If you’ve been looking to upgrade your laptop/computer to Windows 10, the time is now. Microsoft no longer provide support for Windows 7 for almost a year now, and Microsoft is planning to preach the upgrades to Windows 10 to keep the existing devices running with full security and with smoothness especially before the arrival of Windows 11 later in 2021 this year.
Keeping in mind the current scenario Windows 11 will be made available to anyone as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users whose system is eligible for the upgrade. Anything prior to Windows 10 operating systems will not be eligible for the free upgrade.
You can check whether your system is eligible for the free upgrade and if you can download Windows 11 when it’s available:
Step 1: Visit Microsoft official website
Step 2: Hover the mouse to Windows 11 tab on the upper right corner
Step 3: Click Windows 11 requirement
Step 4: It will prompt you to download PC Health Check application
Step 5: Click on download and run tab
Step 6: When the process finishes it will display the message whether your system is compatible with windows 11 or not
If you PC or laptop is old and still runs on Windows 7, you can simply purchase Windows 10 Home from Microsoft’s official website for $140. If you are short on cash and don’t want to spend unnecessarily to upgrade to Windows 10: Microsoft has provided a free upgrade that originally exhausted in 2016 is still available to download.
The new version of Windows is only a few months away, it is advisable to upgrade to the latest available version to stand eligible for any upcoming updates.
While introducing Windows 10 in 2015, Microsoft showcased a nice gesture by providing free upgrade offer for Windows 7 and 8 users, till the month of July 2016. But back in 2017, it was reported by Microsoft that the free upgrade tool was still functional.
We tried it out in November 2020 and were able to upgrade a 2014 Lenovo Desktop as well as laptop from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro. As of August 2021, people are still able to get the free upgrade and it’s working just fine for them as well.
Upgrading your operating system is not limited to just new features. Windows 7 users who opted out of upgrading to the latest version did not receive any of the Microsoft’s security updates or fixes, or technical support for any issues, leaving their device on the verge of having viruses and malware.
Although the users of Windows 10 have encountered a huge number of bugs over the years, upgrading is the only solution to keep your computer/laptop safe. With that said more and more users are upgrading their system operating system: Windows 10 now has more than 1.3 billion active users in the whole wide world.
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Here’s how to get Windows 10 upgrade free on your laptop/computer:
if you’re currently a user of a licensed and activated copy of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Home or Pro:
- Go to the Microsoft Official website.
- On Create Windows 10 installation media tab, click Download
- Choose Upgrade this PC now
- Follow the instructions.
- When the upgrade is complete, go to Settings Update & Security > Activation, and you should see a digital license for Windows 10.
You should keep in mind that if you have a Windows 7 or 8 Home original version, you can only update to Windows 10 Home, while Windows 7 or 8 Pro can only be updated to Windows 10 Pro.