You can still upgrade your PC/laptop to Windows 10 for free using this workaround
Microsoft officially ended its free Windows 10 upgrade offer to Windows 7/8.1 users on 29th July and starting 30th July, the upgrade to Window 10 will set you back by $119 onwards. Now there are plenty of users who forgot to upgrade their PCs before 29th or just let it pass due to indecision.
If you have missed Microsoft’s free upgrade bus and would like to upgrade your PC/laptop for free, there is a workaround. Apparently the very day, Microsoft closed its free upgrade offer on 29th July, it opened another offer for users with assistive technologies on their PC/laptop.
According to Microsoft’s latest offer, Windows 10 can be installed free of charge by those who are using assistive technologies. The loophole here is that Microsoft isn’t checking your PC/laptop in any way to find out whether such features are in place or not. As a result, everyone can upgrade to Windows 10 without paying the $119.
“For the general public, the free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ends on July 29. However, if you use assistive technologies, you can still get the free upgrade offer even after the general public deadline expires as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies,” Microsoft statement says.
Here is how to upgrade to Windows 10 for FREE
If you are looking to upgrade your PC/laptop to Windows 10, all you have to do is click the “Upgrade now” button on this page, which downloads an executable file that starts the downloading process of Windows 10 and prepares your computer for the free upgrade.
If you feel guilty of using an offer meant for people with assistive technologies, fear not, Microsoft’s FAQ on the same page explains that “We are not restricting the free upgrade offer to specific assistive technologies. If you use assistive technology on Windows, you are eligible for the free upgrade offer.”
So there you go, Windows 10 is free for you as long as you can claim to use assistive tech. What’s more funny is that there is no date for this free offer so you should hurry with the upgrade before Microsoft pulls the plug on this offer.