Short Bytes: The Windows 10 Free Upgrade campaign might’ve ended months ago but the activation workaround is still available. You can download Windows 10 ISO using the Media Creation Tool, install it, and activate it using your old Windows 7/8.1 product key. We can expect that Microsoft could fix this loophole in an upcoming Windows 10 build.Microsoft officially pulled off the Windows 10 free upgrade offer on July 29, prior to the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade. Various workarounds claiming free Windows 10 upgrade were reported in the months after the update period ended. But it appears that the company failed to press the stop button for the free upgrade. If you are having a spare Windows 7/8.1 product key then you can readily use the key to activate a copy of Windows 10 OS.
Upgrade to Windows 10 for free
All you need to do is use the Media Creation Tool to download the latest Windows 10 ISO file and make a bootable media. Install Windows 10 on your machine and authenticate it using your existing Windows 7/8.1 product key. You can also install Windows 10 on a virtual machine.
If you’re out of luck and don’t possess a Windows product key, you can head over to various e-commerce website where you can find product keys at cheap prices.
If you have an OEM Windows product key, you won’t be able to use it on another computer to install Windows 10.
Microsoft broke every barrier while promoting Windows 10. However, they recently apologized for their malware-style marketing techniques. The fact that Windows 10 is still available might be another hidden promotional effort from Microsoft’s end.
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