The Windows 10 free upgrade is supposed to end in 2017 and was extended in 2018 by a few weeks. But believe it or not, the offer is still on the table. Microsoft has officially ended it, but it has not officially ended.
Windows 10 free upgrade
To start with, you only require a genuinely activated Windows 7. As long as it’s activated, the upgrading process will be started without you paying a dime.
You will also need to download the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant Tool from Microsoft, you’ll need it for upgrading right from Windows 7.
Windows 10 fresh install
If you want to have a fresh start on the Windows 10, it’ll be best to download Media Creation Tool from Microsoft. Prepare a bootable Windows 10 installation USB drive. All you need to get started from there is to get a legit Windows 7 or 8.1 product key. The product key will be entered in by you when prompted during the fresh installation of Windows 10.
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What I have tested and how it worked for me
- I successfully installed the Windows 10 on my Vista-preloaded machine making use of a legit Windows 7 key
- upgraded my 5-year-old Windows 7 pc which was genuinely activated
- I installed a new Windows 10 OS on a Hyper-V host also making use of a Windows 7 key
- Finally, I upgraded my genuinely activated Windows 7 virtual machine to Windows 10
The upgrade is still working and you can still do it if you wish. It should work as long as you have a legit product key.