to be the very best option for keeping your computer system safe, analysts say.
Below’s how to get Windows 10 for free:
NOTE: This is if you’re currently running a licensed and activated copy of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Home or Pro:
1. Go to the Download Windows 10 website.
2. Under Create Windows 10 installation media, click the Download tool now and Run.
3. Choose Upgrade this PC now, supposing this is the only PC you’re upgrading. (If you’re upgrading a different machine, select Create installation media for another Personal Computer, and save the installation files.).
4. Follow the prompts.
5. When the upgrade is complete, go to Settings Update & Security > Activation, and you should see a digital license for Windows 10.