In this article, we will be instructing you on how to upgrade to Windows 10 free, (Upgrade to Windows 10 Home Version 1511 10586)
Windows 7 was and is a great Operating System. I said “was” because the company officially stepped down from providing any upgrades to Windows 7. The support time for Windows 7 – all versions are now officially cancelled. Windows 7 will not receive any new features or new software patches, except a few critical ones. However, the company now wants all the users to hop onto Windows 10. So, they are providing a free upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7. So, if you are a Windows 7 user, it’s time to say goodbye to the all-time great OS and upgrade to a newer Windows 10, for free.
How to Upgrade Windows 10 Free [Latest]
So, if you have a genuine, licensed copy of Windows 7, Windows XP, or even Windows 8, you can directly upgrade to Windows 10 from your OS right away with a single click. Genuine Windows users will get a popup on the right of their taskbar, to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. After upgrading through this process, you will get a genuine copy of Windows 10 with a Key.
This was the process till now, maybe it even works. We tested it last on 14th January and it still worked. Microsoft might have diminished this free upgrade but give this a try.
Probably not for businesses. Businesses and organizations might not be able to Upgrade to Windows 10 Home using this process. This goes against the policies of Microsoft. Business tactics you know. However, this trick will surely work for Home users or individuals. Organizations should contact their Microsoft licensing partner for the upgrade.
Make a Backup Before Upgrade to Windows 10 Home, Version 1511, 10586
Installing a new Operating System will remove all your files and programs from the drive in which your OS has been installed. No data will be deleted from other partitions but to be on the safer side make a backup of all your files and programs. Backup all your data from other partitions. You can upload them to the cloud, provided by Microsoft Onedrive, or make a local backup in some external storage device.
Also, find your Key which was associated with older OS. You might need this during the installation process. You can find your OS’s key on your PC’s box or the box of OS installation Disc.
If you don’t have a sticker, you can use Nirsoft’s Produkey– a software which will help you in finding your current key.
Download it by clicking on the link.
How To Upgrade To Upgrade to Windows 10 Home, Version 1511, 10586
Upgrading to Windows 10 is very simple. You will need a good Internet Connection with no data cap because the size of the OS is greater than 3GB. The process is so smooth that you can do this installation by yourself. Head over to the Official Download Website of Microsoft. Select the latest OS available and then select the language in which you want to download. Now click on the download link. After the .exe download completes, now simply run the file, follow the steps, and then click on Upgrade now. Your latest Windows 10 will now download. After download, choose to keep your data or do a full reset. We would suggest doing a full reset with every major upgrade.
It’s that simple.
After Upgrade to Windows 10 Home, Version 1511, 10586
After the install completes. Go to Settings> Upgrade and Security> Activation Screen.
It will say, “Your system is activated with a digital license.”
Now if you made a genuine installation, the Key will automatically register itself and your copy will again be genuine. Now you will receive all the new updates and upgrades and security patches from Microsoft.
Upgrading to Windows 10 will provide you with the latest security patches from Microsoft. However, while using Windows 10, I was not able to run a lot of old gaming titles. So, if you have or love playing old games, you should use Dual boot because Windows 7 works best for games and much other software. However, all new titles will work flawlessly on Windows 10.
Also, if you are a privacy concerned person and would want to try something new, opt for Linux. Open Sourced and free. Linux is free to use and best for privacy enthusiasts. However, it won’t run your gaming titles. So choose accordingly.
Niharika is a tech journalist who handles reportage of windows and Tech gadgets at Techbomb. She is an ambivert who is endeavoring hard to satisfy the existential crisis by eating, writing, and scrolling through memes.