How to Get Windows 10 for Free

How to Get Windows 10 for Free

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Microsoft has revealed a way for those who don't qualify for an upgrade to Windows 10 to get it for free.

Users on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade for free within a year of Windows 10's launch on July 29th. That leaves users on Vista or XP needing to pay for the new operating system. However, yesterday Microsoft revealed that if you install Windows 10 preview (build 10130) using a Microsoft Account that's registered for the Windows Insider program, you'll receive the final version of Windows 10 for free.

Windows Insiders running the Windows 10 Insider Preview (Home and Pro editions) with their registered MSA connected to their PC will receive the final release build of Windows 10 starting on July 29th. This will come as just another flight. I’ve gotten a lot of questions from Windows Insiders about how this will work if they clean installed from ISO. As long as you are running an Insider Preview build and connected with the MSA you used to register, you will receive the Windows 10 final release build and remain activated. Once you have successfully installed this build and activated, you will also be able to clean install on that PC from final media if you want to start over fresh.

More details can be found in the Microsoft blog post linked below...

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How to Get Windows 10 for Free
Flozz - June 22, 2015 at 9:33pm
Even with that, it's still confusing. I can't even tell what gestures trackpad does half the time like it does what it wants, but don't get me started on tiring to access the toolbar stuff.
Shamsul - June 22, 2015 at 4:54am
10 should be 10 times better than macos otherwise you know...
Flozz - June 22, 2015 at 1:04pm
10 is more like 10 times worse. Who wants the weakest style with cluttered mess of tiles with not many apps to even find along with the browser that can't keep up? Besides why use to when you have parallels to use 2 OS at the same time. I do that on my Mac.
Everybody wonders - June 21, 2015 at 6:48am
They already realise that people will not buy Windows 10, so now they will give it away for free...
goo - June 21, 2015 at 4:40pm
Yes a free backdoor to your machine.....
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