A free nâng cấp is still available for Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 users
Anyone still using an older version of Windows should figure out how khổng lồ upgrade khổng lồ Windows 10 for miễn phí. That’s especially because the trang chủ Edition still typically goes for $139/£119/AU$225, which is not cheap.
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Getting that Windows 10 miễn phí tăng cấp may not seem within reach, now that Microsoft has let expire its không tính phí tăng cấp offer to lớn Windows 7 & Windows 8 users. Yet, the actual tools for it are still available và fairly accessible. And, anyone wanting to lớn make the leap can do so easily.
Why are you still able khổng lồ nâng cấp to Windows 10 for không tính tiền in 2021? It makes sense when you think about it. Microsoft probably doesn’t want users to switch lớn a không tính tiền operating system lượt thích Linux or, more likely, stiông chồng with an older, unsupported version that leaves users exposed to viruses and hacks.
So, read on & let us help you nâng cấp to Windows 10 for không tính tiền, whether you’re coming from Windows 7 or Windows 8, with this straightforward guide. If you’re getting ready for Windows 11, which is on the horizon, don’t worry as that is looking to be a miễn phí upgrade as well.
Is Windows 10 free?Windows 10 has never really been không tính phí. In fact, with Windows 10 Home costing $139 và Windows 10 Pro a hefty $200, getting Windows 10 installed on your computer or máy vi tính is going to cost you quite a bit of money.
There was a period of time when Microsoft offered không tính phí upgrades to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, but that time has long expired. Still, a loophole remains that allows you lớn get Windows 10 for nothing.
And, we suspect that Microsoft is keeping it open as it’s in the company’s best interest to get as many people on Windows 10 as possible. We’re sure that it’s keen to lớn get people lớn move sầu on from the unsupported, older, operating system khổng lồ the new one.
How to lớn upgrade to Windows 10 for free
Basically, the steps for upgrading khổng lồ Windows 10 for không lấy phí from Windows 7 và Windows 8.1 are the same as when Microsoft was officially offering the update.
1. Cheông xã you meet the hardware requirements
To install thelachạy thử version of Windows 10, you’ll need to lớn have sầu the following:
CPU: 1GHz or faster supported processor (Here is a danh mục of supported CPUs)RAM: 1GB for Windows 10 32-bit or 2GB for Windows 10 64-bitStorage: 32GB of space or moreGPU: DirectX 9 compatible or later with WDDM 1.0 drriverDisplay: 800x600 resolution or greaterInternet connection: Some versions of Windows 10 require an mạng internet connection during thiết đặt.
If your Windows 7 machine doesn"t meet these specifications you won’t be able to run Windows 10 – and even if your machine just meets the requirements, Windows 10 won’t run that well. We’d recommend at least a 2GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM (8GB ideally) and a 160GB hard drive sầu for Windows 10 lớn run well.
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2. Download the Windows Media Creation Tool
Next, tải về & install theWindows Media Creation Toolvà select “Download tool now” under the section titled “Create Windows 10 installation media.”
Run the Windows Media Creation Tool, và when you reach the “What vì chưng you want khổng lồ do?” section, select “Upgrade this PC now,” and follow the remaining steps in the tool. This will also give you the option of keeping your files & apps during the installation process. You can find more detailed instructions on this process here.)
Enter in your Windows 7 (or Windows 8) licence key, & you should soon have sầu a Windows 10 running – for không tính phí.
Clichồng on the ‘Activate’ button if required and your PC will be activated with a digital license after it establishes a secure connection lớn Microsoft servers.
If you’re unable to obtain the license, you can also enter your Windows 7 hàng hóa key và manually activate the operating system.