If you haven’t already upgraded to Windows 10 you’d think that this means you need to pay for it now. Perhaps you were too lazy or put off by Microsoft’s aggressive upgrade tactics. If you’re thinking about getting Windows 10 now, there’s no need to worry about spending money, because the free upgrade offer is still available.
Maybe you happen to be one of those who didn’t upgrade their Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PCs when the free upgrade offer was on.
You will have to follow these steps and be rest assured that your PC will be upgraded. Note that you need a PC running a genuine, activated Windows 7 or 8.1 to get the upgrade.
If you have any work on the PC, we suggest you save and close it now.
Then follow these steps to update your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 for free:
1. Open the Windows 10 download page.
2. Click Download tool now.
3. Once the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file.
4. Click Accept at the Terms and Conditions prompt screen.
5. Click Upgrade this PC now to upgrade the machine. 6. Now sit back and wait until the Windows 10 download is complete.
7. After the download is complete, the tool will automatically verify the download. This tends to stay at 0 percent for a few minutes and then zip to 90 percent and beyond, so be patient.
8. After this the tool will automatically begin creating Windows 10 media. Wait until it’s done.
9. Once again, you’ll be asked to check some license terms. Click Accept.
10. Now the tool will download updates. After this you won’t be able to work until the Windows 10 installation is complete.
11. The tool will now tell you that it’s ready to install Windows 10. Click Install. Now the waiting game begins. It may take around an hour for the Windows 10 upgrade to be completed. It’ll restart a few times and finally boot into Windows 10.
Once the upgrade is complete, you may face some minor issues. One of the issues that you might encounter is changes in the display resolution. A restart should fix the problem, so we’d suggest trying this first before looking for other troubleshooting methods.