Microsoft was very keen on Windows 10 getting as many users as possible in the shortest possible time. Therefore, the owners of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 officially had an year to use the free upgrade to Windows 10. However, after this time there was still a gate left for people using assistive technologies, i.e. accessibility. It will remain open until December 31 this year.
Microsoft has never promoted information about the extended period of the free upgrade to Windows 10 for people using accessibility features. Interestingly, the corporation does not verify the use of assistive technologies in any way. All you need to do is go to this Microsoft website and click the UPGRADE NOW button. Next, an exe file will be downloaded, which is used to carry out the free upgrade process.
From January 1, 2018, you will have to pay for upgrading to Windows 10.
This free upgrade method was used by people who did not decide to migrate to the new Microsoft system by July 29, 2016. This means that Microsoft has extended its “promotion” by 17 months. You can clearly see that someone from Redmond was very keen on making Windows 10 popular. Those of you who have already upgraded their operating systems will still be able to install Windows 10 for free. However, you will have to go through the clean installation process and use the Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 installation key.