Windows 10 Upgrades still available for Free

If you still have a computer in the office or home running Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 (cough,cough) that you would like to upgrade to Windows 10 for free then you have until December 31st 2017 to do so. Microsoft has left a small window open to allow you to upgrade genuine versions of Windows 7 & 8 and I have recently used it to upgrade a few client machines and my own and I have not had any problems with it.

Windows 7 was pretty good and I was reluctant to move onto Windows 10 initially but now it has matured and for the day to day functions that you would use it is not much different to Windows 7 and a big improvement over Windows 8/8.1 therefore unless you have old incompatible software you need to use then there is no real reason not to upgrade.

Of course I need to CMA and say make sure you have back up copy(ies) of your important files before you begin the upgrade, but of course you have good regularly tested back ups in place, don't you.:)

To begin the upgrade you need to go to this page at Microsoft and press the Upgrade Now button, https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/accessibility/windows10upgrade . This will download the Windows Upgrade assistant and which you thenr Run on your computer and it begins to Download Windows 10 and starts the installation.It is a quite simple process.

On one of the pages displayed it mentions that you can choose when to start the Upgrade, however I have found there is no choice, once you begin the Upgrade Assistant it continues until the end. Depending on the speed of your internet and your computer the whole process takes around 3-6 hours but during the bulk of that time you can continue using the computer for other things while it happens in the background. Towards the end it needs to reboot the computer a few times, that's all.

If you want to know more, type 'Windows 10 Free' into Google and read any of the items on the first page which give more detailed instructions than what I have described here. This technique uses the Assistive Technology approach mentioned in the articles.

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