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Microsoft shut down its free Windows 10 tăng cấp program in November 2017. If you didn’t get your không tính phí version of its best operating system lớn date, you were pretty much out of luck. Or, so we thought. It turns out, you can still upgrade khổng lồ Windows 10 without spending a dime.

It turns out there are several methods of upgrading from older versions of Windows (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1) lớn Windows 10 home without paying the $139 fee for the latest operating system.

Keep in mind that this workaround won"t necessarily work all the time. If it doesn"t, you"ll need lớn pay the Windows 10 home license fee or, if your system is older than 4 years, you might want to lớn buy a new one (all new PCs run on some version of Windows 10). You will certainly need lớn upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 if you are still running those legacy operating systems as Microsoft no longer supports them.

How to Upgrade lớn Windows 10 for free

1. Ensure you"re using a genuine copy of Windows 7 or later. Anything older will not work (please, if possible, buy a new system if you"re using Window XP or Vista). If you"re using Windows 7, write down the activation key (you may need this later). A không tính phí tool lượt thích NirSoft’s ProduKey will help you find it.

2. This is a good stop lớn pause and back up anything you’d lượt thích to save on your current PC before continuing. Follow our Windows 10 backup instructions on how to vị so.

3. Visit the Windows 10 tải về page. This is an official Microsoft page that may allow you to lớn upgrade for free. Once you"re there, xuất hiện the Windows 10 truyền thông Creation Tool (press "download tool now") & choose "Upgrade this PC now."

4. Accept the terms & choose the upgrade options that lets you keep your files and preferences. Again, having a backup ready at this point is very important so save everything to lớn the cloud or to lớn an SSD or USB.

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5. Reboot your computer and connect it khổng lồ the internet. Xuất hiện Settings & choose "Update và Security" and click "Activation." From here, you can see if the Windows 10 tăng cấp worked. If not, press an "Activate" button (if there is one); this will create a digital Windows 10 product key. Try using your Windows 7 or Windows 8 license key.

Now that you know how to lớn upgrade lớn Windows 10 for free, be sure to check out our other Windows 10 tutorials below, including tips on how khổng lồ uninstall programs on Windows 10, how lớn find your MAC address in Windows 10, how khổng lồ create a new thư mục in Windows 10 & more.


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