Upgrade to Windows 10 for free before the offer ends on December 31 PDF Print E-mail
Written by riso   
Saturday, 30 December 2017 19:40

If you're still rocking Windows 7 or 8.1, then now is the time to consider upgrading to Windows 10 free of charge while you can. Officially, Microsoft ceased its Windows 10 upgrade program in July of 2016 for existing  Windows 7 and 8.1 users. Nonetheless, users who utilize assistive technologies like magnifiers, braille, or mouse and keyboard alternatives have been enjoying an extended upgrade period with an expected end date of December 31, 2017. Unless if Microsoft suddenly decides to extend the free upgrade program further into 2018, then users will have just one day left to upgrade to the company's latest operating system for free. As many users have already discovered, Microsoft requires no proof of physical disability to upgrade to Windows 10 other than the installed software aid. Thus, it's possible for any Windows 7 or 8.1 user to take advantage of this oversight if they had missed the original July 2016 deadline. The official site to upgrade to Windows 10 can still be found here as of this writing, but it will likely be taken down in the next day or so if Microsoft is true to its word. The Redmond company recently rolled out its Fall Creators Update that sources say have now reached over half of all Windows 10 PCs. The update adds mixed reality features, better OneDrive integration, a faster Edge browser, and other numerous small UI improvements. Windows 10 Home currently retails for $120 and it will soon be the only official option in a matter of hours. Sources: http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12435/windows-10-upgrade-faq www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade