How to upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update from Windows 7, 8.1 for free

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
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If you want to upgrade your Windows 7 computer or Windows 8.1 computer to the latest Windows 10 version, you can now install the Creators Update OS on your machine. Microsoft will launch the Creators Update to the general public on April 11, but if you don’t want to wait until then, you can hit the upgrade button now.

In this article, we’re going to show you how exactly you can upgrade your good old Windows 7, Windows 8.1 computers to Windows 10 Creators Update for free.

Before you hit the upgrade button, don’t forget to get your computer ready for the upgrade by freeing up space on your drive, running a full antivirus scan, etc. Also, go to your computer manufacturer’s website and check the list of the devices compatible with the Creators Update OS.

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1. Take advantage of the upgrade loophole

If you didn’t take advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade offer, Microsoft says that you need to purchase a license for the Windows 10 Creators Update. We do have a very good piece of news for you: you can still qualify for the free upgrade through two channels.

Windows 10 is still free for assistive technology users. It appears that Microsoft doesn’t perform any verification at all to make sure your computer is running assistive technologies.  Also, you can simply download Microsoft Update Assistant and upgrade to Windows 10 for free. We recently used this method to upgrade out last Windows 7 computer.

2. Contact Microsoft Support

Yes, you can also contact Microsoft Support and request a free upgrade from Windows 7, 8.1 to Windows 10. The support agent will provide you with an exception link allowing to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

3. Get the Windows 10 Creators Update ISO files

The good news is that the ISO files for the Creators Update are already available for download. Microsoft has already updated The Media Creation Tool. For more information, on how to download the ISO file, check out Microsoft’s Support page.

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