Windows 10 users will receive the Windows 11 update for no cost once it has been released. What happens to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? Windows 7 users and Windows 8 users should upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible, even though the Windows 11 update has yet to be released.
While the Windows 7/8.1 free upgrade program has ended some years ago, you can still upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8 or Windows 7. Microsoft may have removed special offer websites for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 users, but the tech giant continues to activate Windows 10 licenses to those who want to upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
It is easy and straightforward to upgrade your computer. Anyone can do it. It is enough to make sure your computer meets the minimal requirements of Windows 10.
You should know that Windows 7 and Windows 10 upgrades can cause your apps to be deleted. It is impossible to back up all of your data or apps prior to installing an update. Therefore, you should make a list of all installed apps to be able to re-download them later. It is easy to upgrade from Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 without losing any data.
Upgrade from Windows 7/Windows 8 to Windows 10
Backup all important data, documents and apps first
Open Microsoft’s Windows 10 Download Site
Select Download tool nowoption from the Create Windows 10 Installation Media section. Run the app
Click on “Upgrade your PC Now“.
A prompt will appear asking you whether you would like to save your files or create new ones. It is important to note that ,starting new or keeping your files will mean all settings and apps are deleted when Windows 10 upgrades. Select the one that suits your needs.
Once the Windows 10 upgrade is complete, you’ll receive a digital Windows 10 license. This information can be found under Settings > Update and Security > Activation.