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Getting Windows 10 For Free

Getting Windows 10 For Free

July 02, 2015

Windows 10 is due to be officially released on July 29th, 2015, and as Microsoft promised, current owners of a legitimate copies of current version of Windows can get upgraded for free. That’s right, a FREE copy of Window 10 for anyone who runs a legal copy of Windows 7 SP1, or Windows 8.1.

If you haven’t seen them yet, you may be a little surprised to see the upgrade notices suggesting to reserve your free copy. In order to be able to reserve your free upgrade to Windows 10, you must also have the Windows update KB3035583 installed.

1 Windows Update Notification

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Upgrade In Three Easy Steps

To take advantage of this offer follow the three easy steps:

  1. Reserve: Reserve your FREE upgrade to Windows 10 now. It will download once available, and you can cancel your reservation at any time.
  2. Install: You’ll get a notification after Windows 10 is downloaded to your device. Install it right away or pick a time that’s good for you.
  3. Enjoy: After it’s install, Windows 10 is all yours

Open the Get Windows 10 App and when you click or tap the Reserve button, the app reserves your free upgrade. That’s It! You can also take advantage of getting an email confirmation of your Windows 10 upgrade reservation, but it’s not required. You can choose to skip this step without worry; your upgrade is still reserved.

If you have multiple qualified devices that you would like to upgrade to Windows 10, you will need to perform these steps on each device. Feature availability may vary by device. It’s also a good idea to take a look at the Windows 10 system requirements or open the Get Windows 10 App and run the Check your PC option to check for compatibility issues. This is the official Upgrade Advisor for Windows 10. As always, make sure you take a backup before making the leap, as the Upgrade Advisor may not have information in every available app or device for all potential compatibility issues.

On July 29th 2015 the Get Windows 10 app or Windows Update will let you know that your Windows 10 install is ready to be installed right away, or to pick a time that’s best for you.

Canceling Your Upgrade Reservation

If you want to cancel your reservation at any time prior to installing Windows 10, here’s how:

  • Right-click on the Get Windows 10 App or Windows icon located at the right end of the taskbar.
  • Select “Check your upgrade status”
  • Select “Cancel reservation”

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