As some of you might know, we’ve been periodically reminding our readers that the Windows 10 free upgrade is still open to users of assistive technology tools such as screenreader or other utilities.
As of today, the free upgrade option for Windows 10 is still open. The best part is, even if you’re not disabled in anyway, Microsoft’s very broad definition of assistive technologies makes you eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade.
On the webpage where the Windows 10 upgrade is available, Microsoft simply says:
“We are not restricting the free upgrade offer to specific assistive technologies.”
And if you dig a little deeper, you’ll see that even the simple act of using keyboard shortcuts is considered to be an accessibility/assistive technology feature.
It’s obvious that Microsoft wants everyone who comes across this option to take the free upgrade, but it doesn’t want to publicly promote it. That’s good news for anyone who missed the July 29, 2016 deadline to get the free Windows 10 upgrade.
Here’s the link to upgrade:
Before you click the link to upgrade your device, remember that this upgrade method will only work if you have a qualified earlier version of Windows, such as Windows 7 (SP1) or a valid Windows 8.1 update. Also, it does not cover upgrades from Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1.
If you’re on the right version of Windows, then there’s nothing stopping you from upgrading to Windows 10 for free.
We believe the Windows 10 free upgrade offer will be left open by Microsoft until the launch of Windows 10 Creators Update, expected March 30, 2017. Either way, Microsoft has confirmed that it will make a public announcement prior to ending the offer.
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