Editors Note: Windows 11 arrives this fall. Before getting too excited, see our Windows 11 system requirements guide to see if your máy tính xách tay or desktop is compatible. Windows 11 will be a miễn phí upgrade, much lượt thích Windows 10. If you can"t wait lớn see the new OS, you can download a Windows 11 preview build. Be cautious though, we recommend doing this only on a system that doesn"t contain valuable data.

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Microsoft shut down its không tính tiền Windows 10 tăng cấp program in November 2017. If you didn’t get your không tính tiền version of its best operating system khổng lồ date, you were pretty much out of luck. Or, so we thought. It turns out, you can still upgrade to Windows 10 without spending a dime.

It turns out there are several methods of upgrading from older versions of Windows (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1) to lớn Windows 10 trang chủ without paying the $139 fee for the latest operating system.

Keep in mind that this workaround won"t necessarily work all the time. If it doesn"t, you"ll need to lớn pay the Windows 10 trang chủ license fee or, if your system is older than 4 years, you might want to buy a new one (all new PCs run on some version of Windows 10). You will certainly need lớn upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 if you are still running those legacy operating systems as Microsoft no longer supports them.

How khổng lồ Upgrade to lớn Windows 10 for free

1. Ensure you"re using a genuine copy of Windows 7 or later. Anything older will not work (please, if possible, buy a new system if you"re using Window XP or Vista). If you"re using Windows 7, write down the activation key (you may need this later). A không tính tiền tool lượt thích NirSoft’s ProduKey will help you find it.

2. This is a good stop to lớn pause và back up anything you’d like to save on your current PC before continuing. Follow our Windows 10 backup instructions on how to vì chưng so.

3. Visit the Windows 10 tải về page. This is an official Microsoft page that may allow you to upgrade for free. Once you"re there, open the Windows 10 media Creation Tool (press "download tool now") and choose "Upgrade this PC now."

4. Accept the terms và choose the upgrade options that lets you keep your files and preferences. Again, having a backup ready at this point is very important so save everything khổng lồ the cloud or to lớn an SSD or USB.

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5. Reboot your computer and connect it khổng lồ the internet. Open Settings và choose "Update & Security" & click "Activation." From here, you can see if the Windows 10 upgrade worked. If not, press an "Activate" button (if there is one); this will create a digital Windows 10 hàng hóa key. Try using your Windows 7 or Windows 8 license key.

Now that you know how lớn upgrade lớn Windows 10 for free, be sure to check out our other Windows 10 tutorials below, including tips on how to uninstall programs on Windows 10, how lớn find your MAC address in Windows 10, how to lớn create a new folder in Windows 10 & more.


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