Now is the time for you to decide whether you want the free upgrade to Windows 10 on your current devices at this time or later on. Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade offer for Windows 7 and 8.1 will expire on 29 JULY 2016. The only option for Windows 10 upgrade after that will cost a solid $119.
Microsoft is not likely to extend the offer this time. Microsoft’s strong intention of expanding its active monthly users from 300 million to a billion is not going to change this deadline. Getting a billion users really depends on the success of the free Windows. And, if it’s free forever, users are less likely to migrate to the new interface unless they are required to. And, exactly this is why Microsoft is making the free upgrade accessible until the end of July.
However, like me if you want to have this free upgrade at your disposal after 29 July 2016, just get your upgrade reserved for your current Windows 7/8.1 system. After getting it reserved for a device, simply slip back to your old version of Windows 7 or 8.1 until you are ready to move over to Windows 10. Check out the Windows 7 Convenience Rollup Updates by Microsoft: it makes the task much easier and saves a lot of time.
For lifetime Windows 10 free upgrade, register your hardware with Microsoft and collect the hardware ID and the Digital Entitlement that comes along. With the Digital Entitlement you can go back to your previous version of Windows or perform a clean install of Windows 10 at anytime in the future on that hardware. To get the Digital Entitlement, your current Windows 7 or 8.1 device must be upgraded to Windows 10 first and not a clean install. Moreover, if you use product key from Windows 7 or 8.1 to validate the upgrade, you will automatically get a Digital Entitlement for future use.