Microsoft is ending Windows 10 free update on 29 July 2016
On July 29, 2015, Microsoft Officially released Windows 10 free update for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users globally. The free upgrade was only for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 official copies owners. After one year Microsoft is ending free Windows 10 update for everyone. If you haven’t tried Windows 10 and didn’t know about its features, you must see 10 New features in Windows 10 that will convince you to try Windows 10.
There are two cases of upgrade:
- You want to upgrade from a previous version
- You want to clean install Windows 10
Upgrade from a previous version
If you want to get Windows 10 free update before Microsoft ends it’s free to upgrade offer then you must fulfill these requirements:
|Processor||1 (gigahertz) GHz or faster processor or SoC|
|RAM||1 (gigabyte) GB for 32-bit & 2GB for 64-bit|
|Hard Disk||16GB for 32-bit & 20GB for 64-bit|
|Graphics Card||Direct X9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver|
Make sure that you are running activated version of the Windows 7 Sp1 or Windows 8 or 8.1 updates. If you don’t know what version you are running, then Check Here or download Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 update.
If you are not running any one of these, then you are not eligible for free upgrade. After all, if you are still not seeing Windows 10 update message in the task bar from Microsoft, then you can manually download Windows 10 from Microsoft’s Media Creation tool.
To get started first confirm that your PC or Laptop is a 32-bit or a 64-bit device. If you have a 32-bit device, then download the 32-bit version of the media creation tool or get the 64-bit version. After downloading Media Creation tool, you can start Windows 10 upgrade. Check which version is suitable for you or your previous Operating System Here. After checking that start upgrading your PC or Laptop. The update speed depends on your internet speed. Choose if you want to keep your files or want to upgrade to Windows 10 from scratch.
Clean Install Windows 10
If you are running a Windows version which doesn’t support Windows 10 update or you haven’t installed an activated previous version of Windows to upgrade to Windows 10, then this method is for you. Download Media Creation Tool from Here and run this software. After running Media Creation tool, skip the upgrade and choose download ISO files. Now select ISO file of Windows 10 version [Home, Pro, Enterprise] according to your need. Select 32-bit or 64-bit version according to your system. You can also download 32-bit and 64-bit version at once. After Downloading the ISO file, make a bootable USB by the method below, and you are ready to go 🙂
After installing Windows 10, you have to enter an activation key. Purchase Windows 10 keys according to your version from Microsoft Windows Store or check out my other article on how to activate Microsoft Products for free Here.
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