Why No Free Windows 10 Updates After July 29???
Yes, You heard it right .
Microsoft’s free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended on July 29, 2016. This means that if you’re still running Windows 7 or 8.1, you’ll need to purchase a copy of Windows 10 if you want to upgrade.
However, there is a workaround that allows you to still get a free upgrade to Windows 10. This workaround involves using the Media Creation Tool to create a bootable USB drive or DVD with the Windows 10 installation files. Once you have the installation media, you can follow these steps to upgrade to Windows 10 for free:
- Boot your computer from the installation media.
- Accept the terms of the license agreement.
- Select “Upgrade this PC”.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the upgrade.
It’s important to note that this workaround may not work if your computer doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements for Windows 10. You can check your computer’s compatibility here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications
If you’re not sure whether your computer is compatible with Windows 10, you can contact Microsoft support for assistance.
Here are some other options for getting Windows 10:
- You can purchase a copy of Windows 10 from Microsoft’s website.
- You can buy a new computer that comes with Windows 10 preinstalled.
- You can use a free alternative operating system, such as Linux or ChromeOS.
There are two ways to upgrade Windows 10 further:
- Through Windows Update: Windows Update is a built-in service that automatically downloads and installs updates for your computer. To check for updates, open Windows Update by going to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
- Manually: You can also manually download and install updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog. To do this, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website and search for the updates that you need.
The impact of not upgrading Windows 10 can vary depending on the specific updates that you’re missing. However, in general, not upgrading can lead to security vulnerabilities, performance issues, and compatibility problems.
Here are some of the specific impacts of not upgrading Windows 10:
- Security vulnerabilities: Outdated software is more vulnerable to security attacks. This means that if you don’t upgrade Windows 10, your computer may be more susceptible to malware, ransomware, and other types of attacks.
- Performance issues: Outdated software can also lead to performance issues. This is because outdated software may not be optimized for newer hardware or software. As a result, your computer may run slower or experience more crashes if you don’t upgrade Windows 10.
- Compatibility problems: Outdated software may not be compatible with newer applications or hardware. This means that you may not be able to use the latest apps or devices if you don’t upgrade Windows 10.
For these reasons, it’s important to keep Windows 10 up to date. By doing so, you can help to protect your computer from security vulnerabilities, improve its performance, and ensure that it’s compatible with the latest applications and devices.
- What are the benefits of upgrading to Windows 10?
There are many benefits to upgrading to Windows 10, including:
Security: Windows 10 is a more secure operating system than previous versions of Windows. It includes built-in security features that help to protect your computer from malware and other attacks.
Performance: Windows 10 is more efficient than previous versions of Windows. This means that your computer may run faster and use less resources after upgrading.
Features: Windows 10 includes a number of new features that are not available in previous versions of Windows. These features include a new Start menu, a new browser, and a new virtual assistant.
What are the requirements for upgrading to Windows 10?
To upgrade to Windows 10, your computer must meet the following requirements:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 gigabytes (GB) for 64-bit
Storage: 16 gigabytes (GB) for 32-bit or 32 GB for 64-bit
Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Display: 800×600 resolution
Internet connection: Internet connection is required to download and install Windows 10.
How do I upgrade to Windows 10?
There are two ways to upgrade to Windows 10:
Through Windows Update: If your computer is running Windows 7 or 8.1, you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free through Windows Update. To do this, open Windows Update by going to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. If there is an update available for Windows 10, it will be listed under “Available updates.”
Using the Media Creation Tool: If your computer is not running Windows 7 or 8.1, or if you want to create a bootable USB drive or DVD with the Windows 10 installation files, you can use the Media Creation Tool. To download the Media Creation Tool, go to the Microsoft website and search for “Media Creation Tool.”
What if I have problems upgrading to Windows 10?
If you have problems upgrading to Windows 10, there are a few things you can try:
- Check your computer’s compatibility: Make sure that your computer meets the requirements for upgrading to Windows 10. You can check your computer’s compatibility here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications
- Run the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant: The Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant can help you troubleshoot problems with upgrading to Windows 10. To run the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant, go to the Microsoft website and search for “Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant.”
- Contact Microsoft support: If you’re still having problems, you can contact Microsoft support for assistance.
Digital entitlement is a way of activating Windows 10 that doesn’t require you to enter a product key. Instead, your computer’s hardware is registered with Microsoft, and your Windows 10 license is linked to that hardware.
This has a number of benefits, including:
- You don’t have to worry about losing your product key. If you lose your product key, you can still activate Windows 10 by using your computer’s hardware ID.
- You can reinstall Windows 10 without a product key. If you need to reinstall Windows 10, you can do so without a product key. Your computer will automatically activate Windows 10 once it’s reinstalled.
- You can transfer your Windows 10 license to a new computer. If you buy a new computer, you can transfer your Windows 10 license to the new computer. This is only possible if the new computer has the same hardware as your old computer.
Overall, digital entitlement is a more convenient and secure way of activating Windows 10. If you’re upgrading to Windows 10, or if you’re buying a new computer, you should make sure that your computer supports digital entitlement.
Here are some additional benefits of digital entitlement:
- It’s more secure. With digital entitlement, your product key is stored on Microsoft’s servers, so you don’t have to worry about losing it.
- It’s easier to manage. With digital entitlement, you can manage your Windows 10 licenses from the Microsoft Store.
- It’s more future-proof. Digital entitlement is the way that Windows 11 will be activated, so if you have a digital entitlement for Windows 10, you’ll be able to upgrade to Windows 11 without having to purchase a new product key.