Microsoft delivering Windows 10 via Windows Update to Windows 7 And Windows 8 users

Windows 7 and Windows 8 users can avail upgrading to Windows 10 via using Microsoft’s Windows update service

Yes You heard it right, Microsoft is providing upgrades to Windows 10 through its Windows Update service. Dont get it wrong. Windows will not automatically upgrading Windows 7/8 users to Windows 10 even though if your Windows Updates settings are set to auto.

However this will end the undue hassles and headaches for owners of Windows 7/8 PC of going through the rigors of burning a DVD or creating a USB boot drive to install the Windows 10.

Now the upgrade can be done simply by clicking the install button shown in the Windows Updates to upgrade to Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Microsoft delivering Windows 10 via Windows Update to Windows 7 And Windows 8 users

Microsoft earlier announced that windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 user for first year.

It however remains to be seen as to how much Microsoft charges for Windows 10 after the free period of 1 year comes to an end. Readers should also not that this does not mean that upgrading to Windows 10 during the free period will entail any fees after the expiry of One year.  The verbatim meaning of Microsoft statement is that if you upgrade your Windows 7/8 PC to Windows 10 within one year, it is free of cost.

The upgrade will only be free in the first 12 months after release and will last for the “supported lifetime of the device.” Microsoft said the new OS will run on PCs, tablets, phones, and a new device to be announced later today.

Side effects of upgrading to Windows 10 using the Windows Update feature

Microsoft is trying its best to help users who wants to upgrade to Windows 1o, but what matters is what will happen to the software’s and applications installed by the user after the upgrade. Dont be surprised if your Windows 7/8 applications and certain processes stop working, it is because of the operating system requirements conflict. Microsoft is working on solving those conflicts and you can report to them about the problems you are facing.  Also if you find a bug in Windows 10 you can earn name and fame plus bounty money from Microsoft depending upon the severity of the bug.

Abhishek Kumar Jha
Abhishek Kumar Jha
Knowledge is Power


  1. Do you know if I upgrade now from windows 8.1 to windows 10 preview… will I be able to upgrade then from the preview to the full windows 10 when it’s released? I want to know if it’s worth testing the preview without much hassle on my behalf when I want to install windows 10 full version.


    • Your best bet is to buy a separate Hard Drive and install the technical Preview on that Drive and see if you like Windows 10 that way if you dot you just go back to what you have this will save you a headache later best of luck !

    • If you upgrade to Windows 10 technical preview, when it is released to RTM sometime in June you will get the RTM version for free, it is well documented on the Microsoft insider website & various other reputable websites. Just remember this is a technical preview & may contain a few bugs, but in saying that I’ve not stuck anything to major running it on my HP 15-j12tx lap top. I backed up all my pics, docs, etc to portable hard drive, then a fresh install rather than doing an upgrade as a fresh install is always better.

  2. Is there going to be a feature in Windows Update to allow the user to tell the WIndows 10 install to stop bothering them, as Windows 8 was so appalling that they have lost faith in all future Windows releases?


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