The forced updates that many did not ask for? When the setup starts, it asks for a key, we click the text that says reinstall Windows 10. X users who want to get Windows 10 for free to continue to get it. The end result is an apparently valid digital license, and there's no evidence that the free upgrades will end any time soon. Other than that, there are rumors which suggest that non-activated versions of Windows are only receiving critical updates. While some have noted that Microsoft isn't restricting Windows 7 and 8.
If you do have any doubts, views or would like to share anything with us, please leave a comment. All I know is that they have been around for at least a few months now. What, you thought that free upgrades to ended on July 29, 2016? I am running the latest. You should image your drive first, onto a portable or desktop external hard drive just in case the upgrade fails and screws up your machine. It goes through without a key, upgrades, keeps all the settings then when we look in system settings, it says it's activated with a digital license.
So before proceeding further, please go through the warning note below: Note: GuidingTech does not advocate purchasing keys from unofficial sources. This will only work until January 16, 2018. I installed a pristine copy of Windows 7 Professional in a virtual machine, activated the system, and ran Windows Update to install all available updates. Microsoft has also plowed ahead with the idea of Windows-as-a-service, in a bid to convince customers that being upgraded to the latest and greatest is the best way to be. Assuming your conscience is clear enough to continue and you're coming from a copy of Windows 7, 8 or 8.
If you use assistive technology on Windows, you are eligible for the upgrade offer. Windows 10 is two and half years old now and is marching steadily in increasing its market share. X product keys after July 29. Related: How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8. The software update will include Cortana improvements, Windows Ink, Microsoft Edge extensions, and a lot more tweaks and new features. Windows 8 users have a little while, Windows 7 users have less.
When you do a clean install over an existing activated Windows 10, you will be asked for a product key. Meanwhile, it appears that Microsoft's other free Windows 10 offer, which is only supposed to be for people who use , could also be a while to get around the expired offer. Like I said before, these methods are legitimate. Follow the screens until Windows 10 is comfortably nestled into your device. Here are a couple of ways you can still nab a free upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8. Will they ever close it? How could this be bad for business? It is still possible to upgrade using a valid Windows 7 or Windows 8.
For now, though, you can use the offer to upgrade activated Windows 7 I assume Windows 8. This was when I error that I had to fix first. Also, you will not be able to use the personalization options of Windows which is not a big deal. I've seen the same story appear in quite a few places over the last several months. Microsoft ended its free upgrade offer for on July 29, 2016, but it turns out you may still be able to legally upgrade to the latest version for free — no hacking required. I hope this is of some help.
As it is bringing in customers, it is all that counts — a business decision. The free upgrade to Windows 10 offer from Microsoft expired on the 29th July, 2016. To make things more confusing, Microsoft then announced that insiders were also entitled to the same. Click through the wizard and it will check that your hardware is compatible before automatically downloading and upgrading to Windows 10. What About Windows 10's Telemetry? I ran a test yesterday to see if it is still possible to upgrade a Windows 7 machine to Windows 10 for free. If by being a rebel you mean not activating Windows 10, you can do that too. 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.
While, technically, the free upgrade offer for the general public has ended, Microsoft has introduced a loophole with this extension that lets anyone get Windows 10 for free. Closing Words The free upgrade offer for users of assistive technologies still works after the deadline. . So it's only till the time when Microsoft decides to end this loophole too, just like it did with Assistive Technologies. However if you don't, and if your conscience allows, you can still get a free upgrade to Windows 10 even though you technically shouldn't. Nobody is going to find or penalize you.