Reminder: You Can Still Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for Free
With the Windows 7 end of support set for today, there’s basically no better time to upgrade to Windows 10 other than right now.
And in addition to the obvious security risks caused by the lack of security updates, there’s another reason why you should at least consider the migration to Windows 10: the upgrade continues to be free for all consumers.
Windows 10 was originally offered as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8.1 users, as long as the upgrade was performed in the first 12 months after launch. In other words, users had until July 2016 to upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost, after which everyone running Windows 7 or 8.1 was supposed to pay for a license.
You get a free upgrade, and you get a free upgrade
However, Microsoft never blocked the free upgrades to Windows 10, and in fact, they are possible today because of a simple reason, at least according to an alleged company employee: it’s all about the numbers.