When Microsoft announced Windows 10 operating system, the company allowed anyone with a genuine licence of Windows 7 and 8.1 to upgrade for free. As Windows 8 was generally so poorly received, Microsoft simply offered a free upgrade to the best version of Windows.
While the offer officially ended in July 2016, Microsoft is still letting the users with assistive technologies to upgrade to the new version of Windows 10 for free.
Microsoft says this offer is for users who have a PC with assistive technologies, but since no verification checks on users’ computers are being performed, anyone with Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 machine can upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
“We are not restricting the upgrade offer to specific assistive technologies. If you use assistive technology on Windows, you are eligible for the upgrade offer,” the statement on the official website reads.
So even if your PC is not using any accessibility features, you can upgrade to new version of Windows for free. This offer was supposed to end in July 2016, but Microsoft still allowed users to upgrade to Windows 10. Back in October, Microsoft updated the website with a confirmation that it would be ending this free upgrade offer on December 31.
Today is your last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost. “If you use assistive technologies, you can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies. Please take advantage of this offer before it expires on December 31, 2017,” Microsoft said.
You can learn more about Windows 10’s free upgrade offer here.