Microsoft released Windows 10 in July of 2015. Initially, the operating system was completely free of charge to any user of older Microsoft operating systems (Windows 7 and 8.1).
The only condition for upgrading from the company was to take place in the first 12 months.
Why the premise of 12 first months?
Of course Microsoft wanted to catch up with the over-optimistic goal it had set, and wanted Windows 10 on a billion devices by the time 2017. This of course has not happened, and while the free operating system offering has expired since July of 2016, Microsoft is still allowing users to upgrade to Windows 10 at no extra charge if they use accessibility features on Windows 7 or 8.1.
The most interesting thing is that this free method of upgrading to Windows 10 did not include absolutely any control over the users' computers, so even if they did not have accessibility features enabled, the free upgrade went smoothly.
This offer is supposed to end shortly after July of 2016, but for some reason (guess) Microsoft has decided to keep it and run it for much longer.
However, as we mentioned in October, Microsoft finally announced that it would stop distributing Windows 10 free of charge on December 31 and reported it on the upgrade page:
"The upgrade offer expires on 31 December 2017."
This means according to the company that the vacancy that allowed free upgrades to all the procrastinators will no longer be available from 1 in January.
So if you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, you better do it in the next few days.
If you use assistive technologies, you can upgrade to Window 10 for free as well Microsoft products continues its efforts to improve the experience of WindUws 10 for people using these technologies.
With the Windows 10 Announcement Update, we've taken some action to improve the accessibility of Window 10. To learn more, read the blog that details some of these improvements.
Before upgrading, contact the assistive technology provider to learn more about the compatibility of their software with Window 10.
If you now want Windows 10 and you are ready to take advantage of the upgrade offer, select the button below to get started.
Yes, I use assistive technologies and I'm ready to upgrade to Window 10. *
Note that Windows 10 costs $ 119,99 in the Microsoft Store in the United States if the Home SKU or $ 199,99 if you choose the Pro version.
However, if you need a cheap license for Windows 7, or 8 to allow you a free update, read the following publication.