Windows 10 Upgrade for Free – Here’s How! (2023)

Kyle Renner

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Even in 2023, you can still install Windows 10 for free. The key to this is the “Windows 10 Update Assistant.” In our guide, we’ll show you how to continue getting Microsoft’s latest operating system for free. Here are 5 top tips for Windows 10 in an 83-second video:

## How to use Windows 10 for free – it still works

Initially, users of Windows 7 and 8 were able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free until July 29, 2016. Until January 16, 2018, you could still upgrade for free using the “Windows 10 Update Assistant” if you confirmed that you relied on assistive technologies in Windows 10. This includes features like the screen magnifier, on-screen keyboard, read-aloud function, and speech output. Officially, you have to pay for all versions of Windows 10 since then. However, you can still install it for free.

### Who can upgrade to Windows 10 for free?
* Users of Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, or Windows 8 Core will upgrade to Windows 10 Home.
* Users of Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Windows 8.1 Pro will automatically upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
* Users of Windows 10 S should also be able to upgrade, as explained by Microsoft here.
* Upgrades from Windows XP or Windows Vista do not work. _If you prefer the official way, you can find affordable Windows 10 product key offers on Amazon._

### How to install Windows 10 for free

1. Download the Windows 10 Update Assistant from Microsoft.
2. Run the EXE file on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 S.
3. Accept the license terms if you agree with them.
4. If your computer is compatible, the assistant will download the upgrade. It took us about an hour.
5. The assistant will then check for updates and sufficient storage space.
6. After that, the installation of Windows 10 will begin.
7. Windows will restart multiple times during the process. Click the “Restart Now” button.
8. You will see the typical blue Windows 10 installation screen. In Windows 10, we checked under **Settings > Update & Security > Activation** to see if Windows 10 was activated. Yes, everything worked. **Alternatively**, you can install Windows 10 in the usual way and try activating it using product keys from Windows 7 or Windows 8. Additionally, you can occasionally find affordable license keys for Windows 7, 8, or 10 on Amazon. _If something doesn’t work or if you know more tips and tricks on this topic, feel free to write them in the comment section below this article._

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