How to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10

by | 25th July 2015

Get the best Windows ever

Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use. It includes an improved Start menu and is designed to startup and resume fast. Plus, it’s packed with new innovations including Microsoft Edge – an all-new browser. Your personal files and even pinned apps will be there for you. We’ve designed the upgrade to be easy and compatible with the hardware and software you already use with your docs and files preserved.

Don’t miss out as this free offer won’t last forever.* Reserve your upgrade today.

“Upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8? You will love Windows 10!”

Here’s how:

1. Reserve.

You can reserve your free upgrade in the Get Windows 10 app. To find the app:

  • Click on the small Windows  icon located at the right end of the taskbar to get started. If you don’t see it, visit our Q&A page for more info.
  • Click “Reserve your free upgrade” in the app window.
  • Enter your email if you want confirmation of this reservation.
  • All set. Once you reserve, Windows 10 will download when available*. There’s no obligation and you can cancel your reservation at any time.
The lower right-hand corner of the desktop with the Windows icon called out
2. Install.

You’ll get a notification after July 29, 2015 once Windows 10 is downloaded to your device. Install it right away or pick a time that’s good for you.

3. Enjoy.

After it’s installed, you have Windows 10 for free on that device

We’ve got your back

Reserve your copy of Windows 10 with confidence. When the upgrade becomes available, the Microsoft Answer Desk will be here for you with one-on-one support if you need us. For questions about reserving your copy of Windows 10, take a look at our Windows 10 Q&A or check to see if your question has already been answered in the community forum or post a new one.

See what’s new

Learn more about the great new features in Windows 10.

*Windows Offer Details

Yes, free! This upgrade offer is for a full version of Windows 10, not a trial. 3GB download required; standard data rates apply. To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device. Windows 10 Upgrade Offer is valid for qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices, including devices you already own. Some hardware/software requirements apply and feature availability may vary by device and market. The availability of Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 devices may vary by OEM, mobile operator or carrier. Devices must be connected to the internet and have Windows Update enabled. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update required. Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this offer. To check for compatibility and other important installation information, visit your device manufacturer’s website and the Windows 10 Specifications page. Windows 10 is automatically updated. Additional requirements may apply over time for updates.

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