How to Upgrade to Windows 10 From Windows 7 for Free

Microsoft offered a free upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 for a limited time. This offer expired on January 14, 2016, but there are still some ways to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

Method 1: Use the Media Creation Tool

The Media Creation Tool is a free tool from Microsoft that allows you to create a bootable USB drive or DVD that can be used to install Windows 10. To use the Media Creation Tool, you will need a computer that is running Windows 7 or later.

  1. Go to the Media Creation Tool: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 website.
  2. Click on the Download Tool Now button.
  3. Run the Media Creation Tool.
  4. Accept the terms of the license agreement.
  5. Choose the option to create installation media for another PC.
  6. Select the language, edition, and architecture of Windows 10 that you want to install.
  7. Click on the Create button.

The Media Creation Tool will create a bootable USB drive or DVD that you can use to install Windows 10.

Method 2: Use the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant

The Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant is a free tool from Microsoft that allows you to check if your computer is compatible with Windows 10 and start the upgrade process. To use the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant, you will need a computer that is running Windows 7 or later.

  1. Go to the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/ website.
  2. Click on the Run the Upgrade Assistant button.
  3. The Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant will check if your computer is compatible with Windows 10.
  4. If your computer is compatible, the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant will start the upgrade process.

Method 3: Purchase a Windows 10 Upgrade Key

You can also purchase a Windows 10 upgrade key from a retailer or online store. Once you have purchased an upgrade key, you can use it to upgrade your computer to Windows 10.

Things to keep in mind:

  • The free upgrade offer from Microsoft expired on January 14, 2016. However, there are still some ways to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
  • If you upgrade to Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool or the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant, you will need to back up your data before you start the upgrade process.
  • If you purchase a Windows 10 upgrade key, you will need to enter the key during the upgrade process.

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