Hey you – listen up! We all know that people that own Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 get a free upgrade to Windows 10 this July, when Microsoft’s new flagship OS is released, but now there’s a way for absolutely anyone to score the same deal.
If you download and install the Windows 10 Preview build, and register it to your Microsoft account, you’ll also receive the free upgrade to the real deal once it’s out. This means that even if you’re running Windows Vista, Windows XP or even haven’t got an OS at all, you can get Windows 10 for free.
What are you waiting for?
The offer was made clear via Microsoft’s Windows blog.
“Windows Insiders running the Windows 10 Insider Preview (Home and Pro editions) with their registered MSA connected to their PC will receive the final release build of Windows 10 starting on July 29th. This will come as just another flight. I’ve gotten a lot of questions from Windows Insiders about how this will work if they clean installed from ISO. As long as you are running an Insider Preview build and connected with the MSA you used to register, you will receive the Windows 10 final release build and remain activated. Once you have successfully installed this build and activated, you will also be able to clean install on that PC from final media if you want to start over fresh.”
Here’s instructions on what you need to do to take advantage of this offer:
- Sign up for the Windows 10 Insider Program here.
- Download your copy of Windows 10 Preview here, and make sure to note down the product key on the same page. Also make sure to select the correct version aka 32-bit/64-bit.
- Transfer the ISO download to a USB flash drive or DVD, and proceed to use it to install Windows 10.
- Don’t forget to register your copy of Windows 10 to your Microsoft Account.
In other Windows 10 news, Microsoft will allow Xbox One owners to stream Xbox 360 games to a Windows 10 PC.