RIP Windows 7. If you haven't upgraded yet to Windows 10, follow these simple steps
When Windows 10 was first released in July 2015, Microsoft offered an unprecedented free upgrade offer for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users, good through July 2016. But in 2017, Ed Bott of ZDNet reported that the free upgrade tool was still functional. I tried it out in November 2019, and was able to upgrade a 2014 Dell OptiPlex 9020 desktop from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro. As of June 2020, we are still having success, along with many others, saying that it's worked for them as well. Although, some have reported that it hasn't worked on their machines and they had to buy a license. So mileage may vary.
Windows 7 users who don't upgrade will no longer be able to get Microsoft's security updates or fixes, leaving your computer at greater risk from viruses and malware. How long this will work and remain free, no one knows.
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Here's how to get Windows 10 for free, if you're currently running a licensed and activated copy of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Home or Pro:
1. Go to the Download Windows 10 website.
2. Under Create Windows 10 installation media, click Download tool now and Run.
3. Choose Upgrade this PC now, assuming this is the only PC you're upgrading. (If you're upgrading a different machine, choose Create installation media for another PC, and save the installation files.)
4. Follow the prompts.
5. When the upgrade is complete, go to Settings Update & Security > Activation, and you should see a digital license for Windows 10.
Source by CNET | June 10, 2020