Last year, Microsoft announced the Windows 10 update for desktops, laptops, and tablets. While many people using Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 based devices have upgraded to Windows 10, there are many who are yet to upgrade to the latest version.
In case, you don't want to skip out the chance to upgrade to the Windows 10 platform for free of charge, today is the only day left for you. If you are among those who are yet to upgrade to Windows 10 and concerned about the impact it will have on your device and the data stored on it, you need to know that it will not affect the data.
If you miss upgrading to Windows 10 today, you need to purchase the license to upgrade to the OS. Today, you will be eligible to get a free upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update that will roll out on August 2.
Eligibility Criteria for the Windows 10 Upgrade
When it comes to the eligibility criteria of your laptop or desktop, the device should run on the genuine Windows 7 OS or above. If the device runs on Windows Vista, you are not lucky enough to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
If your laptop or PC runs on Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 Home Edition, you can get only the Windows 10 Home edition for free. This rule applies to the Home Premium version as well.
Steps to Upgrade to Windows 10
The process of getting the free Windows 10 upgrade is quite simple. You might have seen the Windows 10 upgrade button on your taskbar. Just click on the button and start downloading the software.
You can also try the same by visiting the Windows 10 download page. Over there, you need to click on the Upgrade Now button. A small program will be downloaded on your device. Double click on the program to run the file and verify if your device has the necessary hardware requirements to get the Windows 10 upgrade.
A list of programs that are incompatible with the latest iteration of the OS will be listed. Do have a look at it. Click on the start download button and the required files will be downloaded. Follow the on-screen instructions and that's it.