Free upgrade Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10 after July 29, 2016

How to upgrade to Windows 10 after free year offer ends (video)

This video will walk you through all the step by step to upgrade Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10 after the free offer ends on July, 29, 2016.

When Microsoft launched Windows 10, it made also available to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers as a free upgrade for the first year. Now the offer is coming to an end on July 29, 2016, which means that after that date, you’ll have to pay $119 or $199 for the Home or Pro version.

Eventually, you’ll have to upgrade, it would be better if you move to Windows 10 before the promotion offers ends. However, if you’re not ready there is a workaround that will allow you to get the upgrade of Windows 10 at any time.

Previously, I showed you the instructions to the upgrade for free at any time, but I’m now also publishing a video tutorial to help you step-by-step to upgrade to Windows 10 for free after the promotional offers ends for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

The process includes to make a full backup of your system in case something goes wrong during upgrade. Then you need to make sure your version of the operating system is up to date. Followed the two previous steps, you will upgrade to Windows 10, and immediately rollback to the previous version of the operating system.

The upgrade will make sure that your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 product key becomes entitled to the installation of Windows 10. Then you can upgrade to Windows 10 at any time you want, allowing you to keep using your current operating system for a bit longer.

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Original published on May 2016, updated July 2016.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and