Windows 10 – How to Upgrade

Windows 10, the latest and best ever operating system from Microsoft, will be available in 190 countries as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.

Check out the cool things you can do with Windows 10.


And find out how to upgrade to Windows 10


It’s easy to get your free upgrade – here’s how:


Use the Get Windows 10 app to reserve your free upgrade to Windows 10. We’ll download Windows 10 to your device and notify you when it’s ready. You can cancel your reservation at any time.1

  • Click on the small Windows icon located at the right end of the taskbar to get started. If you don’t see it, visit our Q&A for more information.

    Right bottom corner of the desktop with a circle around the Windows icon

  • Click “Reserve your free upgrade” in the app window.
  • Enter your email if you want confirmation of this reservation.

If you`d like to create a USB drive or DVD to download once and upgrade multiple PCs - click here

Note: This free Windows 10 upgrade is available for PCs and tablets; the free Windows 10 Mobile upgrade will be available for most phones starting later this year.2


Once the upgrade is ready for your PC, we’ll send you a notification and you can upgrade right away or pick a time that’s good for you.


After you’ve upgraded, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.

Note: Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 enterprise offerings outside of this offer.


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