Windows 10 Start Menu

Microsoft has still not closed the Windows 10 upgrade loophole that many claim is intentional. If you are a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 user and not yet upgraded to Windows 10 and wondering whether you can still do it for free, it seems you can do it so, even now.

There was a lot of buzz in past about the loophole that Microsoft may have left open deliberately. Even now on checking we found that free upgrade to Windows 10 still works if your PC had a valid Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 copy.

Upgrading to Windows 10 for free:

  • You can use the official Media creation tool to do in-place upgrade of your PC to Windows 10 or create a bootable USB and then upgrade. In both of the cases, you can refer to our tutorial for help.
  • Once you have upgraded the PC to Windows 10, go to Settings > Update > Activation and you will see that your PC is activated and the “digital license” gets linked to the Microsoft account with which you sign in to the PC.
  • If you don’t see the Windows 10 on your PC activated post upgrade just click on the activate PC option. You need to enter the original Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 activation key when prompted. This still works.

Since the official support for Windows 7 has ended, as per Microsoft, your computer will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide the following:

  • Technical support for any issues
  • Software updates
  • Security updates or fixes

So, it is much recommended to finally take the dive and upgrade to “Windows 10” for free, if your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 version was licensed and activated.