Windows 10 will be five years old in mid-2020, and although that offer was supposed to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 completely free would officially end in 2017, multiple users continue to confirm that it is still possible, as long as you follow a certain process.
The most important thing of all is that you have a valid Windows 7 or 8 license on your computer, and update directly using Microsoft’s media creation tool, keeping all your files.
HOW TO UPGRADE your PC FREE from WINDOWS 7 to WINDOWS 10
How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8
Directly from the computer with Windows 7 or 8 that you want to update, download the official tool from the Microsoft website. Run the downloaded file, accept the terms, select the option “Update this equipment now“and click next.
Now the tool will guide you through the process and will tell you if your computer is compatible. It is extremely important that you select the option preserve files, settings and applications before continuing with the installation.
Once the installation process is finished, which will take more or less depending on your hardware, you just have to enter Windows 10, connect to the Internet and access the Setting system (Windows key + I).
Once there select Update and security and in the right menu click on Activation to activate your digital license. If it hasn’t been activated automatically, enter your Windows 7 or 8 license manually.
Once this is done your license will be permanently associated with your hardware, so now you can do a clean installation of Windows 10 by erasing the entire disk and starting from scratch.
If you still use Windows 7, take advantage before the end of the year
In January 2020 Windows 7 is finally left without support, this means that if you still use that version of the operating system, it is fair and necessary that you update to Windows 10 or you will be exposed to security problems with a vulnerable system and that it will surely become the new XP.
Despite the free upgrade offer officially ending, Microsoft continues to allow us to convert our Windows 7 or 8 licenses to Windows 10 digital licenses, at least for now and with this method.
There are few excuses to stay on Windows 7 if what bothers you is having to pay for a new version of the system.