The Final Call? Microsoft Says Today’s the Last Day to Avail Free Windows 10 Upgrade Offer
In December, we reported that Microsoft was ending its free upgrade offer for assistive technology users on December 31. However, several readers reported seeing the upgrade offer working even after the deadline. When we reached out to the Redmond software maker, a company spokesperson had confirmed that the users “can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost” via the assistive technologies option and that the offer deadline was extended until January 16.
If you use assistive technologies, you can upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies. Please take advantage of this offer before it expires on January 16, 2018.
If Microsoft doesn’t offer a second extension to this deadline, Windows users have just a few more hours left to upgrade to Windows 10 for free before this option is closed.
It should be noted that it might remain possible for users to upgrade to the latest Windows for free if they have a valid product key using the Upgrade Assistant and the Media Creation Tool. Back in October, when we asked Microsoft about this option, the company gave us the following response without mentioning any deadlines.
People will be asked to enter a valid product key when upgrading for the first time from Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 through both the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant and the Media Creation tool. People can continue to use the Media Creation Tool to create Windows 10 installation media. A product key will be required when installing Windows 10 on a device for the first time. People can also use Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant to update their Windows 10 PC to the latest version.
But if you don’t want to risk and are considering to upgrade to the latest Windows version in a few months or sooner, it might be wiser to avail the free upgrade offer while it lasts.