The free upgrade ticket from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 is supposed to end in 2017 and was extended in 2018 by a couple of weeks. But believe it or not, the offer is still on the table. So, grab it while it’s still available.
Upgrade from Windows 7
All it requires is a genuinely activated Windows 7 to start with. As long as it’s activated, you can start the upgrading process and enjoy the free Windows 10 without paying a dime.
Download the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant Tool from Microsoft and upgrade right from Windows 7.
Fresh install Windows 10
If you wish to have a fresh start on Windows 10, download Media Creation Tool from Microsoft, prepare a bootable Windows 10 installation USB drive and all you need to get started from there is to get a legit Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 product key handy, and enter them in when prompted during the fresh installation of Windows 10.
What I have tested so far
So far, I have successfully:
- installed Windows 10 on a Vista-preloaded machine using a legit Windows 7 key
- upgraded a 5-year-old genuinely activated Windows 7 computer to Windows 10
- installed Windows 10 on a Hyper-V host using a legit Windows 7 key, and
- upgraded a genuinely activated Windows 7 virtual machine to Windows 10
Long story short, it seems that as long as you have a legit Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 product key, you are still able to enjoy the free upgrade and jump to the Windows 10 wagon without buying a license.
I suppose they just added that false limited upgrade time to convince people in to upgrading.
Pirate 7 to genuine 10 still works too.
Everyghing was looking ok. It was dowloading and instaling something but after last restartr I got information that system is configuring but when it started it was still my windows 7 pro instead of windows 10. It looks like it doesn’t work for me 🙁
I believe the upgrade was failed and rolled back to Windows 7 instead.
Just upgraded my Acer Aspire One D255E w/ Windows 7 Starter using the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant Tool!
Is possible to change language (from English to Czech)? Because I have Windows 7 in Czech language and I want it to keep.
Never tried it in different language but it should work.
Thanks, it really worked for me
language is not inportant, sing penting ana gambare
Wow thank God, this article helped me solve my problem.