Microsoft is like that teacher who gives us strict deadlines and then lovingly extends it. Even after giving a long enough window to update Windows 10 for free, till July 29 the company has extended the option to upgrade to Windows 10 for free upgrade option. However, as always there’s a catch.
Windows has extended the free upgrade option to those users who rely on assistive technologies and while this offer is ideally meant for a specific set of users, anyone can take advantage of it, for now.
If you are on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you can download a tiny setup file (of about 6mb). Install it, and the upgrade will start on its own.
This is because Windows has no definite way of knowing whether an user is on ‘assistive technologies’ on older versions of Windows, and hence anyone can avail the offer for now.
Microsoft has acknowledged the deadline extension while speaking to The Verge. While there is no end date as of now, the company let users know before the deadline extension expires.
Microsoft first started rolling out Windows 10 last year on July 29. For the first time, the upgrade to the latest Windows was made free for all users running Windows 7 and above. Windows 10 now runs on laptops, PCs, smartphones, tablets and Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles.
But as the first anniversary of the release of the operating system approached, people increasingly began to accuse Microsoft of aggressively pushing the upgrade to users.
A woman even successfully sued the company for $10,000 as compensation for Microsoft forcefully installing Windows 10 on her PC without her permission, making her lose important files.
The Windows Anniversary Update will start rolling out from Tuesday, August 2. A smarter start-menu, even more actionable Action center, a friendlier Cortana, a revamped lock screen and more are coming with the new update.
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