Why Windows 7 Users Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Back in July 2015 when it launched Windows 10, Microsoft allowed Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to upgrade completely free of charge as long as the switch was performed during the first year of availability.

In theory, this free upgrade offer was supposed to come to an end in July 2016, and while Microsoft did say the promo expired, Windows 7 and 8.1 users were still able to do the upgrade at no cost even beyond this date.

Fast-forward to this day and the free upgrades are still allowed, with Microsoft remaining completely tight-lipped on the subject. What’s more, despite news on free upgrades making the rounds occasionally, Microsoft doesn’t seem to have any intention of blocking it.

It’s all about the numbers

According to an alleged company employee who discussed this subject on reddit, this is a strategy that Microsoft uses to … (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.