At first Windows users were skeptical when it came to the new Windows 10. Many preferred to stick to Windows 7 or Windows 10 for compatibility and performance reasons. However, Windows 10 had a chance to evolve and improve itself and Microsoft released two important upgrades that enhanced the users’ experience: the Anniversary Update and the Creators Update. And another big update is on its way and it will be released this autumn.
So you might want to finally upgrade to the latest Windows 10, but the initial free offer is long gone. However there is some unexpected good news. You can still upgrade your Windows for free.
How to get Windows 10 with your old Windows key
If you are ready to upgrade to Windows 10 there is a very simple process. First of all you will need the product key for your old copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8. If by any chance you do not know your product key and you can’t find it either, there are many third-party applications that can extract it for you. Just install one and use it.
Now go to the Microsoft site and download a copy of Windows 10. After it is downloaded go through the installation process. Try a clean install if you can since it is better, despite the fact that you may have to wait for hours until it will he finally finished.
After the installation is completed you will be asked for your Windows product key. Type your old code for Windows 7 or Windows 8, the one that you have found earlier. This product key should work and you will have a copy of Windows 10 that is legitimate and did not cost another penny.