How to Install Windows 10, Windows 8.1, for Free

By: John Nedelcu
3 minute read
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Windows 8.1, Windows 10 are available for users to download and try as final OS versions. Windows 10 is also available as a customer preview. If you want to download Windows 8.1, Windows 10  for free, you can do it right now with next to no effort and witness for yourself all the new upgrades that were released.

If you don’t know what new features Window 8.1 or Windows 10 has brought, check out this post, where we explained all the new features that would come along with this update. Also, if you are interested in seeing the Microsoft //build/ conference for yourself, you can check it out here.

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If you already own Windows 8, Windows 10 then you can download the latest OS version for free and upgrade your existing operating system. The ISO files are available for both OS versions and you can follow the links listed below to download them:

All users of Windows 8, Windows 10 will be able to download for free the upgrade package for Windows 10 right now. If you wish to know how you can do this, read this short guide and in a matter of minutes, you will have Windows 8.1, Windows 10  on your computer.

Download Windows 10, 8.1 for free

As mentioned, in order to install Windows 10 or Windows 10, you need to have an original copy of Windows 7, 8 or an older Windows 10 version installed on your computer. At this point, Microsoft has released the upgrade package for x86 based computers. If your Windows 8 is a x64 version, then this upgrade will not work sadly.

The first step for downloading the Windows 8.1, Windows 10 upgrade for free is to follow the two links listed above and save the upgrade files to your drive.

After the download has finished, open the installer and follow the wizard that will guide you through the installation. After the installation is complete, you will have Windows 8.1, Windows 10 installed on your computer. Now, you can check out all the new features that Microsoft has brought in this update.

Test the upcoming Windows 10 features with the Insider Program

Microsoft also allows users who enrolled in the Windows Insider Program to test the upcoming new features and improvements before they are released to the general public. When a new Windows 10 build is out, Insiders usually need to wait for a couple of days before the ISO files are available for download.

To enroll in the Windows Insider Program, go to Settings > Update & Security > click on ‘Windows Insider Program’.

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I hope everyone will like the new features that were introduced in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and if you plan on installing it, the only thing I can say is : “Enjoy your free Windows 8.1, Windows 10 install“.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2013 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

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