It’s an old news that Windows 10 will be available as a free download to Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. This upgrade will be available to the users free of cost if they will avail this upgrade offer within one year starting from July 29. Now what if you don’t have Windows 8 or 7 and you want to get your hands on Windows 10?
According to a new process highlighted by Microsoft in a new blog post, you can avail free Windows 10 without Windows 7 or 8. If you are running the Insider Preview of Windows 10, build number 10130, you will be able to get the final release build on July 29 and further releases. Microsoft highlights that this version will be genuine.
Right now if you need to get a Windows 10 Preview build, you are automatically opted in to the Insider Program. But as the release date comes nearer, the Insider program for Windows 10 is changing. At the time of Windows 10 launch, you will have the option to opt in the Insider Program and you will need a Microsoft Account (MSA) that you will have to use in your Windows 10 PC.
Next Windows 10 Insider Preview update will prompt you to log in with the same credentials you used in Windows 10 Insider Program Registration. Strangely enough, when Windows 10 will be launched, you will be able to install Windows 10 Insider Preview even without proper account credentials.
Confused? Here’s the simple story: This loophole was spotted by Ars Technica, who pointed out that anyone running the Insider Preview of Windows 10 Build 10130 before July 29, will get a free upgrade. Subsequently you will get all the regular updates.
So anybody who upgrades to Windows 10 Insider Preview before July 29, will get a guaranteed upgrade to Windows 10. So, if you want to avail the free Windows 10 (and not having Windows 7 or 8, or their genuine copy), I would recommend you to install Windows 10 Preview as soon as possible.
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