Microsoft is going to kill free Windows 10 upgrade offer after July 29, 2016. But, what to do if you would like to upgrade your Windows 7 or 8.1 laptop to Windows 10 for free after this date? Well, thanks to Microsoft’s digital license entitlement, you can use Windows 10’s rollback feature to grab the free upgrade once more in future.
why Microsoft choose to kill free windows 10 upgrade
Microsoft is going to celebrate Windows 10’s one-year anniversary on July 29, 2016. The company is also about to roll out its first day Update for Windows 10 OS that’s set to bring tons of new features. Windows 10 additionally suggests that the end of the free upgrade offer for eligible Windows 7 and 8.1 users. After July 29, Windows 7 and 8.1 won’t have to manage Windows 10 update nagware, but they’ll have to pay $119 for a brand new copy of Windows 10.
Well, what if you are not prepared for Windows 10 upgrade yet? you want to perform the upgrade later, i.e. after July 29, 2016, and continue using your current Windows 7 or 8.1 installation?
The answer to this question is yes. Don’t be surprised as it isn’t some loophole or registry hack. It involves Microsoft giving you the correct to say your Windows 10 provide and so rolling back to your previous Windows 7 or eight.1 operating system.
With the Windows 10 title in place, you can schedule the ultimate Windows 10 upgrade on your laptop when july 26, 2016. To tell you more about this, I’ll ask you to read the following lines from Windows 10 Upgrade page on its website
How To Get Windows 10 For Free After July 29, 2016?
To grab Windows 10 free upgrade offer even after July 29, 2016, you need to get the update once before this expiry date. Here’s how to grab the Windows 10 update manually if you haven’t got it.
After that, look for the Activation in the Update and Security section in Settings
Microsoft generates a Windows 10 license certificate with each device and stores it with your device ID for future activation so that you can boot Windows 10 from an ISO file and perform a clean install without any key.
You can take advantage of this feature and use it to lock in your free upgrade for future. After upgrading to Windows 10, you can easily roll back to your previous operating system i.e. Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. This won’t hurt your Windows 10’s entitlement that you got while upgrading and you can grab Windows 10 again when you are willing.
After confirming that your Windows 10 copy is activated, you can do Recovery in the Update and Security section in Settings and roll back to the previous installation. It’s totally hassle free and takes just 5-10 minutes.
So, if you want to upgrade to Windows 10 after July 29, 2016, claim the free upgrade now and then roll back to your previous installation.
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