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Back in October, Microsoft announced that it would close the free Windows 10 upgrade loophole on December 31, but the company is still allowing the users with assistive technologies to upgrade to the new operating system at absolutely no cost. It’s quite surprising that the loophole still exists but it could be closed anytime.

The actual Windows 10 free of charge upgrade offer ended on 29 July 2016. As part of the free upgrade offer, Microsoft allowed anyone with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to upgrade to the new operating system.

While Microsoft announced the offer in July 2015 and it came to an end one year later, the company still allowed the users with assistive technologies to avail the offer. Since Microsoft never bothered to verify whether the machine has any assistive technologies installed, anyone with a genuine licence of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 can upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

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,” the company said.

It could be possible that the Windows 10 upgrade loophole hasn’t been blocked due to the holidays. It’s likely that in the coming days, Microsoft will close the loophole. We’ll update the article when an official statement from Microsoft is available.

  • Abby Jane Hicks

    Microsoft extended the deadline for Windows 10 S users to upgrade to Pro for free until the end of March, so perhaps the kill switch for Assistive Technologies may go into effect then as well. Then again, it might just be that nobody was around to kill the page because of holidays. Either way, if you haven’t done it yet, the time to do the upgrade is NOW!

    • Insider

      Or not!