Microsoft had released Windows 10 in July 2015 with a free upgrade offer for all existing Windows users. The free Windows 10 upgrade offer was valid for all Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users, but things are now different. The free upgrade offer has officially ended in mid-2016, but no need to worry, you can still free download Windows 10 ISO or upgrade to Windows 10.
If you’re using old Windows 7, you must know that support for Windows 7 has ended in January 2020 from Microsoft. That means no future updates for security and stability.
Although Windows 10 is not a free operating system, you can get free Windows 10 legally. Windows 10 is officially available to download and install, but it requires a valid product key. So, What to do?
In this guide, we’ll walk you through all the steps to download and install Windows 10 for free.
How to Windows 10 ISO Free Download
There are two options you have, either create installation media or directly upgrade to Windows 10 from 7 or 8.
Create Windows 10 Free Installation Media
With the help of a media creation tool, you can either create a Windows 10 USB drive or directly upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8.
- First of all, download the Media Creation Tool.
- Once you have downloaded, run the Media Creation Tool on your computer.
- Wait for a while until the setup starts.
- You get two options, choose the second (create installation media) one, then click the Next. Don’t forget to insert the PenDrive; If you want to burn DVD, insert DVD drive instead.
- Further, choose the Language, Edition, and Architecture, and then select Next. You can check under the system properties whether you’re using a 32-bit system or 64-bit. (Right-click the My Computer icon and select system properties)
- Select the USB Flash Drive, then click the Next button; If you want to burn DVD, then select ISO file instead.
Once you’ve done this, downloading will start. Once downloading is finished, you can use this drive to install Windows 10 on your computer.
Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8 or 7
If you’re using a genuine copy of Windows 8 or 7, then you’re eligible to free upgrade to Windows 10 using the media creation tool. Although the free upgrade offer has officially ended, some users are still able to upgrade to Windows 10.
You should confirm whether you’re using a genuine copy of Windows 8 or 7. To activate Windows 10, you might need a product key; if you’ll not be eligible for the free upgrade offer.
The following steps will show you how to upgrade to Windows 10.
- First of all, download and run the media creation tool.
- When the Setup starts, choose “Upgrade this PC now” option, then click the Next.
- Windows 10 downloading will begin, and all the files will be stored in C drive. Once the downloading is finished, you can upgrade to Windows 10 from the existing operating system.
- Now, you are ready to enjoy the new Windows 10.
I hope, you could successfully upgrade to Windows 10.
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System Requirement for Windows 10
Windows 10 is a well-optimized operating system and is made by keeping in mind the user’s requirement. However, the minimum requirement is 1 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM for 32-Bit and 2GB RAM for 64-Bit, and 32GB Hard Drive for the files and data.
Suppose you’re planning to use Windows 10 on an ancient computer with an old Hard drive and old processor. Windows 10 may disappoint you; you should upgrade to a new PC instead.
How to download Windows 10 other Editions?
Microsoft has made changes with Windows 10 ISO image file. Now, you only have to download one Windows 10 ISO image file; this will let you install all the editions of Windows 10 whichever you want. During Installation, you can choose either to install Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Home, Education, Enterprise.
You can also install the other editions such as Education, Enterprise. But, I know everyone wants to use Windows 10 Pro and Home.
How to Activate Windows 10 with a Product Key
Recommendation: It would be best if you don’t use any third-party software such as KMSpico to active Windows 10. It might be dangerous and put your privacy at risk. Also, you will not get any product & security updates from Microsoft.
Once you’ve installed Windows 10 on your PC, you need to enter a valid product key to activate Windows 10. Although you can use Windows 10 without a product key, Windows 10 will restrict some options and notify you over and over again to enter a valid product key.
If you want a genuine key, you will need to spend 20-25$ to buy a real product key to active Windows 10 legally. You can easily buy the product key from some third-party vendors.
But might it be useful to buy? Yes, Of course?
It seems you might be thinking, can we buy Windows 10 Product key from Microsoft? So the answer is No.
Now it’s clear. But, you doubt that how other vendors are selling genuine product keys and how they manage.
Here is your answer.
Laptops and Desktops that are ultimately not in working condition and nothing can be done with them. But their product keys are useful, that’s why vendors buy them and sell out on a little commission.
Hopefully, you understood.
All Editions Product Key Free to Use
Here is the list of the product keys. The following keys might work, you may try. These are temporary keys that you can use to activate Windows 10 if you don’t have any key to activate your copy of Windows 10.
- Windows 10 Pro Key
- Professional N Key
- Windows 10 Home Key
- Home Single Language
- Windows 10 Home N key
- Home Country Specific
- Windows 10 Enterprise Key
- Enterprise N Key
I hope this guide well explains how to Windows 10 free download. Most users prefer to use Windows 10 Pro over the Home Edition, but you can choose what you like. Although Windows 10 Pro has some extra features, Home Edition is not bad for users, and I personally use Windows 10 Home as my primary OS.