Windows 10 free upgrade offer is still valid
How do I upgrade my Windows 7, Windows 8 to Windows 10 for free?
To get Windows 10 for free, follow these steps:
Use a genuine copy of Windows 7 on your device or virtual machine.
Head to Windows 10 download page and click on ‘Download tool now’.
Open Media Creation Tool and select ‘Upgrade this PC now’. You’ll also need to click on the ‘Accept’ button to accept the terms and conditions.
Choose the upgrade option where you keep your files and information. If you do a fresh install via Media Creation Tool, you may not get Windows 10 for free.
After the installation completes, connect your device or virtual machine to the internet and open Windows Update > Activation.
Click on the ‘Activate’ button if required and your PC will be activated with a digital license after it establishes a secure connection to Microsoft servers.
If you’re unable to obtain the license, you can also enter your Windows 7 product key and manually activate the operating system.
The aforementioned steps will work only when you have a legit Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 installation.
Microsoft’s free upgrade offer for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users ended a few years ago, but you can still technically upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge. While Microsoft has removed the special upgrade offer sites, the company continues to activate Windows 10 licenses for people who upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.