A couple of months ago, it came into the picture that Microsoft will be pushing a couple of files through Windows Update to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. These files will be then used to invite them to get a free upgrade to Windows 10. It looks like we have now the first screenshot of how it will look.
Reserve Free Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Posted by a Reddit user, Microsoft will push a pop-up from the notification bar and asks you to reserve your Windows 10 Copy. It will also show pictures from the OS and checks for compatibility of software and hardware. It is similar to the Windows 8 install did. Microsoft is using this as a campaign model to reach out to all windows consumers. It will be more accurate and might work out better than online campaigns.
The update is being rolled out as part of the KB3035583 update, which appears as optional during system update downloads. If you don’t see it or don’t have the update, you can try force download the update. It will kickstart your system update. Once downloaded, you should get the pop-up sooner or later. During this process, you will get this message:
When you reserve, you can confirm your device is compatible with Windows 10. Between Reservation and when your upgrade is ready, the files you need for upgrade will be downloaded to your PC to make the final installation go more quickly.
Windows 10 is being rolled out as a free upgrade to consumers who have valid licenses of Windows 7 / Windows 8. Using this campaign its a limited time offer that is being given to all consumers. To those who are wondering how much it will cost after a year, then it may depend on region to region.
Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 Users can still Upgrade
If you do not see this update, it is better to download the ISO, create a media tool, and upgrade your copy of Windows. You will not need any Windows Key to activate Windows. Microsoft will tie-up old Windows Key to the machine and Microsoft account. Even though Microsoft has stopped free upgrade, we have seen a lot of reports about the free upgrade. End-users were able to upgrade to the latest version of Windows.