This is it: the last day of the Windows 10 free upgrade offer

Arif Bacchus

In case you have been living under a rock, or somewhere without windows (hah!), we would like you to know that today is the last day to grab up a free upgrade to Windows 10. Of course, we’ve already been covering Microsoft’s latest operating system extensively, but we’re here now to give you a quick set of reminders as the clock to the free upgrade ticks down.

Reminder one: Upgrade now to secure the Anniversary Update for free!

By upgrading your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 device now (while there is still time!) you can secure next week’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update for free. While Windows 10 already has many great features, the Anniversary update will improve and bring many enhancements to the Windows 10 experience. From new emojis, an enhanced Start Menu, an improved Action Center, and new inking and touch features, our Dave Shanahan wrote up a series of articles on what’s new with the Anniversary Update, so be sure to check it out by clicking the links above!

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Start menu
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Start menu

Reminder two: Upgrade for free now to avoid paying the full price of Windows 10!

As we have covered in our what’s next post, those who do not jump on the free upgrade offer to Windows 10 and are still running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, will have to purchase a license starting tomorrow.  A licence is not cheap, as Windows 10 Home runs for $119.99 (plus tax) and Windows 10 Pro runs for $199.99 (plus tax).

Once you upgrade now for free, Microsoft will continue to keep it current via Windows Update for the lifetime of the device and it will not cost you a penny. So, why would you want to pay for something that you can still get for free? Jump on the upgrade offer while you still can!

Don't pay full price for Windows 10! Get it free while you still can!
Don’t pay full price for Windows 10! Get it free while you still can!

Reminder three: Check all of your Windows devices for eligibility!

In the event that you have multiple Windows devices, you can check on the status of their upgrades from your Microsoft account. By going here you can see which devices you have or have not upgraded using your Microsoft account credentials. It is worth noting that this trick only works if the devices have been authenticated using your Microsoft account. Regardless, after you checked your eligibility, you can head over to this Microsoft webpage and download the Get Windows 10 installer, and follow the included instructions to install Windows 10.

Checking to see which devices have been upgraded or not
Checking to see which devices have been upgraded or not

So, there you have it. Those are just a quick set of reminders as the deadline to upgrade to Windows 10 fast approaches. Have you upgraded your Windows 7, or Windows 8.1 devices to Windows 10 yet? Let us know what you think by dropping us a comment below!