Microsoft’s year-long free upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8.1 officially ended at Midnight on Friday (July 29th). This means that you would have to pay $119.99 for a copy of the operating system. Well a new found loophole will allow you to still have access to the free upgrade.
Windows 7 and 8.1 users that rely on ‘assistive technologies’ like magnification, speech recognition, and text-to-speech features are still able to upgrade to Windows 10 following the Anniversary Update. According to a post on the Microsoft website:
“For the general public, the free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ends on July 29. However, if you use assistive technologies, you can still get the free upgrade offer even after the general public deadline expires as Microsoft continues our efforts to improve the Windows 10 experience for people who use these technologies.”
The posts also mentions that there is no end date for the free upgrade for users who make use of assistive technologies.
There really is no verification process to get the free upgrade, all you have to do is enable one of these features by checking a box. So if you have not upgraded to Windows 10 yet this is a way to still get the upgrade for free.