It’s about time. Microsoft is putting a full stop to its free-upgrade programme that allowed Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users to upgrade to Windows 10 without any cost. The offer initially started with the arrival of Windows 10, followed through Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The free upgrade offer officially ended on July 29, 2016.
As a matter of fact, Microsoft has a loophole which allowed anybody with the prior version of Windows 10 to upgrade for free using the Assistive Technology Page. Even this is going to be put an end, as it was being exploited by many.
ZDNet reports that “assistive technologies” loophole also ends on December 31, 2017, which give anybody with the older of Windows around two months to get their upgrade done or pay later. They commented:
We are not restricting the free upgrade offer to specific assistive technologies. If you use assistive technology on Windows, you are eligible for the free upgrade offer. That said, it is not intended to be a workaround for people who don’t use assistive technology and who missed the deadline for the free offer.
Microsoft has been running Windows 10 Insiders Program from years to fine tune, and fix any errors that users face post upgrade. While they did had issues even after testing, but then the program made sure most of us get it.
Are you finally upgrading to Windows 10?