Though free upgrades offer to Windows 10 ended on July 29 last year, it is still available unofficially. I have tested two old and new Laptop running Windows 7, a desktop running Windows 8 and multiple virtual machines to check this free upgrades to Windows 10 loophole and I have successfully upgraded from Windows 7, 8 machine to latest Windows 10 Creators Update. Want to free upgrades from your existing Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 machine to Windows 10? To save $119 for Windows 10 Home or $199 for Windows 10 Pro, follow the given steps. I will show you how to achieve this goal without any cost.
- Genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC or a PC with valid Windows Product Keys
- Windows 10 ISO file (Downloaded from Microsoft official website)
You see that the requirements are genuine products and you will also get a genuine OS at the end. So let’s get started!
Step 1: Prepare your existing PC
If your current Windows Operating System is activated, you are ready to go. To check your Windows activation status, open File Explorer or Windows Explorer and right click on Computer or This PC. Select Properties and you will see the system properties. In Windows Activation section, find the activation status- “Windows is activated”.
If your Windows is not activated yet, try to connect internet and activate Windows online using your genuine Windows Product Keys. In System section, also note your System type either 32-bit or 64-bit.
Step 2: Download Windows 10 Installation Tool
This step requires a 3/4 GB size to Download Windows 10. From this webpage, you can click ‘Update now’ button to start download Windows 10. You can install by clicking Download tool now button as well to download Windows Media Creation Tools. Both tool will download the image file and will prepare your PC for upgrade.
Step 3: Run Windows 10 Final Installation
Run Windows Upgrade or Setup tool after download from the above link. Select the option ‘Upgrade this PC now’ and click next. Simply follow the onscreen instructions. Keep in mind, if you want all of your old personal files, folder, apps and settings remain intact after the upgrade, you must select ‘Keep personal files’ option when this window comes on the screen.
That is all. You need to wait patiently when it downloaded all the necessary files and starts setup process. It may take 1-3 hours to complete the full upgrade depends on your internet bandwidth and system speed.