It’s been a while since Microsoft officially released Windows 10 in the year 2015. The company allowed the users to upgrade their old Windows 7 and 8.1 machines to the new operating system for free. The genuine Windows 7 or 8.1 devices were eligible for the free upgrade if performed within the first 12 months.

The promo offer came to an end in July 2016 but you can still upgrade your Windows PC to the latest Windows 10 operating system for free. If you use assistive technologies, you can get Windows 10 for free as Microsoft hasn’t really blocked the free upgrade path yet. However, you’ll need to have the genuine Windows 7 or 8.1 licenses in order to upgrade your machine.

The best part is that Microsoft won’t verify whether or not you are using the assistive technologies, basically, they will let you upgrade your old Windows machine to Windows 10 at no extra cost. If you have the genuine license of Windows 7 or 8.1, you are good to go, however, if your old machine isn’t activated, you cannot avail the free upgrade offer.

Despite Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is available, the trick continues to be available today. What’s even more surprising about the free upgrade is that Microsoft isn’t planning to block the official loophole anytime soon. “We have not announced an end date of the upgrade offer for customers using assistive technology. We will make a public announcement prior to ending the offer,” Microsoft says.

How to get Windows 10 for free

That’s it. This is how you can get Windows 10 for free in 2017. As we noted above, you’ll need to have a genuine license of Windows 7 or 8.1 to upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft has also confirmed that the offer will come to an end at some point but for now, you can upgrade to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update at no cost.

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Mayank Parmar

Mayank Parmar is an entrepreneur who founded Windows Latest. He is the Editor-in-Chief and has written on various topics in his seven years of career, but he is mostly known for his well-researched work on Microsoft's Windows. His articles and research works have been referred to by CNN, Business Insiders, Forbes, Fortune, CBS Interactive, Microsoft and many others over the years.