Free Upgrade From Windows 7 To Windows 10 Still Works

Free Upgrade From Windows 7 To Windows 10 Still Works


Officially, in the summer of 2016 it was over with free upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 10. However, as various users report now, the upgrade path is still available

When support for Windows 7 ends on January 14th, Microsoft will provide business users with the necessary security updates only for a fee. All others are forced to obtain a license to upgrade their systems to Windows 10. But obviously there is another possibility. As “Windowsunited” reports with reference to a reddit thread, it is still possible to make use of the actually no longer available free upgrade.

In order to accelerate the transition to Windows 8 or Windows 10, Microsoft offered all Windows 7 users the opportunity to update their systems to the new operating system version for free by the summer of 2016. After this option was – at least officially – no longer available. However, as several users now report on Reddit, the upgrade works the same way as before: First, the Media Creation Tool downloads the latest version of Windows 10 1909, creating a boot medium. This will now be an in-place upgrade (ie no reinstallation) carried out, whereupon the newly installed Windows 10 should be recognized as activated.

Whether the procedure is legal or if it contradicts Microsoft’s licensing terms, is open. At Reddit the most different opinions will be shown.