Microsoft did put an end to all the Windows 10 free upgrade for previous OS version users. But it looks like there is still another way to upgrade to the newest version for free. As spotted by BetaNews, users who are still on Windows 7 and 8.1, can upgrade to Windows 10 for free until December 31 this year.
The Redmond-based tech firm is offering free upgrade to those using assistive technologies. For this users don't need to prove any kind of authentication. They can simply upgrade to Windows 10 without cost by visiting the assistive technologies page - www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade
Users have to simply click on the 'Upgrade Now' button on the web page and get going. "If you use assistive technologies, you can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies. Please take advantage of this offer before it expires on December 31, 2017," states the website.
Also mentioned is that PC running Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1 are excluded from the free upgrade offer. The eligible PCs would need minimum requirements to get Windows 10. These include:
-1GHz or faster SoC.
-1GB RAM for 32-bit devices and 2GB for 64-bit.
-16GB hard disk space for 32-bit and 20GB for 64-bit.
-DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.
-Display resolution of 800x600.
It has been a couple of years since Microsoft released its Windows 10 OS version. According to an announcement made by company CEO Satya Nadella at the company's annual shareholders meeting, the OS version is running on around 600 million devices across the globe.
It is worth adding that although 600 million is a huge number, it is still behind the company's initial target of touching 1 billion devices by 2018.