Time really flies. It seems like yesterday that Windows 10 was first released and people started updating the operating system on all their devices. But believe it or not, it was back in 2015.
At the time, Microsoft advertised their free update program extensively.
The company allowed Windows 7 and Windows 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10 for free and set an official deadline to do so – December 2017.
With this measure, it was demonstrated Microsoft’s intention to make all its users migrate to this new version, especially if we take into account that the company was known to charge a high price for each new license of its product.
Although most consumers immediately downloaded the new version to take advantage of this campaign (especially those who were stuck with the much-hated Windows 8 version), some were reluctant and decided to stick with Windows 7 – after all, it was still a great operating system.
Meanwhile, December 2017 is long gone and earlier this year Microsoft stopped working on security updates for the Windows 7 version, making it no longer safe to use.
But that doesn’t mean its users have to pay the 100$ plus price tag to have access to Windows 10. You can still upgrade Windows 7 to 10 for free! Below you can find a step by step tutorial.