First, open the page, enter the version of Windows 10 you want to download and the language you need, then download either the 32-bit or 64-bit version using the links that appear. Did it not occur to you that perhaps…. Microsoft did keep the offer on the table for users of assistive technologies so that they could upgrade their machines to Windows 10 for free after the deadline. Here you should ensure it says, Windows is activated and that you can see this genuine Microsoft icon on the right end of the screen. Following the steps accordingly is crucial to avoid ending up with an unlicensed Windows 10.
Officially, you stopped being able to download or upgrade your system to Windows 10 on July 29, 2016. This only works for the one computer that you first activated. If you use assistive technology on Windows, you are eligible for the free upgrade offer. It's up to the reader's discretion to buy keys from such sources, and in case such a key doesn't work, we are not to blame because we told you so. Users who had a product key as well.
This image can be useful to upgrade or repair an existing licensed Windows 10 installation. But it still works right now. Microsoft lost a lot of trust in the beginning with its as it and harder until the whole campaign backfired. I can confirm that upgrading by using a Windows 7 key works. That, at least, is my experience.
Closing Words The free upgrade offer for users of assistive technologies still works after the deadline. So, if you do actually use assistive technologies, Windows 10 is freely available to you. Another benefit--especially if you are doing a fresh install--is you still have everything exactly where it was. X users who want to get Windows 10 for free to continue to get it. So it's only till the time when Microsoft decides to end this loophole too, just like it did with Assistive Technologies. I will be adding a note to the topic post to ask people to stay on topic. It is a good idea to secure your important data before proceeding with any upgrade or installation.
Q: Can I use Windows 10 media to upgrade to Windows 10 and still take advantage of the free upgrade offer? You may not think you qualify for that, but according to the company's list of , this includes anyone who uses keyboard shortcuts, the magnifier, Cortana, or apparently even users who feel like they would benefit from Windows 10's reduced animations. If you had upgraded your previous machine to Win 10, using the free upgrade route and obtained a digital licence for it, it may be worth giving Microsoft a call and explaining the circumstances to see if they will make a one off exception in your case. Details Use a Windows 7 or Windows 8. The second option and the one I recommend is the clean install. While you can still activate Windows 10 directly using such a key, we recommend going through the official way as Microsoft intended. Like I said before, these methods are legitimate. Talking more broadly about accessibility matters for Windows 10, Microsoft is promising some with the incoming Fall Creators Update, including a really.
My computer is about 2 years old and had Windows 8 installed but had the option of upgrading to Windows 10 for free so I upgraded right away and have been using 10 the whole time. Closing Words The main takeaway from the experiment is that you can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free using nothing but a Windows 7 or -- presumably as I have not tested it -- Windows 8. This route won't require a key since the installer lets you proceed without one and you won't be using the operating system long enough for its cosmetic restrictions or constant nagging to matter. Just remember, no Enterprise versions will upgrade this route as I understand it. We are not restricting the free upgrade offer to specific assistive technologies. This is absolutely their intention and no one will convince me otherwise. Unfortunately can't show the key in the screenshot as it can be misused.
What, you thought that free upgrades to ended on July 29, 2016? I bought a couple of licenses as I did the last time. There's got to be a solution!! This discussion would be much easier to read if it were limited to the topic at hand. But today, all the confusion and deadlines for these free upgrade paths are over and the only way to get genuine Windows 10 is through a retail license or from Microsoft's online store. If you do have any doubts, views or would like to share anything with us, please leave a comment. While some have noted that Microsoft isn't restricting Windows 7 and 8. Now, the free upgrade promotional period is officially over. The company behind it had more than 24000 reviews, with 99.
The official website of Microsoft that Windows 7 has less than two years of extended support left. As for the security updates lasting forever with Windows 10… every version of Windows has had an expiry date, after which there will be no more security updates, and Windows 10 is no exception. In both cases, you need a bootable Windows 10 media. It should then be a case of following the on-screen instructions to finish the upgrade. For How Long Will I be Able to Upgrade? Both of these installed incredibly fast compared to a Windows install, which is arduous. Now, I cannot say for how long this system will remain activated.
Your analogy is absolutely ridiculous. Reinstall Windows 10 If you took advantage of the free upgrade offer, or you obtained Windows 10 using the methods in this article, you can reinstall Windows 10 on that same machine however many times you'd like without providing a product key. Most people strongly disagree, and at the very least think 10 is just as good as 7. Windows As a Service With Windows 10, Microsoft is not treating Windows as a one-off release like it did with Windows 7 and previous versions, but, more like a service. Other than that, there are rumors which suggest that non-activated versions of Windows are only receiving critical updates. It may be contigent on the same hardware as before being identified.