Upgrade Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 for FREE!

Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. Windows 10 is the latest Microsoft Operating System released to consumers since July 29, 2015. To encourage the adoption of Windows 10, Microsoft announced that during its first year of availability, upgrades to the operating system would be made available free of charge to users of genuine copies of eligible editions of Windows 7, and Windows 8 after update to Windows 8.1.

However, not every Windows Operating System is up-gradable to Windows 10. On Microsoft Website it says:
"This free upgrade to Windows 10 is available for PCs and tablets. Qualified Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 devices can upgrade for free."
Find out if your Windows is eligible for free upgrade to Windows 10. 

Upgrade to Windows 10 is FREE if you have genuine copy of Windows installed on your computer.

Check out this video to learn more or read on:

How to check if you have genuine Windows:
A) On Windows 7 computers:
  • Click on Start, then type in "activate windows" in the search box. 
  • If your copy of Windows 7 is activated and genuine, you will get a message that says “Activation was successful” and you will see the Microsoft Genuine software logo on the right hand side. 
Another way to check genuine Windows 7:
  • Click Start Menu
  • Right-Click on "My Computer" > "Properties"
  • At the bottom of the page you will see the Windows Activation status along with "genuine Windows logo" and product ID.
If you have verified that the copy of Windows installed is genuine, do the following:
You should see a window like this when the Windows 10 download is in progress.
Windows 10 upgrade in progress
After the download is complete:

Here are the system requirements for Windows 10:
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for a 32-bit version, or 2GB for 64-bit
  • Hard disk space: 16GB for a 32-bit OS; 20GB for 64-bit OS
  • Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  • Display: 1024x600

    According to PCWorld (link), Windows 10 download will be about 3GB in size. Installation will take about 20 minutes for newer PCs, and possibly more than an hour for older ones.

The table below lists which Windows is upgraded to which edition of Windows 10:

Windows version being upgraded
Windows 10 edition
Note: If you have an N edition of Windows on your PC, choose the N equivalent of Windows 10 for creating installation media.
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 8/8.1
Windows 8.1 with Bing
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8/8.1 Professional with Media Center
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 8/8.1 Single Language
Windows 8 Single Language with Bing
Windows 10 Home Single Language
Windows 8/8.1 Chinese Language Edition
Windows 8 Chinese Language Edition with Bing
Windows 10 Home China

If your current version of Windows isn’t activated, see this support article for more info.

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