Get free Windows 10 on your computer before their offer runs out. Act before 29th July to get it for free – usually worth £99.
The offer has nearly been around for a whole year but it’s going to end quite soon so if you haven’t already grabbed this offer now is the time. Microsoft is offering users to upgrade to Windows 10 for free so you can save £99 in the process.
Their special deal expires on 29 July 2016 so either download it now or add a reminder to your diary to do it very soon.
Windows 10 is available to anyone who has Windows 7 Service Pack or the 8.1 Update at absolutely no cost.
What’s even better is that this isn’t a trail or an introductory offer (where they’ll sting you later for a big fee). The offer from Windows is a free full version of Windows 10 – and it will continue to remain on the device for free.
As an added bonus, if you upgrade now you will also get the free Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which launches on August 2nd. The Anniversary Update includes features such as Windows Ink, enhancements to Cortana and Edge, and new security update.
If you miss downloading Windows 10 before 29 July then they will charge you £99 after this time so it’s a great freebie.
How do you upgrade to Windows 10 for free?
Simply click through to the Microsoft site, choose the free option and click the blue upgrade box.
A download will start then you need to open it and follow the on screen instruction.
How long will the free Windows 10 upgrade take?
Skint Mum carried out the upgrade on her laptop (which is about five years old, and second hand) and it took a little over an hour.
During that time she was not able to use the laptop at all so when you carry out the upgrade be sure to start it when you don’t need to use your computer for a little while.
Are there any limitations?
The free upgrade is only for Windows 7 or 8.1. If your device runs Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Enterprise editions of Windows then you won’t be able to take advantage of this deal.
Still not sure?
If you’re not sure if you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, check out this video.
As a heads up, if you are looking to buy a new device (which will have Windows 10 pre-installed), Microsoft are running a special 10% discount for students on Surface devices and accessories on the Microsoft Store – good timing if you need a new bit of kit for uni or back to school.
Ricky Willis is the original Skint Dad. A money-making enthusiast, father, and husband to Naomi. He is always looking for unique ways to earn a little extra.