How you can upgrade for free to Windows 10 or Windows 11

Starting with January 20 2020, Microsoft has decided to stop support for updatesecurity (security patches) gone Windows 7. This means that after that date, computers and laptops with Windows 7 they will be more and more vulnerable to computer attacks and it is recommended to upgrade for free from Windows 10.

This tutorial is updated in April 2023. In the meantime, Microsoft will end support for Windows 10, but you can upgrade to Windows 11 using the same license code.

In this tutorial we show you three methods by which you can upgrade to Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, the Windows 10 or at Windows 11. Another option is to choose another operating system, but this change is not indicated if you use the computer for productivity.

What operating system can you replace with? Windows 7

Linux is a good option. Distributions Linux of Ubuntu are very well developed and offer solutions for both business and movies, music, etc. . But it is a bit harder to make you addicted to specific games and applications Windows.

Chromebook is an operating system developed by Google and is quite little known. However, it runs very well on computers with resources modeste, and the applications compatible with this operating system are those for Android. Their installation is from the Google Play store. Inclusive Microsoft Office and other useful programs for students, home users or business.

MacOS - Operating system developed by Apple works only on computers and laptops produced by the American company. If you have a budget that allows, it's worth making the switch to one Mac mini, iMac, Macbook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. You will not miss any application on Windows, you get a free upgrade to every major version of macOS. In recent years Apple launched a major upgrade to OS X / macOS.
The only problem would be with the games. Momentary macOS does not support games available on Windows.

How you can upgrade for free to Windows 10 / Windows 11

If you decide to give up Windows 7 and to stay in the "Microsoft Universe", you must know that you can upgrade for free to Windows 10 or Windows 11.

Around the launch date of Windows 10, Microsoft offered free upgrade support for all users Windows 7, Windows 8 si Windows 8.1. Theoretically this support has been withdrawn, but in practice the free upgrade can still be done. It is ideal to have  Windows 7 cu a valid license (serial key) to make it easy to switch to Windows 10.

Method #1: Roll Windows Update – Free upgrade to Windows

When it was released Windows 10, Microsoft has prepared it to be available as update of operating systems Windows 7. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. It's good to start Windows 7 Updates and see if Windows 10 is offered to you as “update".

Most of the time this method is the most convenient. During the process of update your message will appear "Get Windows 10”. After the process of updates, you will have installed Windows 10 with the latest updates.

Method #2: Download Windows ISO and Installation

If the above method does not work, download the ISO image (Download Windows 10 Disc Image) to Windows 10 from Microsoft's official website (here) and do normal installation of Windows. This can be done from DVD, Bootable USB stick or directly mounting the ISO image in Windows 7.

During installation Windows 10 the license key will be requested.. You can skip this step and do it activation Windows 10 later or you can enter the license key from Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

Activate Windows - free upgrade to Windows
Activate Windows License – Free upgrade to Windows

Method #3: Installation Windows without a license

Install Windows 10 and jump over license key and over warning messages. It is not a method in accordance with good practice but it is a way left open by Microsoft. You can not register Windows. It will be fully functional. You will be able to install applications and run complex programs. From time to time Microsoft will request you through various system messages to activate Windows.

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You can't customize too much desktop with the system folder icons, and in the lower right corner there will be a message on the screen warning you that you are using a copy of Windows Unregistered. Evaluation Copy. It is a convenient exchange, however, we would say.

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  1. Please, can a Chromebook tutorial? I'd like to learn more about how this operating system works and how to install it. Thank you!

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