Workaround to get free Windows 10 update ends on December 31

Posted on Thursday, Nov 02 2017 @ 10:45 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Microsoft's offer to upgrade for free to Windows 10 officially expired in July 2016 but it's a public secret that you can still upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 system via a workaround.

/ This method involves going to the assistive technologies page on the Microsoft website, where you can still get a free upgrade tool. This offer is designed for people who require enhanced accessibility features but there are no checks or whatever so basically anyone can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

ExtremeTech reports today that time is finally running out for the free Windows 10 upgrade workaround. Microsoft will be ending this offer on December 31, 2017:
The ongoing free upgrade offer was implemented for anyone who wanted Windows 10 for its enhanced accessibility features. All you have to do is go to the landing page and promise that you are upgrading specifically because you need these features. Of course, Microsoft has no way of knowing if that’s true. You won’t be able to get the free upgrade to Windows 10 this way after December 31, 2017. The upgrade offer is valid for anyone willing to make the above pledge and is already running Windows 7 or 8.1.


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