Techspot reports that you can simply go to the , say you use assistive technologies on your Windows 7 or 8 machine, and download the upgrade. Here's everything you need to know before you repair, reinstall, or upgrade Windows 10, including details about activation and product keys. It's possible that in 2018 Microsoft could do something to change this and demand an actual Windows 10 product key for installing or upgrading, but we wouldn't be entirely surprised if old Windows product keys continued to work indefinitely. Upgraded 3 of my systems, about to do the last two. The second solution is that Microsoft continue with their free upgrade offer indefinitely. I have watched a Windows 10 Secret Features video and it said that I have one year, however I am not sure if this is true.
In fact, it seems to be the exact same upgrade tool. Provide a Windows 7, 8, or 8. But, contrary to many opinions, Windows 10 isn't bad. How to Upgrade to Windows 10 from the Accessibility Page The free upgrade offer is simple. Windows will continue to work normally and you can do practically whatever you want. I began in b2b print journalism covering tech companies at the height of the dot com boom and switched to covering consumer technology as the iPod began to take off. Windows 10 hit the same milestone in less than a year, thanks in no small measure to that free upgrade offer.
But Windows 7 and 8. But these methods should cover you pretty well. . Those terms changed slightly over the intervening months, but one element remained constant: The offer was good for one year after the availability of Windows 10. For those customers who also have purchased Software Assurance for those volume licenses, the Windows 10 upgrade offer is, if not free, at least already paid for.
In a quiet change to an obscure web page, Microsoft announced this week that those exceptions will end on December 31, 2017. Financially, this decision is unlikely to have much of an impact. July 29th 2015 saw Microsoft release their latest operating system, Windows 10. Got a pitch, tip or leak? I've tested the Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor, available from that page, and I can confirm it works as expected, providing a digital license on a Windows 7 device that had not previously been upgraded. I am not ready and prepared to downloading and installing it, and I want to postpone this process to the maximum time possible. Windows 10 did make some important improvements to accessibility features. Follow the screens until Windows 10 is comfortably nestled into your device.
Three months ago, Microsoft that customers with accessibility needs who use assistive technologies would be able to continue to get hold of Windows 10 for free, and today the company launches an to make that possible. What would force you to need Windows 10 over Windows 7? But, contrary to many opinions, Windows 10 isn't bad. However, you can if you have a key. Upgraded 3 of my systems, about to do the last two. We are not restricting the free upgrade offer to specific assistive technologies. I then ran Windows Update which also had a driver update for my graphics card. In fact, Microsoft's real goal with this upgrade offer isn't just to get its installed Windows 10 base to a billion.
There have been two feature updates since then, and the Anniversary Update is now the oldest supported Windows 10 version on the market. No subscriptions, no additional costs. Unfortunately, other free offers—like —are now over. However, if doing so will make you feel bad, or go against your personal moral code, then you should purchase a copy instead. Click through the wizard and it will check that your hardware is compatible before automatically downloading and upgrading to Windows 10. Microsoft has , and Windows 10 is looking like one of the great Windows releases, but the marketing of what should be a truly great offer has been a mess.
There are a bunch of ways you can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free and get a legitimate license, or just install Windows 10 and use it for free. So the upgrade could be accessible to any Windows 7 or 8. The author is a Forbes contributor. Nevertheless, it kept the free upgrade offer going about 18 months longer than the general upgrade offer. Update 31-July Asked for comment, a Microsoft spokesperson replies: As we shared earlier, we've extended the free upgrade offer for those who use assistive technology as we continue to make accessibility improvements to Windows 10, including many coming in the Anniversary Update, which is available after the free upgrade offer ends. You have until July 28th 2016.
We won't know the answer to that question until after the New Year. Microsoft is now planning to distribute a free Anniversary Update to Windows 10 tomorrow. No better or worse performance than Win 7. This date is when Microsoft plans to drop support for Windows 7 and 8. But, contrary to many opinions, Windows 10 isn't bad. The upgrade offer is valid for anyone willing to make the above pledge and is already running Windows 7 or 8.