Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade offer to expire in few days. If you are still using Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8/8.1 you can get Windows 10 update for free. Official loophole of free upgrade is ending on December 31.
The official ‘loophole’ allows the consumers using an assistive technology upgrade their Windows 7 and 8.1 machines to Windows 10. Windows 10 was released on 29 July 2015 as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users. Company allowed all eligible devices to upgrade for free for first 12 months.
On July 29, 2016 Microsoft ended the offer, though company didn’t close some of the loophole. Microsoft has continued to offer free Windows 10 upgrades to those who use the operating system’s assistive technologies. And by the term assistive technology means “higher use of keyboard shortcuts, the magnifier, Cortana, or apparently even users who feel like they would benefit from W10’s reduced animations.”
This is the only and last chance to get Windows 10 without spending a dime. As per official Microsoft’s website “If you use assistive technologies, you can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies. Please take advantage of this offer before it expires on December 31, 2017.”
In May 2017, Microsoft said that Windows 10 had been installed on some 500 million+ devices. If you don’t like new version of Windows you can recover and go back to Windows 7 or 8.1 without loosing any data (not even a sticky note). All you have to do is go to Settings app > Update & Security > Recovery > Go back to Windows 7. Take a note this feature only works for 30 days after upgrading.