Windows 7 and Windows 8 users can upgrade to Windows 10

PC users running up-to-date copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, the upgrade to Windows 10 will be free for the first twelve months of the life of the new OS. If you purchase a new PC, you will also be purchasing a new copy of Windows 10 with it. If you upgrade your PC from Windows XP or Windows Vista, you will need to download or purchase retail copy of the OS.

If you have already upgraded to the Windows 10 Technical Preview from one of these operating systems you will also be able to upgrade to the final version of the OS for free. The upgrade will be available several different ways to ensure that the maximum number of people will be able to take advantage of it.

Upgrading your PC from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will allow you to keep everything in place e.g  your files, settings, and all your apps and desktop programs.

Things to Know Before Upgrading to Windows 10

Windows 7 users must have Service Pack 1 installed in their systems to be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free via Windows Update.

Windows 8 users must update to Windows 8.1 to be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

The upgrade process also includes a downgrade option for the first time, enabling you to roll back to your previous copy of Windows as though Windows 10 was never there, should you want to do this. The Windows 10 upgrade process requires 5GB of free space if you install from Windows update.

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