This is more of a reminder than news for folks still booting Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 iteration of Microsoft’s operating system. The free upgrade program to Windows 10 is set to expire within a week on 29th July, after which the regular charges will come into force.


Microsoft launched Windows 10 last year on 29th July 2015 after announcing the same at Build Conference 2014. Windows 10 introduced “Universal apps” which can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft product families with nearly identical code‍—‌including PCs, tablets, smartphones,embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and Windows Holographic.

Much requested Start Menu too made a comeback with Windows 10. Microsoft described the new OS as WaaS i.e. Windows as a Service, meaning that the operating system would receive ongoing updates to its features and functionality.

Needless to say, Windows 10 is the refinement of Windows 8 with added functionality and improvements over Windows 7. It is the way forward and if you use Microsoft software and services, there is no reason to stay back.

With only 7 days left to the free upgrade offer, it’s high time you start making a backup and hit the Windows 10 button. To learn more about upgrading your device, you can visit Microsoft’s Upgrade page, and in case you need help for creating a Bootable USB, visit – How to Create Bootable USB Drive for Windows 10