How To Get Windows 10 For Free

How To Get Windows 10 For Free

How to get Windows 10 for free


The Quick Answer To "How Do I Get Windows® 10 For Free?"

** The free upgrade from Microsoft® has now expired

If your current Windows® is broken or needs a re-install, then all you need to do to get Windows® 10 for free is to re-install your Windows® 8.1, 8 or Windows® 7, using one of our recovery disks, and then make sure all the Windows® updates are up-to-date. You will then receive your free Windows® 10 upgrade from directly from Microsoft®.

Alternatively if your current Windows® 7, 8 or 8.1 operating system is legal and working fine then all you need to do is fully update it. In both cases please see the detailed description below.

Detailed Information on "How To Get Windows® 10 For Free?"

All restore disks that are eligible for the free Windows® 10 upgrade (see list below) and that are activated with a valid COA, are guaranteed to be able to update to Windows® 10 directly from Microsoft®.

If you are currently using Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8 or Windows® 7 in your computer, you will be able to upgrade for free to Windows® 10. This upgrade will be free during the first year of the Windows® 10 launch which started on July 29 2015.

Once installed you will be able to use Windows® 10 forever on that device with no additional charges. All sounds good.. but how do you do it?

These Windows® versions will get the free upgrade to Windows® 10 Home edition:
Windows® 7 Starter
Windows® 7 Home Basic
Windows® 7 Home Premium
Windows® 8, 8.1 (Without Pro)
Windows® 8, 8.1 Country Specific
Windows® 8, 8.1 Single Language

These Windows® versions will get the upgrade to Windows® 10 Pro edition:
Windows® 7 Professional
Windows® 7 Ultimate
Windows® 8, 8.1 Pro
Windows® 8.1 Pro For Students

The upgrade path is easy! All you need to do is install all the Windows® updates, so they are completely up-to-date.

To update Windows® you need to first open your control panel and select "System and Security"

windows 7 control panel window

Then you will need to select "Windows Update"

windows 7 control panel system window

You will then need to make sure the Windows update system is switched on, or click the check for update button

One of the very last ones to install is ... update KB3035583.

After this update you will see a new application called "Get Windows® 10" which shows up as a new white Windows® icon in your system tray.

Then you will be presented with the message above! The rest is easy, just follow the steps and get your free copy of Windows® 10 direct from Microsoft®.

You can find more information here about the free Windows® 10 upgrade directly from Microsoft®.

Updated 05/04/2023

Article Written By Restore Solutions : October 31st, 2014.