How to Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 Free Method
Microsoft’s free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users ended several years ago, but you can upgrade to Windows 10 technically for free. Microsoft has removed the special upgrade offer site, but the company is still enabling Windows 10 licenses to upgrade users from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
Upgrading from Windows 7 is also very easy, especially when operating system support ends today. If your computer supports the minimum requirements for Windows 10, you can upgrade from the Microsoft website.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 can erase settings and applications. You have the option of keeping your files and personal data, but because of the differences between Windows 10 and Windows 7, you may not be able to maintain all your existing applications. Note down the applications you use regularly so you can easily download and download the installer again. Windows 8.1 can be upgraded in the same way, but you don’t need to wipe applications or settings.
Here’s how to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
- Back up all your important documents, applications and data
- Visit the Microsoft Windows 10 Download site
- In the “Create Windows 10 Installation Media” section, select “Get Tools Now” and run the application
- When prompted, select “Upgrade this computer now”.
- Windows 7 Upgrade Pop-up
You will then be asked if you would like to keep your personal files or restart. Remember: starting a new file or saving a file means all applications and settings will be removed with Windows 10 upgrade.
Once the upgrade is complete, you’ll need to get a Windows 10 digital license under Settings> Update & Security> Enable.