Easy Steps to Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Finally, the wait is over, Microsoft finally launches its best yet and last OS: Windows 10. Excited? We all are. If Microsoft is true to their promise, then we are in for a hell of an experience. Windows 10 is coming to the users with a host of new features. Apart from the awesome user-friendly start-up menu that the OS is going to provide us with, it is also going to feature the One Drive, which will be the cloud computing system that will help in syncing all your Windows 10 devices together.

This will save up a lot of time as updating certain data in one of your devices will do the same with all the rest too. But the best part about Windows 10 is probably the fact that it is going to be available for free to all the Windows 7 and 8 and 8.1 users. Happy? Excited? You are probably wondering how to get the Windows 10 free upgrade up and running on your device? We have got it all mapped for you that will help you to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

Reserving Your Copy:

The first and foremost job that you need to do in order to get your free Windows 10 upgrade is to locate a tiny Windows logo located on the lower base of the right hand side on your windows screen. Don’t see it? Probably you are due for an update of the Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1 system. Once your system is up to date, you will definitely see the “Get Windows 10” app icon on your program taskbar. Click it and a window will open asking you to reserve your copy of the Windows 10 upgrade. Click the button and you are all set to roll.


Since Microsoft has taken up the largest possible software upgrade challenge so you may have to wait for your version. However, you will be notified once your upgrade is ready. It may take up some time because Microsoft is rolling it out in phases to cope up with the pressure. It may also be that your system needs some bug fixing before it can be upgraded and Microsoft will notify you once the bugs are fixed and your system is ready.

However, you have to keep in mind that the Windows 10 upgrade is available for desktops, laptops, and tablets. The phone upgrade option will be available later this year.

If you have multiple devices that run on the Windows OS then you can either reserve an upgrade for each of them individually or you can also download a single upgrade in the form of USB or DVD and upgrade all the system manually.

Upgrading the System:

Once you have reserved your place, you are now in the queue for your upgrade. Once you receive the notification that your upgrade is ready, you can either upgrade your system immediately or wait for the perfect time to do it. No rush!

Are you having second thoughts? Please don’t. Windows 10 upgrade is completely safe and Microsoft has also provided the users with a list of FAQs and tips on handling the new OS. They are also going to provide the new users with a one on one tech support so that you face absolutely no problem with the brand new system.

In order to make your device ready for the Windows 10 you need to make sure that your device is equipped with the following:

  1. Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster.
  2. RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit).
  3. Free hard disk space: 16 GB.
  4. Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver.
  5. A Microsoft account and Internet access.

That being said, hopefully, we have been able to clarify all your doubts regarding how to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. But before you get your upgrade, please be absolutely sure that you want your device to run on the latest OS and make sure you backup all your important files before you start installing. Although Microsoft says that all your files will be safe even after the install, you can never be too sure. Enjoy the facilities it offers!

We hope you like our tutorial showcasing how to do Windows 10 free upgrade, but if you have any doubts, do let us know in the comments section below.